Born and raised in Nottingham, Geoff developed a passion for music and acting at a young age. He began by playing the Piano and the Cello. But it soon became apparent that he had a natural talent for singing, his parents decided to start his formal singing training in earnest when he was 12. By the time he was 17, he has started to win local competitions that were in the adult category as well as being a Finalist in the Nottingham Young Musician of the Year.
After finishing his undergraduate Music degree at Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge. He started working in Cathedrals to learn the Church's music repertoire. Once he had finished his training at Wells Cathedral and Norwich Cathedral, he moved to London. Since then he has sung regularly at St Paul’s Cathedral, Westminster Abbey, Westminster Cathedral, Brompton Oratory, Temple Church, and St Brides Fleet Street with permanent positions at St Bartholomew the Great and Farm Street Church, Mayfair.
He has also sung with some of the best choirs in the world. Notably with the BBC Singers, Tenebrae, Sonoro Choir, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and Collegium Vocale. Through these ensembles, he has worked with some of the best conductors in the world such as Semyon Bychkov, Christoph von Dohnányi, Maxim Emelyanychev, Ivan Fischer, Edward Gardner, Vasily Petrenko, Eduardo Strausser, and Masaaki Suzuki.
Around this time, he started exploring the Early music repertoire. He was a founder member of the male vocal quartet ‘Scaramella’. Their reworking of the French, Italian, and Polish repertoire at that time found a passionate audience which took them on tour throughout the UK and France. This culminated with them being invited to perform at the Brighton Early Music Festival in 2019. Geoff was invited by that festival to join a cast in 2020 to showcase the 2nd oldest opera in existence ‘La Dafne’ by Marco da Gagliano. He also was asked to join the Dublin Consort of singers and Viol consort ‘Fretwork’ to record the back catalogue of Irish composer John Amner.
Geoff also joined the illustrious ensemble ‘London Voices’ which specialize in Film and Computer game soundtracks. With them, he has appeared on the soundtracks for Coldplay (Everyday Life – “When I need a friend”) and the Johnny Halliday posthumous re-release of his back catalogue. Film soundtracks include Trolls 2 ‘world tour’ and most notably, the latest James Bond: No time to die with Hans Zimmer. He sang in 2 sell-out concert performance of the computer game ‘NieR Automata’ at Royal Festival Hall. He has also sang on the advert for the X-rated ‘Coco de Mer’ 12 days of Christmas.
He then retrained as a Soloist and Opera singer at the Royal Academy of Music in which he left with a Distinction. Since then his roles have included:
· Marchese D’obigny La Traviata, Longborough Opera.
· General Achilla Giulio Cesare, King’s College Opera
· Escamillo + Dancaire Carmen, Rogue Opera Tour
· Geronio Il Turco in Italia, Longhope Opera
· Papageno + Sprecher Die Zauberflöte, Lyric Opera Studio – Weimar
He is also in demand as a concert soloist, especially for the larger repertoire such as Carmina Burana - Orff, Verdi Requiem, Elijah – Mendelssohn, Das Lied von der Erde - Mahler, Petite Messe Solennelle - Rossini, Beethoven 9th Symphony and the Brahms Requiem.
He was also the Baritone of choice for the Villiers Quartet, who performed Samuel Barber’s Dover Beach with him twice, the second performance being at St John’s Smith Square in London.
Geoff has more recently also started exploring the Contemporary repertoire. He worked on a recording with the London Mozart Players for the premiere of the oratorio ‘Blue Moon’ by Steve Banks. Then he performed in Mark Springer’s new Opera ‘Army of Lovers’ with the acclaimed French Contemporary string quartet – Tata Quartet.
Most notably, however, He was the understudy for Roderick Williams in Cecilia McDowall’s new work. The ‘Da Vinci’ Requiem with the Philharmonia Orchestra.
Geoff is moving to Munich this year to pursue a freelance career in Opera.