Photo: Roger Liptrot
From 1985 to 1992, Clive Gregson and Christine Collister were at
the very top of the game in acoustic and roots music. They
released five albums, played countless shows all over the world
decided to go their separate ways.
In early 2015, Cherry Red (the respected reissue label) asked for
permission to release a deluxe edition of "Home and Away", the
debut Gregson & Collister CD. It seemed logical to look at the
possibility of playing some live shows to promote the CD.
Clive decided to ask Liz Simcock if she was interested in joining
him for a tour celebrating the music of Gregson and Collister.
Here's what Liz had to say... "I've always been a huge fan of
Gregson & Collister and couldn’t think of anything nicer to be
invited to do. They were what got me into writing songs and I think
it's a real privilege to be doing this."
Clive added... "Playing shows that celebrate a hugely enjoyable
part of my musical career was well overdue. It had been a very
long time since I performed many of those songs... and I couldn't
think of anybody better to have along for the ride than Liz. She's a
terrific singer and an ideal fellow traveler."
The 2015 tour was a resounding success. So much so that Clive
and Liz decided to keep the train rolling, play more duo shows and
record a CD of brand new Gregsongs for release in September
2017. There'll be another tour to support the release in October
2017: shows will be posted on the tour dates page as they are
confirmed. The duo are really looking forward to hitting the road
again to play Gregson & Collister classics and brand new