Geoffrey McCabe
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Geoffrey McCabe

Hollywood, California, United States

Hollywood, California, United States
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Teseract Complicity and Fractal Architecture are two critically received recordings -- attentionspanradio.net plays all these toones

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Geoffrey McCabe

Geoffrey McCabe is a pro guitarist singer/songwriter with two critically acclaimed instrumental releases and European touring experience (including Montreux Jazz Festival) under his own name who after reinventing himself in a post alternative rock style relocated from New York City to Los Angeles. Taking a hiatus from performing in the late nineties he tuned into the alternative rock scene as well as the explosion of talented women artists including Sara McLauglin which inspired his transformation. Dana Watson from Warner Jazz, who has been following his career, heard this other side of his work, encouraged him to develop his material and prompted the move to Hollywood.

His latest demo, "That Intimate Desire for Deep Conversation", represents an integration of his pop sensibilities, jazz improvisation experience, the New York trip hop/pop scene and suggesting a vocal and lyrical style reminiscent of the Bob Dylan/Tom Petty/Wallflowers traditions.

Robert Norman’s December 3 review in Music Connection of his trio’s performance at the Knitting Factory commented “the progressive nature of the music gets the heads bobbing … because there’s a sense that the band is playing something meaningful”. “His guitar playing, inspired by his … background is unique” and he finds “interesting … melodies within the rock framework and works them until they sound fresh”. Further, of band members Tom Brechtlien, Lou Castro and himself for their first performance, “where all three are master musicians … they played as if they’d been playing together for years”.

His band, The Geofferson Lightship, has been booked at the following LA clubs since introducing his band to LA:

The Cat Club; Highland Grounds; The Gig; The Whiskey A Go Go; The Knitting Factory; The Mint; The Baked Potato (Cahuenga); Fourteen Below;The Joint and Lava Lounge.

McCabe has performed and/or recorded with among others: Taj Mahal, Scott Healy (Conan O'Brian Show - NBC), Rodney Holmes (Santana), Eddie Gomez, Bob Moses, Dave Liebman (Miles Davis), Randy Brecker (Brecker Brothers – Saturday Night Live), Rich Martinez (Carly Simon), Aaron Scott (McCoy Tyner), James Genus (Saturday Night Live), Matt Garrison (Pat Metheny - John McLaughlin), Wietn Wito (Intergalactic Maiden Ballet), and Tom Brechtlien (Robben Ford).

His two releases for which he wrote all the compositions and also produced are: Teseract Complicity, featuring Eddie Gomez, Clyde Criner and Bob Moses which received 3 &1/2 stars in Down Beat, and Fractal Architecture featuring Richard Martinez on keys (Blood, Sweat and Tears, George Russell Septet), Wietn Wito (a German bassist Vernon Reed from Living Color introduced him to) and Tom Brechtlien. It was on the basis of the demo tape for Fractal Architecture that led Claude Nobs to have his quartet perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

Geoffrey McCabe started Coherent Sound In Light, Inc in 1996 as musical instrument designer and received his sixth US Patent in May, 2005.
09/15/06

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