Gregor Bezenšek – SoulGreg Artist was born in 1983 in Celje, Slovenia and has been a musician by heart and soul since he was just little boy. It was back then when he was just a little boy, when he first saw a guitar on television, he knew in that moment that his destiny was written to music and that he would be a musician for life.
“I always knew I was going to be a musician, just that and I never thought for a second that I could be anything else. “
He started attending music school at the age of six. He additionally showed his musical talent, when he wrote and arranged his first original composition at age ten. A year later, he formed his first rock band Gaad Band, being the lead singer and guitarist. With Gaad Band he recorded his first album, being the author off most tracks. They performed all over Slovenia and were very popular among the youth.
At just sixteen, he enrolled to go study jazz guitar at the renowned University of Music and Fine Arts in Graz, Austria. With only two months time to prepare for the demanding entrance exams, he came before the admissions committee at the university. The professors did not take him seriously at first, because of his youth and asked him with a laugh, if he knows how to turn on the electric guitar. However, he then impressed them so much with his performance, that he was admitted to the university despite his young age.
During his studies, he devoted himself entirely to music, and he also performed a lot with his then jazz band. At the age of 21, he successfully completed his music studies, as then one of the youngest graduates in the history of the university.
His next turning point in his life came, when he was encountered with modern R&B and soul music, while studying guitar. He was completely taken over by R&B and soul music. He loved these sounds so much, he started writing his own pieces, which were the combination of these genres. During this period, he released self-produced R&B songs such as Feelin ‘so Bad, I Miss You, Is it Cool, See you Girl, So in Love with You, Nothing Better Than Love feat. Mario Moore, So Hot feat. Deuce, Queen Balla feat. Money Cren …, in which he once again showed his great talent and professional production perfectionism, as he wrote, played all the instruments, sang, and recorded all the songs himself. His R&B songs have also impressed some foreign producers, who have been fascinated by their excellence.
Despite working with record labels and producers abroad, especially in the USA and Great Britain, he decided to continue his musical career in Slovenia for personal reasons. Along the way, he met and became acquainted with many musicians and different musical genres, to which he constantly developed personal respect and consequently incorporated them into his music. In doing so, he constantly broadened his musical horizons and grew in his freedom of creating different music and expending his musical depth.
Because of his eagerness of learning and constant delving into music, he began to integrate elements of rock, pop, jazz and classical music making the electric guitar his lead.
In 2013, a new chapter in his musical journey began. He started collaborating with the band BigLights Band. He introduced his band to the public with the song O, bog, povej, followed by the songs Novi svet and Lay Your Body Down. One of his major successes during this time was the listing of his songs on the acclaimed international music TV station iConcerts, where his concerts were broadcasted.
During this period he created many songs in both Slovenian and English, including: Something ’bout Love, Life’s Amazing, Deus Symphony, Let the Love Win, I can’t live Without You, Happy Birthday Song, Ella Vita, If You Set Yourself Free, Lovecaine. In 2015, he also released the album Let the Love Win.
“Music is like space; it has no end and knows no boundaries.
The more the artist is free from his prejudices, the bigger his music is.”
In 2017, a deep and shocking turning point occurred in his personal life, which deeply and permanently left a humongous mark on him and his musical creativity.
This was the year, his son Viljem Julijan was born, who was diagnosed, soon after birth, with a deadly rare disease, for which there was no treatment or cure. As a family man, he devoted himself entirely to caring for his son, who needed 24-hour care at home.
The music that followed, was music that reflected great pain and love for his beloved son. SoulGreg Artist wrote and made songs dedicated to him – My Eternal Love, A fairytale for Prince and a Ballerina, Viljem Julijan (In cor meo in aeternum) …
In 2018, he and his wife Nina founded the humanitarian Society Viljem Julijan, with which they wholeheartedly help children with rare diseases and their families.