He continues to play by ear to this day, with minimal formal music training. At the age of 12, Greg also started writing his own songs. Since he started penning his own material, he has continued to do so, winning the recognition of such esteemed songwriting competitions as The John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the International Songwriting Competition. In 2008 his song, "Love Is the Anchor," was named "Song of the Year" at the Canadian Gospel Music Awards. Homeschooled for most of his life, Sczebel attended Salmon Arm Secondary for grades 11 and 12. Heavily involved in the strong music courses available, it was during high school that Greg was exposed firsthand to the recording process.
Shortly after graduating in 2002, Sczebel recorded his debut independent album, "Here to Stay." All songs were written by Greg, and he and his father, Jerry Sczebel produced it. "Here to Stay" released Canada-wide on June 1, 2004 and went on to win a 2005 Juno Award, as well as a "Western Canadian Music Award," among others. Greg has toured extensively, most notably with Canadian country star Paul Brandt, and Folk/Pop songstress Carolyn Arends. In 2006 Sczebel was a special guest performer on CMT's "Paul Brandt's Christmas in Banff." He shared the stage with Paul Brandt, Liz Brandt and Aaron Lines, singing "Joy to the World," "Santa Clause Is Comin' to Town," and his original song, "One Starry Night." In 2008 Sczebel joined Brandt's touring band and has performed nationwide with him as backup vocalist and keyboard player. Public performances included appearing at the 2008 Canada Day Celebrations on Parliament Hill in Ottawa. Since 2005 Sczebel has been an active spokesperson on behalf of World Vision, primarily their Hope Child Sponsorship initiative which provides for children around the world affected by HIV AIDS. Greg Sczebel's second album, "Love & The Lack Thereof" was released October 13, 2009.
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