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BIO

 

"I love working with the Byrdman" -John Oates

"Geoff Byrd has a really impressive body of work" -Daryl Hall

"I love you man! We gotta do something in the future." -Stevie Wonder

"Geoff Byrd is a goldmine & the band is tighter than a condom!" -Isaac Hayes

"Geoff Byrd is one of the most talented singer songwriters period." -Phil Ehart, Kansas

"Stopped me in my tracks. The dude has magic that borders on spooky!" -Benny Mardones

"A tornado of soul especially when seen live. Geoff Byrd is an absolute Star!" -John Pleeter, CAA

 

 

WRITTEN, RECORDED OR SHARED THE STAGE WITH

Stevie Wonder, Hall and Oates, Seal, Jurassic 5, Eve 6, John Waite, Billy Gibbons, Kansas, Michael Penn,  Benny Mardones, Gino Vinnelli, Jem, T-Bone Wolk, Samantha Landrum, Jim Brickman, Anchored, Billy Morrison, Cory Lerios, Jed Leiber & many more

 

GEOFF BYRD SONG PLACEMENTS ON TV SHOWS

Next, Real World, Road Rules, America's Next Top Model, The Hills, Last Comic Standing, Army Wives, Top This Party (Theme Song), Wanna Go Fishing (Theme Song), Cheerleader Nation (Theme Song), How To Look Good Naked, Next Great American Band, Toddworld, Live from Daryl's House & over 1,000 placements of Geoff Byrd original songs on national TV   

 

GEOFF BYRD FEATURED IN PRINT

Billboard, Radio and Records, Unsigned Magazine, MSN, Washington Times, The Oregonian, Hollywood Independent, Fox News, Music Connection, Hollywood Reporter, Forbes Magazine, Cargo, San Diego Tribune, Ventura Star, CNet News, West Coast Performer, Goldmine Magazine, Music Connection, MTV news, CNN, Willamette Week, The Portland Mercury, The LA Independent, The LA Daily News, Yahoo news, MSN featured artist & several other publications.

 

 

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS!

Geoff Byrd Albums: "Shrinking Violets" (2004) "Featurette" (2006)

"Lux" (2010) "Deep Black" (2018) "Best Of Geoff Byrd" (2018)

Geoff Byrd on the Grammy Ballot in 4 categories (2004) Categories:

Best New Artist, Best Arrangement, Best Pop Song, Best Pop Male Vocalist

Geoff Byrd on the Grammy Ballot (2008) as a co-writer for Oates' song:  

"1,000 Miles of Life" written by John Oates, Geoff Byrd & Jed Leiber

"1,000 Miles of Life" Nominated for a Nashville Music Award 2008

Most played song in the world on internet radio (2005) "Silver Plated"

Garageband.com "Best Rated Artist of all Time" rated by fellow musicians

LIVE 365 RADIO "Internet Breakthrough Artist of the Year" (2004/2005) 

Toured as the opening act for Hall & Oates 2006 / U.S & Canada (50 shows)

Wrote "I'm In Love" for Samantha Landrum appearing on "Hometown" (2014)

Co-Wrote "When It Snows" with Jim Brickman (also appears as lead vocalist)

Co-Wrote "Dirty In Texas" performed by Anchored / top 20 hit on Active Rock Radio 

Co-Wrote  "Over The Top" Theme Song for TV show "Top This Party" on Lifetime 

Co-Wrote "Unstoppable" Theme Song for "Cheerleader Nation" TV show on Lifetime 

Co-Wrote "Far From Now" the Theme Song for "Wanna Go Fishing" TV show on ESPN2

Co-Wrote "Unsung Heroes" with Kansas appearing on "The Prelude Implicit" (2016)

Wrote & Performed "Before Kings" Top 40 / HOT AC Radio Charts in (2004/2005)

Co-Wrote national songwriting curriculum in 50 public schools "Rock the Classroom"

Representative of The Grammy Foundation as a featured artist, speaker & panelist

Bachelor's Degree in History from Portland State University in History

Master's Degree in Education from George Fox University in Teaching

Film Director & Producer, Music Video Director, Film Editor, Webmaster

Music Producer, Science Fiction Author, Graphic Designer, Visual Artist

Photographer, Voice Over Actor, Sound Design Producer, Speaker & Teacher 

  

HALL & OATES WITH GEOFF BYRD - THE OREGONIAN 

"When Portland singer Geoff Byrd got the chance to open shows for Daryl Hall and John Oates late last summer, he was excited. Then nervous. Then elated. The excitement came not only from the professional opportunity in sharing the bill with the most successful duo in pop history, but also because Byrd is a longtime Hall and Oates fan. The nerves came during Byrd's first performance, at the Greek Theatre in L.A. that Byrd calls "a tough place to play, but a really cool one."

"There were three or four-thousand people there, it was sold out, and I was scared to death! That was the first time I'd played solo in front of that many people, and I was sweating!" But his set went well. Well enough to impress Oates, who told someone from the Creative Artists Agency, which had suggested the concert pairing, that he'd even like to try songwriting with Byrd. "Geoff heard that and he came right up to me and said, John, anything like that you want to do, wherever and whenever, I'm there" Oates recalled. In what Oates calls "a natural progression," the working relationship has grown. Byrd, along with pianist Jed Leiber, son of the songwriting legend Jerry Leiber, spent some time at Oates' Aspen, Colorado home writing songs like "1,000 Miles of Life."

He's opened more shows for the duo 40 or 50 times by Hall's offhand count and now often joins them for encores onstage, helping sing such hits as "Kiss on My List" & "Private Eyes." "He's kind of become my protege," Oates says. The pop/soul masters and their young apprentice hit Portland on Saturday for a show at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Afterward, Byrd, this time backed by his dynamic band, will play at Old Town club Dante's. For Byrd, the tour is a veritable classroom.

"Daryl is one of my favorite singers, and just one of the greatest in the world," Byrd says. "John's contribution is greater than I'd understood before: He does great harmony arrangements, plays terrific rhythm guitar which is really the crux of rock 'n' roll and is just a great, solid human being. And then there's T-Bone Wolk, my goodness! Just a legendary bassist; he's like the best of Paul McCartney meets James Jamerson." Byrd says he's picked up some tricks for how to maintain momentum from song to song during a show. But he's also learning just from proximity to such accomplished kindred spirits Hall & Oates. Byrd watches their set backstage every night.

"I'm kind of a Brit-pop-meets-soul guy, I love Al Green, Mahalia Jackson, the Dixie Hummingbirds, Elton John, Billy Joel, The Beatles, Tom Petty, and they love all that, too. Our true passion lies in the blue notes of the gospel tradition. "Hall, on the phone from his home in upstate New York, says he also sees Byrd as "part of that continuum through which rock, pop and soul have developed. I think he's going to get better and better as he matures, but he's got a great start and a really impressive body of work so far. He's a tremendous singer, a great songwriter, a very charismatic presence," Oates says of Byrd. "He's influenced by our music, yet I recognized that he has his own vision. So we're on the same page, but he brings a real youthful energy & a fresh perspective. I work with one of the best singers in the world, and I think I'm a pretty good singer myself, so I'm sensitive to singers. And what's great about Geoff is we can write something great, and then he can deliver it and take it to the next level. And that's very exciting for a writer." (From the Oregonian 2006)