If you’re here you’re not in for much excitement … yet. This will be the home for all my musical projects present and past, when I get around to it – maybe soon!

In the meantime here’s a bio and some sort of musical timeline that needs two years added to it and ordering reversed. Why lead with Alan Thicke when you can save him for last?

In any case, thanks for the interest and peruse the homepage for more breadcrumbs or call me sometime why don’t you?

Geoff Marshall – Artist Bio

Geoff Marshall was born in the Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, in the 60’s and spent his childhood immersed in music.  His parents had a part-time top 40 combo which meant their home was filled with music and song.  His first live performance took place on the Ookpik Winter Carnival stage, in Greenwood, Nova Scotia, at the age of 5, harmonizing with his 4 siblings.  By the time Geoff was 13, he had learned guitar and registered his first rock opera with SOCAN.

Geoff’s creative trajectory has encompassed several musical genres as well as film, stage and animation projects.  His music has been heard in TV, film and commercials and his illustrations and imagery have appeared in national publications, major network television and earned him 2 nominations for best visual effects from the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television.  Geoff Marshall’s reputation as a”renaissance artist” crosses many boundaries and disciplines. 

Geoff is a singer, composer, story-teller, and guitarist who has played in post-punk, psychedelic, reggae, dance hall, electronic, and country bands; who even wrote a sci-fi opera.  A well-known illustrator and artist, he also co-founded Exclaim! Magazine.

Geoff knew from an early age that he was destined to be an entertainer and storyteller.  To date, he has over 300 original songs in his catalog.  

Career Highlights:

1980 Solo opening set (original music) for the Alan Thicke live show at the Strand Theatre,   Kirkland Lake ON 

1981 Lead guitarist for top 40 band Captain

1981 Light and sound technician for The Stroke, The Plot, Tony Springer’s Fire, and Rue Morgue

1983 Infinity Inc. cassette LP

1984 Laughing Apples (neo psychedelic) – lead guitar and vocals (1984-85)

1985 Laughing Apples, self-titled EP (independent)

1986 Geoff Marshall “Enter” (independent)

1991 Drug Creeps cassette – (independent) collaboration with members of Change of Heart  and Doughboys and No Mind

1992 Antimatter – “Amorphia” produced by Michael Phillip Wojewoda. 

1992 Producer and musical director for indie version of “Jesus Christ Superstar” (Drake Hotel). Featuring members of Antimatter, Change of Heart, Saturnalia, The Whammy, Satanatras, and Groovy Religion. Featured on CityTV “New Music” and Lollapallooza side stage, Molson Park 

1992 Co-founder and art director/illustrator, Exclaim! Magazine

1995 Antimatter ”Afterthought” LP (independent)

1996 Foam, indie super group featuring members of Blue Rodeo, Trans Love Airways, Antimatter, Saturnalia, and The Dave Howard Singers – live productions, Toronto

1999 Final Program, headliner NXNE/Much Music Electronica stage

1999 Live visuals for Ritchie Hawtin (Plastikman) including performances at the Rotterdam Film Festival and Barcelona Sonar Festival

2000 Final Program, independent, self-titled EP

2006 Live visual designs for Rush

2006 Antimatter “BeachHead” (unreleased)

2008 The Angry Parrots, King Shadrock and the Utopians (guitar) – in Montreal

2009 The Angry Parrots “Disaster” EP (independent)

2010 Producer for Laurel Jackson “In the Skin” EP, released on Robina Records

2010 Musical director for Ellen and the Echoes

2010 The Marshalls, (Montreal and Toronto chapters) – (2010-2014)

2014 Geoff Marshall and The Mail Order Cowboys

2016 Weekly residency, the Toronto Island Marina

2017 Geoff Marshall and the Mail Order Cowboys, “Contract Man” EP, released on Alcool Records/Believe digital

2017 Weekly residency, the Dakota Tavern, Toronto

2017 Weekly residency, the Cameron House, Toronto

2017 Interview on Humble and Fred show – Sirius Radio Music Week

2018 Featured artist, Catwoman radio show – CIUT 89.5 Toronto, August 17

2018 Weekly residency at Tennessee Tavern, Toronto (2018-19)

2022 Geoff Marshall solo launch, Wolfe Island Garden Party festival

2022 Featured on HARD ROOTS Radio 105.1, Waterford, Ireland