The Short Story

   Balancing sweet and sexy, smart and sassy, Genevieve is an all-round entertainer, a charismatic and unique talent who has been wowing audiences as a singer/songwriter since first taking the stage at 6 years old. 

After taking a pseudo-hiatus from music (during which time she was living in the South African bush, working with wildlife, and absorbing the pulse of the Rainbow Nation), she's back in the US and returning to her musical roots. Though she never truly left music, she found it significantly more difficult to play gigs when her audience was little more than cheetahs and rhinos. Good for a story, yes, but not for a career. 

    She never stopped playing, writing, and recording so she is armed with an arsenal of new songs at the ready.  Keep an eye on the horizon (or, better yet, on this site) - her beat-up Land Cruiser may soon be chugging into your town. 

 

THE BACKSTORY (Where It All Began)

Genevieve began in music much like other musicians begin – music chose her. As a baby, she would literally wake up singing, her family tracking her down by following her voice. At age six, she taught herself to play the piano, and before reaching her teenage years, she had also mastered the clarinet, recorder, and drums. She had an amazing ability to remember music – particularly from films – and would sit at the piano for hours, alternating between recreating what she’d heard and creating her own soundtracks. Always a gifted writer, she didn't take very long to begin putting words to the music. By 8th grade, she'd even co-written a musical. 

The youngest child, Genevieve found her musical tastes were heavily influenced by her siblings and her surroundings. Growing up listening to everything from AC/DC to Air Supply to The Beastie Boys to Led Zeppelin to Dolly Parton to Whitney Houston, she learned to appreciate music for what it was, not who it was. As a result, her approach to songwriting focuses less on genre and more on songs as individual stories, each with its own past, present, and future (and corresponding orchestration). In her world, it isn't unusual to find a country-tinged acoustic folk song next to a sexy New Orleans-jazz-infused romp next to a melodic Disney-esque ballad. And her stunning, versatile voice – an elegant instrument itself - ties everything together and makes sense of it all.

In the same way that Florence and the Machine, Imogen Heap, Sylvan Esso, and Peter Gabriel bring in world elements and intelligent lyrics to acoustic palettes, Genevieve is always trying new sounds and ways of stringing words together to create not just songs, but a full sensory experience: each tune a mini-movie, complete with arc, character, tone, and dialogue.

Packed with beauty, intelligence, pathos, heart, sass, and wit, her music reflects the wisdom and worldliness of someone well beyond her years. And her catchy melodies will stick in your head long after the music stops.