Gregory Boyd

Gregory Boyd

BandPopAdult Contemporary

Steel Drums and Funk for the Masses!

Biography

Biography

Moving to Denmark in 2002 and marrying Danish Jazz vocalist Lone Boyd, Gregory Boyd went from working with some of the best of the best in the United States to working with some of the best of the best in Europe and Scandinavia.

Boyd joined the US Navy steel drum band in 1987. Based in New Orleans Louisiana, USA, and toured with the acclaimed outfit until he left the military in 1990. He was introduced to Charmaine Neville, the daughter of Charles Neville from the New Orleans Super group the Neville brothers. Boyd went and sat in with the Charmaine Neville Band at Snug Harbor Jazz Club in New Orleans and was hired on the spot. Boyd toured with Charmaine for 3 years which often brought him to Europe to perform at a great many major Jazz festivals, performance venues and concert stages worldwide. On Charmaine’s 2nd CD release “Its About Time”, Boyd co-wrote several songs as well as played steel drums, percussion and drum programming.

Charles Neville often came to Snug Harbor, where Charmaine performed Monday and Thursday nights when not on tour. There he met Gregory and was so enthusiastic about his playing that he asked him to join his new band “Diversity” the same night. Boyd promptly agreed. During the next 5 years, Boyd toured with Charles Neville and Diversity while at the same time also performing and touring with Neville brother Cyril with his acclaimed New Orleans funk band, “The Uptown All-stars”. During this time Boyd also logged in a very important musical journey with acclaimed space jazz outfit Michael Ray and the Kosmic Krewe where he recorded with the band was featured highly on two recordings Michael Ray and Cosmic Krewe (Evidence Music) and Funk If I Know (Monkey Hill Records) as well as and performing and touring with Trey Anstacio and John Fishman (Phish), John Medesky (Medeski, Martin and Wood), Kool and The Gang and The Sun Ra Arkestra. In 1993, Boyd changed gears and began to seriously write songs and set out to become a band leader in his own right playing the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival annually touring internationally and gaining the attention of industry leaders such as Blue Note Records Bruce Lundvall, Jazz Artist Cassandra Wilson and Rock Icon Mike Tramp. Today Gregory Boyd is an accomplished Steel Pannist Singer Songwri

ter who continues to push the boundaries of Modern Music with his very own brand of Pop Music, which is Steel Drum Textured, Vocal layered and steeped in the traditions of American Rock, Funk, R&B, and Jazz.

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Discography

Rich In A Troubled Time 2000
Rich In A Troubled Time 2004 Radio Singles
2009 Transformation

Set List

Common Ground
The Girl Next Door
Is The Pan In The Mix?