Greg Johnson Profile

aka The Greg Johnson Set, This Boy Rob
John Dix
5 Jan 2014

Greg Johnson was born in Auckland on January 7, 1968. Music appealed early and he quickly became proficient on recorder, piano and trumpet.

Despite this, he says, “I never really enjoyed being taught much, I just liked doing my own thing. I have no particular taste whatsoever – if it sounds good, I like it, doesn’t matter whether it’s cool or fashionable.”

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Liberty
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The Greg Johnson Set, 1995 - Trevor Reekie, Greg Johnson, Johnny Fleury, Chris McKelvie, Scott Rogers
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Save Yourself
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Ted Brown and Greg Johnson, Auckland 2002
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Handles Of Pearl, Live with the Auckland Philharmonia
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Pagan drops Greg ... 
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A live radio concert, Kentucky 2005
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Diatribe, with Greg Johnson in the top centre and Fiona McDonald at the top left. Taken at the old Auckland railway yards, 1986.
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Don't Wait Another Day
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Greg Johnson, Ted Brown and Wayne Bell doing radio in Boston
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Backstage at the Tauranga Jazz Festival, 2006. L to R: Ted Brown, Mark Hughes, Wayne Bell, Greg Johnson
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Greg Johnson, 1988
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Bluespeak - l to r: Greg Johnson, Peter Scott, Chris Watts, Paul Hewitt, Tom Ludvigson. Taken at Cause Celebre in Auckland's Hight Street, the band had a popular Thursday night residency in the venue for three years in the mid 1990s.
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It's Been So Long
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Don't Be The One
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Greg at Matakana, 2012
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Pagan Records publicity shot from July 1995
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Greg Johnson, Ted Brown and Wayne Bell rehearsing with the APO, 2006
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If I Swagger
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Hibiscus Song
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Bluespeak at Cause Celebre, mid 1990s
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Greg in the studio in LA with Ted Brown (centre) and producer Clark Stiles (left), 2004
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Comet Song
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Greg Johnson, 1992
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Greg Johnson in California, mid 2000s
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Isabelle
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The Greg Johnson Set at The Siren, 1989 - Nathan Haines, Greg Johnson, Trevor Reekie
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Kiss Me
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Now The Sun Is Out
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The Greg Johnson Set - l to r: Johnny Fleury, Scott Rogers, Nigel Russell (rear), Greg Johnson (front), Trevor Reekie (rear), Chris McKelvie
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2000
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Greg in the mid 1990s
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Looking Out On Monday
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Pagan Records publicity shot from July 1995
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Sold out in Boston, 2004
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Greg Johnson Band at Molly's in LA, 2003
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Compulsory Allies, circa 1983/4. Greg Johnson in the centre, with drummer Paul Casserly, later of the Strawpeople and now a writer and director, on the right. To Greg's right is Joost Langeveld.
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Greg Johnson
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My Ship Is Sitting Low
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I Got Opinions
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Seven Day Cure EPK
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Compulsory Allies - Greg Johnson, Paul Casserly, Mark Hatherley, Joost Langeveld
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Greg Johnson outside Hotel Cafe. Greg played extensively here between 2003 and 2006.
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Greg Johnson 1995
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Pagan


EMI


Immergent Records