Bre Gregg is wildly soulful. When she opens her mouth you hear a rich musical history of back alley clubs filled with visceral blues, deeply authentic soul and smoky jazz. Her voice is technically superb after years of study and performance, but her ability to connect with the music and her audiences make her performances profoundly intimate. One thing is for sure…her blend of tenderness and fire will leave you wanting more.
Born into a family of musicians, Bre was singing before she could talk. After a degree in music, followed by study and performance in Italy, New York and California, she moved to Portland and spent the next few years entering the music scene and releasing her first CD, On the Wind. Next up was Something to Talk About, was recorded at a live tribute to Bonnie Raitt featuring top NW talents Lisa Mann, David Jacobs-Strain, Ara Lee, Shelly Rudolph, Mark Bowden, Anne Weiss, Rich Landar and Dan Stueber. Her latest album called All My Love features original music written by Bre and Dan Gildea that is a tasty combination of soul and roots.
Bre focuses her energy on two main projects: Red Bird and Midnight Honey. Red Bird features Bre’s original music and her signature powerhouse vocals combined with the mind-bending lead guitar features of NW treasure Dan Gildea. Midnight Honey revitalizes swampy soul with a riveting sound that’s sultry and distinctively their own. Featuring the vocal prowess of Bre Gregg and Shelly Rudolph, this is a wildly soulful, sultry and joyful affair that flaunts a wide palate of lush harmonies and an undeniable sister-like chemistry.
Venues + Festivals
Waterfront Blues Festival
Waterfront Festival Blues Cruise
Cathedral Park Jazz Festival
Pdx Jazz Festival
Portland Park Summer Concert Series
Bite of Oregon
Silverton Jazz Festival
Alberta Rose Theatre
Columbia Center for the Arts
Secret Society Ballroom
Kink Performance Lounge (Skype Live Studio)
Left Bank Annex
Double Mountain Brewery
Wy’East Performing Arts Center
Selected Press Quotes
"Portland’s Bre Gregg has called Montana and New York home, but her heart wanders everywhere, encompassing the worlds of jazz and blues...she truly uses her voice like an instrument, something a lot of singers claim to do but few do with complete control. Listening to her is like hearing a classy horn player who realizes it’s not what you’re saying but how you say it that makes people really want to put down their salad forks and listen."
- Rob Cullivan, Portland Tribune
“This spectacular combination combines Blues Music Award recipient Lisa Mann’s bass and vocal prowess ranging from rock to Memphis soul with Bre Gregg’s swampy soul and blues voice influenced by the likes of Nina Simone, Patsy Cline and Bonnie Raitt…”
- Cascade Blues Association
"Here's our story on Bre, a sweet Irish lass who sounds like a Nina Simone/Bonnie Raitt combo with a dash of Patsy Cline! Amazing voice."
- Stephanie Kralevich, More Good Day Oregon, Fox 12
“Bre Gregg brings a new life and sound to blues and jazz, and is a much needed breath of fresh air. Her cut to the bone, soul filled lyrics bring on a sense of sadness and tempered happiness all at once, and leaves the fluff at the door. Her voice is reminiscent of the classics, but has an edge and character all her own."
- T. Hoffer, fan review on Amazon.com