Greg Finnegan - Songs In A Misty Night
  1. Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans
  2. A Certain Smile
  3. You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
  4. When Sunny Gets Blue
  5. You Don't Know What Love Is
  6. What Is This Thing Called Love
  7. Until Tommorrow
  8. Come Rain Or Come Shine 
  9. Good Morning Heartache
10. Bye Bye Blackbird 
11. We're All Alone

Produced by Sean Bray

Greg Finnegan - vocals
Artie Roth - bass
Sean Bray - guitar
Mike McClelland - drums
John MacLeod - flugelhorn

released 1996
catalogue # CPR009


Greg Finnegan was born in County Wicklow, Ireland. He spent his childhood in Edmonton and with his family later moved to Vancouver Island. Greg studied theatre arts in Victoria and in Vancouver he became involved in comedy writing. Greg continued his vocal training and began to develop his own repertoire of "standards". 

Greg's musical odyssey took him to Toronto where he perfected his distinctive vocal style working a series of one-nighters in small clubs in and around that city.  He first performed with a band called "Close Enough For Jazz" and the a self-titled "Greg Finnegan Jazz Trio".

Meanwhile, Greg continued his writing for the stage, and his theatrical credits include a production of his full length book musical "The Case Of The Curious Cabaret" at the 1995 Kawartha Summer Festival in Lindsey, Ontario. 

Greg's collaboration with his musical director, guitarist Sean Bray, began in 1994. They soon began performing together as a duo. 

Greg recently made his recording debut on the Toronto jazz label "Counterpoint Recordings". Produced and arranged by Sean Bray, the CD is entitled "Songs in a Misty Night" and features Greg backed by the Sean Bray Trio. 

After the release of his jazz vocal CD 'Songs In A Misty Night' (Counterpoint Recordings & Polygram Canada) Greg's performances have included appearances at one of Canada's premier jazz clubs 'The Top Of The Senator'. He was featured as the 'Artist Of The Day' on BRAVO Television and has appeared at The Downtown Toronto Jazz Festival. 

Greg Finnegan makes an impressive recording debut with 'Songs In A Misty Night', interpreting such standards as 'When Sunny Gets Blue' and 'Good Morning Heartache', the Boz Scaggs' pop classic 'We're All Alone', and an original tune, 'Until Tomorrow', composed by Toronto musician Sean Bray, who is also the producer/arranger of 'Songs In A Misty Night'. 

Drawing comparisons to Chet Baker and Michael Franks, Greg Finnegan "performs the music with sincerity and meaning, making the lyrics tell the story the way the composer intended." He has surrounded himself with some of the finest contemporary jazz musicians in Canada. Along with guitarist Sean Bray who also plays on all tracks, the recording features drummer Mike McClelland, bassist Artie Roth, and a special appearance by celebrated horn player John MacLeod. 

The playlist for 'Songs In A Misty Night' includes CBC-FM, CJRT-FM, CFMX-FM, CKLN-FM, and a feature spot on the Air Canada In-Flight Music program, and 'Songs In A Misty Night' was selected as "CD OF THE MONTH" on CIXX-FM Radio (London, Ontario) - the Jazz Junction Jazz Show. 

Here are just some of the comments made about Greg Finnegan's 'Songs In A Misty Night':

"...outstanding..." (Michael Lyon, CFMX-FM)
"I love it!" (Don Robinson, CFLY-FM)
"...enjoyable..." (Frank Proctor, CKLY-AM)
"I've had this CD for 24 hours and it's really growing on me!" 
       (Ross Porter, 'After Hours', CBC-FM)
"...it's a great record..." (Wally Dawson, CKLN-FM)