Country of Origin: New Zealand
With seven albums and numerous Tui awards under his belt, this winner of the coveted Silver Scroll songwriter's award has repeatedly embedded his songs into the hearts of New Zealanders. Greg Johnson is a first class composer, wordsmith and entertainer.
Johnson first discovered his zeal for music while growing up in Auckland, on an eccentric blend of punk rock, Simon and Garfunkel and classical music. With a passion for performance and music in his heart, Johnson joined the late night band Bluespeak, singing and playing the trumpet for a living. It was here that Johnson further developed his distinctive and personable on-stage style. However, as pop music is his first love, he soon began to write and record pop songs under his own name. "Vine Street Stories" was his first breakthrough featuring four top 20 singles. The next two solo albums "Chinese Whispers" and "Sea Breeze Motel" introduced numerous pop gems including the classic hit "Liberty", which garnered the distinguished Australasian Performing Rights Association Silver Scroll award in 1997.