​​GREG COCKERILL music

Born in Montreal, raised in Alberta, Living in Toronto, Greg Cockerill’s music is A unique expression of Canadian Roots. Growing up and discovering classic albums from John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix amidst the exploding 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. This quickly led to the formation of “the Greg Cockerill band” and he released his debut album “Summertime & Heartache” in may 2008 which received  cross-canadian radio play, a CBC 3 track of the day and 2 singles on regular rotation on CBC  Radio 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 and released “Festuca”  in 2011. The album garnered industry praise and generated a faithful following in the local music scene. As well as fronting his own band, Greg also works as a sideman and session musician and arranger, being the musical director for acclaimed Blues artist Paul Reddick (2012-2018) and doing the guitars for Scarlett Jane's debut album 'Stranger' (2012) amongst many other sideman projects.   Greg's latest studio album- Paul Reddick's 'Ride the One'  won the 2017 Juno award for Blues album of the year!   Currently, Greg has a new roots band playing alongside Steel guitar virtuoso Burke Carroll and Kurt Nielsen on the Double-bass.  he has released 3 new music videos in July 2019.