About Me:

Robbie Greig (songwriter, guitarist, vocalist) cut his musical teeth in the Melbourne coffeehouse scene in the ’70s, performing his originals at such venues as The Outpost Inn, The Commune, The Green Man, One C One and The Troubadour. In the ’80s he hit the pub circuit with his own brand of rock-reggae, fronting the bands Spiritz and Paleface. In the ’90s he developed a unique acoustic-based rock sound, and with his band The Sanctuary continued to make an impact at music festivals around Australia with his high-quality original material. In the Naughties, Robbie fronted a jazz-roots combo called The Wayfarers which featured prominent Melbourne musicians Howard Cairns (bass), Dene Ford (guitar) and Michael Jordan (drums). A new album, Marked Man, which features several of Robbie’s longtime musical cohorts, has just been released.


Discography

1980
First Impressions
One Tree Hill Productions
1986
Spirit Of Liberty
One Tree Hill Productions
1992
Djut Djut Djane
Collaboration with David Gulpilil, Sebastian Jorgensen and the Arnhem Land Dance Group
1993
White Bird
One Tree Hill Productions
1994
Cloudburstz Acoustic
Profiling prominent Melbourne musicians, Norris Media Productions
1995
Vintage Spiritz
One Tree Hill Productions
1998
Authentic
One Tree Hill Productions/Empire Reecords
2000
This Time Around
One Tree Hill Productions
2001
Living on the Wedge
Featuring a selection of Nillumbik musicians, Shire of Nillumbik
2004
Sing on Songwriter
One Tree Hill Productions
2006
Flotsam and Jetsam
One Tree Hill Productions
2009
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A Black Saturday commemorative CD
2009
Songman in India
One Tree Hill Productions
2013
Jack, Jill & Coke, Vol 16
Off The Record Productions
2013
It Ain’t Over Yet
One Tree Hill Productions
2015
Marked Man
One Tree Hill Productions

ROBBIE GREIG – DISCOGRAPHY

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Authentic1998

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First Impressions1980

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Wurundjeri Sorry Song2000

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Sing On Songwriter2004

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Songman in India2009

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Spirit of Liberty 1986

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White Bird1993

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This Time Around2000

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Flotsam and Jetsam2006

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Marked Man2015


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Reviews:

Marked Man

Robbie Greig’s 2015 release, Marked Man, paints a consistently attractive picture of the artist’s skills as a singer/songwriter. There isn’t a weak song to be found on this CD, which is a solid roots rock effort that recalls the singer/songwriters of the 1970s and 1980s. Melodically, lyrically and vocally, Greig is very much a product of the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. So it isn’t surprising that Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Leonard Cohen are direct or indirect influences on this album.

Happily, Marked Man favors an organic production style, which works well with Greig’s earthy vocals. Marked Man never sounds slick or overproduced, and Greig is well served by a rootsy-sounding group of musicians that includes Gary Soloman on electric bass, Andrew Fueggle on acoustic piano and organ, Justin Humphries on drums and Ramona Ray-Greig, Jacqui Bell, Kate Berry and Chaya Ray-Greig on backing vocals. Greig himself contributes guitar and keyboards in addition to singing, and his lack of slickness is a definite plus.

The Land Down Under has had its share of roots rockers over the years. And on Marked Man, Greig fits in well with the Australian roots rock tradition. Marked Man is a memorable example of what Greig still has to offer as a singer/songwriter, and his CDs are well worth exploring.

4 stars out of 5

Review by Alex Henderson

Reviewyou.com

 

Authentic

Authentic is a 12-track release by Australian singer-songwriter Robbie Greig. Harmonica, mandolin, violin, electric guitar and plenty of backing harmonies all work to make up this album. But at the centre of everything is always Greig’s trusty guitar. His song structures are very melodic, and the female backing vocals in tracks like “The Way It Used To Be” give this album a warm, island feel.

With a similar style to James Taylor or Bob Dylan, you’ll find yourself growing quickly attracted to Greig’s work. It’s his bluesy, jazz-infused tracks, attention to songwriting, and slightly raspy vocals that draw him constant comparisons with Dylan over the years.

Greig is able to blend genres like a master chef into a playful, inviting brew that showcases his years of experience. There’s something eminently charming about his signature sound and his delivery. It’s warm, inviting, and creatively honest, and it’s a lot of fun to listen to. Authentic is a quality, worthwhile release, with many memorable tracks and many pertinent things to say. If you found the time to delve further into Greig’s catalogue of 11 releases, listeners are guaranteed to find enjoyment in the rest of his work.

Rating: 4 stars (out of 5)

Review by Alec Cunningham

Reviewyou.com

 

Sing On Songwriter

Sing On Songwriter deserves to be a big success, as it is, in my opinion, Robbie Greig’s best work to date. It combines his superior lyric writing talent with a creative blend of styles and moods, and contains many melodic hooks. He is one of few artists who are able to write stories that are truly worth telling. Sing on, songwriter!

Robyn Keane

Leader Newspapers

Melbourne

 

Songman In India

The eight tracks on Songman in India cover a broad spectrum of emotions, skilfully balancing the tragic with the upbeat and jaunty songs of love and optimism. Ensuring the success of this major project is a stellar ensemble consisting of Howard Cairns (double bass), Raju Sharma (tabla), Dene Ford (electric guitar), Michael Jordan (drums), Sandro Donati (trumpet), Rodney Waterman (recorder), Kavisha Mazzella (vocals), Ramona Ray-Greig (vocals) and Ricky Ozimo (saxophone).

Peter Dougherty (Arts Reviewer)

Diamond Valley News

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