Allison Geddie - 30,000 DAYS



Adult Contemporary, Singer/Songwriter, Acoustic

Los Angeles
California
United States


Band Description

There’s a saying “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” The average human lifespan is 30,000 days!


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Artist Biography
 
Allison Geddie is not your typical American girl.  Born in NYC, Allison began her fascination with music and the arts. At twelve years old she was already sowing the seeds of what has grown into a love of composing and performing music. Schooling herself on artists like Ben Harper, Alanis Morisette, and Rob Thomas, she picked up her father’s guitar and began instinctually writing her own songs. By fifteen she booked herself a gig at a local café in Connecticut, and her music career was born.
 
Allison graduated High School early and traveled to New Zealand where she studied at Hungry Creek Art School.  Deprived from her instrument, it was in Auckland where Allison purchased what would become her signature image, a blue Sonic acoustic guitar.  Shortly after, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she received her BA in Film Production at LMU. Allison spent a year in Germany documenting the lives of prostitutes and heroin addicts living on the streets of Duesseldorf. She shot a documentary in Afghanistan, where she filmed a traditional Buzkashi match, an event from which women are typically barred. While in Kabul, she taught Afghani students to use HD cameras and to edit their own films. Having traveled to over thirty countries, Allison became a firm believer in educating and inspiring the youth of the world.
 
After her travels around the world, Allison settled back in Los Angeles and rediscovered her calling as a music artist.  Allison’s stunning presence and musical ability is garnering her an ever-growing fan base, which isn’t surprising; serious music fans know a good thing when they hear it. With melodies sometimes delicate and haunting, sometimes raw and unbridled, her lyrics hint at life’s deeper, darker truths – truths that invoke in listeners a powerful and palpable sense of connection, inspiration, and belonging. As a result, she’s constantly booked in clubs throughout L.A and her songs have been featured on ABC’s “The View” and “All My Children.”
 
At the behest of legendary producer David Foster, songwriter and producer Greg Critchley (whose credits include Miley Cyrus/Hannah Montana, Michelle Branch, and “High School Musical”) enthusiastically took on the task of producing Geddie’s debut album, Everything You Don’t See, which features Nelly Furtado guitarist Mike Krompass, and Goo Goo Dolls guitarist Greg Suran.
 
Geddie’s intelligent, thought-provoking lyrics reveal stunning layers of her vulnerability, and are often reflective of relationships and transitions in her life. She says, “When I was seventeen I played a song for a girl who was a few years older than me, and she had to leave the room because she was crying. And I discovered that people can relate to my music, and I felt honored that someone really got my songs, that she was living inside of my words. I felt heard.”
 
Geddie’s signature style reveals itself in melodies and lyrics that often take unpredictable and surprising turns, riveting the listener with stunning depth, power, and beauty, haunting them for days and weeks to follow. Her songs range from the self-effacing “Fixing Me” where she writes: “I’m trying to live and let be/ but I can’t control my thoughts./ I want to be true to you/ but the liar calls the shots./ I try to be everything that I know I want to be./ It feels like life is just one long road of fixing me.” to playful lyrics of her generation in songs like “What we Lived For (The Starbucks Song)” where she croons: “We’d always drive our car to Starbucks…/ and we’d look for our fathers in 19 year olds.”
 
As for her first record, Everything You Don’t See, she says, “I wanted to make a beautiful album. I have a wide variety of songs, and I wanted to keep the beauty theme running throughout. We added cello and chimes and piano. I wanted to make sure that the album stayed close to the way I wrote the songs on the acoustic guitar, organic, yet with all the added elements of the band.” The songs are at times slow and dark, at times riveting and raw. Her refreshing vulnerability takes us to a place where she is willing to courageously bare her naked psyche, like the album’s title suggests, letting listeners in on her most private emotions and thoughts.
 
The range we see from Geddie in her first album is both masterful and fresh, just like her performances, with a sense of consistency not usually seen in a debut record. With her rare combination of deep intelligence and stunning beauty, she has simultaneously created a classic sound that seems warm and familiar, and yet, is completely original, destined to win hearts from the get-go.
 
Allison has opened up for acts such as the Blue Öyster Cult, Tristan Prettyman, and Justin Nozuka and has released many music videos since her start in 2007.  Allison believes in empowering people to empower the world.  Through her music, film, and humanitarian work, Allison inspires people to live life to its fullest and through that inspires the children of the future.


Press Release
 
 
There's a saying "Don't count the days, make the days count." The average human lifespan is 30,000 days. That sounds like an endless amount of time to live our lives to the fullest, yet it's a sad truth that many people at the end of their days look back with regret on things they never did. Allison Geddie is acutely aware of this, having been inspired by a dear friend Sandy Cooper who, according to Allison, "lived 21,659 days to the fullest." With this in her head and heart, Allison penned her single "30,000 Days" after realizing she wanted to spend her 30,000 days inspiring others. In this uplifting new video, she does exactly that.
 
 
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“It was a challenge going out into New York City and asking strangers on the street a question but once we had a conversation it was so inspiring to watch people's faces light up,” stated Allison. “Some people had never thought about their goals, purpose, or what they want their legacy to be, and I felt lucky to be involved in their thought process!  It was also cool to watch people dream big and realize that nothing is holding them back.  I am very proud of the video and I'm happy to honor the song, the message, and the woman who inspired it.” 
This supremely talented and motivated artist has been all over the globe in pursuit of her musical aspirations. She has worked with top name producers, the best players in the industry, and has been recognized with TV song placements (The View, All My Children), high profile opening spots for artists such as Blue Oyster Cult and Tristan Prettyman. Geddie’s signature style reveals itself in melodies and lyrics that often take unpredictable and surprising turns, riveting the listener with stunning depth, power, and beauty, haunting them for days and weeks to follow. Through her music, film, and humanitarian work, Allison inspires people to live life to its fullest and through that inspires the children of the future. 
 
Such is the thrust of the new video for "30,000 Days"" The video is set in the heart of New York City where Allison grabs a bundle of poster board, markers, and sidewalk chalk and sets off on an adventure to find out what the rest of us want to do with our 30,000 days. Strangers become fast friends as Allison uses her charm and message to get to know the world around her. She begins in Central Park, works through the streets of Midtown, heads over the Williamsbrug, Times Square, and other NYC landmarks where each participant writes down their own aspirations one by one. Though they vary from the positive to the introspective, each and every sign tells a unique story about the person behind it. We're all encouraged to share our own goals or dreams on social media using the hashtag#30kDays. Spread the word and share the inspiration!
 
 

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