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Geoffrey J: Singer-Songwriter Takes on L.A.

By Kathy Leonardo
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Geoffrey J takes the stage, grabs his guitar and flashes a youthful grin at the audience. His disarming smile and shy demeanor draws them in. As his low-toned voice starts to emerge, one cannot help but take notice. Geoffrey J delivers his music with an honest and raw delivery, with straightforward rock ’n’ roll melodies.

Geoffrey J arrived in Los Angeles in the summer of 2010. A driven young singer-songwriter, who has gained much attention, playing festivals and local venues, he has also released two full-length studio albums. His music has received rave reviews and thousands of downloads as well as airplay on several radio stations.

As a songwriter, his melodies range from roots-rock to folk. His songs offer a large amount of passion for such a young performer. His organic approach to songwriting allows his lyrics to be vulnerable yet direct. His melodies sometimes haunting, are also upbeat, memorable and consistently entertaining.

Geoffrey J has been influenced from the work of such industry legends as John Lennon, Bob Dylan, Lou Reed and David Bowie and applied them to a collection of music that instantly qualifies him as one of the most dynamic and mature songwriters to emerge in recent memory.

The Geoffrey J experience, changes based on his environment. As a solo performer, he exudes a brooding intimate performance with a touching sensibility that is rarely seen in most performers. With a full band or duo, there is a bold brash sound that drives his melodies and brings his audiences to their feet.

On Wednesday Nov. 16, you can catch this talented young musician in action. Geoffrey will be performing his folk/roots/rock at Danny's Venice Beach Bistro and Bar at 7 p.m. Danny's Venice is known for its great happy hour which will be extended until 8 p.m. for this performance only. This acoustic show runs from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. and will feature guest musicians all night. Danny's Venice Beach Bistro and Bar is located at 23 Windward Avenue, right off the beach, between Pacific Avenue and Speedway in Venice. Admission is FREE.

For more information, visit Enjoy free downloads of his two CDs, Fly on the Wall (which will only be available until the official 2012 release in January) and Pennington Place (2009).

Article posted on 11/8/2011
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