Marci Geller

Marci Geller

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A piano-centric singer-songwriter whose latest CD “Open Book” charted at #33 Folk DJ Chart and “Top 100 Albums 2012” – Roots Music Report. She performed on Live with Regis, Good Day NY and has numerous soundtracks. Her songs are harmonically sophisticated and dance between light and dark.

Biography

For live performances visit:
www.YouTube.com/marcigeller

Bio: Marci Geller, a piano-based contemporary singer-songwriter from Stony Brook, New York, has recently released her first solo project since disbanding her popular trio, Lucky 13, in 2011. Her latest release, Open Book, is currently garnering airplay on radio stations across the country -- having debuted at #33 on the Folk DJ Chart and included in the “Top 100 Albums 2012” in Cashbox Magazine/Roots Music Report Folk chart.

Named an “Editor’s Choice” in 2010 as one of its favorite songwriters of the last decade by Independent Songwriter Magazine, Geller was selected earlier this year to showcase at both the annual Singer Songwriter Cape May conference and the 11th Annual Songwriters Showcase hosted by the New York Sheet Music Society, an organization that seeks to preserve the Great American Songbook. She’s performed on Live with Regis, Good Day NY and Fox Morning Show, and her music can be heard in soundtracks on MTV, VH-1, PBS, ABC Family, A&E, Discovery channel, USA Network and others. Geller also toured for two years as the support act and back-up vocalist for Ritchie Blackmore’s band, Blackmore’s Night.

While the music industry focuses on younger and more mainstream artists/acts, and with labels in a state of panic amid ever decreasing CD sales, Marci Geller is a seasoned indie artist who is remaining grounded in the music and is focused on sharing it with people -- and not on “fame.” She has been pursuing her career as an independent artist since the mid-1990s and believes that life is even better, the musical message is even clearer, and the success is getting sweeter as she appeals to an audience that is intelligent and reflective about their lives and eager to live them.

The new CD, Open Book, is a frothy mix of irony, humor and whimsical honesty with folk sensibilities. Geller called upon long-time friend and musical collaborator David Warner Cook to lay down acoustic guitar and co-produce with her and her husband, Gian DiMauro.

Having shared the stage with luminaries James Maddock and Vance Gilbert, she invited them to add their talent to the evolving CD. Without hesitation, both expressed their excitement about supporting Geller and her new project. Maddock's voice fit like a glove on "Day Without the Kids," and added gripping and haunting vocals on "Awakened Mind." Gilbert's soulful duet performance on "No Weather Down" was recorded at Neale Eckstein's Fox Run Studio. "Jack Sang On" is a tribute to the late Jack Hardy, written by Geller after hearing of the passing of the legendary folksinger-songwriter.

“With intelligent lyrics, captivating melodies and inspired vocal pairings with James Maddock and Vance Gilbert, Marci Geller’s latest release, Open Book, is a great listen from the first song to the last,” says Alan Marzelli, curator of the Words & Music concert series at the Ossining (NY) Public Library. Noted singer-songwriter Lori Lieberman calls Open Book “a lovely collection of songs that reflect the artist’s inner strength and positivity. Songs / music / arrangements / vocals – just beautiful.” Calling Open Book “a well-crafted musical treat for the soul,” singer-songwriter Reggie Harris says: “Marci’s crisp, warm vocals ride the wave of this smartly articulate production -- creating a wondrous space for the lyrics and melodies to find their way into the heart.” Vance Gilbert refers to Geller as a “dulcet-voiced angel,” while David Buskin of the Buskin & Batteau Trio calls her “one of the finest singer-songwriters we’ve come across,” and Michael Jaworek from The Birchmere says "You're a BIG talent."

Lyrics

Day Without the Kids

Written By: Marci Geller

Day Without the Kids
I.
She wakes to an unfamiliar quiet,
Her feet leave the bed touch down on cold ground.
Socks scattered like space debris,
She enters earth’s orbit.

No demands for breakfast cartoons.
She puts a pot of coffee on for one.

Refrain
What will this day bring? Secrets well hid…
She might emerge from a day, without the kids

II.
She yearns for chatter and the chaos.
Is shocked by the fear that comes with freedom.
Desperate splashes to her face,
crack the wall of silence

Underwater, she fights the tides.
As waves swallow her tears.

Refrain
What will this day bring? Secrets well hid…
She might emerge from a day, without the kids
What will this day bring? Secrets well hid…
She might emerge from a day, without the kids

Bridge
A master of procrastination.
It didn’t turn out as she planned.
Debates the moral of her story,
Makes peace with this strange Motherland.

Refrain
What will this day bring? Secrets well hid…
She might emerge from a day, without the kids

Copyright 2012 Marci Geller/SESAC

Thank You

Written By: Marci Geller

Thank You
Words & Music by Marci Geller
I.
Last night I sang with an orchestra
of Barista’s who were making cappuccinos.
And some may think, it’s a distraction,
but not for me, they fill the chapters….

Chorus
This is my life, these faces and stories.
Gathered like wishes at the bottom of a well.
I could not ask for a more perfect calling.
Thank you.

II.
We settled in at 5am
after missing the last exit on a highway.
But had we slept, we might have missed it,
the sunrise sky and all her glory.

Chorus


Bridge
I have skirted ‘round the trappings of convention,
I could complain about the uncertainty.
But I’d rather share all of these small moments,
For they are not small to me.
III.
Last night I sang to an empty room,
and it scared me but only for a moment.
‘Cause tomorrow calls and I will still be,
painting walls with my confessions.

Chorus

© Copyright 2011 Marci Geller/Paisley Saucers Music SESAC
www.MarciGeller.com mail@sonicunderground.com 631-689-7992

Surf the Undertow

Written By: Marci Geller

Surf the Undertow
Today I feel lighter, the darkness has gone.

Things might get better, who knew I was strong?

I hung up my anger, like an out of style dress

Who served me at one time, but now I need less.

This body keeps on carrying me against my minds protest.

Chorus
Cause I surf the undertow. I surf the undertow

I surf the undertow against your good advice.

I’ve called upon angels to lend me a hand

Hold onto something when I couldn’t stand.

Spent time chasing secrets, spent time chasing lies.

Hope was the anchor, now I’m not sure why.

But darkness still can pull on me, as I dance with regret.

Chorus
Cause I surf the undertow. I surf the undertow

I surf the undertow against your good advice. Against your good advice.

Today I feel lighter, the silence has grace.
Abandoned the chaos, allowed me this space.

I still respect my fragility; it balances my heart.

Chorus
Cause I surf the undertow. I surf the undertow

I surf the undertow against your good advice. Against your good advice.

I surf the undertow. I surf the undertow

I surf the undertow against your good advice. Against your good advice.
Against your good advice.


© copyright 2006 by Marci Geller/Paisley Saucers Music SESAC

Awakened Mind

Written By: Marci Geller

Awakened Mind (An Ode to MOMA) 70bpm

A2? Dsus D
I walk these rooms, in silence.
A2 ? Esus E
And I hear the brush strokes of the past.
? A2? Dsus D A2 Esus E? Asus
As you colored worlds with your perspective, while they obscured the truth you made it last.

Refrain:
? D Db-
Here you capture time, for all to see.
B-? Esus E
Now I can feel it through your eyes.
? A2 Dsus Esus A2
And I will travel across the constellations awakened mind.

A2? ? Dsus D
I feel my heart race as I journey,
A2 ? Esus E
Through your jungle and into your fire.
? A2? Dsus D A2 Esus E? Asus
And the scars you left become my own now. I wade through pools and tides of your desire.

Refrain:
? D Db-
Here you capture time, for all to see.
B-? Esus E
Now I can feel it through your eyes.
? A2 Dsus Esus A2
And I will travel across the constellations awakened mind.

Last Refrain:
? D Db- B-? Esus E
And the angels you sent to save me, await as I release the night.
? A2 Dsus Esus A2
And I will travel across the constellations awakened mind.
? A2 Dsus Esus A2
Yes I will travel across the constellations awakened mind.


Words & Music by Marci Geller
© copyright Marci Geller/Paisley Saucers Music/SESAC 2009

Discography

Open Book-Sonic Underground
Lucky 13--Sonic Underground
Box of Truth-Sonic Underground
Naked EP-Sonic Underground
Here on the Edge-Sonic Underground
Untitled-POY Records
Shake You Up-Backdoor Records