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Greg Smart

 

 

    Greg was born in Yonkers, New York in the year 1969. At 7 years of age Greg moved to Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Even though he was a child of the seventies, he was brought up on Classic 1960's rock groups, such as the Beatles, Beach Boys and the Byrds. Greg started playing guitar at age 10. Because he played a right handed guitar left handed without switching the strings, Greg was not the most proficient of guitar players. Greg began dissecting popular groups of the time such as Flock of Seaguls, The Clash and the Sex Pistols. At 16 Greg switched to bass, as it far better suited his playing style. Throughout Middle school and High School Greg played in a myriad of bands with his peers. At 18, Greg went to La Roche College in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania, and was a member of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity. At this time, Greg started his first serious band consisting of members of "Rusted Root", and a Pittsburgh based Jam Band " Left for Dead". These experiences shaped Gregs musical future. At the age of 21, Greg joined a Pittsburgh based Progressive Rock Band named "Amphion". 4 years and 3 Albums later, Amphion was no more. At the age of 28, Greg joined another Pittsburgh based band named "Elixir". After  "Elixir" Greg joined a Pittsburgh band named "Mirror Image". At 33 years of age Greg moved back to Lancaster, PA to reestablish his life. In the Spring of 2003 Greg's brother Gil Smart, a local columnist for the Lancaster New Era, met Eric Charles at a party. Eric mentioned to Gil that he was working on a Progressive Rock album and may be looking for a bass player. Gil suggested his brother might be right for the part since some of his favorite bands were King Crimson, Rush and Yes. Eric was very surprised to find a bass player with such interests in Lancaster Country, as Progressive Rock is not that popular in this part of Pennsylvania. Greg was recruited and seemed a natural for the part. The rest will be history!

 

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