Australian blues-roots artist best known for his guitar playing and songwriting. Geoff began his apprenticeship with legendary Australian bluesman 'Dutch' Tilders establishing himself as a fine lead guitarist before striking out with his own. He released his debut album in the early 90s and began touring throughout the USA, UK & Europe.
Geoff's music has been compared favourably to major artists such as Eric Clapton, JJ Cale, and the Allman Brothers Band having a solid foundation in the blues whilst embracing a variety of music styles. He has won awards for his guitar playing, songwriting, and live performances and was honoured in 2011 as an official Patron Of the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society. In 2020 Geoff was inducted into the "Blues Music Victoria Hall Of Fame"
Kaliopi & the Blues Messengers officially launched at the Glenmaggie Blues & Roots Festival early in 2022. Kaliopi draws from the great delta blues tradition of powerful women who made it their own since graduating from MBAS Women In Blues program in 2021. Kaliopi & the Blues Messengers have just released their debut single with raving reviews and their unique texture using the fretless bass like a sousaphone with flavours of early Dixieland piano, interwoven clarinet and Delta Blues guitar over swing groove shuffles with Kaliopi's powerful soulful vocals.
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