In college he majored in psychology and minored in music and dramatic arts. He holds a Masters degree and is currently working towards his Ph.D. While pursuing graduate studies at Berkeley, and Stanford he helped pay his tuition by starting a band. It was here he developed his own personal musical style. While teaching English at Berkeley, he decided to become a professional musician, built a studio, and applied his academic discipline to developing skills as a singer, composer and producer.
Abbott released the single and album "Shake You Down" shaking up the music industry with countless honors and awards. "Shake You Down" has become the first and fastest song in the history of BMI to reach one million radio airplay's (now well over three million), and won BMI's Pop Song of the Year award. Abbotts' music has crossed every barrier imaginable. You hear the Caribbean/Spanish influence in his music, topped off with his incredibly smooth, soulful voice.
Gregory Abbott is noted for coining the term "groove ballad". When referring to him music writers have affectionately used the term "Wall Street Soul". He's a favorite with the ladies for his sophisticated demeanor and intelligent green eyes, with a sense of something much more
Abbotts' music has gone to number one on charts all over the world. He's won first prize at the Tokyo Music Festival, two "Soul Train" music awards, has been the star of the New York Music Awards, (receiving four), and two CEBA Awards (Communications Excellence Aimed at Black Audiences) among many many others.
Gregory Abbott Discography
- 3 Remix
- 2 Vocals
- 2 Instruments & Performance
- 52 Writing & Arrangement
- 2 Featuring & Presenting
- 16 Production
- 2 Technical