Dec 17, 2010

Featured Artist interview: Geri X (E48)

About: Geri X

"Bulgarian-born Geri X is a composer, a musician and a singer hard to put a label on. Fans and critics spotted it from the moment she broke onto the Tampa Bay music scene: Geri is an artist with a singular sound you have not heard before. One can see it in the way she confidently plays her Babicz guitar, eyes half open and soul pouring out with a rich, crisp and mesmerizing voice.
What started with a classical training in piano, guitar and voice, evolving out of a broad and eclectic blend of influences, has become wonderfully her own. In the process of sharing her songs, Geri bares her soul to ease the audience’s emotions. It is the strength of the voice and the charge to each word that draws them to a halt. “Geri X is a poet, rebel, and a singer with a voice that is demanding to be heard. She carries the intensity of a Mike Tyson punch with the serene beauty of one of the best female vocalists of this era” (L.A. Post)
She has received countless accolades for her work, including Creative Loafing’s Best Singer Songwriter for 2 years in a row, as well as playing Summerfest and Steel Bridge Song Festival in the last few years.
Aside from being a workaholic and an alluring performer, often carrying out few shows in a day, Geri is a prolific songwriter. This is a fundamental quality, which combined with her work ethic and the gift of sharing make her a true artist: one you can connect to.
Whether with a full band or on stage with just a guitar, she is simply captivating. One only needs to experience it." 

1). How would you spend a million dollars if you had it? 
I would buy a new pair of sock every day. No better feeling than a brand new pair on your feet. Wasteful? Maybe. Awesome? Absolutely.

2). What was the craziest thing to happen in your life?

Becoming a musician. I don't know how that happened. But I MUST be crazy.

3). What kind of message is in your music? Why or for what reason do you write music?

The message is simple: honesty. I write because I want to tell someone something. I'm a story teller, a conversationalist with no filters. I say what most people are afraid to think about.

4). What would you do if the world was going to end in 3 hours?

Skydive naked, on a Harley, without a parachute while drinking Jim Beam.

5). If you were a professional sportsman, what sport would you play?

Monster truck driving. That would be SO rad.

Listen to: Geri X - Simmer Down

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