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"Press Reviews"

"If you're expecting funny, you've come to the right place....Tamblyn's combination of penetrating wit, shrewd insight, deftness with words, amiable stage presence, and dry delivery makes this the funniest, most laugh out loud musical humor I've heard..."
--John Conquest, 3rd Coast Music

"Tamblyn's timing would be the envy of many a standup comedian. He has a knack for a well-turned phrase or a sly and painful pun, and isn't afraid to show off an optimism rare in observational humor. And he has an excellent partner, not in his occasional vocal allies, but in his guitar. It strums along or interjects notes of disbelief or amazement, sometimes acting as a melodic straight man and sometimes as the wacky sidekick."
--Sarah Meador, Rambles.net

“No Contest! This is the cleverest musical take on modern life. Yourcheeks will hurt from laughter as your heart fills with empathy.”
-- PJ Birosik, Yoga Journal

“Tamblyn was a big hit. He both dazzled and inspired.”
-- Kane County (IL) Chronicle

“Musically, Tamblyn dabbles in several styles, with the bluesy ode to "Leftovers" providing the album's finest melody. But what listeners will remember most, and what has earned Tamblyn his acclaim, is his knack for writing insightful, often amusing lyrics.”
-- Pitch Weekly, Kansas City (“Art From the Heart”)

“If music is the universal language and laughter is the best medicine, then Greg Tamblyn has a license to heal anywhere in the world.”
-- Topeka Capitol-Journal, Topeka, KS

“Greg Tamblyn has an inspirational, uplifting message: life is challenging for everybody. You have to laugh at it and not take yourself too seriously.”
-- Springfield (MO) News-Leader

“Love is not the only universal language, at least not in the mind of musician Greg Tamblyn, who uses his music to help people look on the bright side of a sometimes stressful life. People have always been inspired and entertained by Tamblyn's music.”
-- Gwinnett Daily Post, Lawrenceville, GA (Atlanta area) - Collected


"Client Comments"

"I am sure you are Chicken Soup for a lot of Souls out there in the world.
Keep writing and singing!"
Jack Canfield, author, Chicken Soup for the Soul

"...the hit of our conference. Your music and presence were able to break
down walls that no amount of talking could approach."
Marty Sullivan, MD, Duke University Medical Center

"....a contemporary Mark Twain...."
Larry Dossey, MD, author, The Extraordinary Healing Power of Ordinary Things

"You met our expectations in every way. Your brand of 'Intelligent humor'
was thought provoking while at the same time entertaining."
George Peintner, WIN Business Network

"We've had nothing but positive feedback."
Cindy Squires, San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative Services, Alamosa, CO

"...absolutely the very best conference emcee I have ever seen, bar none."
Martin Rutte, co-author, Chicken Soup for the Soul at Work

"We loved your stories, your music, and your wonderful ability to
translate events of all kinds into messages of warmth and humor."
Lily Mazurek, Theater Manager, Sunrise Florida Civic Center Theater

"You had a tough act to follow, but you surpassed our expectations! "
Christy Whitney, CEO, Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado

"Greg Tamblyn is an irresistible combination of musician, storyteller, and
funny person. Book him now while you can still afford him."
Bowen White, MD, author, Why Normal Isn't Healthy

"...the best feedback we've ever had from our staff ...."
Wally Cline, Executive Director, Mount Rogers Community Services Board

"One of Greg’s great gifts is to take serious subjects and tickle them with
a light touch. Greg has fun, and he also makes a difference in a wide variety of
creative ways.”
Dr. Joel Goodman, Director, The Humor Project

"...your songs are masterfully written with a depth of wit and wisdom. I
think they open hearts, open minds, and open doors to change."
Rosalind Sedacca, Speaker, Trainer, Consultant on gender-based communication
in the workplace

"...timely and pertinent information.. you enabled managers to update
their technical and professional expertise..."
Annette Morrison, RN, COHN-S, MEDDAC OHN Supervisor/ Consultant,
Ft. Meade, MD, Dept. of the Army

"All agreed it was a perfect way to begin the day."
Rochelle Sebion, Asst. Director, Washington Homecare Association

"You were such a hit. Staff have said that this was the best retreat we've had."
Lisa Moore, Director of Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Substance
Abuse Services, Mt. Rogers Community Service Board

"One part teacher and two parts entertainer...pure gold."
Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D., author, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water;
Managing Stress; and Stressed is Desserts Spelled Backward

"Our evaluations were 100% positive. Everyone enjoyed your music,
songs and reflections."
Sheila Shortt, Director, Human Resources, St. John's Mercy Hospital

"As a professional singer myself for 24 years, I can honestly say that I
have never been to any musical event in my life that touched me like
yours. The humor, pathos, and brilliance of your lyrics and communication
with your audience totally blew me away."
Bill Livingston, Tenor, NY Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, San
Francisco Opera

"People see themselves and others in your songs, differences vanish, and
a strong team building experience takes place."
Marcia Ellis, Human Resources Manager, Sikorsky Helicopter, United
Technologies Corporation

"Your music and message were a perfect fit for the occasion! The staff
gave you excellent marks and you more than fulfilled our objective for the
event."
Joe Sergeant, Executive Director, Alleghany Highlands Community Services
Board

"Your presence at the Pepperdine University Organizational Development
alumni conference was the real high point for me...”
Ralph Kelly, Watkins & Kelly, Appreciative Inquiry Unlimited

"I so enjoyed the program you did for our orientation meeting. A good
laugh is a great feeling!"
Janet Blaisdell, School Psychologist, San Luis Valley Board of Cooperative
Services

"When I heard you play for me and several hundred other people, I was
amazed. Although we were in a large hotel ballroom, your ability to
personalize your performance, to make me feel like you were singing for
me, was extraordinary."
James P. Miller, MD, Internal Medicine and Addiction Medicine, Columbus, GA

"As someone who teaches New York City actors how to connect with
audiences, I marvel at how well you've mastered it!"
E. Katherine Kerr, NYC actor, teacher, author, The Creative Explosion

"I love that you can change people, change me, with a song."
Bethany Hayes, MD, Medical Director, True North Annual Health Conference

- Collected


Discography

The Shootout At The I'm OK, You're OK Corral
No Credentials Whatsoever
How Could Life Be Better Than This
Art From The Heart
The Grand Design
Saving The World From Whiny Victim Love Songs

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Bio

EVENT PLANNERS: VIDEO CLIPS, MORE INFO AND SONGS AVAILABLE: http://GregTamblyn.com
http://ComedyKeynoteConcerts.com

An award winning singer-songwriter-humorist for over 20 years, Greg combines outstanding audience rapport with an irreverent sense of humor. He captivates audiences with a wealth of powerful material about the relationship of lifestyle, music, and laughter to effectiveness and wellness.

Based for many years in Nashville, Greg discovered there was no shortage of “Why me?” songs, and began exploring ways to lighten up life’s challenges with mind-expanding songs like "Self-Employment Made Harder By Difficult Boss," and "Analog Brain In A Digital World." His humorous look at relationships, "Common Side Effects Include," recently won the Humor category top honors in the Just Plain Folks Music Awards, out of over 140,000 songs submitted.

Greg was invited to give one of the primary keynotes at the prestigious Humor Project International Conference, which in past years featured Goldie Hawn, Steve Allen, Bob Newhart, and other famous funny persons. Along with six CDs, Greg has just released his first book of stories from the road:
"Atilla The Gate Agent: Travel Tales and Life Lessons From a Musical Laf-ologist."
After reading it, Dr. Larry Dossey was inspired to call Greg "...a contemporary Mark Twain..."

Although he returns to Nashville frequently for writing and recording sessions, Greg now lives in Kansas City. His current mission in life, and one of his funniest comedy bits, is “Saving the World From Whiny Victim Love Songs.”

Notable awards:
"Best Comedy/Novelty Song," Just Plain Folks Music Awards
"Christmas Single of the Year," Cashbox magazine
"Best Comedy Song," Music City Song Festival
"Best Humorous Song," New-Thought Music Awards
"Best Male Vocalist in Kansas City," Squire Newspapers