Greg Johnson is a perennial among recording artists and songwriters
Since his first breakthrough single ‘Isabelle’ hit the charts and hearts of his native New Zealanders in the early 90’s, he has produced 9 studio albums, a live album and toured New Zealand and the United States relentlessly, building a strong and loyal fan-base. His live shows are legendary for their musicianship, intimacy and humour.
Based in Santa Monica, California for the last ten years with his American actress wife, Johnson works from his recording studio writing, co-writing and producing music for Artists, TV and Radio. Many of his songs have appeared in films and television (see list below).
In 2005 his tune ‘Save Yourself’ hit the US radio charts and was followed by a period of extensive touring.
Greg is a past winner of the coveted APRA Silver Scroll award for songwriting as well as awards for Male Vocalist and Best Album.
Signed for most of his career to EMI Records, his recent studio album ‘Secret Weapon’ is his first as a true independent. Produced by Johnson it features an eclectic line–up of musician friends from around the globe including old time band members Ted Brown, Sid Jordan and Simon Petty as well as cameos by Mark Goldenberg [Jackson Browne, Willie Nelson] and Calcutta myspace pal Tajdar Junaid among others. The album was made embracing the indie philosophy of invention, using new technologies and communications and by harnessing the power of his fanbase, with Greg asking fans to contribute to the recording and marketing costs of the record by pre-ordering the album four months ahead of it’s release.
“It's great to be on the cutting edge in the music business again rather than complaining about how the world has changed. I'm totally amped to be a indie again and in charge of my own destiny. I’m really excited to try the new model for music”.
2012 will see Greg release a new album, and seveal EPs, as well as selected dates in New Zealand, Europe and The United States.
More information can be found at Greg’s website www.gregjohnosnmusic.com or by contacting Steve Cadman at Bandbutler Management on firstname.lastname@example.org
"I love how the songs don’t go where you expect them to, throw me for a loop when I reach the chorus, and then an incredibly catchy chorus that after two spins is stuck in my head. It’s that Greg Johnson mind control again !!!" Gary Heller CBS Radio Los Angeles 2010
"Greg Johnson: Like most of this New Zealand singer/pianist's tunes, there's a slightly eerie subtext to an otherwise lovely performance, just enough to keep the listener guessing –- and coming back for more." - USA Today Brian Mansfield June 2007
Selected Movie and TV Placements:
2011 Los Angeles Natural History Museum (2012 TVC commissioned song)
2010 NBC ‘s Mercy
2010 Starbucks Snowflake Commercial USA
2009 Aliens In America
2009 Outrageous Fortune (multiple)
2008 Last Chance Harvey (Movie starring Dustin Hoffman etc)
2008 Kiwi Challenge Golf Open NBC
2007 The Hills
2007 Dawsons Creek
2007 Entry Level (movie starring Missy Pyle)
2006 Modern Girls Guide To Living (multiple placements)
2006 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Model Search
2006 50 Pills Cinema & DVD (Kristen Belle) 2 featured songs
2006 Reversal Of Fortune (two songs)
2005 Road Rules (multiple placements)
2005 Beautiful People
2005 High School Reunion
2004 Camp Jim (multiple placements)
2004 Party of Five
2004 Mysterious ways
Small Towns Live
Seven Day Cure
The Best Yet
Anyone Can Say Goodbye
Here’s Comes The Caviar
Vine Street Stories
The Water Table