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.
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
Book Greg !!
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 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."
"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."
Adult Birthday Party .
What is Looping?
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 🙂
-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.
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.
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
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