At five years old, urged on by his big brother, Greg Hoy listened to Led Zeppelin’s, Whole Lotta Love, and—understandably—his musical fate was sealed.
Fast-forward a few decades, now, the San Francisco CA-based singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer & engineer, and label owner has literally dozens of recorded works to his name, a few of which have been featured on network television on shows like One Tree Hill and MTV’s Made.
As just one of his several collaborative monikers, Greg Hoy & the Boys, has several releases, including 6 Underground, Valentine, Fomo Yolo Ono, and their latest album, the monster-sized self-titled garage-meets-punk-meets-pop-rock double-album, Greg Hoy & the Boys, from which comes the lead-off single, Brilliant Jerk.
A busy high-hat, a catchy guitar riff (reminiscent of The Clash’s, Should I Stay Or Should I Go), and a relatable anti-pretentious theme, culminate to form 3:40 of sonic candy, scientifically designed at 30 Peak studios by the man himself to get lodged in your brain and your step…
“You got stories from your United Nations
All your trips in your limousine
I think that maybe you got the occupation
Cause the words you use are all obscene
I just wanna, I just wanna say
You’re a brilliant jerk…”
The Clash meets Pixies…
BELOW: Watch & listen to Greg Hoy & the Boys’ latest single, Brilliant Jerk, and connect with their website and social media platforms. Please support Greg Hoy & the Boys by visiting them online, and playing, downloading, and/or purchasing their music, or attending a live show! And, as always, thank you for supporting real music!