geamala

geamala

 Melbourne, Victoria, AUS
BandWorldFolk

Geamala are a world music band like no other. Combining elements of many genres, ranging from atmospheric, eastern, arabic, tribal, electro-acoustic, and trance whilst maintaining a profoundly spiritual focus. These elements are boldly woven together exploring new angles of traditional music to create mesmerizing timeless soundscapes and powerful hypnotic rhythms that leave audiences in a state of enlivened connectedness. To witness Geamala live is a truly moving and epic experience.

Biography

Geamala (Ghee-ah-mala), are a world music band like no other. Combining elements of many genres, ranging from atmospheric, eastern, arabic, tribal, electro-acoustic, and trance whilst maintaining a profoundly spiritual focus. These elements are boldly woven together exploring new angles of traditional music to create mesmerizing timeless soundscapes and powerful hypnotic rhythms that leave audiences in a state of enlivened connectedness. To witness Geamala live is a truly moving and epic experience.

Geamala was formed in Melbourne in 2008 by guitarist/songwriter Ant Connelly upon recommendation to seek out Shakuhachi (japenese flute) player and vocalist Luke Wood. The two formed a strong musical bond and was shortly thereafter joined by Rowan Richardson, a drummer and percussionist of renown originally from Canberra. Geamala have more recently expanded their line up in 2010 by welcoming Croatian born Belly Dancer Marina Sabljo to augment their live performance.

Geamala have taken a leaf from many books, these main influences would include but are not limited to, Dead Can Dance, The Tea Party, Secret Chiefs 3, Bjork, Rodruigo y Gabriella, Taikoz and Riley Lee.

Geamala have had the joy of playing on some of Melbourne's finest stages including The Corner Hotel, The Espy Gershwyn Room and Front Bar, Northcote Social Club, The Evelyn, The East Brunswick Club, Ding Dong and many others. Geamala have also shared these stages with some of Melbourne's most respected acts including Mushroom Giant, Bellusira, Jericco, Sydonia, 12 Foot Ninja, Sleepmakeswaves, Sleep Parade and Dub the Magic Dragon.

In 2012 Geamala are seeking to expand their audience and are eagerly setting their sites on performing on the vibrant festival circuit. Riding high on the release of their debut album “Forking Paths,” Geamala are set to make their mark on the ever-growing Australian and International festival scene.

Discography

Geamala have a number of releases that have caught the attention of many in the Melbourne Music scene most recently being the 2011 release of their first full length album "Forking Paths." Geamala can be streamed or purchased at www.bandcamp/geamala. Geamala have also been played and interviewed on Triple R FM, PBS FM, and SYN FM. Releases to date include:

Forking Paths (debut album) 2011
The Kiss of a Martyr (single) 2009
Sacral (Geamala live) 2007