Born and raised in Manchester, Clive is an accomplished singer, musician and record producer. His cult band Any Trouble toured extensively in support of five critically acclaimed albums and a number of singles that became radio hits before disbanding at the end of 1984.
In 1985, Clive released the first of thirteen solo albums and he has maintained a solo profile ever since. His solo recordings and tours have been one of the main outlets for his prolific songwriting and a solo “Best Of…” compilation was released in April 2009. Clive’s solo albums feature an eclectic mix of pop and folk styles, ranging from a stripped down one man and his acoustic intimacy to a full on electric band approach.
Along the road from pop frontman to singer-songwriter, Clive has followed many musical diversions. Between 1985 and 1992, he formed a partnership with Christine Collister that Rolling Stone called “the state of the art in British folk-rock”. Clive has also toured and recorded with Richard Thompson (1982 to 1992), Nanci Griffith (1996 to 2007), Eddi Reader and Boo Hewerdine (1993 and 1999), Plainsong (1997) and he was the musical director for the Dennis Locorriere “Hits & History” tour in 2007, which resulted in a gold album and a concert DVD that also charted. His songs have been recorded by many artists, including Nanci Griffith, Kim Carnes, Fairport Convention, Claire Martin, Norma Waterson and Smokie.
Rolling Stone called Clive “the state of the art in British folk-rock”…
Mary Chapin Carpenter named Clive as one of her favorite songwriters…
According to Guitar Player, he is one of the “1000 Great Guitarists”…
“One of Britain’s most cultured singer-songwriters.”
“Adult pop from one of the most emotionally literate songwriters around.”
“Gregson is as fine a singer-songwriter as anyone has a right to expect…he does the lot.”
“Gregson is a powerful and vital force in contemporary music.”
“A player of great taste and sensitivity – not to mention one of our finest
“More musical expertise than is usually good for one man.”
“Marvelous voice…brilliant guitar playing.”
“Clive Gregson continues to write dark, brilliant songs as a solo artist.”