about Geoff Byrd
Geoff Byrd on the Grammy Ballot in 2004 in 4 catagories: Best New Artist (Geoff Byrd) Best Arrangement (Shrinking Violets) Best Pop Song (Parasol, Silver Plated) Best Pop Male Vocalist (Geoff Byrd) Geoff Byrd on the Grammy Ballot in 2008 Nominated for a NMA Nashville Music Award 2009 in the category: Made In Music City Award for the song "1,000 Miles of Life" John Oates, Geoff Byrd, Jed Leiber #1 Most played song in the world on the internet a position held for two weeks. Geoff Byrd is the only independent artist to ever achieve a #1 position throughout the history of the internet: Geoff Byrd, Silver Plated (Radio Wave Monitor) Garageband.com's all time best rated artist with four #1 hits LIVE 365 Internet breakthrough artist of the year, 2004 Toured (solo) as the opening act for Hall and Oates on tour in the U.S. and Canada. (50 shows) including the Greek in LA, The Beacon in NYC, and the St. Dennis theater in Montreal. #2 song in America on AC radio from Jim Brickman's record "Escape" with the single, "When It Snows" featuring Geoff Byrd singing all vocals. Byrd also co-wrote the song. Wrote "The Light" featured in the hollywood motion picture "The Finest Hour." Written and produced by Billy Morrison & Geoff Byrd. Co-wrote "Dirty In Texas" (Anchored) a top 20 hit on the Active Rock charts in 2010. Co-Wrote and produced "Over The Top" TV theme song for "Top This Party" on Lifetime. (Byrd, Millman) Co-wrote and produced "Unstoppable" TV theme song for "Cheerleader Nation" on Lifetime. (Byrd/Millman) Co-wrote and produced "Far From Now" the theme song for "Wanna Go Fishing" on ESPN2 (Byrd/Millman) Wrote and performed "Before Kings" top 40 on the HOT AC radio charts 2004/2005 Co-wrote and performed "Silver Plated" #1 on the Hot AC internet radio charts 2004 Radio Wave Monitor (Byrd, Page) Played live with and/or opened for: Stevie Wonder, Hall and Oates, John Oates, Jed Leiber, Jem, Seal, Kansas, John Waite, American Hi Fi, Michael Penn, Jurassic 5, The Calling, Jim Brickman, Billy Gibbons (ZZ Top), and many more. Byrd Has been featured in hundred of articles as the first artist to break through from the internet into the mainstream. He is known as one of the innovators of do it yourself internet marketing long before Facebook or Twitter. Co-wrote national curriculum "Rock the Classroom" for kids 10-18. Published nationally by Woodcraft Rangers non-profit as an after school and in-school songwriting program. Founded Kids Record Hits which teaches kids how to write, produce and record original songs. Licensed Oregon Teacher. Author of e-book "Clarity." Author of an audiobook on songwriting technique."The Byrd Method: Writing Songs With a Laser Focus." Motivational speaker travelling around the country to speak at high schools and middle schools talking to kids about how to make a living in the music business and following their dreams. Representative of The Grammy Foundation as a panelist and speaker. GEOFF BYRD SONGS APPEAR ON: MTV shows "Next," "Real World," and "Road Rules" plus "America's Next Top Model," "Underaged and Engaged," "The Hills," "Last Comic Standing," "Army Wives," "Top This Party," "Wanna Go Fishing," "How To Look Good Naked," "Next Great American Band" and hundreds of other TV shows. Byrd has over 500 placements on national TV shows. Sang all vocals for "Friend is a Friend" and "Take a Stand" on the kids animated show called "Toddworld" (on the Emmy ballot 2005) Byrd has been in the Top 10 downloads on MSN and Amazon.com, as well as charting on hundreds of internet radio stations. FEATURED ON: Billboard (cover) Radio and Records (cover) Unsigned Magazine (cover) msn.com (front page) Washington Times (feature story) The Oregonian, Hollywood Independent, Fox News, Music Connection, Hollywood Reporter, Forbes Magazine, Cargo, San Diego Tribune, Ventura Star, Next Great American Band, CNet news, West Coast Performer, Goldmine Magazine, Music Connection, MTV news, CNN, Willamatte Week, The Portland Mercury, The LA Independent, The LA Daily News, Yahoo news, All Access Music and many more. TESTIMONIALS: "I love you man. We should do a song together. I don't want to talk about it, I want to be about it." -Stevie Wonder "I love playing and writing with this guy. He is the real deal." -John Oates "Geoff Byrd is a Goldmine! And the band is tighter than a condom!" -Isaac Hayes "One of the most talented singer/songwriters I have heard! I mean this guy is a star!" -Phil Ehart (Kansas) "Geoff is a star on the rise. He's talented, hardworking and his extraordinary vocal range delivers a fine mix of funk and soul." -Tamara Conniff (Executive Editor: Billboard) "Geoff has everything going for him. He's got immense talent, good looks, a superstar personality and most important of all for us radio folks, a great song, "Silver Plated." It's a perfect fit for Hot AC. I'm sold on Geoff Byrd!" - Alisa Hashimoto (Music Director, KPLZ ~ Seattle) "We all listened to the song and it is one of the best to come out of the Northwest in a long time! Best of success!"
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