What an event! 16 days of non-stop music, 24 hours a day. And they did it! We were in competition with Las Vegas and Michigan, but our concert was longer in the end! A really exciting event to be part of! And also the first time I have ever played at 8 in the morning!
Live at the Guinness World Records Concert, Stouffville, ON. Notice the countdown clock on the right.
I was almost late, as it was terrible weather that morning and I was driving in pitch-black rainy weather (and missed the turnoff for Stouffville). Luckily I made it there with some time to spare to get ready. And then it was a tense 55 minutes, as you are not allowed to stop, all songs must be longer than 2 minutes and you are only allowed 30 seconds between songs. Any violation of these rules, and there goes the record!
Tim J Fetshire, myself and Carmen Toth, another awesome performer.
I had some amazing friends make the trek – thanks so much to Tim J Fetshire, Lisa Lauriault (and brand new daughter!) and Carmen Toth for being there to watch my set, and also to BT (Breakfast Television) in Toronto for featuring my set on the morning news!!
I’ll be playing FRIDAY MARCH 31st for the Guinness World Record attempt for the longest music show! In Stouffville, Canada!
All the details are available here! Hope you can come out and support the great artists and charities! I will be supporting the Gord Downie Foundation for Brain Cancer Research! Hope to see you there!
Many people might not know this, but I have been working on instrumental music for film for over a decade, mostly as a hobby. I have had a life-long love of film music, from Ennio Morricone to Hans Zimmer and James Newton-Howard.
I never had the tools to complete the music the way I wanted, until now. I’m currently in the process of working on a number of demos that will hopefully make their way into film or TV at some point. Here are a few demos I have recently uploaded. Feel free to check it out and let me know what you think!
Recently I was privileged to be the special guest of the incredible Annie Bonsignore at her Indie Tuesday series and the Songwriters In The Round at the 120 Diner in Toronto.
For those who don’t know Annie, she is an incredible singer, songwriter and musician with a really powerful voice and some beautiful, moving songs. She plays every Tuesday at 120 Diner along with some other great musicians and a different special guest each week. I was really happy to have been joined by her on backing vocals as well as Natalie Wong on violin.
I also had the honour of performing for her A&R Productions Songwriters In The Round series in November – you can catch my performances at 8:30, 28:00, 47:14 and 1hr:09 below.
NOW RELEASED! Brand new single, recorded with Jason LaPrade, mixed by Andrew Lauzon and mastered by Karl Machat. A hopeful ballad about the questions we all ask ourselves in a new relationship. Featuring the awesome Raphael Weinroth-Browne (“The Visit”) on cello and Holly Cheng on violin. For piano, voice and string trio. I threw a little video together with some footage from my recent trip to Cambodia. Check out the song below and let me know what you think!
If you are interested, the whole song is available for download on iTunes here:
Thanks so much to my good friend Kat Leonard for doing an interview and write-up on me on her blog!
People Profile: Jeff Alan Greenway!
We both have an upcoming Songwriters show at the Cameron House on Friday, Aug. 12th! Come on down and join us and many, many other fantastic singer/songwriters!
This will be a special rare show for me, as I will be performing with piano and cello. My friend and fantastic multi-instrumental performer Steve McNie will be joining me on cello.
All the info for the show is here – hope to see you there!
I had a great time chatting with the fine folks at Song Talk Radio at Ryerson University radio in Toronto! I performed live and we discussed the background of two of my songs (“Cavalry” and “I Need”), as well as songwriting techniques and funny things kids say (apparently some chords are “crunchy”)!
If you would like to listen to the radio show, click on the article, and the link is just below the video.
Jeff Greenway finds his own way
I had a great time performing in Wasaga Beach for the Georgian Triangle Music Festival on July 2nd! Many thanks to Shawn Crozier & Sohayla Smith for asking me to play! Here are a few clips from the show: (thanks to Sohayla for the video!)