Greg Serrato

Greg Serrato

 Ontario, California, USA
BandBluesRock

Spirit Wind Records Recording Artist, Greg Serrato, is a smokin' electric Blues Rock guitarist widely known for his fiery fret work and a show worth seeing again and again.

Biography

Spirit Wind Records presents - Greg Serrato, referred by some as “The Tornado”, is a Native American (Apache) high-powered blues guitarist, vocalist and songwriter who takes command of the stage with his ferocious fret work and hard driving sounds. Hailing from southern California, (Anaheim) he is regarded by www.Bluesrockers.ws as one of the most talented blues-rock guitarists in the world today. He has become a force to be reckoned with and has generated a strong fan base in and around the United States. Serrato has recorded nine CDs to date. Three of which were nationally distributed by the Navarre Corporation.

His band consists of Alan Cater on drums, Steve Moreno on Guitar and Phil Fistori on bass. All veterans of music and players at the top of their game. Greg regards his rhythm section as the best he's ever played with. These guys are tight!

Greg plays the guitar left handed with it strung for a right handed player. Basically, Upside-down! Self taught, he began playing the guitar at the age of five and by the age of eleven was performing in his first band. Since then, he has shared Blues Festival and Concert/Club stages with such notables as SRV's Double Trouble, Jeff Healey, Albert Collins, Rod Piazza, Colin James, Savoy Brown, Sonny Rhodes, Gregg Allman, Leon Russell, Anson Funderburg, Pinetop Perkins, Johnnie Johnson, Rik Emmett, Lowell Fulson, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Tommy Castro, Elvin Bishop, John Mayall, Duke Robillard, El Chicano, The Premiers, Etta James, Jimmie Vaughan, Keb Mo, Robin Trower, Levon Helm, Wishbone Ash and many more.

His third CD on J-Bird Records "Like A Tornado," (featuring Phil Fistori on bass & Alan Cater on drums) was nominated for Best Blues Recording by the Native American Music Awards. Venues and Festivals Serrato has performed & headlined include; The Grand Ol' Opry in Nashville, TN., The Chicago Blues Festival, The Long Beach Blues Festival, BB King's Blues Clubs, The House Of Blues, BluesFest International in Ontario Canada, The King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena Arkansas, The Pikes Peak Blues Festival in Colorado Springs, CO., The Julian Blues Bash in San Diego California, The Modesto State Theater in California, The Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, CA. , Bottom Of The Hill in San Francisco, The Monterey Strawberry Festival, The Rosebowl in Pasadena, CA., Bourbon Street Blues in Nashville, TN., The Inland Empire BluesFest in Riverside, CA., The Pomona Blues Festival in Pomona, CA., The Native American Blues Festival in San Jacinto, CA., and The Modesto Blues Festival in Modesto, CA. to name a few.....

Greg's music is also featured on six Klopf Productions Films. These are internationally distributed surf films. His music has been heard on KCAL9; a Los Angeles based Television News Station. Greg also appeared on the "Cooking With Lenny" blues cooking television show in 1996. Greg recently won the Ravenhawk Productions "Silver Arrow Award" for outstanding achievement in Music by a Native American.

Greg received National radio attention with Child Of The Blues, Holy Smokes and Like A Tornado as well as in Croatia, Germany, Japan, Italy, Greece, The Netherlands, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, England, France, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, and other parts of the world.

With Phil, Steve and Alan Cater bringing on the power in the rhythm section, the band supplies a big sound.

As one New York reviewer wrote, “People we have got to get this guy to town to see if he’s for real!”
We guarantee Serrato is as real and talented as they come!

Lyrics

The Healing Touch

Written By: Greg Serrato/Bill Lordan - ASCAP Desert Sky Music 2004

You've been hurt, you've had to cry.
One things for sure baby, to heal will take some time.
The hardest part, you will have to do.
I'll be there for you, when you are on your own.
But you'll never be all alone.

Just trust your instincts and follow your heart.
Revive your spirit, let the healing start.
I know, it's not very cool.
He mistreated you, now he looks like the fool.
And he can't get over losing you.

What you need is the healing touch.
You'll find now what you've been looking for.
What you need is the healing touch.
I wanna hold you in my arms,
I need you so much.

Lovers and friends, that's the way we will be.
Share our love and he will see.
He's out of the picture, throw away the frame.
Just like you want to love, you'll be loved the same.

What you need is the healing touch.
You'll find now what you've been looking for.
What you need is the healing touch.
I wanna hold you in my arms, I need you so much.

Discography

Note: All CDs are available by contacting Greg or at www.CDBaby.com

The 4th Street Blues Band - On The Down Side/Crying Sky Records- 1995

The 4th Street Blues Band - Blue Condition/Crying Sky Records - 1996

Greg Serrato - Live In Los Angeles - 1996/ Crying Sky Records

Greg Serrato - Child Of The Blues - 1998 / J-Bird Records / Nationally released though Navarre corp.

Shades Of Blue - One Night Stand (guest) - 1998 / Bonaroo Records

Greg Serrato - Holy Smokes - 1999 - J-Bird Records / Nationally released through Navarre Corp.

Greg Serrato - Like A Tornado - 2001 - J-Bird Records / Nationally released through Navarre Corp.

Greg Serrato - Live At Modesto's State Theater - 2002/Crying Sky Records

Lordan/Serrato - Eyes Of A Woman - 2004
Collaboration with rock drum legend Bill Lordan.

Greg Serrato - Live At The Coach House - 2005.
This cd is a must have...it smokes!

More CD releases to come in 2006!!!!!

Set List

Depending on the event setting, The band will perform it's original songs for a one set event/blues festival and mix in a few cover songs. When performing an entire evening, you get the best of both worlds as they mix their smokin' originals along with a lot of great cover songs that folks love to hear and dance to.

Original songs:

You're Movin' On
Senseless Games
Political Funk
It's A Hard Life
Just Lies
For The Soul
E-Shufflin'
Rattle Snake
Child Of The Blues
Blue Serenity
Back To California
Texas Walk
Phil Billy Stomp
Living On A Highwire
Holy Smokes
That Ain't Right
Foothill Blvd.
Pack My Bags
Val
Like A Tornado
The Real Thing
Your Guilty Conscience
Blues For Jimmy
Backfire
Cheatin' Hand
On The Run
Locomotive Strat
The Healing Touch
Simple Life
Gambling Blues
My Spirit Dances
Eyes Of A Woman
Your Lovin' Arms
Drinkin' Blues
Last Time Around
Your Lovin' Arms
Jump Baby Jump
Raised On Playing The Blues
Snake Skin Boots
Have You Ever
Going