Worked as a pro touring musician in live performances. Played with Bo Diddley on 2 tour dates in Canada. Corporate band opened for April Wine, Head Pins, Jeff Healy, Prism and Bo Diddley. Worked as an audio/mix engineer for music and post production for radio and film (IMDb)
Art is how we decorate space...Music is how we decorate silence...
Cat in the Attic has been 30 years in the making. As a late teenager, Geoff has always been captivated by the process and opportunity to create a moment, where you are lost in what you are hearing and/or seeing.
Singer Songwriter Catintheattic.ca
Accomplished Bass Player
Accomplished Pianist/Keyboard Player/Vocalist
Accomplished Drummer & Programmer
Accomplished Guitar Player
Arranger/Producer (including major Canadian Theme Park)
The Services I offer:
Vocals & Background Vocals
Vocal Production & Editing
Demos- Basic & Full Production
Ownership/Publishing for songwriting - *50% Topline, *25% Hooks/Chorus
As a musician, recording engineer, sound designer, foley artist... but also sales & marketing executive and business owner, Geoff understands this process from all angles.
Music is being used in ways that we couldn't even imagine years ago. Selling, healing, motivating, inspiring and so much more, whatever the message is, the moment is
I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.
Interview with Cat In The Attic Productions
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: A song for a husband from his wife on their 30 anniversary that captured who he was and his journey.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am working on a song to be used as part of a fundraiser for a rare disease about a young man who died from it but was an inspiration to so many.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Not yet.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital, because I feel, unless you are listening with very highly trained ears in a room treated specifically for sound... you would struggle to hear the difference. And to be 100% honest... affordability. If I put that kind of money into analog gear, I couldn't charge what I charge.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: We'll make it right
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Making happy clients, and that it is my job, and I love doing it.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How did you think of...? I heard it in my head.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: Being in the music business and specifically production has somewhat of a stereotyped personality being high pressure and intense. I am completely the opposite. I'll let the intensity come out in the emotion of the music.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: I get as much detail about their project as possible to insure what we are building is actually what was intended.
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: I will make sure that both of our time is never wasted and used wisely. If I say I'm going to do something, I mean it. Communication is a promise.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Alone on a deserted island would mean I wouldn't be concerned about the client... so. My Taylor acoustic guitar and a 9 ft FAZIOLI concert grand piano, because they melt my soul, and I can get completely lost playing either of them.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: Always people focused in various sales positions. Always wearing a creative hat in marketing and design as well. Working as an audio engineer in a post production recording studio
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Modern country, meets pop. with a little 80's influence.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: John Mayer, just to get a glimpse into his writing style and process.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Time needs to be spent to make sure the all the parts in a song have meaning and intention and that audibly they have their own unique space in the song.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, Pop Country, Background mood setting music for moving pictures.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: My strongest skill is the creativity of composing and producing.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: As a multi instrumentalist, I bring an understanding of what instrumentation should go into a song and where it should sit in that song. I am always trying to achieve an emotional reaction to the song. I am a detail oriented producer and won't settle until it is right. I bring a passion for what I do, and I would be doing it anyway. As a creative person, I am also always trying to bring something that is unique and not just more of the same.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: If Im working on a client project, I like to make sure that we do our due diligence in our initial gathering of information to insure we are on the same page and after the same final result. I typically write the progression first then build my melody with a rough track. I will then make any instrumental changes, record my vocal tracks and add any additional ear candy
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have a dedicated Home based Studio. I use LogicPro X as my DAW. I have multiple Synth full weighted key keyboards. I use a MOTU audio interface my iMac computer. I have multiple guitars (Electric and Acoustic) I have an extensive sound and plugin library from numerous sources but largely Native Instruments, Waves and Izotope. My microphones are Neumann, Audio Technica, Sure and AKG.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: John Mayer inspires me as both a lyricist and a musician. Steely Dan inspires me for audio production.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Songwriting, Mixing and Recording