ARTIST NAME: Greg Harrison
BORN IN: Fredericton, N.B.
LIVES IN: Toronto, O.N.
DRUMMING SINCE (year):1999
BIGGEST INFLUENCE(S): My Dad, Steve Reich, Glenn Kotche, Tony Allen, Stewart Copeland, Mark Guiliana, and so many more..
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU PLAYED ON: Falcon Punch: Show Me Your Moves
FAVOURITE ALBUM YOU DIDN’T PLAY ON: The Police: Reggatta de Blanc
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Performing with Cirque du Soleil
FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 20” Custom “Lo-fi” ride
The Toronto-based percussionist and composer is emerging into one of Canada’s finest talents in modern music. His eclectic resume includes performing with Cirque Du Soleil, Video Games Live, Chloe Charles, Reuben and the Dark, R. Murray Schaffer, Fred Penner, and Mark Duggan.
Emerging from the experimental scene, Greg is on the cutting edge of today’s music and continuously strives to push boundaries with electro-acoustic drumming.
Greg has quickly developed a reputation as a composer, which has led to commissions by the Canadian Contemporary Dance Theatre, Form CDT, Morris Palter, Division 85 Films, Tina Fushell, and Random Acts of Dance. His music have been described as “sensitive, sophisticated and powerful” which navigates between the worlds of classical and electronic.
Greg has received national acclaim with his debut percussion album Glass Houses for Marimba, which was selected as CBC’s Top 10 Classical Albums of 2015 and nominated for an ECMA for Classical Recording of the Year (2016-2017).
He currently performs with his groups: b=d [bequalsd.bandcamp.com], Monarch [monarchmusicofficial.com], Falcon Punch [falconpunch.bandcamp.com], Taktus [taktusduo.com], and his solo project, grej.
Recipient of many awards, Greg Harrison was granted the SABIAN/PASIC award, granted to one promising Canadian university percussion student.
For more info visit: www.gregpercussion.com