If you grew up in Winnipeg during the 1960s or 1970s, you know the name Joey Gregorash.
Around in the 80s and 90s? Then you’ll most likely know Gregorash from his shows “S’kiddle Bits” and “Hi Noon” on CKY (now CTV Winnipeg).
No matter how you know the Juno Award-winning performer, he isn’t done entertaining audiences.
“I’ve been lucky enough to experience several careers from rock and roll to radio, to television, even creating writing but they say you never forget your first love – in my case singing,” said Gregorash.
“I’ve always said that I want to go out the way I came in and that’s entertaining and singing.”
An upcoming performance at Club Regent Event Centre on February 6 will be like a trip down memory lane for fans of the musician.
The show is a tribute to the era with a look back to a time when Winnipeg community clubs were rockin’ every Friday and Saturday night as a myriad of top local bands performed including Joey’s band, The Mongrels.
The Mongrels, with changes in personnel, became one of the top bands in Winnipeg and in late December 1967 recorded four Randy Bachman penned or co-penned songs at Sound 80 in Minneapolis. The recording engineer at that session was Tommy Jung who became legendary in the music business working with artists such as Prince and Bob Dylan. The songs recorded by The Mongrels were Death of a Salesman, Sitting in the Station, My Woman and Funny Day.
Gregorash’s return to the stage is his first public ticketed show since 2004.
Tickets start at $25 and are available through Ticketmaster. Showtime is 7 p.m.