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Geoff Berner

Geoff Berner Genre SDR Band

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Geoff Berner writes peculiar, witty, sometimes heartbreaking songs with way too much insight into human nature. When he sings them, he stands alone on stage, playing his accordion, Estella. The music is a unique mix of folk, punk, and klezmer. The effect can be at times haunting, confrontational, or just absurd. Sometimes all three at the same time. "I play accordion.” the Vancouver native says, point blank. “I make no apologies for it. It’s part of my heritage as a Jew of Eastern European descent. I choose to present my songs this way.” In spite (or perhaps because) of his unorthodox aproach, he ’s doing well, earning a living as a traveling, recording musician. Following the release in 2000 of his debut EP "Light Enough to Travel” on Sudden Death, he’s toured Europe 4 times, played at over a dozen Canadian folk festivals (The Stan Rogers Festival,Calgary,Vancouver and Rootsfest among them) and performed throughout the U.S., including Seattle, San Francisco, L.A.and N.Y.C. Radio and television appearances have included interviews on CBC’s “Richardson’s Round-Up" and “Radiosonic ”, CBC-TV’s “Zed TV ”, Norwegian National Radio, Czech National Radio, and Slovenian National Radio.

He’s shared bills with such luminaries as Corb Lund, Alberta Slim, D.O.A., Spirit of the West, Chuck Brodsky, Carolyn Mark, Tanya Tagaq Gillis, Carmaig De Forest, Attila the Stockbroker and the Be Good Tanyas, who cover Berner’s song “Light Enough to Travel” on their Nettwerk Records debut, “Blue Horse."

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Upcoming Tours & Events

D.O.A.

Wednesday June 1st

Fire Creek

Flagstaff, AZ

Thursday June 2nd

Summit Music Hall

Denver, CO

w/ The Buzzcocks

Thursday June 3rd

Filling Station

Bozeman, Montana

Saturday June 4th

Emerald of Siam

Richland, WA

Thursday June 23rd

Lee's Palace

Toronto, ON

w/ Flag

Friday June 24th

Amnesia Rock Festival

Montebello, QC

Saturday June 25th

The Red Dog

Peterborough, ON

Sunday June 26th

Maxwell's

Waterloo, ON

Friday July 8th

Breaking Borders Festival

Bremen Germany

Saturday July 9th

Jarocin Festival

Jarocin, Poland

Monday July 11th

Den Bristol Squat

Gent, Belgium

Tuesday July 12th

Gibus

Paris, France

w/ MDC

Wednesday July 13th

Vive Le Punk Festival

Callac, France

Thursday July 14th

Kreativ Fabrik

Weisbaden, Germany

Friday July 15th

Back To The Future Festival

Glaubitz, Germany

w/TSOL

Saturday July 16th

Chelsea

Vienna, Austria

Sunday July 17th

Club Buben

Prague, Czech Republic

Tuesday July 19th

Underwerket

Copenhagen, Denmark

Wednesday July 20th

Hafenklang

Hamburg, Germany

Thursday July 21st

Wild At Heart

Berlin, Germany

Friday July 22nd

The Tube

Dusseldorf, Germany

Saturday July 23rd

New Cross Inn

London, UK

Sunday 24th

The Fleece

Bristol, UK

Monday July 25th

Hairy Dog

Derby, UK

Tuesday July 26th

Music City

Antwerp, Belgium

Wednesday July 27th

Immerhin, Würzburg

Germany

Thursday July 28th

Podparou Festival

Vyskov, Czech Republic

Friday July 29th

Kanal Rock Festival

Horten, Norway

Friday August 19th

The Legion

Prince George, BC

Saturday August 20th

Festival

Fort St. James, BC

Friday September 9th

Pemberton Hotel

Pemberton, BC

Saturday September 10th

Village Green

Vernon, BC

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