Geoffrey Welchman | One Band Man

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One Band Man

by Geoffrey Welchman

Folk-rocky blues, or acoustic pop/rock.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. The Trial
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2. Washes His Hands
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3. Crowd Control
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4. Unforgiven
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5. Fender Bender
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6. Hard to Know
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7. Here, My Dear
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8. Hildegard
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9. Wendy (Blow You Away)
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10. Out on the Road
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11. Is It Okay?
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12. Right Before My Eyes
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
One Band Man incorporates guitars, bass, keyboards and drums, as well as stunning multi-track harmonies, all performed by Welchman himself.

The former writer for such magazines as Rolling Stone, The New Yorker, People, and Might had long dreamed of just such an exercise in megalomania. “I’ve been playing with myself for years now, so I figured the time had come.”

One Band Man’s range is startling. Opening with a courtroom confessional (“Life is a trial/and I plead innocence” in “The Trial”), Welchman weaves in english folk (the celtic-raga outro of “Is It Okay?”), classic 4/4 rock (“Wendy”), backwards-guitar textures in the psychedelic mashup “Unforgiven,” even bottom-heavy funk in “Fender Bender.”

“I always loved the variety-show feel of the Beatles’ albums,” Welchman said. “They took such care to make each song sound different from the last. I’d hate to stay in one groove for a whole record.”

“Hildegard,” a moving tribute to the 15th century German nun, author, and theologian Hildegard von Bingen, is another example of Welchman’s penchant for off-beat topics or approaches, such as assembling 21 rhymes for “ear” (“Here My Dear”). “It keeps it fun.”

While guitar and bass came naturally to him, drums were a new challenge. He started playing them in 2002, and as he improved, changed his recording plans from having a session drummer to completing the entire “band” himself.

The album was released in May of 2007, and the word is spreading!!

Critical Reaction:
Maverick Magazine (UK)....4 1/2 out of 5 Stars: "Highly Recommended!"

Folk and Music Exchange reviews...."Mr. Welchman is a remarkable multi-instrumental musician as well as being a facile and versatile vocalist"

Americana UK Webzine...7 out of 10 stars: "at it’s root One Band Man is 12 great songs....magical moments"

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Lisa

Wow!
Oh my God! This is an amazing album...and I thought the Beatles were geniuses...
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Leah

i was knocked out by the bluesy style
i was so impressed by the bluesy talent displayed in this album it is one i will listen to over and over can hardly wait for the next one to come out. Its gutsy honesty and soulfullness move me to distraction.
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Brenda

Great album!
Great to listen to. Very well done. He has done a great job on all of the music and vocals. I find the meaning in his lyrics very deep. I love it.
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RadioIndy

Creative CD by a talented musician. Pick up a copy today.
"One Band Man" is filled with lyrics, licks, and lessons of life that reflect the abounding talents of Geoffrey Welchman. In keeping with historical trend-makers, Welchman shows us the path of bluesy, contemporary music, as he echoes past, present and future sentiment in this well-put together package. The musicianship on the CD is impressive, especially considering that Geoffrey performed all of the instruments himself. The production is very clean with some interesting effects. The highlight of the CD, however, is the songwriting, which combines interesting and sometimes unpredictable chord progressions with clever and well thought-out lyrics. One of our favorite tracks, "Unforgiven" is an adult rock track filled with raw emotion that blends electric guitar licks with beautiful self-harmonies. "Fender Bender" begins with some interesting effects that fade into a catchy bass line that provides a very cool groove for this track. This CD is well worth a listen to hear some of the creative songwriting and impressive musicianship of one talented person!
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Sheila

Love this one too
This second album leaves me hungary for more. Geoffrey Welchman's music, voice and original lyrics exhibit an intellectual curiousity of mind and spirit that deserves a wide audience. Please keep 'em coming.
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RadioIndy.com

Congratulations on GrIndie Award
RadioIndy is proud to present Geoffrey Welchman
a GrIndie Award for their CD "One Band Man." A GrIndie Award is RadioIndy's stamp of approval that this CD is an excellent quality CD. Please join us in congratulating this artist on this accomplishment.
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