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AUSTRALIA - Victoria AUSTRALIA

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Janette Geri

Earthy, eclectic, sensual, original, Janette Geri is one of Australia's finest singers, a serious guitar player, and an acclaimed songwriter.

Janette’s music is a potent mix of Soulful Blues, Jazz and Celtic, delivered with total honesty and rare warmth. A voice truly remarkable, rich in beauty and power, she delivers songs of substance with grace, souring passion and great tenderness. She is a compelling performer, earthy, playful, weaving a spell around her audience with original contemporary and traditional songs. As a strong solo act she can mesmerize her audiences with soaring and assured vocals, rich guitar work and a wicked sense of humour, creating an unforgettable energy and great range of moods.

Intelligent, sensual and honest, her lyrics have also won her high praise for their freshness and steadfast absence of cliché. Her songs speak of life, loss, experience and love in a way that is candid, wry, without apology, but with grace, tenderness and great beauty.

'Among the flowers" is her newest release. This is a collection of traditional and 2 original songs, all with a strong theme of love lost, but therefore all the more precious. Janette has taken a somewhat classical turn with her arrangements this time, using flute, cello, piano and other instruments along with acoustic guitar, creating a rich and layered canvas on which to tell these stories. Each song features her unfailing gift of bringing the story to vibrant life, with beautiful vocals, passion, and wisdom won by experience.

She plays a fine acoustic guitar, custom-made for her by Maton, Australia, called ‘Merry’ and a Variax Acoustic named ‘Spell’. Janette also plays piano and other instruments, which feature on her albums.

With 6 original albums and 1 trad album to date, she is a consummate performer and recording artist,

…and she definitely loves a good giggle.

Reviews:

“Janette Geri’s sublime harmonies are nearly angelic” - Robert Tanzilo, The Milwaukee Sentinel

“Janette Geri provides a work of complete sensitivity and integrity. It’s one thing to praise the arrangements, it’s another to pay tribute to the excellent vocal delivery but something must be said about her lyrics which really do court a subtle sense of the poetic. Recited as poetry, her words stand dramatically tall.” Terry Reilly – The Age

“She has a hauntingly beautiful and warm voice that puts instantly a spell on the listener. No matter if she sings traditional songs, Fairport Convention, Robert Burns or other historical ballads she gave them a new and wonderful re-make. Wonderful harmonies coupled with stirring rhythms and angelic singing make her music a real treat for your ears.” Adolf 'gorhand' Goriup FolkWorld Issue 38 03/2009 (Based in Switzerland, reviewer at Pay the Reckoning, Tradmusic.com & Rambles.net)

“Her gift is obvious from the opening notes of any of her songs, but what she also brings to her performances is an all encompassing enthusiasm for Music that is conveyed to the audience the moment she walks on stage. It is an instant Love Affair. She takes no prisoners. This is the kind of stage presence you have to be born with ... Janette's music stops people in their tracks instantly.” Tim Quinn, Quill Publications/Mighty Quinn Management UK

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