Greg Gould is one of Australia’s most exciting entertainers, connecting with audiences around the globe through his powerhouse vocals, charismatic stage presence and heart provoking music videos.
A natural born performer, music has been constant throughout Greg’s life, providing both comfort and escape as a child. At 16 years of age, Greg eagerly began to chase a career in music, but speculation around his sexuality and the pressure to out himself left him disillusioned and uncertain. For four years, Greg turned his back on his dreams and stopped singing completely. In 2012, Mother Nature put Greg back on course, caught in a flash flood at 1am in the morning, Greg had to break free from his car and swim 2km to safety. In that moment he realised that he owed it to himself to take a real shot at chasing his dreams. He hasn’t looked back.
Confident and comfortable in his sexuality at 25 years old, Greg auditioned for Australia’s Got Talent in 2013 where his stirring rendition of Prince’s ‘Purple Rain’ endeared him to both the judges and the Australian public, propelling him through to the final where he finished as runner up. Greg’s career has since gone from strength to strength. Touring the world with his band The Chase, performing to sold out shows and hitting the jazz festival circuit. Greg also featured as guest vocalist on the house music scene at big events like the Full Moon Fest in New York City, was a featured performer at the 2017 Sydney Mardi Gras official after party and headlined 2017 Hamburg Pride in Germany where his original single ‘Today’ was chosen as the official anthem.
One of Greg’s biggest achievements has been his cover of the 1996 En Vogue #1 hit ‘Don’t Let Go’, its accompanying film clip exploring heartbreaking stories of discrimination of the LGBTQI community. Charting internationally, Greg’s debut EP hit #5 in Australia, #4 in Bulgaria, #27 in Italy and #7 in Germany, with the music video taking the internet by storm, viewed by more than 19 million people.
This amazing film clip caught the eye of super songwriter Ivan Matias, who wrote Don’t Let Go. He loved Greg’s interpretation and put him in touch with En Vogue’s lead singer Maxine Jones, who praised the version saying Greg’s cover gave her goosebumps. She is thrilled to re-release the song as a duet and the two have embarked on an international tour.
Following in the footsteps of great artists who aren’t defined by any one genre, Greg promises to deliver honest, soulful music that’s straight from the heart.
A promise he continues to live up to.