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Gregg Gerson : drums
Gregg Gerson

It all started on the Jersey shore... from the parades on the Boardwalk in Atlantic City (Gregg's hometown) to the famous "Steel Pier", watching Big Band greats like Count Basie, Stan Kenton, Maynard Ferguson and the Buddy Rich Big Band. Gregg's fiery passion for drums and horns was alive at an early age.

He began studying percussion at age 6. By age 10, he was sitting in on local club dates. He later studied timpani and vibraphone with Rick Civnick at the Settlement School of Music in Philadelphia. Gregg quickly developed a style all his own on both drums and flute. Also a virtuoso on guitar, bass and keyboards, he soon became known as one of the most talented musicians along the Jersey Shore club circuit.

Gregg arrived on the New York music scene in July of '76. Playing jazz flute on the city streets and getting to know some of the local musicians, he soon began attracting much attention. He worked with Jack Sonni (Dire Straits) and later joined "The Doug Rock Show" with Carlos Alomar (David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Paul McCartney) and John McCurry (Cyndi Lauper, Alice Cooper, Billy Joel). This led to album projects with Ronnie Spector, Benny Mardones and MayDay.

Gregg's first big break came when he signed on to tour and record with Billy Idol for White Wedding (live) and Rebel Yell. Currently, Gregg is keeping very busy with varied recordings and tours throughout the world... most recently with the British Rock Symphony in Australia.