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Greg Johnson

Greg Johnson (born 1968, Auckland, New Zealand) is a singer/songwriter of melodic, lyric-based pop. He has seen success both as a solo artist and writing for others. Since 2002 he has been a resident of the United States, living in California.


Music career

Over the years, he has toured with Dave Dobbyn, The Wallflowers and The Exponents. He was also a founding member of the band, The Greg Johnson Set. He continues to tour frequently in New Zealand, USA and Europe.

He has written and co-written several songs for Strawpeople, and 2005 collaborated with Russ DeSalvo and Arnie Roman a song for New Zealand artist Amber Claire. He has also released three albums with jazz side project Bluespeak. In 2005 Irish Band Grada covered his 1993 hit song "Isabelle."

Since moving to the USA Johnson has had songs placed in TV shows including The Hills, Party Of Five, Beautiful People, Highschool Reunion, Road Rules. Film placements include 2006 "50 Pills" starring Kristen Bell and John Hensley and 2007 Entry Level starring Missy Pyle. His song "Hold Tight" was used in Episode 3731 of New Zealand soap-opera, Shortland Street. The episode was broadcast on 14 May, 2007, and was used in the wedding of characters Sarah Potts (Amanda Billing) and TK Samuels (Benjamin Mitchell).


  • The Watertable (1991)
  • Everyday Distortions (1993)
  • Vine Street Stories (1995)
  • Chinese Whispers (1997) Featuring the song Liberty
  • Sea Breeze Motel (2000)
  • The Best Yet (2001)
  • The Lost EP (2003)
  • Here Comes The Caviar (2004)
  • Anyone Can Say Goodbye (2006)
  • 'Trouble-Shooters Manual' (2007) US only itunes release
  • 'Seven Day Cure' (2008)

Bluespeak discography

  • Late Last Night (1992)
  • The Drinking Set
  • Dark Blue (1999)


  • NZ Tui Top Male Vocalist 1995
  • Winner APRA Silver Scroll for songwriting 1997 with the song Liberty
  • NZ Tui Best Compilation Album 2003 for The Best Yet

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