The Greg Cockerill Band | Summertime and Heartache

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Summertime and Heartache

by The Greg Cockerill Band

Rock and Roll that comes from the roots. you know what i mean?? hand-made guitars. tube-amps. harmonicas. leslie speakers and slide guitars. song based music.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Without You
4:30 $0.99
2. Hard to Recover
4:13 $0.99
3. Waiting All Night
3:55 $0.99
4. County Fair
5:21 $0.99
5. Suzy 2 (Don't Lie)
3:58 $0.99
6. Memory Street
4:30 $0.99
7. Pretty
4:34 $0.99
8. Roses and Coke
4:22 $0.99
9. Jami
4:01 $0.99
10. Suzy 1 (Don't Turn Away)
3:59 $0.99
11. Bad Night for Rock & Roll
4:55 $0.99
12. The Fall
4:53 $0.99
13. If I Were a Carpenter
4:50 $0.99
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Album Notes
Hailing from Alberta, This band is a new project fronted by Greg Cockerill, a roots folk rocker who cut his teeth playing in country and jazz bands alongside the likes of Matt Masters and Tom Phillips and many others. The sound of the band is characterized by it\'s classic rock and roll sounds... hand made guitars, tube amps, leslie speakers, harmonicas and lap-slides... playing song-based music. The GC band just finished it\'s first record produced by David Baxter (Lori Yates, Bob Snider, Justin Rutledge), and now they plan to sh-sh-ship it!

Greg Cockerill was born in Montreal, Canada in 1980. Second son of a military father, Greg soon discovered the great companion that music could be. Originally starting out on classical piano, a move to Calgary, Alberta in 1993 led to Greg’s discovery of the guitar and of Rock, Roots and Jazz music. Upon finishing high school Greg decided to pursue his passion in the form of a jazz performance diploma at St. Francis-Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia in 2001 and then to complete a degree with double majors in Jazz Performance and composition arranging with distinction at Humber in Toronto in 2004. Finding the jazz scene too esoteric for his tastes however and wishing to reconnect with his heritage, Greg returned to Calgary and began learning all of the popular music he could to get work as a solo performer if the jazz gigs wouldn’t work out. During this time he also rediscovered his deep passion for song based music through artists such as Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and a host of other folk- rock based performers mainstream and otherwise. At this time he also began performing with Matt Masters and the Gentleman of the Rodeo, an original roots country act that most notably played 100 shows in Alberta to celebrate its’ centennial, as well as performing in a jazz/blues quartet called Dr.Z and the Boys. Years of playing with these acts and with others as a side man as well as to playing hundreds of shows as a solo performer, Greg began wanting to explore more with his own compositions and to lead his own group representing his diverse influences and his passion for songwriting. The result was a collaboration with lap-slide player Sam Masterton; Hammond B-3 organ and piano player Geoff Hillhurst, and drummer Pat Phillips to start ‘the Greg Cockerill band’.



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Lindsey Maendel

Talented band & great album
I was introduced to this band by CBC Radio 3's podcasts. They featured the song "Bad Night For Rock And Roll", which still stands out as a personal favourite on the album, alongside "The Fall" and "Without You".

The entire album, Summertime and Heartache, has been steadily climbing the Most Played list in my iTunes library since I bought it. A slide guitar, occasional harmonica and Greg Cockerill's voice makes for a good combination, one that so far has held up under repeated listening. I love good, compelling, story-telling lyrics, and these songs deliver.

My biggest complaint regarding this album: there are no lyrics available for most of the songs. I still haven't deciphered certain phrases, and while I do enjoy a good mind-bender, it's a joy I wouldn't mind being deprived of.

I eagerly await future releases from this band.