Joel Geleynse

Joel Geleynse

 Hamilton, Ontario, CAN
BandPopSinger/Songwriter

Joel Geleynse is an artful incisive performer with emo pop leanings and a folk singer's heart. The live show is hooky, emotive, direct and highly infectious and persuasive using either piano, guitar or full band.

Biography


BIOGRAPHICAL INFO

Joel Geleynse is a songwriter, recording artist, and figure skater who gained fame in various arenas, most recently for his performances on European prime time TV. He's the kind of guy who continues to work for every fan and every dollar earned, having lived for two years in a camper trailer to afford his first recording sessions.

His lyrics are probing, self effacing, and honest:

"... I'm a narcissistic pessimist, a self-pitying perfectionist, waiting to be made new"

"...I'm breaking every pact we made, you sadistic two-faced counterfeit because you lied to me..."

After securing a single in the Top 20 in 2011 in Holland (Love You More), his emotive and unique voice continues to generate significant attention. His new single (With You Now) hit #1 on pop100.nl from his latest release "EP2" in the POP100.NL (see the video below).

"Oceanview" and Christmas favourite "It's December" are also available now.

READ THIS RECENT CBC ARTICLE 2013:

http://www.cbc.ca/hamilton/news/story/2013/01/22/hamilton-joel-geleynse-profile.html?

Search "Joel Geleynse" on iTunes and YouTube.com

YOUTUBE VIDEO LINKS:

Oceanview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KAIICQ2ZXog??

Love You More: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5oW-vLO4lo?

With You Now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0RdCOrSv3o?

Official site: www.joelgeleynse.com
Dutch fan site: www.joelgeleynsefansite.com

Top 20 artist in the Netherlands 2011, with "love you more".

4000 copies of the 18 track album "rebellion of camouflage" have sold independently, gleaning double national SHAI Award nominations, and Toronto Independent Music Award for Best Live Band 2010.

His catchy pop Christsmas single "It's December" has been heard on radio across the nation: it's edgy, eclectic and emotive (Joel's signature trademark)

Geleynse, the dual-careered figure skater/recording artist is now gaining overnight international exposure since Olympic Figure Skating Gold Medalists Jaime Sale and David Pelletier requested to skate to his release "molly" on the tour of STARS ON ICE.

This is familiar territory for Joel, and his truly international fan base, having recently starred in a popular television series in Holland, and also Istanbul, Turkey which features his latest songs and skating performances. Additionally Joel wrote the theme song for
Chef School, a TV series on the FOOD NETWORK.

Lyrics

Now That You're Leaving

Written By: Joel Geleynse

You never wrote you never called,
never cared for me at all
never saved me when I fall
now we're fighting on the phone
you're gonna leave me all alone
you never saved me when I fall

and now that you're leaving
i can't hardly breathe and
still you feel no shame
now that i'm dying
you're not even trying
to make up for this pain

You never were the one to care
always fussing with your hair
cuz you liked you more than me
and when i left to board the plane
and i was taxiing away,
why didn't you wave at me?

my heart was defeated
when i found out you cheated
and i even took you back
when you'd been deceiving
threatening to leave and
I always took you back

babe we've been through this before
but i can't take it anymore
it could work if you just try

don't say goodbye...
now you've brought me to my knees
please don't make me beg and plead
another day like this I'll die
goodbye....

Oceanview

Written By: Joel Geleynse


There's a great little place that I’ll take you to
By the light of the moon with an oceanview
Might as well stay a while cuz I’m feeling blue
Let me try to explain my situation
We’re just infatuated with a dream that wont’ come true
So many people, and we don’t know where we’re going
we’re caught up with the money, that’s why we’ve fallen through

Theres a great little place that I’ll take you to
By the light of the moon with an oceanview
Might as well stay a while cuz I’m feeling blue
When it’s all been said and done
When it’s all over for the night
There’s a place we’re all going to, and someone to hold you tight

Maybe I won’t say goodbye tomorrow
You’re leaving from Toronto on Monday afternoon
And I can’t stop crying, God knows that I’m trying
To get back where I came from this all ended far too soon

Theres a great little place that I’ll take you to
By the light of the moon with an oceanview
Might as well stay a while cuz I’m feeling blue
When it’s all been said and done
When it’s all over for the night
There’s a place we’re all going to, and someone to hold you tight

And it’s out of control baby can’t you see
Oh come with me, come with me

Theres a great little place that I’ll take you to
By the light of the moon with an oceanview
Might as well stay a while cuz I’m feeling blue
When it’s all been said and done
When it’s all over for the night
There’s a place we’re all going to, and someone to hold you tight
Theres a great little place that I’ll take you to
By the light of the moon with an oceanview
Might as well stay a while cuz I’m feeling blue

Discography

EP2 - 2013
Single "Oceanview" 2011
Single "Love You More" 2011, (Top 20 in the Netherlands)
The EP - 2009
Single: "It's December" -2009
Album: The Rebellion of Camouflage- 2004

Set List

Oceanview
Marilyn Monroe
Better
Than I Did Before
Romantic Masquerade
Molly
Nothing Left To Lose
I Don't Tnk U knew me well
Now that you're Leaving
Just hold on
Maybe
Practice your Guitar