Introducing Sanctuary

Introducing Sanctuary in 2022 -  Music is incredible. It can excite, confront, take us to the edge while other music nurtures, comforts and heals us. Songwriting will always be home for me. In recent years though the world, both personally and at large, was tipped on its head for most of us. My own anxiety and depression, which I always hid or could work around, finally became too big to manage. For decades I've meditated on and off for wellbeing and always found it to be blissful. Now the idea of creating a deeply anchoring, embracing musical soundtrack especially for healing; for myself, Paul and all of us both on our physical and soul levels, made perfect sense.

Imagine you have been through a difficult time. You are still raw, shell shocked, depleted. Right at this time you find yourself transported to a soft safe place in the middle of a forest. The only sound is the breeze and birds. The ground is a soft bed of moss, pine needles and tiny worlds. There is a healing embrace here greater than everything you have been through. You lean into it. Sanctuary is our soundtrack to that forest.

We wanted to create a blissful music sanctuary to rest and renew when outside events get overwhelming. We hope you will enjoy it too ! 

Elizabeth

Sanctuary is available from Spotify, Pandora, CdBaby,  Bandcamp, Apple and all major music sites.  

FINding the beauty in the ordinary

About Elizabeth's songs -

 "She's a force of nature. Amazing singer and songwriter, original vocalist, wonderful trumpet player and multi-instrumentalist. She writes songs that come directly from the heart."      

BRUCE LUNDVALL   BLUE NOTE RECORDS / EMI

'Geyer has a beautiful voice. Her songs have a perfect blend of fantastic vocals, songwriting and instrumentation.  Geyer's multi faceted talent is on full display in this wonderful album" (The Bridge) 

RICKY KEJ -  #1 BILLBOARD ARTIST, TWO TIME GRAMMY WINNING  COMPOSER / PRODUCER  

 

Life is not all waterfalls and rainbows. Chances are, when you need beauty the most, you will be stuck in a cement parking lot. But it is exactly that beauty in the ordinary - the kind that one has to dig deep to find, that has always fascinated Australian singer/songwriter and flugelhorn player Elizabeth Geyer.

Her songs have garnered praise from some the best ears in the business including Jim Moginie (Midnight Oil),  multi Grammy Award winners Ricky Kej and Bill Champlin of the band Chicago. In 2013 the late great Bruce Lundvall  featured Elizabeth for his Blue Note Hour on Sirius XFM in New York.  Elizabeth's writing explores our inner lives -  some herself, some others -  in suburbia, caravan parks, feeling joy, grief, making awkward conversation, feeling loneliness, envy, or maybe just stuck at a party -  from giddy first love, happy childhood memories all the way to late bloomers finding themselves or an old couple selling their lifelong family home, feeling enormous upheaval while simply waiting at the bustop. Each of us is unique, chequered, flawed, vulnerable, beautiful.

 In a world filled with clumsy attempts to connect with each other, - where, as she sings, everyone is on their phones -  Elizabeth's music does exactly that; it connects us from the heart.

                                                                                 with Paul Adams

On collaborations with Paul -

2022's Sanctuary (see above) follows 2020's Deeper Imaginings, her collaboration with American multi instrumentalist and singer songwriter Paul Adams which was nominated for  Independent Music Awards (Best New Age Album) and Zone music Reporter Award (Best Relaxation/ Meditation album)  Their first instrumental collaboration, 2015's Imaginings won  Zone Music Reporter's Contemporary Instrumental Album Of The Year  debuted at No 1 on the iTunes New Age chart and showcased some of the world's finest musicians including Indian bansuri flute prodigy Pravin Godkhindi, David Hoffman (trumpeter/ arranger, Ray Charles) and Gary Green (UK 's Gentle Giant) much less its co-creator, two time ZMR winner, Paul Adams. But maybe Elizabeth's most personal voice to date is perhaps as a singer/songwriter with four independent album and more in the pipeline. Her early years as a freelance jazz trumpet player comes through via key influences Freddie Hubbard, Pat Metheny as well as singer storytellers like Joni Mitchell, Kacey Musgraves and James Taylor.

"I love this album (The Bridge). There's something about Elizabeth's voice and the changes she likes and the horn rising up out it all that is so bloody original. Lyrically it's anything but predictable, almost conversational. The songwriting and musicianship is just superb."  

JIM MOGINIE  -  SONGWRITER/ PRODUCER/ FOUNDING MEMBER, MIDNIGHT OIL

 

"If it was me I'd make a law that everyone on earth should hear that song (The Bridge). Absolutely beautiful. Awesome lyrics and the girl is soo musical"

BILL CHAMPLIN -  MULTIPLE GRAMMY  WINNER, the band CHICAGO

To listen or purchase any of Elizabeth's song albums, click this link . 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
REVIEWS FOR 2020's DEEPER IMAGININGS
 
 “Deeper Imaginings” is the highly anticipated follow-up to Paul Adams and Elizabeth Geyer's 2015 ZMR Contemporary Album of the Year winner “Imaginings”. It is always hard to replicate an album that has become a modern classic – but Adams and Geyer might have done just that." 

BT Fasmer  NEW AGE MUSIC GUIDE

"The combination of instruments is quite fascinating and different from your typical new age release because of the jazz element injected by Elizabeth Geyer’s flugelhorn. Then her piano also helps that taste of jazz and in retrospect gives each track an entirely different musical window to look through. But then again, every instrument that is included adds another dimension, layer, and or texture making it all a very unique and symbol of the diversity of talent..."    NEW AGE MUSIC REVIEWS

Perfect Life - from 2016's The Bridge - 

  "..now that she's here, it's clear she's here to stay. Killer stuff for boomers that have given up on finding anything new ever again worth their effort."  

MID WEST RECORDS

"With The Bridge Elizabeth Geyer has triumphed in every way possible. As far as this listener is concerned it is a perfect 5/5 stars!"

ADULT CONTEMPORARY NEW AGE REVIEW                                                                                 

'Blessed with a lovely clear voice, Geyer delivers her intensely beautiful songs.. Songs and lyrics are ongoing very impressive..  The Bridge is such a gorgeous, emotional thorough album that will last a lifetime.'

 -  Pieter Wijnstekers HEAVEN MUSIC MAGAZINE - NETHERLANDS

 
 
 
                                                Elizabeth Geyer
                                           with Gary Holgate (bass)   Nic Cecire (drums)  Bill Risby (piano)