Greg Shier is a progressive-metal artist from Kingston, Ontario.
Few artists’ repertoire covers as broad a spectrum as Greg’s. This, coupled with his stage show, (involving timed video and lighting) is what attracts most of his following.
After picking up the guitar at age 10, Greg’s attention landed on 70’s hard rock giants Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin. Shortly thereafter, his focus began to shift towards more progressive music and advanced music theory.
Bands like Yes, Rush, Dream Theater, and Steve Vai moved to the forefront of his attention. At this time, Greg began studying under the direction of Scott Burns (GIT Graduate) and taking courses at Queen’s University in theory, world musics, and music history. It is with this background that Greg has molded his unique style.
Greg Shier | Guitar/Vocals/Arrangements
Matt Kidson | Keyboard/Synth
Dan Winter | Drums
NAME | Greg Shier
EMAIL | Gregshierband@gmail.com
WEBSITE | http://www.gregshier.com
“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”