British born Greek Cypriot vocalist, specialising in both Greek and English classic songs from yesteryear.
My inspiration for singing goes back a very long way as I remember my neighbours playing music constantly all day. I would here music by Elvis Presley, The Beatles , Cilla Black , Cliff Richard, Englebert Humperdink and Tom Jones to name but a few.
Such fond memories are with me still today and my singing passion began there and then.
My first ever exposure to singing live to an audience was at my friends Greek wedding I must have been 19 or 20 years old at the time and from that moment on I knew that I had a reasonably good voice as people would come up to congratulate me and my performance .
My singing then took me to performing at Greek Clubs and even a few pubs.
I was supported and performed alongside a dear friend of mine and Britains number one bouzouki player Lenios Demetriou, and his band Omega.
Back in 2010 I replied to a local advert in the newspaper where they were scouting for people with raw talent and who could sing .
Having auditioned for this role, I was introduced to Joshua Alamu a renowned vocal coach who has worked with various music artists the likes of The Band With No Name, Westlife, Beverly Knight,Daniel Bedingfield, All Saints and Joss Stone Little Mix and Louisa Johnson just to name a few, and is now among the coaching staff of BBCs show The Voice . With Joshua’s guidance I took part in a few live showcases which were organised by Joshua and I got very good positive feedback regarding my voice from members of the music industry.
In January 2012 I read an article in the local Greek newspaper about a talent show called The LGR All Star Music Awards where people could apply for taking part in the show by sending demo CDs to the local radio station LGR 103.3FM.
I sent them a copy of my CD “Sealed With A kiss” and was notified after a couple of months that I was chosen to be amongst one of 12 Finalists competing in the show.
The special guest who flew over from Greece especially to perform for us that night was the one and only Greek International Singer Christos Menidiatis.
Having competed in the show a record producer was amongst one of the of the judges and having heard my voice he mentioned how he wanted to do some recordings with him since he believed I had potential in releasing classic songs.
Since that show I have been privileged to perform at a number of open mic events where I have supported legendary music artists such as Anita Harris, Angie Brown and Dr And The Medics.
In February 2013 I releasing two EP albums entitled ROGER GRECH OLD GOLD and SIMPLY THE BEST OF ROGER GRECH
In 2015 a singer songwriter friend of mine EMPOP wrote me an original song titled Caught My Eye. This song was put forward as an entry to a competition in the USA.
My song Caught My Eye won best pop song category for June 2016 at the AKADEMIA MUSIC AWARDS in Los Angeles USA.
I have performed live at various venues such as:
The Chandos Arms
The Gaslight Club
The Grosvenor Casino Piccadilly
The Southbank Centre
The Gallery Hendon
The Dugdale Centre
The Millfield Theatre
Mums Bistro Restaurant
La Gollossa Restaurant
At present my songs get regular air play in GREECE, CYPRUS and USA.
These are my Music Links where you can hear all my songs :