Geoff McBride Including Fans on New Project

September 12, 2012 by SoWal Staff

Geoff McBride's new campaign is on the crowdfunding platform www.  (Crowdfunding is asking a crowd of people to donate a defined amount of money for a specific cause, project in exchange for various rewards.)

For those who do not know about Geoff, he is a local Santa Rosa Beach resident who was a part of Team XTina on Season 2 of The Voice.  He is also a former Arista Records recording artist.

Geoff has collaborated with numerous artists and has traveled the world performing.  Since late 2006, he has been performing at local venues in the area, including The Old Florida Fish House, The Ocean Club, the former First Note Music Hall, Schooner's, The Boatyard, etc. 

He has also performed and will perform at local events like the Emerald Coast Children's Advocacy Center's gala, Covenant Hospice gala, Arts Quest, the upcoming PCB Seafood & Music Festival, Chautauqua Winery Harvest Festival, Share the Shelter Fest, 30A Songwriters Festival and numerous private events.

After a lot of planning, this campaign is to fund his upcoming project "The Journey to the Soul."  Think the voice Geoff McBride, sounds of world music, soul, etc.... All combined together!  It's going to be incredible!  This is his opportunity to show the world his own voice.

The budget is not only going towards the album, but to paying musicians, photography, graphic design, duplication, promotion, radio play, mechanical licensing in the U.S. and other countries.  A lot more goes into bringing music to the world than just the album these days.  We are going to release it in Canada, The U.K., Germany, Holland, France, Japan and many other countries.  It is going to be pushed hard by our company.

The producer (and co-writer) of the album is Trammell Starks. Geoff just performed on his remake of "Summer Breeze."  You can hear this single at  Trammell and Geoff have known each other for years and love working together.  They are on the phone constantly with planning this project right now.  It will be recorded both here in Santa Rosa Beach and in Alpharetta, Georgia. 

Subsequently, as Geoff started to hone this project, Geoff knew that Trammell was the perfect person to collaborate with.  When they spoke about it and Geoff told him where he wanted to go with the album, they both were amazingly on the same page.  Both of them have been greatly influenced by the sounds of soul, jazz, world music and they are bringing those inspirations to this album.

Please check out the link below and pass along to others.  The more people know about this project, the better chance we have to get it fully funded.


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