may be available for your next special event!
Platinum recording artist, songwriter and producer Gregory Abbott has
roots that stem from Venezuela (his mother) and the Island of Antigua
(his father). Raised in New York City, he is a dual citizen of the USA
In college he majored in psychology and minored in
music and dramatic arts. He holds a Masters degree and is currently
working towards his Ph.D. While pursuing graduate studies at Berkeley
and Stanford, Gregory helped pay his tuition by starting a band. It was
here he developed his own personal musical style. While teaching English
at Berkeley, he decided to become a professional musician, built a
studio and applied his academic discipline to developing skills as a
singer, composer and producer.
released the single and album "Shake
You Down" shaking up the
music industry with countless honors and awards including three
top ten hits. The platinum single "Shake You Down" has become
the fastest song in the history of BMI to reach one million radio
airplay's (It's now more than three million), and won BMI's Pop Song of
the Year award. Gregory's music has crossed every barrier imaginable.
You hear the Caribbean/Spanish influence in his music, topped off with
his incredibly smooth and soulful voice.
Gregory Abbott is noted for coining the term
"groove ballad," his signature style. When referring to him
music writers have affectionately used the term "Wall Street Soul."
He is a favorite with the ladies for his sophisticated demeanor and
intelligent green eyes, with a sense of something much more bubbling
beneath the surface.
Gregory Abbott's songs have gone to #1 on
Billboard R&R, and Gavin's Pop, Urban, AC, UC and Dance charts among
others. He's won first prize at the Tokyo Music Festival, two "Soul
Train" music awards, has been the star of the New York Music Awards
(receiving four), and two CEBA Awards (Communications Excellence Aimed
at Black Audiences) among many many others.
He comes from a family of entertainers. His first
cousin, Diahnne Abbott, was for many years married to actor Robert De
Niro, and is herself an actor of merit. Gregory has guest-starred on the
daytime drama "All My Children" and is now delving more
heavily into acting and film production. Some of his work has appeared
in the San Francisco International Film Festival.
Gregory's community service work includes Rock Against
Drugs, joining them when they brought their message to Washington, DC.
He has also participated in the "Bands to Beat AIDS" campaign,
whose focus is AIDS awareness across the nation. He has served on the
Board of Directors of both NARAS (the Grammys), and the NAPM
(Songwriters Hall of Fame).
Hit songs include --
- Shake You Down
- I Got The Feelin' (It's Over)
- I'll Prove It To You
- Let Me Be Your Hero
Gregory Abbott may be available for your next special event!
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Born: Apr 2, 1956
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