USA / Bella Vista, AR
Geary Nelson has been a singer-songwriter for more than 40 years, at the end of 2015, Geary’s release of “Continues to Burn” was charted at the #06, #07, and #09th most requested song on European independent radio, France and Russia. This lasted into the middle of April 2016; it was a great feeling to have the song requested that much.
Born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, Geary gained success as a teenager after his band won second place in a notable contest. The prize was a recording session. I was part of a band in Chicago called the ‘Panik’ we were in a national band contest at McCormick Place with hundreds of bands competing…. We recorded a record and played local TV in Chicago and the majority of teen clubs that were around at that time. The exposure allowed “Panik” to tour the country. We toured the South through Memphis, Tenn., and played on the ‘Dance Party’ TV show there.
I play with a local band in Arkansas, “Rockin’ Roads,” which performs classic rock songs. I also record all my own songs in my home studio. It was there that I recorded “Continues to Burn,” the track that some overseas population grew to admire, so much so that they voted it onto the charts.
I loved to hear Elvis sing, and in those learning years there were a lot of instrumental songs on the radio, but it was the Beatles that gave me the fever to write my own songs. The English invasion gave way to a different music style back then, and as the years went by, my father’s country music, along with the Beatles, Elvis, and lot of Rock groups over the years forged my writing style with interesting melodies and rhythms, these gave me the basic roots for creating my own material.
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