Geri X is voted "THE BEST OF INDIE 2011" by Rolling Stone Magazine in July (Bulgaria). This is a remarkable and well deserved mark of distinction for the Tampa Bay resident, who was previously named Best Singer-Songwriter by Creative Loafing two years in a raw.
The legitimate value of the Rolling Stone recognition is a testament for Geri’s candid talent and her ability to tell a captivating story in the short life of a heartfelt song. Additionally, Rolling Stone’s acknowledgment is a testimony for a hard work, well done: one only an authentic artist can achieve and carry on.
Bulgarian-born Geri X is a composer, a musician and a singer hard to put a label on. Fans and critics spotted it from the moment she broke onto the Tampa Bay Music Scene: Geri is an artist with a singular sound you have not heard before. One can see it in the way she confidently plays her Babicz guitar, eyes half open and soul pouring out with a rich, crisp and mesmerizing voice. What started with a classical training in piano, guitar and voice, evolving out of a broad and eclectic blend of influences, has become wonderfully her own. In the process of sharing her songs, Geri bares her soul to ease the audience’s emotions. It is the strength of the voice and the charge to each word that draws them to a halt. “Geri X is a poet, rebel, and a singer with a voice that is demanding to be heard. She carries the intensity of a Mike Tyson punch with the serene beauty of one of the best female vocalists of this era” (L.A. Post) She has received countless accolades for her work, including Creative Loafing’s Best Singer Songwriter for 2 years in a row, as well as playing Summerfest and Steel Bridge Song Festival in the last few years. Aside from being a workaholic and an alluring performer, often carrying out few shows in a day, Geri is a prolific songwriter. This is a fundamental quality, which combined with her work ethic and the gift of sharing make her a true artist: one you can connect to. Whether with a full band or on stage with just a guitar, she is simply captivating. One only needs to experience it.