– DEBUT ALBUM LAUNCH –
Greg Clifford is a talented, multi-instrumentalist from Dublin. Clifford’s style is an amalgamation of singer songwriter with rock, blues, jazz and folk. Clifford also provides us with astute chamber orchestra arrangements. He acquired this skill whilst studying in NUI Maynooth for his BA in Music and masters in contemporary composition. Although a guitarist primarily, his debut EP, and soon to be released LP, also reveals his accomplished ability on bass, piano and drums. He also experiments with glass harmonics, glockenspiel and melodica for added textures and colours.
Clifford, who was also front man of the Irish rock band ELAVATOR, describes this solo project as ‘one of the most liberating and rewarding musical experiences’ of his career. He reflects, ‘It was the right time in my life to document this material and expand musically’. He is described as a versatile musician, hard working and with a bright future ahead of himself.
Aside from the popular music market, Clifford has toured internationally with Diversus Guitar Ensemble and appeared in the National Concert Hall. He also works as arranger for NDT Productions and a session guitarist.
His biggest influences include The Beatles, Pink Floyd and Rory Gallagher. He also cites Nick Cave, J.S. Bach, The Small Faces, The Doors and Dr. Feelgood as a major source of inspiration.
AFTER THE GIG
Whelan’s Indie Club w/ Late Bar from 10:30pm or check out the bands playing The Midnight Hour in the upstairs venue (FREE ENTRY, 12am).