Geoff Smith

Geoff Smith

 Nashville, Tennessee, USA
BandPopRock

The same irresistible Power Pop you'd get if you mixed the Beatles, Squeeze and Mike Viola into a band together.

Biography

Geoff Smith
The same irresistible Power Pop you'd get if you mixed the Beatles, Squeeze and Mike Viola into a band together.

Geoff Smith  is an independent artist based out of Nashville. He first gained international acclaim in 2005 as the jingle writer for some very high profile podcasters and new media companies. His work includes music for Adam Curry’s Daily Source Code and No Agenda Podcasts,This Week in Tech with Leo Laporte, and iJustine’s Ask iJ. His catchy pop jingles have been used on spots for Go Daddy, Honda, Mevio, Crayon Marketing, etc. He won the Big Gig Jingle contest in 2008 for The Nashville MTA.

In April 2008 Geoff launched RingtoneFeeder.com, providing original ringtones via rss feeds to the iPhone. The ringtones are essentially short 20 second pop songs

Geoff’s pop songs are just as hook laden as his jingles and ringtones, and the recent album, That’s Gravity, is his most polished release to date.

"Geoff Smith's, 'That's Gravity,' is an airtight collection of great pop-rock melodies and stellar musicianship.  Whether he is singing, playing the piano, or the guitar, Geoff makes it sound effortless - in a very good way.  A highly enjoyable record."  ---JOHN LEFLER, GUITARIST, DASHBOARD CONFESSIONAL

“Smith has some serious keyboard chops and a sharp knack for writing song-after-song of songs that could be all over the airwaves. Extremely Highly Recommended, big time!” --- NOT LAME RECORDING COMPANY

“it's always refreshing when someone like Smith...keeps the subgenre going with good material. --- ABSOLUTE POWER POP

“He’s an amazingly talented musician who made his mark on the new media world” ---- CALI LEWIS, GEEKBEAT.TV

Geoff Smith is also a crowd pleasing entertainer at live shows and is known to attract thousands to his live web concerts.

“About 7,500 people joined us on the Ustream throughout the night, and thousands more watched the recorded version as we streamed the concert during the holiday season. It was a night we’ll never forget!” --- CALI LEWIS, GEEKBEAT.TV

That’s Gravity is a collection of nine catchy power-pop songs that is due out in August 2010.

Contact Geoff Smith:
geoff@thegeoffsmith.com 615-319-4035 www.thegeoffsmith.com

Lyrics

Gravity

Written By: Geoff Smith

I've been sittin here
thinking 'bout gravity
round the universe
reaching out grabbin me
it's like everything is pulling me back to you

been wondering if its unreality
or if somebody up there is glad at me
it's like everything is pulling me back to you

don't need to see it oh no
I just got to believe it you know
and I know you can believe in it too
cause it's true

I've been staring at the night sky wondering
what's really keeping me under it
its like everything's pulling me back to you

don't need to see it oh no
I just got to believe it you know
I know you can believe in it too
cause it's true

I could just close my eyes
and deny you
and not see skies
of blue
but you..... are everywhere

...thinking 'bout gravity
..reachin out and grabbin me
..and pulling me back to you

I've been sittin here
thinking 'bout gravity
just reaching out grabbin me
pulling me back to you
pulling me back to you
that's gravity pulling me back to you
that's gravity pulling me back to you

A Little Rock And Roll

Written By: Geoff Smith

I don't really wanna talk tonight
I don't really wanna make you cry
I just wanna see you rock and roll tonight

its not the right time to think about it
just close your lips and twist and shout

hey
what's wrong with a little rock and roll

All the songs on the radio
are deep and brooding and a little mellow
That's Ok sometimes but not tonight

just clap your hands and swivel your hips
all we need is a sound like this

hey
what's wrong with a little rock and roll
hey
when you need it it can move your soul
hey
what's wrong with a little rock and roll
Make it last before we get too old

I Wanna Dance

Written By: Geoff Smith

I wanna get a little busy on a saturday night
I wanna let the rhythm move me from the left to the right
I want to find you there
I want to find you there

I want to dig up all the courage I got lying inside
I wanna take a vicious spin on an angel's ride
I wanna move I swear
when I see you standing there

I want to stand on the mountain, though the chasm is wide
I want to swim across the river to other side
I want to last all night and before I am through
I wanna dance
I wanna dance dance dance with you

I'm too much like a flower growing on a blank wall
It could be all in my head, it could be nothing at all
but oh no not this time
Cause I'm gonna make you mine

I want to stand on the mountain, though the chasm is wide
I want to swim across the river to other side
I want to last all night and before I am through
I wanna dance
I wanna dance dance dance with you

hold on tight
all systems go
who turned out the lights
where'd everybody ( all the people) go
is that my body down there
right there down below (on the ground below)
I'm coming back down
( I got to get back)
down down down down

They say you only live once, or so goes the advice( I've heard that more than twice)
You either turn and run, or stay for the fight
I'd rather have you here
I think I've made myself clear

I want to stand on the mountain, though the chasm is wide
I want to swim across the river to other side
I want to take that leap, I wanna shed my skin
You know the water is nice, come on and jump right in
I want to last all night and before I am through
I wanna dance
I wanna dance dance dance with you

Let It Go

Written By: Geoff Smith

whatcah gonna do sweet lady
when you're alone
who you gonna lean on baby
if there's on one on the phone

I know what your feelin pretty baby
you want to be plugged in
to everything and everyone, but maybe
its a game you'll never win

I wanna be
where everyone is free
(to take a deep breath)
(cause) there's a world outside to see

hey hey
oh oh
everybody feels this way
oh oh
you can turn it off sometimes
save it for tomorrow
or just let it go

information overload baby
how can we all survive
there's no way to even keep track anyway
so just hang and drive

I hear its sweet
oh yes I hear the tweet
when there's bluebirds in the sky
and there's people in the street

hey hey
oh oh
everybody feels this way
oh oh
you can turn it off sometimes
save it for tomorrow
or just let it go

just look over
your shoulder
everyone is getting older
take another look
and now they're gone

I wanna be
where everyone is free
(to take a deep breath)
to truly breath it in
cause there's a world outside to see
(some see the world outside with me)

hey hey
oh oh
everybody feels this way
oh oh
you can turn it off sometimes
save it for tomorrow
or just let it go

I Call That Life

Written By: Geoff Smith

I don't wake up in the morning
I live it up at night
I'm the next big thing
so I don't need to be polite

I got all the money
I got all the time
let's head out to the seaside
on my daddy's dime

I don't need
no helping hand
I'm already
in the promised land

I eat my steak
with a silver spoon
I call that life
how about you

If I don't know how to do it
I do it anyway
I got all the people
to clear my mess away

they say I got it easy
well that's a state of mind
so I don't need your preachin
I don't have the time

I don't need
no helping hand
I'm already
in the promised land

I eat my steak
with a silver spoon
I call that life
how about you

some may call it
a royal pain
to have the bluest blood
running through my vein
I see your point, behind the things I do
I'm probably more worse off than you

I don't wake up in the morning
I live it up at night
I'm the next big thing
so I don't need to be polite

I don't need
no helping hand
I'm already
in the promised land

I eat my steak
with a silver spoon
I call that life
how about you

I don't need
no helping hand
I'm already
in the promised land

I eat my steak
with a silver spoon
I call that life
how about you

I call that life
how about you

Discography

Geoff Smith and the Tonewheels
Ones and 0s
Christmas Tunes
That's Gravity