The Tempus Collective - Stewart Grieve


The Tempus Collective are : Kevin Fleming - writing, vocals & keys Stewart Grieve (Solo Greebo) - writing, keys and production The band are a duo hailing from Glasgow/Scotland, consisting of Kevin Fleming (vocals and keys) and Stewart Grieve (Keys, programming and production). The boys first met at school and have been playing together since 1983. They got their first 4-track a few years later and have continued to be bedroom music makers ever since,.. Over the years there have been various musicians who have joined the ranks but it remains a two piece outfit for the moment with guest musicians joining the band for selected projects as they are required. Influenced by the likes of The Blue Nile, David Sylvian, Craig Armstrong, This Mortal Coil, Thomas Feiner and similar melancholic artists, they also draw from the likes of Simple Minds, Hipsway, Gary Numan, We Are All Astronauts for their more up tempo material. The Tempus sound is usually however, a subdued affair that could never be considered mainstream. Although they do experiment into other genres from time to time. "We spend a lot of time on production, we always have, its about making the best of what you have at the time, both in ability and equipment and as the years have gone on, both have improved vastly. We always felt that one good sounding song was worth 10 poor ones ! That's what we strive for, That's where we always channeled our energies and it still is to this day." Using Soundcloud (when it used to be good) as their main platform to showcase their music Tempus have accumulated a decent following and gained a lot of confidence from the warm reception they have received from fellow musicians and music lovers alike. With the demise of the community over at Soundcloud the boys are hoping to find a new home here on drooble to showcase they latest musical exploits.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

IT's my hobby and release from the stress of life.

What is your music dream?

I'm no dreamer, those days are long gone, we just enjoy it for what it is.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

pointless questionares...

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

"Are Friends Electric" by Gary Numan and "Sound & Vision" by Bowie

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Gary Numan, The Blue Nile, David Sylvian, Skinny Puppy, Pink Floyd, NIN, Bears Den, The MOrtal Coil, Sisters Of Mercy, The Cure, The Cult, The The, Japan, Simple Minds, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Niel Young, Johnny Cash,.

What inspires you to make music?


What is the message you want to send with your music?

no message, make of it what you will.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

never do as I hate it.

How do you see the musicians’ reality nowadays? What could be improved?

not sure what you want me to say for this, modern music is pretty terrible, real musicians are hard to find these days.

What do you think of Drooble?

dont know yet, only just started, so far so good I guess.

What frustrates you most as a musician?

not getting heard be the right people that are into our style.

Do you support your local scene as a fan? How?

go to gigs all the time. comment and listen a lot to friends bands on Soundcloud, although that is dying now.

What qualities should a musician nowadays have in order to get their music heard by a larger audience?

I have no idea, but if you find out, please do let me know.

Share some awesome artists that we’ve never heard of.

We Are All Astronauts The Tempus Collective The Bathers