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Steve Gregory

Birth date: 1945
Birth country: United Kingdom
Birth place: London, England
Instruments: Saxophone, Tenor saxophone, Clarinet, Flute


Bands

Animals (1983)
Alan Price Set (1965 - 1968)
Riff Raff
Ginger Baker's Airforce

Albums

Terra Nova - Terra Nova (1980)
Ferguslie Park - Stealers Wheel (1973)
Amar Caballero - Babe Ruth (1974)
Beowulf - Danny McCulloch (1995)
Your Mamma Won't Like Me - Suzi Quatro (May, 1975)
This Dirty Town - Lurkers (1990)
Alan Price - Alan Price (1977)

Biography

RockBoar.com Picture    Steve Gregory is an  English  jazz  saxophonist  and  composer. He plays  tenor,  alto  soprano  and  baritone  saxophone  as well as the flute.

   Steve Gregory was born in London. At St. Paul's School he learned guitar and piano and played clarinet in the school orchestra. He turned down a place at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama to become a professional musician. Soon he was playing with The Alan Price Set and was in demand for session work, playing for people like Screamin' Jay HawkinsFleetwood Mac and others. Alongside Bud Beadle he provided the saxophone for the 1969 hit "Honky Tonk Women" by The Rolling Stones. He also played with Georgie Fame and Geno Washington.

    Gregory began to branch out, continuing to play with Georgie Fame but also recording and playing with bands like Ginger Baker's Air ForceGonzalezLinda LewisBoney M. and Rocky Sharpe and The Replays. He also spent some time in Nigeria, playing with Fela Kuti at his Afrika Shrine.

     In the 1980s, Steve Gregory decided to go freelance. He took on television work and continued with session work. He played the saxophone line on George Michael’s hit "Careless Whisper", and also worked with artists such as Bryn HaworthChris ReaAlison MoyetFreddie KingMaxi PriestChina CrisisQueen (played solo on "One Year of Love") and Amazulu. He also was member of the 1983/84 world reunion tour of The Animals.

    In the 1990s Steve played with Wet Wet WetVan Morrison, and then joined the Dennis Bovell Dub Band, touring around the world with Linton Kwesi Johnson. He released his first solo album, an acid/jazz/fusion set, "Bushfire", on LKJ Records featuring Georgie Fame and John Deacon from Queen.

     Gregory occasionally performs with the jazz band Pastiche.


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