Acclaimed American guitarist Geoff Tyson (born in Berkeley, California) releases his first instrumental guitar album on CD, vinyl and digital on Friday 31 July 2020. Distributed by Cargo Records, the album’s available to pre-order from www.geofftyson.com.
Geoff’s story is an interesting one. In 1983, at the age of 13, Geoff studied guitar with Joe Satriani, and refined his skills jamming with high school mates Alex Skolnick, Charlie Hunter, Jude Gold, Joshua Redmond Third Eye Blind’s Kevin Cadogan. Geoff is one of two students Satriani has said ‘Graduated’ from his lessons (the other being Steve Vai.) In 1994, Geoff recorded and toured with T-Ride and released an album on Hollywood Records. In 1999 he appeared on Snake River Conspiracy’s debut album (Reprise Records) and toured with Monster Magnet and Queens of the Stone Age. In 2003, he formed Stimulator with singer Susan Hyatt, and in 2005 they signed a record deal with Universal Music. Stimulator toured the world with Duran Duran, The Go-Go’s and featured on the Van’s Warped Tour.
“Guitar was my first love,” reflects Geoff. “I first met Joe Satriani when I was 13 and he helped to develop my passion for playing guitar. I soon became one of his favourite students, alongside Alex Skolnick, Steve Vai, Kirk Hammet and Charlie Hunter. “Satriani and I met weekly for about 2 ½ years, and he became my mentor and inspiration, always challenging me to do something unique and personal. It’s a lesson I have applied to all aspects of my musical endeavours. As popular music trends changed, I evolved into a singer-songwriter, recording engineer and producer. After encouragement from Satriani and fans, I finally decided to record an instrumental guitar album (aka ‘Drinks With Infinity). I knew I had to create something that encompassed my experience and skills.”