Photo: Sara Porter
3 BOXES comprises Clive Gregson, Andy Roberts and Mark
Griffiths. They first came together in 1997 as three quarters of
Plainsong. Subsequently they worked together on various
recording and touring projects and the idea for an acoustic guitar
trio gradually formed.
In 2014 the trio released their debut CD, "Strings Attached", an
album of original instrumental music. The material encompasses a
vast range of musicality – from folk, blues, country, swing, ballads
and beyond. Producer John Wood captured the dynamics of their
live studio performances, adding that magical third dimension of
resonance and clarity.
Clive is perhaps best known as the writer of the Nanci Griffiths hit ‘I
Love This Town’, but his extensive career has incorporated cult
'80s band Any Trouble, hugely popular folk/rock duo Gregson &
Collister and many solo albums. As a band member, he has toured
with Richard Thompson, Nanci Griffith, Eddi Reader and as MD for
Dennis Locorriere, with whom he played alongside Mark and Andy.
He is an in demand session musician and record producer and his
songs have been recorded by Nanci Griffith, Fairport Convention,
Norma Waterson, Claire Martin and Kim Carnes amongst others.
Mark was the bass player for The Shadows for over 20 years. He
has also recorded and/or toured with Al Stewart, The Everly
Brothers, Sonny Curtis, Duane Eddy, Mark Knopfler, Jeff Lynne,
Neil Innes, The Rutles, Dobie Gray, Gallagher & Lyle, Dennis
Loccoriere, Iain Matthews, Cliff Richard, Plainsong (with Andy and
Clive) and Any Trouble (with Clive). He was a principal member of
Matthews Southern Comfort, whose UK No. 1 recording of Joni
Mitchell’s ‘Woodstock’ became a world-wide hit.
Andy has worked as a solo artist and session musician for the
better part of fifty years. He toured with Pink Floyd as part of the
live band for ‘The Wall’. He has also played with Richard
Thompson, Kirsty MacColl, The Albion Band, Maddy Prior, Roy
Harper, Cat Stevens, Scaffold, Liverpool Scene, Plainsong (with
Mark and Clive), GRIMMS and Dennis Locorriere, amongst many
others. He wrote his first stage musical (‘Mind Your Head’) in 1973,
his first TV score in 1974, and was Musical Director at the Royal
Court Theatre from 1979 until 1983. He has scored films for the
BBC, Miramax, ABCTV in the US, and Disney (Touchstone Films)
in Hollywood, and has written extensively for TV drama and factual