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!

A big thanks to Wayne Boucaud for interviewing me for his show a few weeks ago. Listen to the full monty here:

The October Choir
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

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April 7, 2011

Short Song on the Fly – Green Island by the Sea

Another in the ‘Short Song on the Fly’ series. This idea is from Karen, thank you! Click here to watch it. The words are:

Green Island by the sea,

so warm and calm,

just the place to be with you’.

This experiment continues… Enjoy!

March 27, 2011

Short Song on the Fly – Fate

http://www.mrgeoffreywilliams.com Another in the ‘Short Song on the Fly’ series and the first request goes to Eso! Thank you for sending me this idea.
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March 22, 2011

Short Song on the Fly!

How would you like your idea made into a short song? Well, this is the basis for my latest idea of spontaneous creative stimulation (not easy to say first thing in the morning!!).

The experiment is called ‘Short Song on the Fly’ and the premise is this:

  • I ask you to give me an idea e.g. a dream you had, a place of significance to you and why, a favourite line from a book or film (not to famous!), or a favourite saying
  • I create a short piece from your idea using my Digitech Jamman loop pedal
  • I record myself creating it and put it up on YouTube for you (& the world) to see my musical interpretation of your idea

I’m planning to do one every two weeks. If you’re game, email me with your idea and we’ll go from there! Click here to see what I’m talking about.

January 19, 2011

New album ‘Yes Is The Answer’ is on the way!

New material, applauded live and now recorded… acoustic, human…robots to a minimum! It’s been a while but the time is now. Click here to listen.

I’ve been hard at work applying for a grant to release the album, writing a business plan, lots of head work! But from much help from Young Werther, the process was eased.

What’s in the album? Well, taste the aperitif and you’ll get a good idea of the main course!

And when will the main course arrive, waiter? Well, (in a West Indian accent) the cook is busy chopping, slicing and putting on the finishing touches; putting in some blues with his own homemade Caribbean sauce to spice up the proceedings! Lol! In answer to your question, probably the second half of the year but don’t quote me!

Oh, and if you’re wondering what the question was, well, Yes is definitely the answer!

January 19, 2011

Geoffrey Williams – Soul’s On Fire, live performance @ Woodford Folk Festival 2010

http://www.mrgeoffreywilliams.com Footage (& handage!) of Geoffrey Williams performing @ Woodford 2011 thanks to Paul Nunns.
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January 18, 2011

Live footage @ Woodford 2011

Check out the video of me New Years Eve @ Woodford Folk Festival 2010 http://ping.fm/WND5Q Contact me if U were there!

January 3, 2011

My Virgin Woodford


Woodford Folk Festival – the happiest 6 days of my career so far! Played 5 tents, endured the mud covered latrines and lived to tell the tale! I was entertained, enjoyed and inspired; muddied and nearly flooded; soaked, choked, applauded & exhausted by day 6!

Thank you so much to Sam Cook and Aunt Di for programming me, and the people of the Jinibara tribe for giving me the opportunity to share & shine on their land. 

My favourites were:
The Ray Mann Three (tighter & funkier than a mosquito’s tweeter!)
Spacifix (NERD on crack meets Turntablism with harmonies! ‘Nuff energy!)
Fourplay (string quartet with a difference)
Penny Larkins (Joni Mitchell tribute album – she nailed Coyote!)
Alanna & Alicia Egan (Joni Mitchell tribute album – soaring harmonies that take you to the stratosphere)
My Percival (what a way to start the day! A moving and inspiring man)
Microwave Jenny (just good!)
Andrea Kirwin (mesmeric tracks & gorgeous people!)
Stevie Salas & Bernard Fowler (power and conviction from 2 industry pros!) 

Can I do it again please?

December 9, 2010

Elwood Lounging!

Something to be repeated… playing with Tawanda on percussion and Lime on guitar and ‘occasional’ vocals… laying down some cool riddims… if only Lime was coming to Woodford…

November 29, 2010

‘I’ll Dance’ and I’ll sing!

Saturday Nov 13th, Elwood, recording for Tawanda Gadzikwa’s project ‘I’ll Dance’, an album raising money for Emerald Hill School for the Deaf in Harare, Zimbabwe. In on the session was Lime on percussion, Lina Andonovska on flute, Tawanda of course on cajon and the Brazilian big drum (my description!) and behind the camera Rachel Main. The picture speaks for itself.