Date posted: August 8, 2016

100,000 views on my Bohemian Rhapsody video

I have a little taste of what it’s like to be a Youtube celebrity – I just hit 100,000 views of a video I did 4 years ago covering Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody”. It’s nice to get comments from people from time to time – if I’m feeling down, I read how someone got cheered up by watching this, and feel much better. Let’s see if I can go for the big 1M views!

 

Date posted: April 29, 2016

New Youtube video for “So Obvious”

Please go over to Youtube and watch my newly uploaded video for “So Obvious” from my 2014 CD Release party at Hugh’s Room. I’ll be adding a new video each month so come back often

Date posted: April 1, 2016

Live full band video of my song “Beautiful Mystery” now on Youtube

I have just finished mixing an editing a video for my song “Beautiful Mystery” and uploaded it to Youtube. Click on this link Greg Wyard Beautiful Mystery on YouTube to see it, and help me get as many views as I can! Hope you enjoy it

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2 weeks until Greg Wyard Band performs at the Stone Cottage Pub

GWB at Stone Cottage facebook promo

Date posted: March 18, 2016

Greg Wyard band performs at the Olde Stone Cottage Pub April 16 2016

I’m happy to be making a switch from playing solo to playing with a 4-piece band on Saturday April 16th.
Joining me will be Troy Feener on drums, Allister Bradley on keys and my old friend Jason Farrar who used to join many years back at the Unicorn Pub. We’ll be doing a mix of originals and covers. I’ll post more details as the date gets closer, but mark it on your calendar. Should be a great night!

Date posted: March 2, 2016

Lessons with Elaine

I had my third voice lesson from Elaine Overholt yesterday. Wish I had gone to see her years ago! One thing I’ve always struggled with is singing high sustained notes without the strain, and I’ve discovered that I’ve developed a singing technique where my head is locked and I am always shooting for high notes with too much force, and wearing out my voice in the process. There is a vocal technique I had never heard of before called “covered sound”, where the vocal cords vibrate in the middle but not at both ends, so you can sing high notes without fatigue that vibrating the whole vocal cord would cause. It takes time to learn, perhaps years to do properly, but now that I’m aware of it at least I can get started. Elaine showed me a video of Luciano Pavarotti explaining this very process. Of course I’ll never be anywhere remotely close to his level, but if I can learn a couple of tricks from someone, he’s a good place to start. Here’s the video Elaine showed me – fascinating to hear him make these beautiful sounds sitting in a chair in a TV studio

Date posted: February 17, 2016

Eddie Kramer

Thank-you to my friend Clifton David Broadbridge introducing me to Eddie Kramer last night. I went over to play Clifton some of my live band mixes, and was surprised to find none other than Eddie Kramer sitting in on the listening session. Clifton has been working for several years with Eddie, and they are currently working on a project together. For those of you who may not know, Eddie is a world-renowned recording engineer who perhaps most famously engineered the Beatles “All You Need Is Love” bed tracks and the entire “Baby You’re A Rich Man” session at Olympic Studios in 1967. He’s a very amiable and interesting guy. I was fascinated to be able to ask him direct questions about those sessions, especially about the clavioline that was used on “Baby You’re A Rich Man”.
Anyway, he was kind enough to compliment some of the mixing work I had done, and needless to say, that was a huge compliment.
https://www.facebook.com/EddieKramerProducer/

Date posted: February 12, 2016

New live video of “At the end of the day”

I just uploaded a live version video of my song “At the end of the day”, videotaped at my “Encore” CD launch. Click on the video above to watch!

Date posted: August 28, 2015

Greg Wyard Band Rocks CNE August 29-30 2015

My four-piece band comprising myself on bass, Ed Bernard on guitar and violin, Allister Bradley on keyboards and Troy Feener on drums, will be performing two shows and the Canadian National Exhibition this year. We’ll be performing on the Midway Stage at 3.00 p.m. on Saturday August 29 and Sunday August 30. Please come down to the Ex and join us!

http://theex.com/main/entertainment/music/midway-stage/greg-wyard

Date posted: January 15, 2015

New Highlight Video from June 2014 CD Release now on Youtube

I’ve just finished mixing and editing a 10 minute highlight video from my CD Release Party, featuring clips from 13 songs that were performed at the show. I’ll be uploading the entire video once it’s mastered and colour corrected, but this will give a sample of what’s to follow.