Q-&-A with GC’s “music man” Gregory Teasley
Gregory Teasley, freshman biology major, discusses his musical talents, the instruments he plays and his current musical projects.
Q: What first interested you in music?
A: Well for starters, my entire genetic make-up has heavy musical influences. My father sang with a group that traveled all over Florida, and they actually put out a few albums. His father plays guitar and sings and has his whole life. My mom’s father was a guitarist for Jefferson Starship in its early beginnings, and though the band grew to popularity, he was unable to continue on with it. So music has just been an interest of mine from the start.
Q: How many instruments do you play?
A: I play five instruments: the guitar, bass, ukulele, saxophone and synthesizer.
Q: What are your favorite instruments to play?
A: I honestly don’t have a true favorite. It really just depends on the context of the instrument.
Q: What kind of music do you play?
A: I play a wide variety of music. My favorite genre to play is folk and folk-rock.
Q: Do you write any music yourself?
A: I’ve written a few songs that I think are decent. Truth is, I’m far too critical of myself when I write. I am currently working on a few at the moment though; it’s better than what I have come up with in the past. I’m just staying more true and simplistic as far as lyrics go and with a folk/blues type feel to them.
Q: Are you in a band?
A: I am in a band in my hometown, though it’s mostly experimental stuff that we do. We go by the name “Kiss the Cook.”
Q: How often do you perform?
A: We haven’t played in public as a full group yet, though it’s bound to be something different. I do however play at the open mic night at Blackbird on occasion.