"as original as they come, listening to everyone but beholden to no single influence; Eales demands your attention with the force of his musical personality and keeps it with his musicianship" - Budd Kopman (Cadence USA)
A NOTE FROM GEOFF
Hi everyone and thanks for dropping by.
First of all I'd like to wish you all a Very Happy New Year.
2023 was an immensely difficult year for me. I lost Shirley, my partner for over 45 years in last March and in December Dad passed away at the grand old age of 97.
I pray that 2024 will be less stressful for me, my health will be better, and that God will give me strength to continue fulfilling my musical dreams.
I am hoping to further develop my musical "Spirit of the Mine" after being put on ice for a year. Also, there is talk of Ray Roughler Jones and I taking our Dylan Thomas project to New York to celebrate St. David's Day on March 1st. We are waiting on a decision from the Welsh Arts Council. Of course there's one other hurdle to cross if we're successful in our bid: we'd need the green light from the US Immigration Authorities. Fingers crossed!
A couple of albums are planned for this year with my latest musical collaborator, the legendary improvising vocalist, Maggie Nicols. One will be song-based, the other a free-wheeling improvised one. I am also planning to collaborate with a few other very creative musicians very soon. Watch this space!
Looking forward to seeing you on one of my gigs in the coming months.
Geoff (January 4th, 2024)