Geraint (n) (pronounced: ge-rint)
ge - pronounced as 'GET' without 'T'
rint - rhymes with PINT
Born to the daughter of an Opera Singer in the Welsh valleys, Geraint John Jones weaves British folk and French chanson into his own Alt-Pop/Folk Sound. Taking inspiration from Bruce Springsteen, Cat Stevens and Jaques Brel he brings together the notion of craftsmanship with a passion for "la vie et l’amour“.
After growing up in Britain he moved to France where he spent three influential years in Paris, eventually honing a reputation as "one of the most well known street musicians of the Marais" (El Ganso). In his current home of Berlin he has quickly become part of its vibrant music scene, where the anonymity of Germany’s capital and the provinciality of his "Kiez" in Neukölln, have fashioned a new inspiration and influence on his music.
2016 is the tale of two discs, having started the year by releasing his first E.P - fo(u)r love songs - the year will finish with the recording of his second. In-between his music has taken him all across Europe with notable performances at Glastonbury Festival, à L'atelier Picasso des Grands-Augustins, FluxBau and at Berlin's East Side Days Festival. Across Europe his story is being heard with recent features on BBC Teeside, BBC York, in Der Bild (GER) and by El Ganso clothing (ESP).
The journey will continue into 2017, which will see the release of his second E.P and with further tours already planned, in not only his native Europe but also reaching out into the other three corners of the globe.
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