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Gregg Pearlman, a native Texan, has been in the live music industry over 35 years. Gregg graduated a top student at Sound Master Audio/Video Institute in Los Angeles. He started there in a local venue, The Country Club. Along the way local gigs as well as The Hollywood Roosevelt included mixing a number of major artists such as Joe Walsh, Glenn Hughes, Alvin Lee, Smokey Robinson, Tammy Wynette, Jesse Colin Young, Ruth Brown, Iggy Pop, X, Eartha Kitt, Iron Butterfly, The Ventures and Jimmy Webb. Sound companies A-1 Audio and Electrotech afforded Gregg the opportunity to work on artist tours including Air Supply, Paul Anka, Maynard Ferguson and Oingo Bongo. As well as single productions for Stevie Wonder at The Dorothy Chandler Pavillion, Fleetwood Mac's video "Seven Wonders" and U2’s infamous “rooftop concert” in downtown L.A.
Also while in Los Angeles, Gregg was a Vice President of Allied Artists Records & President of Allied Artists Concert Productions. During this time he contracted the Jermaine Jackson tour, fresh off the top selling Jackson 5 - Victory Tour, providing sound, lights, staging, transportation and personnel. While at Allied Gregg also served as Production Manager/House sound for the L.A. Street Scene w/UB40, Edgar Winter, Melanie & Hands Across America (Texas/New Mexico border stage w/Kenny Rogers & Lee Greenwood).
Once back in Dallas, Gregg opened up “Take Notes Compact Discs” in 1992 as a retail store in Denton, Texas. Take Notes was geared toward “musician’s music” which was often produced and imported from Japan, England & Germany. Take Notes debuted as a mail order business on the internet in 1993. As one of the first 25 cd stores on line – Take Notes averaged 10,000 views per month. We had an in-store meet & greet in ’93 with Michael Landau’s "Burning Water (w/Carlos Vega)" & also presented Landau’s next band “Raging Honkies (w/Abe LaBoriel, Jr.)" at the Southwest Guitar Show in '94. With the rise of used cds, downloads & recordables – Take Notes closed in 1999.
Since returning to mixing sound, Gregg has mixed live albums for Los Lonely Boys, Greg Whitfield and Andy Timmons as well as a webcast for Robby Kreiger. He was the Monitor Engineer & Stage Manager at The Granada Theatre at the time the venue was awarded "Venue of the Year" two years in a row as recognized by the Dallas Observer. Other venues include Blue Cat Blues, Lakewood Bar & Grill, The Gypsy Tea Room and Sambuca mixing artists such as Johnny Winter, Leon Russell, Point Blank, Monte Montgomery, Savoy Brown, Frank Marino, Howard Jones, Thomas Dolby, Gov't Mule, George Lynch, Mike Patton, Adrian Belew, Al DiMeola, Black Label Society, INXS, Kid Rock, The Stratoblasters and Buddy Miles.
Gregg was recently a teacher & Career Services Director at MediaTech Institute in Dallas, Head of Sound for The Dallas Opera, Monitor & Assistant House Sound at ATT Performing Arts Center working with B.B. King, Steve Martin, Paul Simon, Chrissie Hynde, The Monkees & Areatha Franklin. He is currently Head Sound for Hilltop Church - Care Center Ministries & Business Agent of I.A.T.S.E. Local 127 Dallas Stage Hands Union.
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