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Greg Kurstin
Greg Kurstin
Information
Birth name
Gregory Allen Kurstin
Born
May 14, 1969
Birth place
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres
Rock, pop, alternative rock
Occupations
Producer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist
Instruments
Keyboards, guitar, bass, drums, vocals

Gregory Allen "Greg" Kurstin (born May 14, 1969) is an American record producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Described as "the consummate DIY writer and producer," Kurstin has been associated with releases which have cumulatively sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. He has been nominated for six Grammy Awards and a Golden Globe and has won three Ivor Novello Awards.

An "exceptionally accomplished" musician, Kurstin began his career as a jazz pianist and later co-founded Geggy Tah. He has collaborated with Inara George in The Bird and the Bee since 2004.

Kurstin wrote extensively with Adele for her third studio album, 25. Three tracks made the album's final cut: "Hello," "Water Under the Bridge," and "Million Years Ago." Additionally, a song titled "Bird Set Free" was conceived during Adele's sessions with Kurstin and Sia; however, it was cut and re-recorded by Sia for her seventh studio album, This Is Acting.

Among others, he has worked with Sia, BeckKelly ClarksonEllie GouldingP!nkthe ShinsTegan and Sara, and Lily Allen. He often plays guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, and engineers and programs the records he produces.

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