Who is Mr M ?
Lancashire born band leader Ian Gregson has created a wealth of original music inspired by world and local events, tv shows, the local film industry and of course personal relationships including two marriages. Ian also has some unique perspectives as a long term person with a disability having lost his leg at age 15.
As a singer Ian looks turns to the likes of Hugh Cornwell, Ian Dury, Alex Harvey & Nick Cave. The music Ian created is spread far and wide; inspired initially by Wigan Casino and Northern Soul, Curtis Mayfield, Charles Bradley to renowned Irish rocker Phil Lynott and Thin Lizzy and modfather Paul Weller. Like the late Mayfield and Bradley, Ian is not afraid to address the injustices of the world on tracks like “Prisoners” and “Keep The Faith” to comedic elements in “Devil Came to Town” and “Just Let Me Be”.
The resulting musical concoction of rock, funk and soul combined with driving beats and raging guitar added with melodic interludes that are closer to the heart will get you groovin’ and rockin’. Ian's music does not allow you to sit still.
The name “Mr M & The All Nighters” is derived from the legendary Wigan Casino “All Nighters” and its side room “Mr M’s”
'Ride the rhythm and feel the beat.' Mr M & The All Nighters are a polished and creative band supplying impressive tunes enjoyed by discerning listeners on the Vancouver music scene. Slip on the best headphones you can afford, and immerse yourself in their organic soul, tactile funk and sophisticated rock. Support this leading edge band, be part of the onward journey…it can only lead to better things. Quality.
– Jean Fleury , Manchester, England [Northern Soul & Soul Facebook Groups]
A HISTORY OF PHOTOS
Based in Vancouver BC, Canada Genre: #Rock #Soul #Funk
Ian Gregson – Guitar & Vocals
Joni Miller– Bass & Vocals
Matt Lam - Keyboards
Tony Guzzo - Drums
Manny Albeury - Sax
Originally founded in 2006 Mr M & The All Nighters are back playing original music with a few covers thrown in. The band are now playing live shows around the lower mainland - check the schedule for details