I’m will be writing some articles and publishing them on the site – a new article each month. I know that there are lots of new musicians, students and bands who are looking for background and advice to help them in their early days. This months “Auditions” and the importance of being Prepared and how to condense your skills into a few decisive moments.
I can’t believe it is already February, but even now, in early February the year is taking “shape” and it is looking busy – and busy doing some great things! So, passports ready, bass guitar packed and three gigs with Nik Kershaw in June –
29th May 2011 – Happy Days Festival, Surrey
2nd June 2011 – Byparken Festiva, Denmark
3rd June 2011 – John Dee Club & Pub, Oslo, Norway
4th June 2011 – Rogafest, Norway
5th June 2011 – Bergen, Norway
20th Aug 2011 – Clumber Park, Nottingham
1st October 2011 – Minehead
8th October 2011 – Bognor Regis
|As you will know, I have been using Eden Bass Amplification for a couple of years now and am really pleased to represent them and be one of their endorsees. But it gets better… I will be demo’ing and on-stand with Eden at the London Bass Guitar Show in March with Mark King (Level 42) and Cass Lewis (Skunk Anansie)|
|I am presenting a “What’s it Like” lecture to the students at the Academy of Contemporary Music (ACM) in Guildford on Tuesday 1st of March, 1100 to 1300hrs in Guildford. I’m hoping to talk through what I do, Teach, Gig for Bands, Tour, play for Sessions and over the last five years work with Record Labels as a Musical Director to help with new talent, bands and helping bands and musicians develop.
Really looking forward it – it’s great to get questions and be able to share some experience.
We’re hoping to get some material from the lecture which we hope to get online – so check back in March!!
I’ve found some more of your YouTube videos – this time Chris Norman.
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I am really pleased to be “online” at the Overwater Basses website as one of their current Endorsees. Chris and all the staff at Overwater have listened and understood all of my requirements as a bass guitarist and I now have the best guitar I have ever played. I can’t thank them enough for their support!
I was really excited to be contacted by Lisa & Darren Coleman aka PuttyFoot about some photos they’d taken at the Rewind 2009 festival. The photos are of the Nik Kershaw set and included some of me on stage and can be seen (with thousands of others) on their flickr site. My thanks go to Lisa & Darren for allowing me to use these images on my site.
A massive, “Thank You!” to Nik Kershaw for allowing me to use these audio tracks. These examples cover a number of styles and were originally composed to accompany film and television.
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|Track 2 – Falling Backwards||[audio:http://www.paulgeary.com/audio/ANW1368_05_Falling-Backwards-128b.mp3|autostart=yes]|
|Track 3 – Uptown||[audio:http://www.paulgeary.com/audio/ANW1371_06_Uptown-128b.mp3|autostart=yes]|
|Track 4 – Stacc City||[audio:http://www.paulgeary.com/audio/ANW1379_01_Stacc-City-128b.mp3|autostart=no]|
|Track 5 – The Day After||[audio:http://www.paulgeary.com/audio/ANW1407_01_The-Day-After-128b.mp3|autostart=no]|
|Track 6 – Destiny||[audio:http://www.paulgeary.com/audio/ANW1407_05_Destiny-128b.mp3|autostart=no]|
Is it too late to wish everyone a Happy New Year?
2010 is looking to be a busy year! At the moment I will be working with Nik Kershaw and Mary J Blige with Festivals this summer in Europe and the UK – Check out the YouTube Movies from Eckenforde and Esbjerg.
Eden Electronics provided some fantastic amps in 2009 and I’m really looking forward to possibilities with Eden, including the NAMM show in Summer 2010.
I am in the process of launching “Green Room Studio” here in the UK – more on this later…
Watch out for some new Bass Guitar Style Guides, including some Paul Geary Videos and Downloadable material.
The Donny & Marie show was great, the energy was amazing and the programme that went out on ITV had a really strong image which is how it felt from the stage. Very pleased to be involved and it was a great experience.
There are also some video clips on YouTube which will get you up-to-speed –
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Back in August, at the London Weekend Television studios on the Southbank, London, Donny and Marie Osmond recorded “An Audience with Donny & Marie”, which is going to be shown on ITV1 next week. It was so long ago that it is going to be as much of a suprise for me as anyone else… Have I made the “edit” or am I on the cutting-room floor? Will my bass solo be included?
I am really looking forward to seeing the show and it will be the longest and perhaps best television appearance for me to date.
So, set your Recorders, PVRs, Sky Boxes and get online to see it all again – ITV1, Wednesday 11th, 8pm!!
Paul Geary has worked with Lisa Stansfield, Gabrielle, George Michael, Simply Red, Chris Rea, A1, Nik Kershaw, Donny and Marie Osmond, The Lighthouse Family, Liberty X, Chris Norman, Geri Halliwell, Dane Bowers, Sophie Ellis Bexter, Clarksville, Enrique, Phix, Dside, Blazing Squad, Rachel Stevens, Mary J. Blige and WestLife.
He is also an active Musical Director, helping to select, develop and mentor musicians for Sony Universal / Warner Music / Polydor, & EMI Labels.
|A huge thank you to all the people at Eden Electronics for all their support, gear and enthusiasm this year! The new setup is lighter, compact and yet has a punch and clarity which fits and adds to the overall sound of the gig. I’m really pleased to have been listed on the Eden Website as an “Eden Artist” – check it out!!
Eden Electronics Artist – Paul Geary