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Performance Dates
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2020

Jan 11,  Austin, TX:  House Party, 7-11 pm

Jan 20,  Austin, TX:  Cosential Music Series,  5-6 pm

Jan 28,  Portland, TX:  Pep’s Bar, 7-10 pm

Feb 8,  Lago Vista, TX: Airport Hanger Party, 8pm

Feb 20,  Austin, TX: National Instruments Happy Hour, 4-6pm

Feb 25,  Portland, TX: Pep’s Bar, 7-10pm

March 21, Austin: CU29 Cocktail Lounge, 9-12pm

April 18, Austin: CU29 Cocktail Lounge, 9-12pm

….then COVID-19 arrived.

2019

Feb 16  Corpus Christi: Tannins Wine Bar, 8-11pm,

Feb 17  Austin: CU29 Cocktail Bar, 8-11pm

Mar 10 & 17  Austin: CU29 Cocktail Bar, 8-11pm

Apr 6  Corpus Christi: Tannins Wine Bar, 8-11pm

Apr 10  Austin: Homewood Suites Grand Opening Party, 5-7pm

Apr 14  Austin: CU29 Cocktail Bar, 8-11pm

Apr 21 & 28 Austin: CU29 Cocktail Bar, 8-11pm

May 4  Corpus Christi:  Kiteboarding.com Grand Opening, 6-9pm

May 12 & 19  Austin: CU29 Cocktail Bar, 8-11pm

May 20  Lake Travis: Family Reunion Party, 6-8pm

June 1  Leander, TX: Adult Birthday Party,  2:30-4:30pm

June 2  Austin: CU29 Cocktail Bar, 8-11pm

June 6  Corpus Christi, TX: Tannins Wine Bar, 8-11pm

June 11  Portland, TX: Peps Bar, 7-10pm

June 9 & 17 Austin: CU29 Cocktail Bar, 8-11pm

Jun 18  Corpus Christi:  Gold Fish Bar, 9-10pm

June 29  Austin: River Boat Party, 7-10pm

June 30  Austin: KetoCon Corporate Event, 12-1:30pm

July 5  Austin: AMLI Eastside Summer Soirée Pool Party, 6-8pm

July 13  Corpus Christi: Executive Surf Club, 12-4pm

July 19  Dripping Springs: Pop & Popsicles Pool Party, 4:30-6:30pm

July 23  Portland, TX: Peps Bar, 7-10pm

Aug 17 Austin, TX: Private House Party, 7-10pm

Aug 25 Austin: CU29 Cocktail Bar, 8-11pm

Aug 27  Portland, TX: Peps Bar, 7-10pm

Sept 20  Austin: CU29 Cocktail Bar, 9pm-12

Sept 24  Portland, TX: Peps Bar, 7-10pm

Oct 1  Leander, TX: Bryson Community Event, 6-8pm

Oct 5  Austin, TX: Private Pre-ACL Party, 11am-1:30pm

Oct 11  Austin, TX: Corporate Event, GoMedigap, 5:30-7:30pm

Oct 27  Austin, TX: Corporate Event, Max Wine Dive,  6:30-10pm

Oct 29  Portland, TX: Peps Bar, 7-10pm

Nov 1  Dripping Springs: Yappy Hour at Headwaters, 4:30-6:30pm

Nov 2  Leander, TX: Engagement Party, 7:30-9:30pm

Nov 6  Austin: Rock & Rolls Sushi Lounge Grand Opening 4:30-9:30pm

Nov 11  Austin, TX: Inn Cahoots – Company Party, 6-9:30pm

Nov 12  Hyatt Lost Pines Resort: Hitachi Corporate Event, 6-7:30pm

Nov 16  Austin, TX: Grand Opening Party, 3-4pm

Nov 26  Portland, TX: Peps Bar, 7-10pm

Dec 7  Cedar Park, TX: Frito Lays Corporate Party, 6-10pm

Dec 8  Burnett, TX: Holiday House Party, 3-7pm

 

 

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361-777-5292

3+ hours

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Austin

Texas

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About

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 often at CU29 Cocktail Bar in downtown Austin and he also hosted the open mic night at The Parlor for the last 1.5 years. His sets include a great mix of 80’s, 90’s and modern pop cover songs with occasional songs from other genres (country, blues, rock, R&B).  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 had the pleasure of having Greg Despins perform at our bar and he did not disappoint. What an incredibly talented and kind soul. We wouldn’t pass up an opportunity to have him play again. We received a plethora of compliments from attendees for the next week after he played. Marvelous."

Live City Pub Staff
"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 is an all 'round great entertainer. Music and vocals were well received by our full house!"
Louise W.
Owner Jef's Cafe
“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
90's
Modern Pop
& More

Live Music


House Parties
Corporate Events
Weddings
Trade Shows
Grand Openings
Community Events
Bars
Restaurants

What to Expect?

My performances deliver a great mix of the ’80s, 90’s and modern pop songs with the occasional song from other genre’s (country, blues, rock, R&B). 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.

You can expect me to be on time, courteous, professional and….. entertaining 🙂

Equipment

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 full size 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.

Bio

Greg hails from the small northern town of The Pas, Canada but eventually found his way to Texas after earning a degree in Engineering. He soon after fell in love with music and began writing songs.  After receiving some airplay, he became focused on performing 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.

Songs

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
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
Chasing Cars –  Snow Patrol

I Think I’m in Love – Beck
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
I Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode

 

E-mail

gregdespins@gmail.com

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