Geezer gives you rock & roll numbers the way that they were meant to be done: by senior citizens.
The band combines all of the excitement of the 1890's with the nostalgia of the long-forgotten era of the 1990's, as done by musicians in their nineties. Jaws drop and dentures chatter when Geezer swings spot-on Weezer & Beastie Boys hits and then mixes them up mid-song with bits of tunes by everyone from MGMT and Dr Dre to Buddy Holly and the Beatles. Nurses, naps,hard candy and medication are all in a night's work for the world's oldest coverband.
In 2008, they actually played onstage with Weezer at San Diego's Cox Arena and appeared briefly in their music video for "I'm Your Daddy". The rockin' senior combo draws swarms of grandchildren to the biggest and best events, clubs and comedy clubs in southern California, from mega New Years Eve party Big Night San Diego to the Anaheim House of Blues and the Hollywood Hard Rock Cafe.
They are simply and modestly, the greatest, funniest, sleepiest, most unique coverband on earth. Whether you need classic rock, 80's hits, replacement hiphop standards or alternarock anthems, there's only one band worth getting. We just can't remember who it is.
Now get off of my lawn.
ONCE UPON A TIME....
Geezer began in 2005 when people arrived to see local favorites Rookie Card play Weezer's classic "Blue Album" for a benefit at San Diego's world-famous Casbah. Instead, they were greeted by old men offering Werther's from deep, checkered pockets. Very few were lucky enough to see this early incarnation of the act, due to a scheduling error that occured when their grandson booked their debut using an ancient Jewish calendar that had no mention of something called Super Bowl Sunday. The group retired to Florida after just two shows but were resurrected four score and seven years later. Only one band could convince Geezer to come out of retirement: Weezer.
Radio station FM94.9 asked the senior combo to host auditions for the San Diego stop of Weezer's 2008 Hootenanny tour, where the band was letting lucky fans play with them onstage in each city. Between singer Rivers Cuomo eagerly accepting fresh cookies onstage, the quick clip of new bassist Zachary Goode Sr onstage in the band's "I'm Your Daddy" video and the entire group and crew paying such close attention to their nurse, it seemed that Weezer liked the wheezers just fine. Now, the old-timers have the rare opportunity to brag about actually playing onstage with the band whose songs they regularly cover in front of 10,000 youngsters (except that they can't remember any of
Geezer re-learned a few numbers to play in FM94/9's booth outside the show and it seemed downright silly to not give them a shot in local taverns and comedy clubs. Grandchildren of all ages started to flock to these shindigs and suddenly the band was back in action. What started out as a Weezer-heavy setlist quickly became a history of recorded music. Forgotten lyrics and off-the-cuff requests turned into genius mashups attributed to "senior memory". The most talented School of Rock students on the west coast started becoming part of the act at all-ages shows. When Adam Yauch was diagnosed with cancer, they learned an entire set of Beastie Boys songs for a cancer benefit on two weeks notice. It quickly became the highlight of their performances.
The group became local press darlings thanks to feature articles in the San Diego Union-Tribune, City Beat and the Reader while charming critics, hipsters and drunk idiots as two-time San Diego Music Award nominees and post-ceremony houseband. Once thought to be permanently relegated to the southernmost tip of the western United States, the miracles of modern medicine have enabled Geezer to take the carpool lane to exotic locales such as Los Angeles, Agoura Hills... and Merced. They have become regular favorites at the Anaheim House of Blues, Hollywood Hard Rock Cafe and the Viper Room. San Francisco's historic Great American Music Hall welcomed them with open arms (pun intended) as the site of their now-legendary Bay Area debut. Where to next? The promised land of Miami, we hope.
(San Diego Union-Tribune)
"Cover Me Badd celebrates a decade of mashing-up cover tunes"
(San Diego City Beat)