Greeley is from Asbury Park, New Jersey, where he graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, NJ.. He came to upstate New York in the early seventies to earn a Syracuse University BA in Speech Communications/Dramatic Arts from Utica College.
When he left the Jersey Shore, fellow bar bands like Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band were playing the same club circuit.
Besides playing in Ascension, Greeley was a founding member and leader of the legendary progressive rock show band, Mr. Edd which performed all up and down the east coast and Canada. Later, while playing keyboards and bass with the Todd Hobin Band, he also toured with the Beach Boys and the Kinks.
Greeley began taking classical piano lessons in 1964 and played various brass horn instruments until finally settling down with the electric bass in the early seventies.
Greeley is the “Cal Ripkin” of Classified. He has played every gig since the beginning of the band.