I'm a Chicagoland musician playing solo or with a band at concerts, festivals, private events & parties, etc. I've toured with 10, 000 Maniacs, Sister Hazel, Guster, and more & have provided music and production services for SHARP, Samsung, and others all over the U.S. (International travel available)
I pride myself on my professionalism and ability to cater to the audience or guests at any event - covering a wide range of styles and genres and making sure my clients are thrilled with the performance.
"Gregory Hyde seamlessly leaps across genres and effortlessly blends classic and modern covers, along with originals that hold their ground among chart-topping hits." -- Chicago Sun-Times
Price Range: $300 +
Gig Length: 5 - 600 minutes
What to Expect
I pride myself on my professionalism - I always arrive early with plenty of time for set-up, load in, etc. I am trained as an audio engineer (I run my own project studio) and can handle all of my own sound needs, as well as interface with any on-site sound technicians to make sure the audio is of the highest quality we can achieve.
I can bring a high-energy, danceable acoustic show that gets people involved and singing along. Or I can provide a laid-back ambience for an intimate mixer. I never fail to cater to the situation at hand and keep my performance in line with the spirit and tone of the event.
My guitar work and vocal abilities have won me numerous awards and will be appreciated by anyone in attendance.
I've been asked back for multiple performances by every major venue and corporation I've played for. SHARP Electronics even hired me over 2 consecutive years to travel the U.S. and play for each of their national dealer and sales conferences - they cited my reliability and preferred paying my airfare over gambling with different artists in each city along the conference tour.
I'm confident I can bring a level of class, energy, and professionalism to any event that will surpass expectations.
Gregory Hyde is a Chicago-based Singer/Songwriter who crafts inventive, intelligent, bombastic songs - often with a menacing edge. His tunes are riddled with nuances of slick pop hits, blues, classic rock, and even a Southern sensibility that creeps in from his formative years living on the outskirts of Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Hyde has toured the U.S., performed live on nationally syndicated radio shows, had his songs placed in award-winning films, documentaries, & cable television shows, has sold over 7,000 copies of his independently produced albums, garnered a Billboard Music World Songwriting Competition award for the Rock category, and still plays upwards of 200 solo acoustic shows and private events a year.
He's received comparisons to a broad array of artists such as Neon Trees, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters, Jeff Buckley, The Eagles, and Weezer.
Gregory has toured with and shared the stage as an opening artist for such noteable performers as 10,000 Maniacs, Sister Hazel, Los Lonely Boys, Edwin McCain, Toad the Wet Sprocket, The Smithereens, Tesla, Guster, American Idol winner Lee DeWyze, Air Supply, and many others at venues like The House of Blues, as well as the historic Bluebird Cafe in Nashville, TN. He was also recently given the honor of singing the national anthem for The Chicago White Sox at U.S. Cellular Stadium.
The first entry in his new multi-EP project, "The Bellevue Sessions, Vol. 01" was just released to strong critic and fan reviews.
“Hyde seamlessly leaps across genres and effortlessly blends classic and modern covers with originals that hold their ground among chart-topping hits.” Chicago Sun-Times
“First-class pop rock centered on accessible song arrangement and big choruses …seasoned songwriting and near-perfect melodic rock primed for the masses”. VOX Magazine
Additional Booking Notes
1. Enough space for me to extend my arms and spin in a circle (Think Julie Andrews in "The Sound of Music", spinning on that mountain top like a crazy woman).
2. A COMPLETELY FLAT & DRY surface for both me and my gear to be on.
3. A 3-prong electrical outlet or extension cord within 10 feet of where I'll be standing during the performance.
Influences & Inspiration
The Beatles, The Eagles, Nirvana, Foo Fighters, Neon Trees, Imagine Dragons, Paul McCartney, U2, Coldplay, Kings of Leon, Johnny Cash, etc.
Water (No Dasani)
3-Prong Electrical outlet or extension cord within 10 feet of my performance area
18 miles from St Charles
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