Greg Drummond’s beginnings as a songwriter are not with the grandeur that many musicians claim to have started with—they are humble and they are honest. Growing terrified with the concept of his monotonous corporate lifestyle, he saved up enough money to live off of for a year and quit his sales job to pursue his passion—a career in music. It was not the perceived glamour of a rock-star’s life that called him to the profession; it was the struggle to earn his living through his art form.
Born and raised in Port Moody BC, Greg Drummond’s current music style shows influence from the era of traditional Appalachian Folk music with a modern Southern Rock transformation. Greg’s true strength in music lies in his songwriting. His songs are stories of struggle, adventure, and the crazy experiences of life. Paired with his deep and distinguishing voice and toe-tapping melodies, Greg’s lyricism allows his audience to be transported to a place and time offering them an escape from their comfortable reality. For those that are close to Greg, they know him as an incredibly prolific songwriter.
The best way to truly understand his sound is by experiencing one of his shows for your self. Greg has been consistently filling up small 150 – 200 seat theatres. The band he has built around him is made up of professionally trained musicians with degrees in music theory—these four core members of the group are incredibly important to Greg’s on-going story as a professional musician. The knowledge they have of their instruments provides additional insight to Greg’s songwriting and lends to creating a full-bodied and deeply comprehensive soundscape. To take his live performance even further, Greg will on occasion perform with an orchestral horn section
In addition to the band’s unique live performance, the title track from Greg’s debut album, Walking Man, has garnered its own attention. Following an impromptu submission to 104.3 The Shore FM’s BEST of BC Contest, Greg and his band yielded the top prize of $10,000 and solid radio play. Within the next couple months, the same song landed a spot on multiple shortlists, including the nationally recognized CBC Searchlight Contest. In May of 2013, Greg and his band were selected to be part of the Top 20 bands to participate in 102.7 The Peak FM’s Peak Performance Project. This rigorous, highly competitive and challenging program has proven to be an invaluable career building step that Greg feels lucky to have experienced. Greg most recently was awarded funding form The Foundation Assisting Canadian Talent on Recordings for his sophomore album, "Drive" which was released in June of 2015.