Geri X

Geri X

BandAmericanaSinger/Songwriter

Bulgarian-born singer-songwriter, Geri X with classical training on piano and guitar has infused her music with equal parts pleasure and painand is the winner of Best Singer Song- Writer of 2006 Tampa Bay.We have been described as "if Paul Simon & Edie Brickell had a love child" we would be it.

Biography

Bulgarian-born singer-songwriter, Geri X, traveled the better (or worse) part of Europe before settling down in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2005. Her classical training on piano and guitar is infused with the emotional songwriting style of artists such as Radiohead, Paul Simon, Johnny Cash and Fiona Apple.

She began playing open mic night in the Bay Area not knowing what would become of ordinary hobby. The more she played more people began to notice her which led to playing shows in coffee houses, restaurants, and music venues. In 3 years of playing shows every night of the week , driving back and forth from city to city, Geri's hard work paid off - she was no longer invisible to the music scene and the local critics recognized her efforts with a pat on the back and encouragement.

With time Geri's music became more than a hobby, it became a therapy for personal struggles as well as for the struggles of others. After receiving emails from people who found help and comfort in a song by her, Geri's goal became simple: she wanted to heal with music.

Geri’s vocals have been described to "perfectly fit her music’s combination of the timeless and the contemporary " and her guitar playing as "hypnotically precise fingerpicking style turning heads in the crowd". Her music is equal parts pleasure and pain - as riveting and haunting as it is emotional and uplifting.

Recently Geri and Greg relocated to Wisconsin to explore the music scene there, while still coming back to Florida for series of shows. Geri X consists of Geri X on guitar/vocals, Greg Roteik on bass, and Matt Bennett on percussion. They have released 6 records so far and are on their way to release a new one soon.
For more information, visit www.gerixmusic.com and http://myspace.com/gerix

Lyrics

3000 Lines of Defense

Written By: Geri X

3000 lines of defense.
putting up 3000 lines of defense
away with the insecurity
off with all the fears.

2000 lines of weaponry
aiming 2000 lines of weaponry
rid all your useless intentions
off with your point of view.

you people never learn
you people never learn
you will never learn

1000 lines of weakness
erasing 1000 lines of weakness
burning up your blue prints
we refuse to start from the bottom.

2 lines of intrusion
confronting 2 lines of intrusion
don't want your contemporary anatomy
we're cuttin all you people down .

you people never learn
you people never learn
you will never learn

Hothead

Written By: Geri X

and every morning you wake up
with a new dream i your head
and every morning you wake up
and wash your face with that cold water
and every morning you wake up
and paint yourself back together
and every morning you wake up
and put on that old pair of shoes

hold on to my hand
stay i can make you happy

and late every night you fall asleep
on the right side of your bed
and late at night you cant stop thinking
rest your hot head baby
and late at night you write about
all the things that get you down
and late at night you wait for something that will never come

hold on to my hand
stay i can make you happy

i see you like a fire ant
i don't know how to show you
so that you'd understand
I'm living life so steady slow
i don't wanna walk alone
and empty smiles just drag us down until we softly kiss the ground and dandelion you're taking flight and you're blocking all the light.

You're a Pearl

Written By: Geri X

come back come back come back
and i will show you a world of light
come back come back come back
and we'll stay up talking all night
come back come back come back
and we'll bathe in the sunlight
come back come back come back
and wrap your arms and hold me tight

but ill wait for you to come home to me
and if you're late ill wait until you're ready
and im struggling cause i miss you terribly
but ill wait for you to come back there's no one else for me.

come back come back come back
and we'll do what we said we'd do
come back come back come back
im leakin feelings enough for two
come back come back come back
since you left ive been seein blue
come back come back come back
i cant get my mind off of you

but ill wait for you to come home to me
and if you're late ill wait until you're ready
and im struggling cause i miss you terribly
but ill wait for you to come back there's no one else for me

come back come back come back
i want to see your pretty face again
come back come back come back
and i wont be sad then
come back come back come back
and if you cant, please tell me when
come back come back come back
i want to sit next to you again.

When i die

Written By: Geri X

When i die
burry me with the white flowers
underneath the root lines
in the field.
with the smell, with the smell
of a bonfire
burning wood a top this
cold dark earth.

in the sun, in the sun
we will rise
in the sun , in the sun
we will shine we will shine.

when i die
burry me with my arms out
stretching wide across
the empty dirt.
with the weight,with the weight
of a feather
burry me with the weather
of southern, peaceful lust.

in the sun, in the sun
we will rise
in the sun, in the sun
we will shine we will shine.

when i die
burry me somewhere near
just so i can hear
your prayers dear.
with the heart, with the heart
of a lover
weeping simple disclosures
of unfair fairwells.

in the sun in the sun
we will rise
in the sun, in the sun
we will shine we will shine.

Kiss on Both Eyelids

Written By: Geri X

like a kiss on both eyelids
your wonderful and safe
like a sailing ship in the middle
of a dead calm sea you're far away
like a moth to flame
i attatched myself to you
and i grew a giant spider
inside my head just for you

i fell so hard
i fell so hard
i cant get up

im addicted to your sweetness
wont you give me some more
i would like to be the one
to write your favorite song

Fever

Written By: Geri X

my lisps bloom with fever fever
i am no longer a believer,leave her
i didn't know you're such a shallow coward i built a universe that you devoured.

hold me back so i dont hurt you hurt you you give me problems because you dont tell the truth old man told me liars are bad people hunny i fed you love but you just grew dry and cunning

you give me fever
leave her.

Bring on the Rain

Written By: Geri X

autumn is on his way back again
the blowing wind the dying leaves
when he comes back home
ill have to learn to be empty again

the same white clouds
begin to take a shade of grey
bring on the rain
try to wash me away

i walk through the same park everyday
same old trees the same green grass
i watch the children play
i feel more alone i want to go away

the same white clouds
begin to take a shade of grey
bring on the rain
try to wash me away

Discography

Anthems of a Mended Heart (2008)
Can't make you happy (2006)
Treachery (2006)
Fever(2005)
A Bit Worried Today (2005)
Radioactive drool (2005)

Set List

Set lists consist of all original material.
We do covers of old Johnny Cash songs, Nancy Senatra, Jim Croce-mostly musicians we respect and listen to.
We can do 4 hour sets and 30 minute sets. We are very adaptable when it comes to playing live, doing both full band and acoustic line ups.