Greg Fleming Profile

aka Greg Fleming and the Trains, Greg Fleming and the Working Poor
Alan Perrott
18 Feb 2019

Since the early 1990s and the release of his 1993 debut album Ghosts Are White, Greg Fleming has been regarded as one of New Zealand’s more talented songwriters, although a 10-year absence from recording and live appearances made many wonder what had become of him. Then in 2010 Fleming kicked back into gear, releasing an ongoing procession of albums and building up a body of work that confirms him as a prolific songwriter with a life-long commitment to his art.

Born in 1966, Fleming grew up in Greytown, Wairarapa. He didn’t really discover music until he moved to Auckland with his family when he was 11. He found his father’s abandoned acoustic guitar in a cupboard and began strumming along to the radio. He was soon jamming with mates at Mt Roskill Grammar, sharing the space with Profile, a group of older boys including future radio DJ Mark Staufer and one Russell Crowe.

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Uber Never Came single cover, 2016
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Busy times. Greg Fleming's gig bookings, 1995.
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Greg Fleming and the Trains c 1991. From left: Nick Kreisler, Greg Fleming, Mark Petersen, Stuart Broughton.
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Greg Fleming recording Forget the Past at The Lab Recording Studio, 2013.
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Greg Fleming, The Lab studio 2014.
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Greg Fleming promo shot, 1993.
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Greg Fleming and the Working Poor, Lab Studios 2015. From left: Andrew Thorne, Mark Hughes, Nick Duirs, Greg Fleming, John Segovia, Wayne Bell.
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Greg Fleming - Working Poor Country album cover, 2017.
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Codeine Road single cover, 1994.
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John Segovia, The Lab Recording Studios, 2014.
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Greg Fleming with Andrew Thorne - Headlights (13th Floor, October 2017)
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Greg Fleming recording Working Poor Country, 2017.
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Greg Fleming, Occidental tavern, Auckland, 1994
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Bassist Andrew B White and keyboardist Dominic Blaazer, Greg Fleming and the Trains, 2010.
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Greg Fleming and the Trains, 1990s. From left: John Segovia, Andrew B White, Greg Fleming, Rick McShane, Dominic Blaazer.
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Greg Fleming - Hi Fi Blues (2012)
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Greg Fleming and the Working Poor, Wine Cellar, 2 May 2015.
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The Working Poor, Lab studio 2017.
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Greg Fleming and the Working Poor, 2015. From left: John Segovia, Greg Fleming, Mark Hughes, Andrew Thorne.
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John Segovia at Greg Fleming's home practice studio, August 2011.
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The first Trains lineup, Dog Club, Auckland, c 1993. From left: Nick Kreisler, Greg Fleming, Mark Petersen, Stuart Broughton.
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Greg Fleming and the Trains - Ghosts Are White (1993, Lost Records). The performers are Greg Fleming (vocals, acoustic gui­tar); John Segovia (acoustic and electric guitars, BVs); Robert Key (drums); Nick Kreisler (bass).
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Trains, Dog Club, Auckland c 1992. From left: Nick Kreisler, Greg Fleming, Stuart Broughton, Mark Petersen.
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Greg Fleming, 2010.
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Greg Fleming and the Working Poor - To Hell With These Streets album cover, 2016.
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Greg Fleming, November 2014.
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Matthew Heine engineering the acoustic versiom of Codeine Road, bFM studio, 1991.
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Greg Fleming and The Trains - Mr Clive, from the 1993 album Ghosts Are White (Lost Records). Band in the video is the Trains line-up from around 1991-92: Greg Fleming (guitar/vocals); Mark Petersen (lead guitar); Nick Kreisler (bass); Stuart Broughton (drums); with Meryl Main on violin and tambourine
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Greg Fleming and the Trains in a publicity shot. From left: John Segovia, Earl Robertson, Greg Fleming, Dominic Blaazer, Andrew B White.
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Greg Fleming and the Trains at the King's Arms, Auckland, October 2012. From left: John Segovia, Greg Fleming, Andrew B White.
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The Trains at bassist Cameron Miller's going away party.
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Mark Hughes, Nick Duirs, The Lab October 2014.
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Working Poor Country album release show, Wine Cellar, Auckland 2017. From left: John Segovia, Nick Duirs, Greg Fleming, Wayne Bell, Andrew Thorne, Mark Hughes.
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Greg Fleming.
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Ghosts Are White album cover, 1993
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Trains bassist Andrew B White, 2011.
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Gleg Fleming and the Working Poor - Stranger in My Home Town.
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Greg Fleming and the Trains, 2010. From left: Earl Robertson, Greg Fleming, Andrew B White, John Segovia.
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Greg Fleming - California Fishing. Directed by Jonathan King. Video shot in 1997 at Greg's flat, Western Springs, Auckland. Band in the video is Wayne Bell (drums); Andrew Thorne (guitars); and Nick Kreisler (bass).
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Greg Fleming - Codeine Road (1994, Lost Records)
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Greg Fleming and the Working Poor - Forget the Past. From left, Andrew Thorne, Mark Hughes (out of focus), Fleming, John Segovia.
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Mixing Edge of the City, 2012
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Greg Fleming and the Working Poor with Dianne Swann with Mark Hughes on bass, John Segovia on guitar, 2014.
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Interview with Marty Duda, October 2017
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John Segovia, Greg Fleming and Andrew B White, The Trains, Juice Bar Parnell, 2010.
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Double pass to Greg Fleming's Ghosts Are White release gig, c 1993.
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John Segovia, Working Poor Country album release, 2017.
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Greg Fleming and the Trains, New Plymouth, 26 August 1995. From left: Greg Fleming, Andrew B White, John Segovia, Rick McShane.
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Greg Fleming eating cake next to Bic Runga, Verona Cafe, K Rd, Auckland, 1995.
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Greg Fleming and the Trains recording Edge of the City, Roundhead Studios, Auckland, 2012. From left: Andrew B White, Greg Fleming, Dominic Blaazer (at piano), Earl Robertson.
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Greg Fleming during the Ghosts Are White sessions, 1992.
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Greg Fleming and the Trains, New Plymouth, 26 August 1995. From left: Greg Fleming, Andrew B White, John Segovia, Rick McShane.
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Wayne Bell in Greg Fleming and the Working Poor, 2013.
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Jimmy's Saloon, Auckland, 1994.
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The Working Poor, K Rd, Auckland 2017. Clockwise from bottom left: Nick Duirs, John Segovia, Mark Hughes, Wayne Bell, Andrew Thorne, Greg Fleming.
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Greg Fleming - Taken album cover, 2010.
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Working Poor Country gig poster.
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Trains, Mark III - John Segovia, Ricky McShane, Greg Fleming, Nick Kreisler.
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Trains, 90s, with John Segovia, Nick Kreisler, Rick McShane and Greg Fleming.
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Greg Fleming with Graham Brazier.
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Greg Fleming and the Trains - Edge of the City (2012)
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Greg Fleming and the Trains at band practice, early 90s. From left: Nick Kreisler, Stuart Broughton, Mark Petersen, Greg Fleming.
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Greg Fleming recording Forget the Past, 2013.
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Greg Fleming and John Segovia, live in 1993.
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Wayne Bell, Greg Fleming, Nick Duirs at the Lab, Auckland, 2013.
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Greg Fleming on Good Morning, TVNZ, c 2011.
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Greg Fleming with Jamie MacPhail, Napier, 2014.
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Wine Cellar gig poster for Greg Fleming and the Working Poor's Stranger in My Own Town album release, 2015.
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Greg Fleming and the Trains at rehearsal, Auckland, 20 June 2010. From left: Dominic Blaazer, Greg Fleming, John Segovia, Andrew B White, Earl Robertson.
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Greg Fleming, Working Poor Country release, 2017.
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Greg Fleming and John Segovia.
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Greg Fleming and Mark Petersen, Mr Clive video shoot, c 1992.
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NZ Herald reviews Forget the Past, 24 April 2014.
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Greg Fleming with Bic Runga, c 1994.
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Edge of the City cover, 2012
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Greg Fleming and keyboardist Nick Duirs, the Lab Recording Studio, Auckland.
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Greg Fleming and the Trains in the early 90s, with Nick Kreisler on bass and Mark Petersen on guitar. Greg Fleming is top left with drummer Stuart Broughton in the background.
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Greg Fleming during the filming of a video at Marty Duda's 13th Floor, 2017.
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Members:

Greg Fleming - vocals, guitar

Nick Kreisler - bass

Mark Petersen - guitar

Stuart Broughton - drums

John Segovia - guitar

Ricky McShane - drums

Cameron Miller - bass

Andrew B White - bass

Dominic Blaazer - keyboards

Earl Robertson - drums

Wayne Bell - drums

Andrew Thorne - guitar

Nick Duirs - keyboards

Mark Hughes - bass

Robert Key - drums