GEOFFREY ANDREWS: BREAKING NEW ARTIST WITH WORLDCLASS APPEAL
Rising young artist Geoffrey Andrews knows more than a little bit about “miracles.”
He’s had a brush with one or two.
Breaking now onto the 2012 music scene with his self-penned debut single, “A Miracle,” Geoffrey brings a unique prospective to his music career. Still in his twenties, the Texas born singer/songwriter has already overcome a pocketful of life’s challenges on the road to finding his own personal pocketful of miracles.
Geoffrey’s career track offers a fresh new twist to the ‘classic’ story of being discovered in Nashville. He emerged as the 2011 winner of HMG group’s annual talent competition during Inspirational Country Music Week—and event that annually draws several hundred artists to Music City. Performing “A Miracle,” amidst the sea of new faces, Geoffrey’s rich, classically trained voice and smooth Josh Groban-esque style left judges and listeners alike immediately spellbound with the degree of vocal talent and professionalism coming from the strappingly handsome young man from Lubbock.
The quiet young man with warmly engaging blue eyes encountered life’s challenges early. Born with a bilateral clubfoot deformity, doctors diagnosed the need at birth for a painful ‘progressive casting’ procedure to stretch ligaments, tendons, and muscles to re-position his feet—a process that lasted throughout his first year of life. While the procedure helped, unfortunately, it did not solve the problem. His parents were told surgery would ultimately be required on both feet. Throughout all, Geoffrey achieved the remarkable. Today, an active winter sports enthusiast, horseman, and karate student, he bears no trace of the noticeable limp doctors predicted would follow him into adulthood.
He does noticeably bear the sensitivity of heart for those that suffer—particularly children. As Geoffrey noted candidly in a recent interview: “I was diagnosed with Tourette’s Syndrome at age 8. This was really a painful time during which I experienced a lot of bullying and humiliation.” Incredibly, with a determined attitude and prayer, Geoffrey learned to manage the often challenging disorder while in his teens. With the belief God had once again given him “a miracle,” he emerged with a calling to encourage others who live with issues similar to those he continues to deal with today.
It was while in his teens, too, that Geoffrey initially discovered his love of music through the avenue of theater. He began with acting roles in plays and musicals at home in Lubbock where his mother directed theater productions, and soon progressed to vocal training and the unique opportunity to travel to several cities as a “backstage observer” with the touring company of Phantom of the Opera. It quickly became obvious where his future lay.
“A Miracle” launched his career. Because of the uniqueness of his voice and the strength of the song, “A Miracle” was initially serviced across multiple formats to Contemporary Christian, Southern Gospel, AC, Inspirational, and Praise & Worship.
Notes Gene Higgins, President of the ICM Faith, Family and Country Association:
“This is an amazing new artist who is virtually limitless. With “A Miracle,” we feel that we’re presenting a powerful new artist with a song that has both the production and vocal quality that gives it the potential to connect with listeners and touch lives across several radio formats.”
To further add to his debut reach with audiences, Geoffrey’s self-written “If God Said This Was Heaven,” was released to introduce him to Inspirational Country radio.
A video production of “A Miracle” shot on location in Nashville, is being released nationally in support of both the single releases and his soon forthcoming debut album.
Although he was inspired towards a solo career in music by his love of the theater—“Phantom of the Opera” remains his favorite theater production --like any good Texan, Geoffrey, who holds a second degree black belt in karate, readily admits to “kicking back” and enjoying his share of country music—Brad Paisley and Reba are particular favorites. He also enjoys time at the family ranches in Texas and Colorado that provide the creative environments and ‘close-to-nature inspiration’ to delve further into his songwriting.
With a talent that’s undeniably worldclass in caliber, Nashville has become his creative home of choice. He recently signed as a writer with BMI in Nashville and expects to increasingly spend more time there as a creative center.
Geoffrey Andrews brings a fresh, unique talent and presence to the music world. With it comes his hope of having a career that will allow him to “give back” to others some of the blessings miracles bring.
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