Indiana Gregg

Indiana Gregg

BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Soulful & Positive "Woman At Work" Utterly irresistible and dazzlingly vibrant, Indiana Gregg’s debut album Woman At Work skilfully fuses infectious soulful pop with sweeping rock to create out-and-out the most refreshing sound of 2007.

Biography

Indiana Gregg is a Billboard and VH-1 Save the Music award winning songwriter. Songs from the 2007 release of her album "Woman At Work" have won critical aclaim in the Brit Trust "UK Songwriting competition" where "Sweet Things" and "For Life" achieved finalist awards. Indiana Gregg is a vocalist born in the United States, living in Glasgow, Scotland. Her music blends pop, soul and elements of folk into one mainstream sound. Currently, a single titled "One of US"[1] from the album is due for release November 5th, 2007 in the United Kingdom. The single "Sweet Things" is being released in Scandanavia and is on National Radio in Sweden at the moment (release date November 12th) The single is currently receiving airply on a number of regional stations in the United Kingdom and Scandanavia.

Early Years

As a child, Indiana's mother taught dance and her father worked in the aluminium industry. Her musical introductions stemmed from a rather rigid religious upbringing, because of this there are obvious gospel influences in her music today. Indiana suffered from a strong speech impediment in her youth. She underwent years of speech therapy where her therapist would ask her to write poems at home for her to practice singing to help overcome this condition. This is where her love of songwriting began and developed. Between the ages of 12-16, she wrote and recorded hundreds of songs on a Panasonic tape-deck with a friend. The Sunday Herald quotes Indiana saying, "I was five when I wrote my first song, about my cat, Herbert, who was hit by a train"(June 17th, 2007[2]
At university, Indiana studied music and physiotherapy. In 1991, she won an all-American title and NDA dance championship in Dallas, Texas.

Career Stages

The roots and beginings of Indiana's professional career began in 1994 when she moved to southern France and lived for 12 years (amongst other countries such as Germany, France, Finland and England). During her time in France, she worked in various bands exploring progressive rock, jazz, and dance music. She recorded several studio demos at Marilyn Studios, Cagnes-sur-Mer over a period of three years which eventually led to an artist development deal with a label based in southern France in 1999. However, no attempts to exploit her work to the public were ever made during this period. Subsequently, she recorded a series of demos on her own which ultimately landed her a record deal in 2002 with a UK based record label.
The deal led to the songwriter's deeper retreat into her music exploring jazz and soul music and penning a number of songs. In 2003, she joined a progressive rock band and the musical influences turned to a more aggressive tone mixed with both alternative and gospel influences. In 2004, she was invited to appear on the track "Tonight" from Kool and the Gang's album, "The Hits Reloaded." In 2005, she signed a deal with Gr8pop; a Scottish-based independent label. Ingenious VCT and Scottish Enterprise supported the project alongside Gr8pop investors. Her debut album, Woman at Work, was released to the UK in April 2007. The diversity of her music has been explained as an artistic well or "stew" . "It's like a stew that has been cooking for a long while: well blended and tasty. Ms. Gregg has achieved a rare feat in the world of music outside of jazz: she has created something organic. And it didn't happen overnight."-Music Dish Network:

Tours and "Home Concerts"

Indiana has received a host of media attention in early summer of 2007 surrounding her "home concert" competitions where fans entered from all over the world to win a chance at having her play in their home for their friends. Various news aritcles in the Evening Times, Daily Record, Daily Mirror and a multitude of regional newspapers in the UK have taken wide-spread interest in these events over the past months. Videos of her home gigs were viralled via 'word-of'mouth' out to millions of internet users world-wide via Youtube, Myspace, MSN and various other websites with a message about the free competition details. In April 2007, a video was viralled out primarily via myspace asking people to forward the video onward. Winners for the series were announced on Myspace and subsequently, UKgigs TV began filming the new series in May 2007 which drew even more attention to the project since the videos of the home gigs were streamed on the front pages of Bebo and over the UK gigs and theatre networks.
The Home concerts first appeared in the press when the Express (September 10, 2005) wrote about a surprise concert she performed for a fan's fiancee at their home in 2005 after he saw her live in Exeter supporting Wet Wet Wet (Romesey Advertiser September 10, 2005). Indiana Gregg announced home concerts in the fall of 2005 which took place primarily in October. In December 2005, she embarked on Starbucks coffee house tour in every major UK city playing intimate acoustic sets in the coffee houses throughout 2006 whilst recordi

Lyrics

Oh Me Oh My

Written By: Indiana Gregg

My shower's broken and
I need a plomber
I haven't had a job since summer
My car broke down and
My bank accounts are
down down down

My schizophrenic friend has gone mad
and my horoscope is looking bad
but my chin is up although my life is
down down down

Times are tough
as I drift throughout this space
don't know how
you put a smile on my face
when all this pressure
is spinning me
round round round oh

Oh me oh my
you get me every way
Oh me oh my
everything's gonna be all right
oh me oh my
you're like the light of day
Oh me oh my
oh me oh my

the baby's sleeping in her bed
with sugar plums inside her head
it's late at night and I can't settle
down down down

I sit and watch the evening news
with wars that everyone will lose
and everybody's being sued
all over town

time's are tough as I drift throughout this space,
don't know how you put this smile on my face
when all this pressure is spinning me
round round round oh

Oh me oh my
you get me every way
oh me oh my
everything's gonna be all right
oh me oh my
you're like the light of day
oh me oh my oh me oh my

You've got the love
you've got the life
you've gotta to give
to be all right
(repeat)
then chorus.....

How Many Tears

Written By: Indiana Gregg

Love breathes change
the heart will never ever beat the same
like a sunrise through the falling rain
you make me wanna live again

So when the wind comes crashing through, will you break or will you bend?
will another lonely broken heart be the end.

If peace were the color of the ocean
just how deep would that ocean be
and if time were a passing moment
would you take that time for me
If you could drink faith like a potion
how big a mountain would you move
and if you gambled your love and emotion
how many tears can you lose?

If you can't trust
all in love's forever lost
like a flower whither in the desert sun
everybody counts the cost
so when the wind comes crashing through will you break or will you bend
will another lonely broken heart be the end.

If peace were the color of the ocean
just how deep would that ocean be?
and if time were a passing moment,
would you take that time for me
if you could drink faith like a potion
how big a mountain could you move
and if you gambled your love and emotion
how many tears can you lose

they say that lightning strikes you once never twice
and I may never have the strength to say this again
but it's the difference in everything that I am
and it's all because of you...

If peace were the color of the ocean
Just how deep would that ocean be.....

Love is Blind

Written By: Indiana Gregg

Time stood still
As I passed time
All I was
Was lost
In your eyes
Broke your heart
You broke mine
They say love is blind

I was looking for me
In spite of myself
Searching for freedom
In my secret garden
so confused
With what I felt
But I came full circle
And found my first love

Life went on
As I came back
All I was
Was gone
In my life
Found my heart
Lost my mind
They say love is blind

I was looking for me
In spite of myself
Searching for freedom
In my secret garden
So confused
with what I felt
But I came full circle
And found my first love

Mid 8
Time again had been waiting for me
Time I read the signs.
My eyes were closed
To what stood before me
You’d been there all the time?

I was looking for you
Inside of myself
Searching for freedom
My secret garden
so confused
With what I felt
But I came full circle
And found my first love

Crazy Crazy Crazy

Written By: indiana gregg

It cracks me up
All the things I read
By these Phd’s in men’s magazines
They’ll never know what a woman wants
And things they write are completely nuts

Every morning when I wake up
To the Morning shows and my coffee cup
Sordid secrets of a Hollywood star
You know problems come
No matter who we are

It’s all so superficial
Out there
I need something real

Chorus:
So Crazy Crazy Crazy
This is how I feel
It seems to me our society
Lives within four walls of a
Colored TV
Crazy Crazy Crazy
Give me something real
Better wise up now
You better get smart
You can take it from me
Straight from the Heart

You could pay off
The national debt
With the mount of cash plastic surgeons get
He can make you a beauty queen
But he can’t lift your self-esteem

So when will you understand
That the way I look isn’t who I am
Cause what you want’s maybe
Not what you need
And satisfactions never gauranteed

It’s all so superficial
Out there
I need something real

Chorus:
So Crazy Crazy Crazy
This is how I feel
It seems to me our society
Lives within four walls of a
Colored TV
Crazy Crazy Crazy
Give me something real
Better wise up now
You better get smart
You can take it from me
Straight from the Heart

MIDDLE 8
Perfection deception
and they promise redemption
In this commercial religion today

Chorus:
So Crazy Crazy Crazy
This is how I feel
It seems to me our society
Lives within four walls of a
Colored TV
Crazy Crazy Crazy
Give me something real
Better wise up now
You better get smart
You can take it from me
Straight from the Heart

For Life

Written By: indiana gregg

I’m giving you my heart and soul
You know it’s all that I own
So now you have everything
And I want you to know

Never have a reason to doubt
How I feel for you
I could never do without
You here with me
And you will always be

Right here inside my dreams
Cause this love’s what it seems
You’ll be in my arms all night
I need you right now
I want you for life

So in your heart you’re not alone
Cause when you’re lonely I’m there
I only want the best for you
Want you to know that I care

Never have a reason to doubt
I’ll look after you
I’ll never let you down
You can count on me
And you will always be

Right here inside my dreams
Cause this love’s what it seems
You’ll be in my arms all night
I need you right now
I want you for life

Discography

2004 Feature Artist "Kool & the Gang" The Hits Reloaded "Tonight" feat. Indiana Gregg,
debut Album "Woman At Work" 2007 single "Sweet Things" United Kingdom: June 2007
UK single "One of Us" November 2007

Set List

Full album set