Geoff Peters is a software developer, videographer, and jazz pianist from Vancouver, BC. He recently became passionate about synthesis and electronic music and plays his Roland GAIA SH-01 synth in an electronic duo called Laundryman which also features Jamal Knight on electronic percussion and laptop. Geoff had his first professional music gig in 2003 playing piano weekly at Capones Jazz Club in Vancouver. He studied jazz piano with Chris Sigerson and currently studies voice at Mark Downey Vocal Studio. Geoff has released a CD, Quiet Night, with his trio which is available on iTunes and Bandcamp.
Five Fast Facts About Geoff
What made you fall in love with the Roland GAIA?
I love how you can do synthesis in real time because all the controls are so accessible. There’s a knob for everything so it’s very tactile and easy to respond during a live performance. The design is straightforward but also allows for layering and a huge variety of creative sounds to be designed.
Where’s the craziest place you’ve performed?
On Protection Island near Nanaimo. We brought our gear over in a rowboat!
What is your favorite genre of music to play?
Electronic music. I am influenced a lot by Daft Punk (especially their newer album, Random Access Memories) and I’ve had people say our music sounds like Kraftwerk. I love the excitement of a live performance and combining loops and samples with improvisation.
What three songs are on every playlist you create?
What is the most requested song you are asked to play?
Take 5 by Dave Brubeck
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