Greg Holmes
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Greg Holmes

Pelham, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2003

Pelham, Ontario, Canada
Established on Jan, 2003
Band Jazz Blues


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The best kept secret in music


"Michael "Shrimp Daddy" Reid"

Mind boggling! - Live

"Audience Comments"

"I could listen to your playing (and that voice!!) for hours and hours and hours..."
"Greg, you talk the talk and walk the walk."
"You've got balls of steel to play those tunes - I salute you!"
"I was enveloped by the sound of your instrument and voice."
"You're doing something nobody else is doing - and you make it your own."
"That's quite an instrument you have there" (referring to my voice...)
"You put so much into it, you make every song your 'big number'."
"It was the best live music we've heard in 20 years."
"Your playing has restored our faith in music."
"Greg - yer a smart and talented somnabeatch."
"You're awesome!" - "Bloody brilliant!" - "Musical genius!" - Various

"Chuck Jackson"

You can come and play anytime. Anytime! - Live

"Wendell Blue"

You're the real thing, man, the real thing. - Live

"Dan Thomas"

$%#@*!! People gotta *@#$% hear your @*$@% music!! - Live

"The Voice"

Greg Holmes plays a mean stick. - Newspaper

"Musician Comments"

"It's always a pleasure to see you perform." [Michael Fonfara]
"Just keep on doing what you're doing!" [Brian Dinsdale]
"Go do your stuff, and we'll just stay out of the way!" [Mojo Willie]
"You're like a whole band." [Gary Kendall]
"Man, you do NOT wank!" [Pat Carey] - Live


Your music is urban hip, but away from the crowd - like on a rooftop or fire escape. - MySpace


Still working on that hot first release.



Multiple NMA "Jazz Artist of the Year".

People have told me I've restored their faith in live music. But I'm not performing just to be a hero. I do it because I love it. And this is not your usual navel-gazing instrumental Jazz - it's something else entirely, and it'll make toes tap and heads turn.

I've performed at clubs, restaurants, festivals, wineries, galleries, private functions, and even at auctions. I've performed with Chuck Jackson, Julian Fauth, Shrimp Daddy, Rob Christian, Steve Grisbrook, Ricky Paquette, John Sherwood, Norm Villeneuve, and other Jazz and Blues luminaries. Plus, for more than 10 years, I've hosted Niagara's longest-running Jazz open mic.

Some of the songs I play are nearly a century old, yet my main instrument, the NS/Stick guitar+bass, was designed about a decade ago. It's a wonderful combination, as I'm sure you'll agree when you hear it.