July 7, 2011

I grew up on a diet of Desmond Dekker, Stevie Wonder, The Beatles,  60s & 70s UK Pop and Reggae. I remember singing Xanadu (60s version) in front of my mum and dad’s old Blaupunkt radiogram (they still have it!). My music combines these elements!

STOP PRESS…. er….. continue now!

Exciting new choir starting 13th October 2016
Led by me!
Thursday nights
7.30pm – 9pm
St John’s, Southgate
20 City Rd, Southbank VIC 3006
Genre – Soul Blues Reggae originals and covers
Bring your inner afro!

Enquiries – gwmusic1@gmail.com

My latest EP BLACK IS THE EP is out now! Buy it from here.

Grab the Free Bonus Tracks and album materials by joining the mailing list here. Hooray!!

February 10, 2016

YES IS THE ANSWER GOES VINYL!

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Hope this message finds you well!

I have some exciting news…

It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce that Yes Is The Answer is available on vinyl…. yes Vinyl people! It’ll have a different image and one less track (Roaring Sky) because it couldn’t fit on the vinyl! Remember that??!!! 

Whether you have the album on CD, mp3 or not at all (how come?? Lol!), for $20 you can grab a copy when you subscribe to https://feedbands.com.

You will also be able to pick one up from me when I receive my copies – I’ll put you on the waiting list!

I’m featured artist of the month and they’ve given me a beautiful write up (thank you Feedbands)! To read it, click the link below:

https://feedbands.com/this-months-artist/

Go on, treat yourself to warm, human analog sound that wraps itself around your ears like a Angora blanket in winter!

That’s all for now

Salut

G x

February 12, 2015

The Nina Simone / Bill Withers performance project

 


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Nina Simone and Bill Withers. Yes indeed. Artists that know how to tell is like it is.

I’ve been a fan of these two for some time and when I was asked to put together a show, they came into my mind through an small window in the attic, made themselves at home, opened a suitcase brimming with these powerful songs and have been squatting in my consciousness ever since playing these tunes on their portable record player!

I’ve done some performances of this show and have found it to be an electric experience! Check out a rehearsal clip by clicking on the picture above.

Also check out a clip of one of the tracks I perform – The House of the Rising Sun.

This year, 2015, I’m offering house concerts with this show. Gather 20+ of your friends to your house at a cost if $20 per person (the hosts get in for free!) and I will come & play 2 x 50 min sets. If you want to grab a CD of my original material, then it would be extra $5.

I’m offering this Australia wide! Of course I won’t fly from Melbourne to Darwin for one gig (Aussie flights are soooo expensive!) but if I have enough of a cluster of shows to perform in one area, I will.

May 20, 2014

Failure is an option..

Hope this message finds you well. In the immortal words of James Brown, ‘Whoa, I feel good…!’. Why, because I started clearing out my garage today listening to some demos of mine from the early nineties! I could hear the terrible hair style! At some point I may let you hear them….

Anyway, just a quick note to say I have another blog entry on the Roland Corp Australia blog site. In this one, I share my biggest failure success story!

http://blog.rolandcorp.com.au/index.php/inspiration-is-everywhere-4-failure-is-an-option/

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Ooh, and check out the Michael Jackson song story if you haven’t already. You can read it here:

http://blog.rolandcorp.com.au/index.php/author/geoffrey/

Also, I want to bring your attention to two upcoming gigs that are going to be epic! They are:

– Geoffrey Williams: Love songs and groove! at The Main Bar, Ballarat on Saturday May 24th. Anna Bilbrough supporting
– The Resignators, Ballarat Ska Union & Geoffrey Williams at The Courthouse Theatre, Ballarat, June 7th. This gig will be streamed live via Playfi. You can book your tickets now at this link:

http://playfi.com/live/resignators-ballarat-ska-union-geoffrey-williams-at-live-on-lydiard/view

If you’re physically in da area, drop by, say hi and stay for a while to soak in some smoothin’ and groovin’! I would love to see you there!

OK, as Porky Pig would say, that’s all folks,

Salut maintenant!

December 13, 2013

My First Blog for Roland Australia is up!

Yes ladies and gentlemen, my first entry for the the Roland blog (yes all those cool guitar pedals, keyboards and musical toys, toys, toys!) is up for your delectation, perusal and affection (maybe!). It’s called Inspiration is Everywhere and in it, I aim to show that for me, there is no such thing as writer’s block and that inspiration is truly an everywhere, all the time, 25/7 happening thing! Click here to see!

There is also another Short Song on the fly at the end of the post so check it out!

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  • March 29, 2012

    Short Song on the Fly: Samus Infragilis

    http://mrgeoffreywilliams.com Another in the improbable improv series, off the experimental cuff! Another suggestion from Year 9 of Horsham College, thank you.
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    March 20, 2012

    Short Song on the Fly: Naked as fear, the fringe dweller sings

    http://mrgeoffreywilliams.com Another in my series of improv experiments, this time one of many suggestions from Horsham College’s Year 9. Many thanks for your ideas!
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    March 1, 2012

    Short Song on the Fly: Who’s Playing Catch-up?

    http://mrgeoffreywilliams.com Another in the Short Song on the Fly series. This idea is from a poem by AMJM, thanks young man!
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    February 2, 2012

    Short Song on the Fly: Mountains

    http://www.mrgeoffreywilliams.com Another series in the improv song on the spot. Thanks to Phil for the idea!
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    January 31, 2012

    Short Song On The Fly: Devotion

    http://www.mrgeoffreywilliams.com Yet more in the improvised song interpretation (quite a mouthful!).
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    January 17, 2012

    Short Song on the Fly – Camera

    http://www.mrgeoffreywilliams.com Another in the series of improvised songs from your suggestions. This one is from long time fan Doug Seymour (thank you) about his passion for photography!
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