Greg Smith- Bassist for Ted Nugent
A bassist who jumped on opportunities
Greg Smith, a bass player with an extensive career in the rock n’ roll world, is currently the bassist and co-vocalist with Ted Nugent. His first break came when he was invited by Gene Simmons to join the touring band in support of Wendy O. Williams’ first solo album in 1984. He then went on to work with Vinnie Moore, and shortly thereafter, was asked to join Alice Cooper in 1991. Greg recorded three albums with him, and officially left Alice Cooper in 2002. During his time with Alice Cooper, he was also working with Tonto Tonto and Red Dawn in 1992 and 1993, respectively. In 1994, Greg was invited to audition for the new Rainbow band that Ritchie Blackmore was putting together, and stayed with the band until 1997. In 2000, Greg jumped at the chance to audition for the Billy Joel musical play, Movin’ Out, The idea and initial rehearsal started in 2000. The pre-Broadway run began in 2002 in Chicago. He stayed through the duration until 2007. In 2007, Greg received a phone call from Ted Nugent to join his band and has been with him since.
Other artists Greg has played and recorded with
Never one to sit still, Greg is also part of bands, Tokyo Motor Fist, and holiday band, Wizards of Winter. Greg has also worked with rock icons, Blue Öyster Cult, Dokken, Joe Lynn Turner, Tommy James & the Shondells, Alan Parsons, The Turtles, Felix Cavaliere, Chuck Negron, Joey Molland, Denny Laine, and Mitch Ryder.
Video interview with Greg Smith