Vancouver-based Americana songwriter and recording artist Geoff Gibbons is a skilled music producer, video maker, and film composer whose music has appeared in animation and drama television programs. He keeps in touch with live audiences through occasional concerts with the band and a regular performance spot at Carderos in Vancouver.
Geoff Gibbons is the founder of Blue Café Music and Video, although Gibbons initially produced the song in the studio with a full band, he subsequently stripped it down to its essence, as he played guitars, keyboards, and programmed drums.
Rob Becker played bass, John Ellis contributed a slide guitar part, and Darryl Havers added Hammond B3 and Wurlitzer to the track. Mr. Maph, a UK vocalist who is currently residing in Spain, provided the sultry gospel backing vocals.
According to Gibbons, the theme is a reflection on self-actualization. “We encounter so many challenges in life—physical, emotional, psychological, and psychic—and so much of who we are is shaped by lies. The warrior in us must confront and demolish those lies.” According to “Execution Man,” letting go of the false self is vital in order to find the true self.
”My Mother played piano and loved music..it rubbed off..I was a singer in a touring choir from 9 to 12 years old. Played in the school band then graduated to a rock band with a bunch of longhaired friends.”
More of such revelations were made by Geoff Gibbons in an interview with Mister Styx of Musicarenagh.
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What is your stage name:
Is there a story behind your stage name?
My parents named me that 🙂
Where do you find inspiration?
In living.. but for me Inspiration is tricky…you never know when it’s going to come…but when it does come you better shut off the rest of your life .. and follow that muse because it can slip through your head and hands as fast and as strangely as it came.
What was the role of music in the early years of your life?
My Mother played piano and loved music..it rubbed off..I was a singer in a touring choir from 9 to 12 years old. Played in the school band then graduated to a rock band with a bunch of long haired friends.
Are you from a musical or artistic family?
Yup…Teachers, poets, writers and sculptors.
Who inspired you to be a part of the music industry?
How did you learn to sing/write/to play?
Mostly self taught…hunkering down in my room with vinyl and a guitar.
What was the first concert that you ever went to and who did you see perform?
The band Chicago when I was quite young.
How could you describe your music?
Roots acoustic folk rock with some classic pop sensibilities
Describe your creative process.
I keep journals and compilations of lyric and musical ideas..but mostly I just grab a guitar and start fiddling.
What musician do you admire most and why?
I would say Leonard Cohen and Joni Mitchell for pure honest lyrical poetry and say Mccartney for decades of inventive popular melodies.
Did your style evolve since the beginning of your career?
Yes I suppose..but the core has stayed the same.
Who do you see as your main competitor?
What are your interests outside of music?
Film and food
If it wasn’t a music career, what would you be doing?
Probably a chef.
What is the biggest problem you have encountered in the journey of music?
Challenges and contrast create who you are..there are no problems…the challenge is to remain true to yourself in your art…but that means knowing yourself…that’s the ongoing challenge.
If you could change one thing in the music industry, what would it be?
Music it seems has become throw away…now we’re all saturated with too much of everything. Music once played a significant role in society…a worthy guide..these days we worship too many questionable things.
Why did you choose this as the title of this project?
Execution Man is about searching for yourself.
What are your plans for the coming months?
More single releases as well as other musical projects.
Do you have any artistic collaboration plans
Working with my other band New Yank Yorkies.
What message would you like to give to your fans.
What do you plan to do with this one and only extraordinary life?