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
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 the phenomenal
(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.
music brings a refreshing, yet appealing blend of ‘Indy’,
‘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
, through songs like
‘Don’t Watch The Feet’ to the frenzied Friday night explosion
of ‘You Got It’.
Ward 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 the most
formidable band 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
‘Minty’ Swadkins 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
Phillips originally started
his musical career as a left handed drummer at 16, playing in
numerous bands alongside Robb Swadkins. He made the cross-over to
guitar in 1999 and hasn’t looked back since. A natural
entertainer, his influences include Ocean Colour Scene, The Jam and
Paul Weller. As well as song-writing, he brings a warm style of
musicianship, exuding confidence and ability. His drive, dedication,
charm and wit, definitely make him one for the ladies.
felt it natural to become
a musician as he had come from a very music orientated background.
He got hooked on drums when he used to see his father's band Rhythm
Stealers play. He started playing drums from the tender
age of 4 and started taking lessons from the age of just 6. Since
then he hasn't looked back.
All through his schooling, he played in various orchestras, jazz
bands, rock bands - you name it! A highlight of that period was
playing alongside the BBC
Philharmonic Orchestra around the age of 14. He started
to listen to muso bands like Steely
Dury and the Blockheads, not to mention growing up on Level
42 and The
Police and many more. This is where most of his
influences came from i.e. Stuart
After only one year at college he joined the band Riley
with the opportunity to go on a tour around the country (and a small
tour of Upstate New York). After the band split up, he decided he
wanted to be a session player and gig with various artists/bands and
possibly teach. It was from this point he really started to take my
drumming career seriously. During the summer of 2005 he toured with
a show called Red
Hot Chartbusters which went all over the country. It gave
him the chance to meet and work with some superb musicians and was
also a great networking opportunity. All of this remarkable work has
shaped Sam into one of the best drummers you'll hear today.
dominate the music scene and set the bar to which all others aspire
to, leaving behind a wake of classic, best selling albums, in their
pursuit of super-stardom!
you once again & we really look forward to entertain you.!!