“Geoff is uniquely accomplished and experienced across all aspects of music making.
It is rare to find such abilities all in a single musician. He was a massive part of my success -
as an arranger, producer, musician, bandleader, collaborator, songwriter
and as a killing bass player.”
“Geoff is a brilliant producer. His dedication to the music he loves is second to none.
He supports and inspires the artist with constructive and productive energy.
He's a force to be reckoned with!”
“ I can understand now why the list of famous people Geoff Gascoyne played with is so long. He is not only an amazing musician and producer, but also an all around great guy. It's a real pleasure working together with such a creative mind and a true supporter of the music I love to sing and play. Thank you Geoff!”
“We’ve made a few albums with Geoff and I’ve always been blown away by the quality
of the finished product and how easy he made the process.”
Production Manager KPM / EMI
“It's been my pleasure and good fortune to work with Geoff on and off for close to 20 years. Such a terrific talent - he’s always played both electric and upright bass on my gigs, with total sensitivity and musicality, I’ve learned a lot from him and always try to catch him playing live with other artists because he’s so interesting to watch. He’s a great jazzer but also has a pop sensibility which is often an all too unusual combo. I love working with Geoff because he just... 'gets it'.”
“Geoff Gascoyne is an exceptionally talented artist and during his long tenure in my band he was not only a stalwart bass player but also found the time to design a number of CD covers for my label before moving on to greater achievements.”
SAN2 AND HIS SOUL PATROL
A SWINGIN' SONGBOOK
Geoff has been collaborating with fantastic German blues/soul singer
SAN2 for a new album. Geoff co-composed, arranged and conducted the SOUL PATROL as well as backing vocalists and string section. The new album 'Hold On', recorded at Studio Krause in Munich features 12 original new songs plus San2 singing a duet with soul diva Louise Clare Marshall on a new take on the O-Jays hit 'Love Train'. CD and vinyl will be released on Nordpol Records
on April 8.
Co-writing with vocalist Iain MacKenzie Geoff has produced a new album of classic sounding original music. The Swingin' Songbook contains 13 vocal songs in the 'Sinatra/Nat King Cole/Nelson Riddle' style recorded in Angel Studio with full Big Band and String Section. Geoff shared the arranging duties with trombonist Callum Au and the result is a classic timeless sounding album.
The album is due for release in May 2016.
The latest IOS app in the Sessionband series is just released. Ukulele Sessionband is the 8th app that Geoff has produced and this time it features antipodean maestro Chuck Morgan on Ukulele, Geoff plays the bass Uke and the great Danny Cummings plays Cajon and various percussion.
This one is great if you want to hear quick Uke song ideas or as another great play along device.
There are plans in 2016 to record Jazz Sessionband vols. 4,5 and 6, the original JSB1 is still a best seller and used by teachers and students worldwide.
Geoff has been a professional musician for over 30 years. He has worked with such diverse artists as Michel Legrand, Everything But the Girl, Van Morrison, Georgie Fame, Sir Willard White, US3, Sting, Charlie Watts, Benny Golson,
Bill Bruford, Jacqui Dankworth, Bob Dorough, Mari Wilson, Eddie Izzard,
The Mingus Big Band, Peter King Quartet, John Martyn, Dianne Reeves, Guy Barker, Claire Martin, Eartha Kitt and he played a major part in the rise of Jamie Cullum with whom he worked exclusively from 2000 to 2007.
Geoff has appeared on over 100 recordings and has toured the world many times. He has performed in a West End stage show ‘Lenny’ directed by Sir Peter Hall and featured in a Hollywood Movie, ‘The Talented Mr Ripley’ directed by Anthony Mingella. He has recorded 10 CDs as a band leader and has arranged and composed music for countless others.
In the last 10 years Geoff has turned his attention to music production work. As well as producing albums for Jacqui Dankworth, Jamie Cullum, Josh Kyle and San2 and his Soul Patrol he has composed music for a series of Library recordings for the legendary KPM label.Geoff is also the producer of the highly regarded series of 'Sessionband' applications for iPhone and iPad. Currently there are 8 of Geoff’s apps available in the iTunes store, Jazz Vol. 1,2 & 3, Blues, Rock, Country, Drums & Ukulele.
He is Professor of jazz bass at the Guildhall School of Music and is head of bass department at London School of Contemporary Music. (LCCM)
Geoff is married to Australian jazz singer Trudy Kerr, has 4 children, 2 dogs
and lives in Kent.