Greg McDonald

Greg McDonald

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Greg McDonald is an English singer-songwriter who has been called a “poetic genius” by Rolling Stone and compared to Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen and Leonard Cohen.

Biography

Greg’s debut album recently scored an unprecedented four-star review in Q (“captivating… redolent even of Leonard Cohen himself”), and made the Q Download Chart and a Word critics’ end of year poll. Other press plaudits include Rolling Stone (“poetic genius”), NME (“beautiful”), Music Week (“delicious”), and The Fly (“transcendent”) to name a few.

Tom Robinson, Steve Lamacaq, John Kennedy and Mark Radcliffe have played Greg’s songs on Radio 1, Radio 2, 6music and XFM. Greg has recorded sessions for Radio 1, 6music and XFM, performed on ITV and Channel 4, and won Single of the Year awards from Rolling Stone, and Nashville’s International Songwriting Competition.

Greg formed cult John Peel favourites The Dawn Parade while in his teens and fronted the band until going solo when they split in 2006. Greg has played at Texas’s South by South West Festival, Manchester’s In the City, and London Calling and alongside Carina Round, Chris TT, Robyn Hitchcock, Show of Hands, Joanna and the Wolf, Friends of the Bride, Keane, Kings of Leon, British Sea Power and Frank Turner, and performed a UK acoustic tour for Fierce Panda Records, winning a cult following from Aldershot to Austin to Australia. Even Morrissey has recently been spotted at gigs.

Discography

Discography:

Albums:

Stranger at the Door
CD Album
Available 26th October 2008 from www.gregmcdonald.co.uk and i-Tunes
Released 2008
Sugartown Records
The uncompromising semi-acoustic debut album, featuring new single Dead Man’s Hand
Tracklisting: 1. Stranger at the Door 2. The Other Side 3. Not the End of the World 4. Dead Man’s Hand 5. The Firedrake 6. Cheap Flight to Paradise 7. Fort 8. You’re in my Blood 9. The Children in the Forest 10. Taxi

The Dawn Parade
CD Album
Available from www.repeatfanzine.co.uk and i-Tunes
Released 2006
R*E*P*E*A*T* Records
17 track best-of The Dawn Parade featuring the complete debut album produced by Chris Brown (Radiohead / Muse), Rolling Stone Single of the Year Hole in my Heart, and tracks from the Peel sessions
Tracklisting: 1. Good Luck Olivia 2. Hole in My Heart 3. Morrissey’s Tongue 4. Wider than the January Skies 5. The Passion 6. The Dark Stuff 7. Cambridge Girl 8. Into the Nightlife 9. The Craving 10. Salt and Vinegar Lips 11. Caffeine Row 12. Strung Out On Nowhere 13. Some Desperate Beat 14. Look Ma I’m a Soldier 15. The Underground 16. The Fortune Line 17. Good Luck Olivia (live Peel session)

Compilations:

Keep Britain Tidy
Love Music Hate Racism compilation featuring British indie acts including William, We Start Fires, Ten City Nation, Nebraska, Dexy and Attilla the Stockbroker
CD Album
Available from www.repeatfanzine.co.uk
Released 2008
R*E*P*E*A*T* Records

Singles and EPs:

The Underground
CD single
Sold out
Released 2004
Sugartown Records

Caffeine Row
CD single
Sold out
Released 2003
Sugartown Records

Electric Fence Your Gentleness
CD EP
Sold out
Released 2002
R*E*P*E*A*T* Records

Good Luck Olivia
CD Single
Sold out
Released 2001
NYC Records

Set List

All of the following:
*Solo acoustic shows
*Duo shows with guitarist / singer Seymour Patrick
*Shows with Em and Kit singing harmonies
*Full band shows with a 6 piece indie band