One to Watch in 2019
When you start out as a solo artist you maybe hope to try and piece together a couple of guitar chords, matching it with an audible in tune voice plus try and think of some original lyrics that tell a love tale or what would happen if you were run over by a double decker bus. New unsigned artist Greg Walsh has no trouble in the aforementioned areas. Unleashing some simply stunning demos via his Soundcloud page only the uneducated listener would fail to hear the magic coming out of the speakers. Matt Mead investigates for Louder Than War.
Hailing from Chilwell in the heart of Robin Hood county in Nottinghamshire, Greg has a been learning his trade behind closed doors for 25-odd years, writing a treasure trove of material that he now wishes to unfold onto the world.
As you will no doubt hear on Greg’s Soundcloud page, there is a mixed bag of low fi demos, executed with Spirograph sharpness mixed with a passion and explosive originality not heard since the days of English Rose era Weller, This Charming Man era Marr and River Man era Nick Drake. Simple Plea is an impassioned plea to a former love to come back into his arms sung over a simple but dynamite guitar riff. I Wanna Tell You is another love-themed composition with a country style acoustic guitar leaving you breathless with emotion. The rest of the demos here will blow your Christmas stockings off.
Greg has everything going for him and has so much more to give, which makes these demos so exciting to listen to. When you come into contact with an artist that hasn’t been heard by the masses there is something exciting and ultimately refreshing hearing new material, but where is the record label that will put the bullets into the Greg Walsh machine gun for it execute its target audience?
All words by Matt Mead. Further articles by Matt can be found via the Louder Than War author archive pages.