Saturday, October 30, 2010

Geoff McBride

Geoff McBride (born on October 23, 1960 in Lexington, North Carolina) is an R&B singer from the 90s.

As a child, he sang gospel music and he even performed for the governor of North Carolina and former President Jimmy Carter. He formed his first band when he was 18 years old.
In 1990, Geoff released his debut album "Do You Still Remember Love" on Arista Records which peaked at #55 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart.
The first single, "Gotta Good Thing" peaked at #14 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the charts for 13 weeks. The song became Geoff's highest chart appearance to date.

The second single from the album, "No Sweeter Love" peaked at #20 on Billboard's Hot Black Singles chart, staying on the chart for 15 weeks.
The last single from the album, "Doesn't That Mean Something" peaked at #37 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the charts for only 9 weeks.

After that, Geoff took some time off from the music biz to take personal control of his music.

During that time, he lived to Atlanta, Georgia and later got married. He sang on musician Amy Lee's two albums, was a former sax player for Jimmy Buffett and sang for North Point Community Church in various areas of service for six years & BigStuf Camps.

Geoff co-wrote songs with Ben Holst under the name "Holst & McBride" where they opened for Aaron Neville at The Variety Playhouse in Little Five Points in March of 2003 and played at the Athens Human Rights Festival in that same year too.

He also sang with Guild of Sound (who are from Lawrenceville, Georgia) with Mark Copeland, John Sussewell, Steve Freeman and Don Klayman.

Geoff also provided vocals on the album "Valentines: The Music of Jim Brickman" with singer Felicia Sorenson and did commercial jingles such as Dark & Lovely, MARTA, Coca Cola and Chevrolet.

In 2006, he relocated to Santa Rosa Beach, Florida with his family where he has been working with musicians Tim Jackson, Chris Clifton, Duke Bardell and Donny Sundal.

Geoff was also the lead singer for the Rhythm All-Stars promo recording for JoMar Records, but he left in February of 2008.

In December of 2008, he released the single "Christmas Is" which is available on CD Baby. In 2012, Geoff was a contestant on the NBC series "The Voice," but was eliminated. He continues to still be active in the music business.

To see Geoff's official website, go to:
http://www.geoffmcbride.com/welcome.cfm

To see Geoff's official Facebook page, go to:
https://www.facebook.com/GeoffMcBrideMusic

To follow Geoff on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/geoff_mcbride

To see Geoff's official MySpace page, go to:
https://myspace.com/geoffmcbridemusic

To see Geoff's Reverbnation page, go to:
http://www.reverbnation.com/geoffmcbride

To see Geoff's CD Baby page, go to:
http://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/GeoffMcBride

To see the music video for "No Sweeter Love," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GahLJ4WToFk

To see a fan-made video for "Doesn't That Mean Something," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SUnP_pKToc

To see a fan-made video for an extended remix version of "Gotta Good Thing," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHYRCHcB8i8



[updated on 08/01/13]

1 comment:

L McBride said...

Please check out Geoff's new album "Journey to the Soul" on his website at www.geoffmcbride.com.

Also, Geoff was on Season 2 of NBC's The Voice in 2012.

His FB page is www.facebook.com/geoffmcbridemusic