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John Greaves

b, voc, p, *1950 GB, Prestatyn
Singer / Musician / Composer of Rock and Jazz

British (Welsh) bassist, pianist, singer and composer, born January 23, 1950 in Prestatyn, Wales, UK. Played double-bass and bass guitar in school band for two years and was with "the Ray Irving Showband" from 1964 to 1968. Found little musical stimulation at Cambridge until meeting Henry Cow in the autumn of 1969. After leaving Henry Cow in March 1976, he embarked in a solo career (songwriter, singer, pianist, bassist), often in collaboration with Peter Blegvad. In parallel to his solo works, he is also keen to participate to group projects, playing mostly totally improvised music.

  • Bass
  • Vocals
  • Piano
  • Keyboards
  • Organ
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Pop
  • Electronic
  • Blues
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Quai De Seine on Film Noir by Various Artists
Fedora Shadow on Film Noir by Various Artists
Lonely Motel on Film Noir by Various Artists
Relentless Pursuit on Film Noir by Various Artists
Serie Noire on Film Noir by Various Artists
Kew. Rhone. on Kew. Rhone. by John Greaves, Peter Blegvad & Lisa Herman
Twenty-Two Proverbs on Kew. Rhone. by John Greaves, Peter Blegvad & Lisa Herman
Good Evening on Kew. Rhone. by John Greaves, Peter Blegvad & Lisa Herman
Fête on Zones by John Greaves
Seven Scenes From The Painting "Exhuming The First American Mastodon" By C.W. Peale on Kew. Rhone. by John Greaves, Peter Blegvad & Lisa Herman

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Life SizeJohn Greaves2018Album
Go FigurePeter Blegvad, Chris Cutler, John Greaves, Karen Mantler, Bob Drake2017Album
FragilePost Image With John Greaves, Alain Debiossat2017Album
PiacenzaJohn Greaves2015Album
Verlaine GisantJohn Greaves Textes D' Emmanuel Tugny2015Album
In An English GardenPost Image Invite John Greaves2012Album
Verlaine 2: Divine IgnoranteJohn Greaves2011Album
VerlaineJohn Greaves2008Album
Tambien 1-7 (1995)John Greaves2005Album
Rééditions 2004John Greaves2004Compil.
Chansons...John Greaves • Elise Caron2004Album
Little Bottle of Laundry / On the Street Where You LiveJohn Greaves2003Compil.
The Trouble With HappinessJohn Greaves • Sophia Domancich • Vincent Courtois2003Album
Loco Solo: Live In TokyoJohn Greaves2001Album
The Pig PartPip Pyle - Philippe-Marcel Iung - John Greaves2001Album
On The Street Where You LiveJohn Greaves - Marcel Ballot - Patrice Meyer2001Album
The CaretakerJohn Greaves2000Album
Kew. Rhone.John Greaves / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman1999Album
Hangman's HillPeter Blegvad With John Greaves & Chris Cutler1998Album
Just Woke UpPeter Blegvad With John Greaves And Chris Cutler1995Album
UnearthedPeter Blegvad, John Greaves1994Album
SongsJohn Greaves1994Album
La Petite Bouteille De LingeJohn Greaves1991Album
Greaves, CunninghamJohn Greaves, David Cunningham1991Album
Rose C'est La VieJohn Greaves1990Single
Parrot FashionsJohn Greaves1984Album
How Beautiful You AreJohn Greaves1984Single
AccidentJohn Greaves1982Album
Sad Emission / PhotographyJohn Greaves1982Single
Kew. Rhone.John Greaves / Peter Blegvad / Lisa Herman1977Album
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