Geezer formed in January 2005 after a chance encounter between John Ward, (Vocals/guitars) and Robert ‘Minty’ Swadkins, (Bass/vocals) who at the time was playing with Darren Phillips (Guitars/vocals) in a band by the name of ‘End of Part 1’. After a few jam sessions, they soon realised that they shared common tastes as well as a common goal.
Before long ‘Geezer’ was born and they began work on a 16 track demo. Performing only original material, written by the band, they began rehearsing their live set.
With the addition of Sam Martin (Drums), they are now ready to explode onto the scene, bringing with them a fresh, unique and stylish sound. With well constructed, melodious, and exceptional songs, this band is definitely one to look out for.
Their music brings a refreshing, yet appealing blend of ‘Indie’, ‘Rock’ and ‘Pop’. From thumping, stadium anthems like ‘Charlie Finale’ to haunting, enchanting ballads like ‘All The Angels’, Geezer have got it all.
Their demo CD takes you on a journey from the impoverished back streets of Birmingham, through songs like ‘Don’t Watch The Feet’ to the frenzied Friday night explosion of ‘You Got It’.
John Ward (24) first picked up the guitar under the heavy influence of Oasis and Travis at the tender age of 15. Soon he was fronting different bands of many diverse styles before finding his feet and writing his own material.
Today he fronts what is promised to be one of the most formidable bands to emerge from the British music scene for generations. With his unique vocal and song-writing talent he promises to bring new and exciting levels to the enormity that is Geezer.
Robb ‘Minty’ Swadkins (32) began playing at the ridiculous age of 10. His early influences were The Beatles and Pink Floyd, before developing a wide and disparate love affair with all things musical.
He first began writing at the age of 12 before going on to play in bands by 15. A gifted bassist and vocalist, he has formed a remarkable writing partnership with both John Ward and Darren Phillips. A passion for music and a lust for success make him a force to be reckoned with.
Let's keep watching the big stage for these Geezers!