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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Comet Song
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Greg Johnson in California, mid 2000s
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Liberty
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Greg at Matakana, 2012
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Greg in the mid 1990s
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Pagan Records publicity shot from July 1995
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Greg Johnson is awarded the 1997 APRA Silver Scroll, for 'Liberty' by the 1967 winner, Roger Skinner. Roger won for 'Let's Think of Something', as performed by Larry's Rebels.
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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 at Bar Bodega in 2004
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Kiss Me
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Pagan drops Greg ... 
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Don't Be The One
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Greg Johnson, Ted Brown and Wayne Bell doing radio in Boston
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The Greg Johnson Set in 1989/90, taken in McKelvie Street, Auckland. From left: Nigel Russell, Trevor Reekie, Greg Johnson, Joost Langeveld and Willis Beckett
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Greg Johnson, Ted Brown and Wayne Bell rehearsing with the APO, 2006
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Greg Johnson, 1992
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Now The Sun Is Out
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Isabelle
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Bluespeak at Cause Celebre, mid 1990s
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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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A live radio concert, Kentucky 2005
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Handles Of Pearl, Live with the Auckland Philharmonia
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Greg Johnson 1995
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Hibiscus Song
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Pagan Records publicity shot from July 1995
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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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My Ship Is Sitting Low
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Compulsory Allies - Greg Johnson, Paul Casserly, Mark Hatherley, Joost Langeveld
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Interview with Greg Johnson, 4 May 1995. Directed by Ross Cunningham.
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It's Been So Long
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The Greg Johnson Set, 1995 - Trevor Reekie, Greg Johnson, Johnny Fleury, Chris McKelvie, Scott Rogers
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Greg Johnson outside Hotel Cafe. Greg played extensively here between 2003 and 2006.
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Don't Wait Another Day
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Greg in the studio in LA with Ted Brown (centre) and producer Clark Stiles (left), 2004
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Greg Johnson
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Greg Johnson, 1988
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If I Swagger
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Greg Johnson Band at Molly's in LA, 2003
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2000
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Looking Out On Monday
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Seven Day Cure EPK
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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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I Got Opinions
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Ted Brown and Greg Johnson, Auckland 2002
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Backstage at the Tauranga Jazz Festival, 2005. L to R: Ted Brown, Mark Hughes, Wayne Bell, Greg Johnson
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The Greg Johnson Set at The Siren, 1989 - Nathan Haines, Greg Johnson, Trevor Reekie
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Save Yourself
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Sold out in Boston, 2004
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