Greg Topper was born in Los Angeles and started playing the piano by ear when he was eight. He knows over 500 songs and has never had a single music lesson. His specialties are Fats Domino, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley. His song list, however, spans from the 50’s right through the 70’s.
His first real gig was at The Tamasha Club in Anaheim in 1961 with his band called The Crescents. Ever since, he has played continuously (and primarily) in Orange County for 46 years!
He has played his rock ‘n’ roll show at The Red Onion (1 year), Isadore’s (1 year), Sheraton Newport (2 years), Sheraton Anaheim (6 years), Airporter Inn — now The Atrium (14 years), The Crazy Horse (28 times) and currently at The Village Inn (6 years).
The long-extended engagements are testimony to his success at keeping a high volume of bar business.
He is most proud of all the charity events he has performed to help raise money. He has done galas for Alzheimers, Cystic Fibrosis, Lupus and many more. He is also the Founder and President of The Orange County Musicians Foundation, Inc., which raises money for local OC musicians and their families who have no medical insurance and have catastrophic needs.
Greg has also played twice in Hawaii for extended periods as well as Las Vegas. He also performed in the Warner Bros. movie ‘HOOPER’ with Burt Reynolds and Sally Field.
Greg also recently produced a sold-out show featuring one of his all-time-favorites, Jackie DeShannon. He also played with The Associations in OC.
Topper has performed with such greats as Roy Orbison, The Righteous Brothers, The Turtles, Jose Feliciano, Charlie Daniels, Little Richard, Jackie DeShannon and Dick Dale.