End of year 2012

Sitting in a bar in Kuala Lumpur as I write this, a year later after being here and returning for a family visit. Another year coming to a close and one where we spent a great deal writing and recording a new album , playing all over Europe and sorting things on the home front. A re-release of Second Light kicked off the year with a 4 star review in Q , a soundcloud was created for many rare goodies then a spring tour led into a season of great shows interspersed with full on studio work.
A big thanks to all who helped make this year so productive- our management team DMF for support and organisation to make the album and keep all the tours together. Mick Jones for providing space and inspiration to create, my son Marlon for his talents on keyboards and guitar, Leo Williams for bass and moral support and Tim Bran for reconnection with the zone for production and playing skills. Spee for his energy and our writing partnership giving rise to the songs, Earl 16 for the voice to realise the melodies, Chris Compton for his ever inspiring guitar work and new dread Bazil fitting straight in the line up with dedication. Another addition was Rob Guthrie, stepping up to Loki’s spot with tenacity, Lena Cullen was a heavenly addition to our vocal range, Don Letts provided some lyrical input and not least Simon on live sound and Jack on merchandise. And let’s not forget all the many great people who came to our shows , bought our music or just listened and liked.. and while I’m about it big up my bad self for a year when good use was made of the energy after 2011 had left me on such an incredible high looking down.. Looking forward to an even better 2013 and the release of our 7th studio album called ‘Escapades’ and the 20th anniversary of Dreadzone.
Good things come to those who wait … Seasons Greetings and love to all X Greg

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Writer , Producer, Drummer, founder member of Dreadzone. Occasional DJ Drummer with Big Audio Dynamite

10 thoughts on “End of year 2012”

  1. Have a great Xmas and new year Greg, really looking forward to Escapades and making it along to as many Dread shows as possible in 2013. Grant x

  2. thank you greg for a great year the highlight for me was was the 2 shows with b a d superb at shepherds bush then festival hall the festival hall one was incredible, (even though i was smashed outta my face) have a great xmas with your family and never forget you have a even bigger family over here be lucky mate billy.

  3. Merry Xmas, Greg. Hyped about the new DZ album. I’ll be in London with family at the start of April 2013, staying in Hammersmith for a week and a bit. Hopefully, if you’re not too busy, we can hook up for a beer. Enjoy your escapades over the festive season, Lorne.

  4. Hi Greg, can not wait to see Dreadzone in Brighton, any London dates yet
    ? I need to book flight and would not want to miss a gig, love Yvette.

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