Geoff Ong first began writing music in a short-lived garage band named The HyperHyders. They were pretty bad. After a while though, they realised this ('this' being the fact that they were pretty bad) and made a collective decision to get good. Since then, Geoff has been honing his art by playing, writing, and listening to as much music as possible.
After seeing some success with rock and roll band A.D.D in high school (they were even interviewed live on C4, just quietly), Geoff’s life moved into a shiny new chapter- university. The beginning of Geoff’s studies at university marked a new period in his musical development- new friends, new bands, and new possibilities. Being involved in as many as 6 bands at once, ranging from hardcore band East of Eden to the Queen City Big Band to the Auckland University Glee Club, it’s a wonder Geoff managed to fit in any papers at all. However, the combination of lack of sleep and unhealthy amounts of caffeinated beverages means that he finally scored a degree in mechanical engineering at the end of 2010. +1 intelligence!
While studying and playing in various bands, Geoff was also quietly developing his craft as a solo musician. A few months living in Taranaki saw Geoff come out of his shell- playing solo all over the Taranaki region, and even managing to make it onto the local airwaves. Upon returning to his home of Auckland, he decided to take the prospect of being a solo musician more seriously, and has been gigging around Auckland as often as possible ever since.
Geoff’s musical heroes and influences come from anywhere and everywhere, ranging from pop to jazz to metal. The resulting sound is bursting with fun, summery, instantly relatable tunes- a perfect soundtrack for fans of summer road trips, hanging out, and eating ice cream.
Geoff’s debut EP, Pictures, is now available! It was performed, recorded, mixed, and mastered entirely by Geoff in various bedrooms around New Zealand, making it a truly indie project. Go get it from http://geoffong.bandcamp.com
|REVIEW: Implications Single Review
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|29 Jul 2012|
|INTERVIEW: Geoff Ong Newsletter Interview
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|28 Jun 2012|
|REVIEW: Pictures EP Review
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|14 Dec 2011|
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