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Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock

by Geoffrey the Giant

The music of Geoffrey The Giant is piano-based pop/rock.
Genre: Pop: Pop/Rock
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Look up. Way up.

After fourteen years of making records and playing shows as an independent recording and performing artist, Geoffrey "The Giant" Stone is ready to make it big. The thirty-one year old piano man and singer/songwriter based out of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada - whose influences include Barenaked Ladies, Ben Folds Five, Ron Sexsmith, Queen, The Beatles, and The Rolling Stones - is about to take the music industry by storm.

With his fourth L.P. nearing completion, on the heels of finishing an Honours Bachelor of Music degree at Carleton University and a diploma from The Audio Recording Academy in Ottawa, Geoffrey is now setting his Giant sights on conquering the world.

The new record, Geoffrey The Giant's Big Bang, is a monster of a masterpiece - packing over a dozen songs that are all shining examples of this young artist's mastery of the craft of songwriting. The tunes make up an eclectic mix of musical styles, in the tradition of bands like Barenaked Ladies - who are known for a repertoire that's full of both comedic and quippy material as well as contemplative songs that are sober and sincere.

The lead single from the album, Rock Paper Scissors Lizard Spock, is one of the many campy, satirical pieces on the record which showcase his comical wit and hilarious sense of humor. The video for the song is a side-splitting parody of the massive television sensation The Big Bang Theory, which has popularized the game, from which the song gets its title, throughout the series.

But while some of the songs on the record are written in this light-hearted manner, the album isn't all 'fi fie fo' fun and games. The rest of the tunes range from those of a political nature (Peace by Peace, Say No To War, Yes We Can Get Along), to songs about heartache, like the six minute-long epic ballad Lemonade, which encapsulates how the songmaster was feeling during a difficult period of his life. "Due to the economics of radio I normally make a point ofnot writing anything much longer than four minutes, but after conforming to all the rest of my personal songwriting rules which are all convention in pop music, I couldn't cut it down to be any shorter. It would have seemed odd to trim out a chorus or pre-chorus in the hopes of making it more palatable for radio program directors."

Although Stone has faced many challenges and had his share of struggles over the course of his life and career, he has also had some successes along the way. In his own opinion, one of the most notable points of his career was recording a duet with his biggest songwriting influence, Canadian Ron Sexsmith, for Stone's sophomore LP release Faith in the Unknown. "Ron has been a hero of mine since I got onto his music when he released Blue Boy in two-thousand one. When I approached him after one of his shows about singing on my upcoming record, I was thrilled and amazed when he said he'd do what he could to find the time. Not only is he one of the greatest songwriters ever to walk the Earth, but he's also one of the kindest and generous souls you'll ever meet".

Stone sang a duet with another Juno award-winning Canadian songwriter when he performed with Carly Rae Jepsen in the 2007 season of Canadian Idol. "When Carly approached me about being her duet partner, I was delighted. Throughout the time I spent working with her, I could see from her talent, charm and her work ethic, that she had what it takes to become what she is now - a global pop icon".

Now, with his academic goals accomplished and his record on the cusp of its release, 'The Giant' is ready to be unleashed upon the world and join the ranks of his talented Canadian compatriots. The single is set to launch on Youtube and iTunes on September 19th, in advance of a promotional E.P. release to follow shortly after. The full LP is expected to launch in the Christmas season, and with a record of this magnitude you're going to want to shop for a plus-size stocking.

Whether you think he might be a giant or not, get ready for something big.



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