California artist Greg Beattie has won many songwriting and performing awards, including the Kerrville New Folk Competition, Falcon Ridge Emerging Artists, West Coast International Song Contest Grand Prize, and the West Coast Songwriters Song of the Year. He also has songs placed in movies and TV (Anywhere But Here, Fame, Angel), and on numerous compilations. A dedicated writer and performer, Greg's styles span the universe of popular music -- Pop, Blues, Rock, Folk, Country, and whatever gives the lyrics life. He also sings and plays guitar in the band Calaveras.
Greg Beattie has been writing songs since age 12, when he got his first guitar, a $25 Sears Silvertone. During his college years, he played in coffee houses in Stockton, California. In 1993, he formed the band Calaveras with his wife, Victoria Blythe, and their friend and guitarist, Dave Decker. Greg's song Ready to Fly has been covered by several other performers, featured in several compilations, and played at the opening ceremonies of the world figure skating championships. The band plays mainly in the San Francisco Bay Area, but has toured much of the west and some of the east. They've been chosen to perform at three consecutive premier showcases at Folk Alliance Conferences in the West and Southwest. He also writes for his wife Victoria's pop/jazz act.
Between gigs, Greg graduated from Harvard Law School and is now a corporate attorney helping private technology and consumer goods companies. He is also former chairman of the Acoustic Vortex, a nonprofit that promotes acoustic music, and is currently a director of Bread & Roses, which sponsors over 600 concerts per year to people confined to prisons, homeless shelters, hospitals, etc.
Sultry jazz-pop ballad about a woman's deep physical satisfaction with a sexual fling; classic chanteuse lounge singing at it's most sexy and exposed, with classic jazz accompaniment--piano, drums and stand-up bass. Background for lounge scenes, mature drama, sexual scenes, leaving, break-up. Female Vocals, Jazz, Cabaret
He's far away but she's dancing with him--all by herself. Beautiful female vocal on lounge-style jazz ballad--piano, guitar bass and drums with bonus virtuoso whistling solo. Perfect for scenes of one lover missing another or for 40's or 50's settings. West Coast Songwriters' song of the year. Female Vocals, Jazz, Cabaret
Sultry, smooth female vocal with suggestive references to drinking wine as a metaphor for making love. Classic jazz/cabaret groove, great for scenes of elegant parties, sophisticated lovers, savoring wine and other fine things. Backed by a four-piece jazz combo--guitar, keyboard, bass and drums. Female Vocals, Jazz, Cabaret
An escape from the cold north to the southern comfort of New Orleans. Dixieland clarinet, fiddle, bass and drums support male vocal celebrating hurricanes (the ones you drink), dirty rice, and dancing 'til dawn to a dixieland band. Anything Big Easy. Laissez les bon temps roulez! Mixed Vocals, Jazz, Dixieland
Throwback to the jazz trio with a hip male crooner singing clever praises to the love of his life. Classic combo--piano, drums, bass. Finger-snappin' Bobby Darin meets lyrics worthy of Cole Porter. Jazz-age vintage fun, swingin' love song. Cabaret scenes, background for 40's or 50's settings, kitch, Male Vocals, Jazz, Cabaret
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