Something I Made Up
Greg Wyard is a songwriter who believes that songwriting is a craft, and each song is it's own reward for the work put into it. 'A good song is like a true friend - it will always be there when you need it.' Wyard, who grew up in the south of England before immigrating to Canada at age 13, credits the Beatles, 10cc, Squeeze and Crowded House for giving him his musical foundation. Over several years, he has built on this to develop his own sound, best described as David Gray meets John Mayer. Greg's latest CD, 'Something I made up' is a testament to the Brit-pop songwriting tradition. It is a collection of 11 finely crafted songs, full of McCartneyesque melodic hooks, and thoughtful lyrics, dealing with diverse subjects that we all relate to - love, happiness, loss and regret. These emotions are explored in songs like 'Just be you', a beautiful song about appreciating what you have in the here and now, and resisting change for change's sake. 'Ready to come back home' is an upbeat folk-rocker that explores the anticipation of returning home after a separation. Greg even tackles a difficult topic such as Alzheimer's disease with grace in the poignant 'Few and far between', with it's sweet and simple guitar / cello arrangement. As an artist, Greg is a triple threat, impressing listeners with his voice, guitar playing and songwriting.