Greg was brought up on a hop farm near Tunbridge Wells in Kent and was a chorister at Durham Cathedral. He studied music at Exeter University, becoming a choral scholar at Exeter Cathedral under Andrew Millington. After a two-year stint working at a publishing company in London, Greg won a place on the post graduate diploma course at the Royal Academy of Music, where he studied under David Lowe and Ryland Davies. Whilst at the RAM he reached the finals of both the London Handel Competition & London Bach Prize and was runner-up at the inaugural John Kerr Award for Early English Song.
On the opera stage, Greg has performed chorus and various small roles with English Touring Opera, being the first to ever play the role of Badger in Tobias Picker’s Fantastic Mr Fox. He was also part of ETO’s award-winning education programme, presenting opera to special needs children. Greg has since performed with Opera a la Carte and more recently, with Nova Music, creating the role of ‘David’ in Charlotte Bray’s contemporary three person opera, ‘Entanglement’.
Greg is much in demand as a soloist on the oratorio platform. Recent notable engagements have included the Mozart Requiem and the Monteverdi Vespers at Cadogan Hall, Britten’s St Nicolas and Macmillan’s Gloria in Coventry Cathedral and the Evangelist in Bach’s St John Passion at St Martin in the Fields and Eton School. Greg has become particularly well known for performing the role of the roasting swan in Carmina Burana in full costume! In 2017 Greg was honoured to be one of the chosen soloists at the Presteigne Festival, performing Walton’s rarely heard “Anon in Love” and Cecilia Macdowell’s “In some corner of a foreign field” with full orchestra, to critical acclaim.
Aside from his solo performances, Greg is a founder member of professional chamber choir Sonoro (www.sonoromusic.com) and vocal quartet Twilight ensemble. He also enjoys teaching singing at various schools in Kent, including Eltham College, St Olaves’ in Orpington and Invicta Grammar School, Maidstone.
On a lighter note, Greg is a big fan of Elvis Presley and has been known to don a jumpsuit and sing a few numbers himself at parties or other social events. In his spare time, he is a keen golfer and cricketer, when time (and his wife) allows.