Geoff Pearlman

Geoff Pearlman

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

I was influenced by the Beatles and the songwriters of the 70's;Carole King, Todd Rundgren, James Taylor, Neil Young, etc. Later I was introduced to bluesmen Muddy Waters, Little Walter and Jimmy Reed and songwriters like Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello and John Hiatt. Add in some country and you have me.

Biography

Originally from Omaha, NE, songwriter, singer, guitarist, producer and engineer Geoff Pearlman began his musical journey by starting guitar lessons at age 9. After years of lessons and practice, Geoff attended Berklee College of Music in Boston, graduating in 1991.
Since leaving Boston, Geoff has toured as a guitarist with Grammy winner Shelby Lynne and producer/songwriter Linda Perry. Relocating from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 2000, Geoff currently plays with many of LA's local favorites including Quincy Coleman, AM, Acadamy Award® nominee Bird York, Whiskey Falls, the Neighborhood Bullys, Jill Sobule, Walk the Line co-star Waylon Payne, Dead Rock West, Zack Hexum and Heather Waters to name but a few, and has even jammed with Laurie Morgan, Norah Jones and John Waite. Geoff has also worked with legendary record producers such as Don Was and Mike Chapman.
In the studio, Geoff’s guitar playing has appeared on the multi-platinum records Disney’s “High School Musical”, “High School Musical 2”, “High School Musical 3” and “Hannah Montana” as well as recordings by Island recording artist Jon Mclaughlin and singer Joan Osborne.
Geoff is also a busy studio engineer/producer/composer having worked on various projects for television and music. He has composed for the Travel Channel, the Food Network and Mattel as well as several independent film projects. His original songs have been used on television programs such as Jag, Shark and High School Reunion.
As an independent artist, Geoff has released a full length CD "Anything at All" and an EP entitled "Someplace Like Nowhere”.

Lyrics

All Is Fair

Written By: Geoff Pealrman

Before you started up a new game
You stayed to watch me going down in flames,
And after my humiliation,
You went and sold the book to everyone
But you know
When you reap in what you’ve sewn
And you’re nothing but alone
You’ll learn the hard way
All is fair in love

You say want to have the truth told.
Let me serve it to you nice and cold
You better watch your back when you go
You better listen when I tell you so
You better run
Cause my hearts a loaded gun
And when all is said and done
You’ll learn the hard way
All is fair in love

Learn the hard way if you wanna play all is fair in love
You better run
Cause my hearts a loaded gun
And when all is said and done
You’ll learn the hard way
All is fair in love

Before you move to California
Please don’t say I didn’t warn ya
You think you’re safe out in a new town
One day some son of a bitch will track you down

Learn the hard way, if you wanna play, all is fair in love

Note To Self

Written By: Geoff Pearlman

A voice comes through the air, full of faith and fear
Fragile and confused.
And you tune it in long enough to tune it out,
Uneasily amused.
And so another day breaks
You fix up the old heartaches and go about your way.
But you know where you’ll wind up
If you don’t make your mind up
that something’s going to change,

Your hard time’s getting tough, your soft edge getting rough,
And you can’t see the clues.
But when that voice cuts in and out with bits of faith and fear and doubt,
You still get the news.
But soon enough you’ll wake up,
something’s bound to shake you up
And you won’t feel the same.
This is where you wind up
Until you make your mind up that something’s going to change,
nothing’s going to change.

There’s a book out on the shelf that contains a note to self
From many years ago.
You take it out and as you read it once again
You realize you’ve been in this place before.

this is where you end up,
when you look for a friend and everyone’s estranged.
And when another day breaks
You’ll fix up the old heartaches and go about your way.

Oh, but soon enough you’ll to wake up
When something comes and shakes you up,
you won’t feel the same.
And this is where you’ll wind up
Until you make your mind up that something’s going to change,
nothing’s going to change.

I'm Your Man

Written By: Geoff Pearlman

If you wanna go out or you wanna stay in.
If you want nothing more than just a friend
Or you want someone to come and hold your hand,
Be part of your plan, baby I’m your man

If you get stuck I’ll help you along.
If you wanna sing, I’ll write you a song
I’m on your side, wherever you stand.
I’m your biggest fan, baby I’m your man.

I’m your man,
and if only for a moment
You would come along with me,
See how good your man can be.

I’m your man,
your knight in shining armor,
Your king and your clown.
If you need me, I’ll be around

If you need strength, if you need hope,
If you need someone to throw you a rope.
If you need drugs, lemme be your dope
You know who I am, baby im your man

SOLO
RPT BR.
Do you want coffee, do you want tea?
Do you talk, or would you rather listen to me?
Supply a need and I’ll fill the demand.
You know that I can
Baby, I’m your man.

Now you understand,
You know who I am
Baby I’m your man

Discography

Anything at All (2002)
Someplace Like Nowhere EP (2005)
Both have recieved national on-air and streaming radio play around the world.

Set List

Caroline
Note To Self
All You Want To
Never Land
Never Say Goodbye Again
Slingshot
The Garden Beside the Sea
Sad Sad
Im Your Man