GREG COCKERILL music

Born in Montreal, raised in Alberta, schooled in the Maritimes and living in Toronto, Greg Cockerill’s music is unique expression of Canadiana. Growing up and discovering classic albums from John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix amidst the burgeoning grunge rock scene of the early 90’s, Greg picked up a guitar and played in as many bands as possible. Going on to formally study music and getting a degree in composition/arranging and in jazz guitar, he found himself inevitably drawn back to his roots in Alberta, and to his roots in rock, blues and country music. In Calgary, Greg discovered the ghost of songwriting and the love of singing. This quickly led to the formation of “the Greg Cockerill band” which released its debut album “Summertime & Heartache” independently in may 2008 to received regular cross-canadian radio play, a CBC 3 track of the day and 2 singles on regular rotation on CBC 2.  Forever in pursuit of growth and Challenge, and inspired by Toronto artists such as Justin Rutledge, Ron Sexsmith and Daniel Lanois among others, in 2010 Greg Relocated to Toronto and re-formed a new Greg Cockerill band with his younger brother Joshua to produce “Festuca” along with Stew Crookes released October 4th 2011. The album garnered industry praise and assured a regular following in local music scenes. As well as fronting his own band, Greg also works as a sideman and session musician and producer, being the musical director for acclaimed Blues artist Paul Reddick and doing the guitars for Scarlett Jane's debut album 'Stranger' amongst many other projects.