She grew up in recording studios and dance studios, singing, dancing, and acting in productions for her family and friends. Looking up to some of her favorite artists such as: Mary J. Blige, Mariah Carey, Beyonce, Mary-Mary, Chaka Khan, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and Alicia Keys. She has used their very different styles to come up with her own funky, fresh hip-hop/R&B/Pop style.
2007 Finalist in the NextGen Artist Search
Received Lamont Dozier Songwriter Scholarship for 2006 GRAMMY Camp
Received Scholarship for 2005 Inaugural GRAMMY Camp
2004 Billboard World Song Contest "Honorable Mention" 4th place for song 'Dance With Me'
On her 5th grade composition'Anything is Possible' she wrote and recorded all the instrumental parts and vocals on her song, which won the schools Reflections Award for 2000 and also received:
Certificate for Outstanding Achievement from the California 31st District PTSA,
California State PTA 'Certificate of Participation'
California State Senate 'Certificate of Recognition'
United States 'Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition'
She played and sang 'Fallin' in her 7th grade talent show and won 3rd place. As a 7 yr. old dancer her group won 3rd place in a national dance competition in Los Angeles. She is currently a hip-hop teacher and choreographer for Christian Performing Arts Center. At her church, The Church On The Way, she is the director of the high school gospel choir.
to get GELI's music and videos
GELI, vocals, piano, synth, bass, drum programming
Bobby Wood, Drums
Thianar Gomis, Guitar,
Matt Heyn, Bass
Melody Mejia, Background Vocals Acoustic Gtr
GELI 'Step One' debut solo disc
Lil Romeo 'Play Like Us" background vocals
Ithaka 'Black Rock' background vocals
Teacher Paul and Friends background vocals various tracks
Samantha Jade played piano, and background vocals, co-writer on 'Get With Me'
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This Young singer is working at a lofty level. Co-producting as well as handling lead vocals, keyboa...This Young singer is working at a lofty level. Co-producting as well as handling lead vocals, keyboards, and drums, solo artist GELI has a 10 song disc that really impresses us in all areas. Whether it's "A Little Step Away", or the put down song "So Cool", or the slow number"How You Love Me So," Geli is a commanding presence at the mic with a deep husky delivery that's pure honey. Each track is polished and radio-ready, the kind of mainstream material J Records could really run with.
A Little Step
Work It Out
It'll B Alright
How U Love Me So
Keep U Alive
What RU Gonna Do
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