Bio

Geoff was born in Inglewood, California, and raised all over hell's half acre.  At the age of 14, he borrowed a guitar and never really gave it back.  He learned to play along with the records he loved in high school: The Jesus and Mary Chain, the Pixies, Joy Division, Wire.  When he later immersed himself in more traditional folk music by Mississippi John Hurt, Woody Guthrie, Nick Drake, and Bob Dylan, he developed a style that blends virtuoso finger-picking, folk urgency, punk energy, introspective honesty, and poetic lyricality.

In 2001, Geoff found himself in Berlin, Germany. To fulfill a promise made to a friend who had recently passed away, Geoff found a cheap recording studio and recorded demos of every song he’d ever written. A few months later, in the spring of 2002, he hauled a couple dozen of these songs out of his closet and played them to friends in a small bar.  They seemed to like them, so he played for four hours straight. When Geoff returned to the States in late 2002, he started playing out again in New Jersey and New York City.  It proved a fateful move; with a steady outlet, songs came pouring out of him at an alarming rate.

In 2004, and largely as respite from the two other recording projects already underway, Geoff wrote and performed all but one of the songs for an EP called Songs in the Key of Loooop, a rich blend of electronica, sloppy bar-rock, and spoken word that found frequent local airplay.

Three months later, Geoff released a handful of political songs, Patriot Acts, which went on to nationwide radio play on an NPR-syndicated show. Patriot Acts, since then, has sold widely and been an "Editor's Pick" on CD Baby. Thomas Florek, host of channel 30-Princeton's Cafe Improv, called the CD "important . . . one of the most powerful political statements to be made in American pop music," and London’s Time Out praised it as a “fine line in protest song.”  5 additional political songs will be recorded as a follow-up EP tentatively titled How the Night Arrived, to be released during the next presidential campaigns.

In November of 2004, the full-length debut, Know the Rain Here, was released.  Web-based and traditional radio in NYC and New Jersey picked it up, and it has since found the support of independent radio stations across the USA and Europe. Geoff was a featured artist on Harris Radio in Brooklyn and shared the top 10 on WRSU-FM in New Brunswick with the likes of Marianne Faithful, Kings of Leon, Ani DiFranco and Pete Yorn. Cannery Row Records will re-release the album in Europe, with two additional tracks, in the spring of 2007, with a European tour to follow.

Geoff recently left L.A. for the forests of northern California, where he is polishing up songs to be recorded in New Jersey in January of 2007. In the summer of 2005, he was invited to play at the San Diego Indie Music Fest and was a featured artist on SunsetStrip.com, where he recorded 6 songs and an interview for them.  After a successful tour of the U.K., Holland and Ireland in the spring of 2006, Geoff is hard at work on his next album and EP, tentatively titled What I Did When I Was Out in California and Losing Bets.