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Dave Gregory (born David Gregory, 21 September 1952, Swindonmarker, Wiltshiremarker, England) is an Englishmarker rock lead guitarist known best for his work with Swindonmarker-based new wave band XTC.

Career

Gregory was the lead guitarist of XTC, from immediately prior to the recording of the Drums and Wires LP in 1979 to his eventually leaving the band in 1999. He also contributed keyboard and backing vocal to their work.

Since leaving XTC Gregory has been much in demand as a session musician with a number of artist, including Peter Gabriel, Aimee Mann, Cud, Marc Almond, Johnny Hates Jazz, Jason Donovan, Martin Newell, Louis Philippe, Lulu, Mark Owen, R. Stevie Moore and others. Gregory, who has been regularly involved in Steve Hogarth's h-Band, has also contributed to works by Porcupine Tree, including string arrangements on their sixth album, Lightbulb Sun, and for Dublin group Pugwash Jollity.

On August 16 2009, Englishmarker progressive rock band Big Big Train announced on their official blog that Gregory would be appearing as a guest musician on their sixth studio album, The Underfall Yard.

Personal life

Gregory suffers from diabetes; in 2004 retinopathy threatened to end his career but he has since made a full recovery.

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