GREG GOULD is one of Australia’s most exciting entertainers, connecting with audiences around the globe through his powerhouse vocals, charismatic stage presence and award-winning music videos.
A natural born performer, music has been constant throughout Greg’s life, providing both comfort and escape as a child. At 16 years of age, Greg eagerly began to chase a career in music, but speculation around his sexuality and the pressure to out himself left him disillusioned and uncertain. For four years, Greg turned his back on his dreams and stopped singing completely. In 2012, Mother Nature put Greg back on course, caught in a flash flood at 1am in the morning, Greg had to break free from his car and swim 2km to safety. In that moment he realised that he owed it to himself to take a real shot at chasing his dreams. He hasn’t looked back.
Confident and comfortable in his sexuality at 25 years old, Greg auditioned for Australia’s Got Talent in 2013 where his stirring rendition of Prince's Purple Rain endeared him to both the judges and the Australian public, propelling him through to the final where he finished as runner up. Greg’s career has since gone from strength to strength. Touring the world with his band The Chase, performing to sold out shows and hitting the jazz festival circuit. Greg also featured as guest vocalist on the house music scene at big events like the Full Moon Fest in New York City, was a featured performer at the 2017 Sydney Mardi Gras official after party and headlined 2017 Hamburg Pride in Germany where his original single Today was chosen as the official anthem. In 2018, Greg was shortlisted for Music Artist of the Year at the Australian LGBTI Awards along side Troye Sivan, Courtney Act and The Veronicas and won Best Music Video at the Pocono Mountains Film Festival in Pennsylvania, USA.
One of Greg’s biggest achievements has been his cover of the 1996 En Vogue #1 hit Don’t Let Go, its accompanying film clip exploring heartbreaking stories of discrimination of the LGBTQI community. Charting internationally, Greg's debut EP has sold over 30,000 copies worldwide hitting #5 in Australia, #4 in Bulgaria, #27 in Italy and #7 in Germany, with the music video taking the internet by storm, viewed by more than 20 million people. This amazing film clip caught the eye of super songwriter Ivan Matias, who wrote Don't Let Go. He loved Greg’s interpretation and put him in touch with En Vogue's lead singer Maxine Jones, who praised the version saying Greg’s cover gave her goosebumps. She is thrilled to re-release the song as a duet and the two have embarked on an international tour.
In March 2018, Greg teamed up with Australia’s most iconic Indigenous performer Christine Anu to recreate the heartbreaking duet from Rent ‘Without You’. This marks Greg’s first release through ABC/Universal Music Australia. The track reached #7 on the Australian charts with the lyric video capturing photography from around the world, each photo featuring a spash of RED for HIV/AIDS awareness and support. Greg is set to release a remix EP with Anu on 22nd of June.
Following in the footsteps of great artists who aren't defined by any one genre, Greg promises to deliver honest, soulful music that's straight from his heart.
A promise he continues to live up to.
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