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Greg has provided unique musical entertainment for all types of events including:
Grand Openings, Trade Shows, Anniversary Parties, Corporate Events, House Parties, Engagement Parties,
College Events, Wedding Receptions, Baby Showers, Holiday Parties, Community Events and.....
all kinds of Hotels, Bars and Restaurants in Austin, San Antonio, Corpus Christi, Canada and Costa Rica.

Performance Dates 2024

  • I'll be travelling a lot this year but I'm available for bookings while in Austin.
  • Jan - Feb. Canada
  • Feb 28, Austin - The Otis Hotel - Corporate Event 7:30-9:30
  • Apr 14, Austin -Spring Fling HOA Block Party 4:30-7:30
  • Apr 15, Austin - Inn Cahoots - BodySpec Corp Event 6:30-9:30
  • Jun 7, Austin - The Brass Tap (W 47th St) 7-10pm
  • Jun 15, Austin - The Olivine, Pride Month Pool Party 2-4pm
  • Jul 27, Round Rock - The Brass Tap Craft Beer Bar 9-12am
  • Sept 1, Briarcliff - 40th B-day House Party 6-10pm

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3+ hours

of Live music



Capital Cruises on Lady Bird Lake, Downtown Austin
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Greg Despins is a one-man-band who uses looping and effects pedals to make his guitar also sound like drums, bass, and keyboards. He layers these different parts together live and then sings and plays lead guitar on top of that, which is an entertaining art form on its own.  Greg performs regularly at local venues in Austin and he also hosted the open mic night at The Parlor for a couple years. His sets include a great mix of alternative hits and pop cover songs with occasional songs from other genres (country, blues, rock, R&B, and a few originals).  Greg is getting great reviews playing gigs around Austin where he creates a larger than life atmosphere at different clubs and events. 

What people say...

"We hired Greg for our hotel's Grand Opening Event and he was absolutely amazing!! Definitely one of the highlights of the event. Guests enjoyed it, complimenting Greg and his talent."
Aliya A.
Hilton Homewood Suites - Downtown Austin
"Favorite local musician by far! Absolutely amazing at what he does. We hired him to play at our wedding!"
Lauren Page
Lauren & Jonathan Costa Rica Wedding 2019

"We hired Greg for a Lakehouse Party for about 85 friends. Greg was amazing to work with on all levels! His guitar and vocals were over the top fantastic! Friends thought the looping was the best they have heard. Thank you Greg for creating a music magical evening! "

Diana P.
"Greg is the man! Greg has played at Tannins several times, and each time he delivers professional, customer appreciated, musical and visual entertainment that fits our ambiance. Definitely someone to book for your next event."
Jerry D.
Co-Owner Tannins Wine Bar

"Crazy talented! Greg plays an amazing mix of new and old school. He has an amazing sound! We were so lucky to experience him live in Austin."

Miriah Ludtke
Miss Missouri 2019
"Greg performed for hours at my backyard birthday party and was an exceptional talent! He arrived early to set up and kept the music going all night. He was personable and truly seemed to enjoy what he was doing. He kept us dancing and also relaxing all night with such a wide catalog of music from all genres. It was a perfect night under the stars. "
Mary G.
Timberwood Park, San Antonio
“We hired Greg for our Grand Opening party for entertainment. He was on time and ready to go with all the equipment. He's very good, seeing the situation and taking control and understanding what was needed. I can't say enough about his entertainment value. We had many customers asking about him and saying how great he was! Will absolutely have him back for more events in the future.”
Jeff H.
Owner Kiteboarding,com
"Fantastic! Beyond anything I could have asked for. Greg did such an amazing job. He was early, accommodating, affordable, and engaging. Everyone felt like they were at a concert. Upbeat and popular songs were played. Would book him in a heartbeat!"
Jena P.
KetoCon Product Promotion
“Greg was so prompt in responding to questions and accommodated several venue requests. He was very professional. Great talent and super nice guy! Would recommend him for sure!”

Melissa D.
Adult Birthday Party .
“Fantastic performance with a large range of music that kept everyone entertained and dancing. Greg was playing on a boat and even easily moved to the open air upper deck once the sun set. He set up quickly and is very professional. For those who throw parties-you know that MUSIC is one of the most IMPORTANT aspects.. Hire Greg, take the stress off, as you WON'T be disappointed.”
Lisa W.
Capital Cruises Party
"We threw our friend a birthday party at our house; Greg was a welcomed addition to the festivities. He played a wide range of music (great voice) and everyone raved about how great his performance was. This was easily money well spent. I’d book Greg again in a heartbeat.
Kenneth B.
Adult Birthday Party
"Greg was so professional, genuinely nice, and had an amazing sound! He really added to our event and residents Loved him!"
Remi A.
Headwaters Community Pool Party

What is Looping?

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Cover Genre

80's and 90's
Alternative Hits
Modern Pop
& More

Live Music

House Parties
Corporate Events
Trade Shows
Engagement Parties
Grand Openings
Community Events

What to Expect?

You can expect me to be on time, courteous, professional and….. entertaining :).  I can play small intimate venues by dialing back the volume and singing with a more lounge type vocal so that people can enjoy conversations… Or… I can crank it up and get people dancing in small and large venues.  Some people are very much entertained by just watching me “build” each song live with the loop pedal.

I am also able to travel to out town bookings for the most part.

I am fully vaccinated and also carry $1 million General Liability Insurance.  Invoices, Proof of Insurance and 1099’s available upon request.



I will bring the following to every performance:
-Small, single tower array type PA system (JBL Eon One) that has plenty of volume for most lounges, parties, restaurants and small bars.

-Some very basic lighting for the stage area,
-A mic and mic stand, which you can also use if needed for announcements.

For larger venues and audiences, I have a decent sized PA system that includes subwoofers.

You are also welcome to use all my sound equipment to play recorded music before and after my performance as long as we work out the general details at the time of booking. The equipment is Bluetooth compatible so I can run a playlist of your favorite songs through it and dial in the sound for you.


Greg hails from the small northern town of The Pas, Canada but eventually found his way to Texas after earning a degree in Engineering. Always interested in music, he decided to try his hand at songwriting.  After receiving some airplay, he eventually became focused on performing live with a uniquely engineer inspired approach. Experimenting with loop pedals and effects, he was able to create a one man band. Greg now resides in Austin where he sings, plays guitar and creates a larger than life atmosphere at clubs and events all over.


Style – Taylor Swift
Better Now – Post Malone
She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
No Diggity – Black Street
Friday I’m in Love – The Cure
Pumped Up Kicks – Foster The People
Circles – Post Malone
Castle on a Hill – Ed Sheeran
Chandelier – Sia
Doses and Mimosas – Cherub
Ex’s and Oh’s – Elle King
Get Lucky – Daft Punk
Broken – Lovely the Band
Banana Pancakes – Jack Johnson
With or Without You – U2
Young Dumb & Broke – DJ Khalid
Like a Stone – Audio Slave
Just Like Heaven – The Cure
Can’t Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Stuck in the Middle With You – Stealers Wheel
Slow Hands – Neill Horan
Doin Time – Sublime
Shine On Me – Dan Auerbach

I Think I’m in Love – Beck
S.O.S. – Glorious Sons
The Middle – Jimmy Eat World
Tennessee Whiskey – Chris Stapleton
Puttin on the Ritz – Taco
Chainsaw – Nick Jonas
Hang me up to Dry – Cold War Kids
Rip Tide – Vance Joy
Follow You Into the Dark – Death Cab for Cutie
Islands in the Sun – Weezer
Body Like a Back Road – Sam Hunt
She’s a Mystery – Roy Orbison
Wicked Game – Chris Issac
Goodbye Horses – Q Lazarus
Heartbeats – The Knife
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun – Cindy Lauper
I Cant Feel My Face – The Weekend
Never There – Cake
New Orleans is Sinking – The Tragically Hip
Love Song – The Cure
Bad Guy – Billie Eilish
Wish I Knew You – The Revivalists
I Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode


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