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Ethereal songstress channelling
🔮 soothing slow-pop
🎶 mesmerising melodies
✨ dreamy sound journeys
🌊 holistic creative facilitation

Geraldine's Sound

Geraldine’s melodic, meditative, mellifluous music makes mesmerized audiences slow down and soften to the precious vulnerability and medicinal potential of creative expression. 
 

Her sound is tender, ethereal, and hypnotic, channeling similar vibes to Grouper, Julee Cruise, Laurie Anderson, Portishead, Tirzah, Cocteau Twins, James Blake, Bat for Lashes, fka Twigs, Bjork, Lael Neale, Angel Olsen, You'll Never Get To Heaven, & Beach House. 
 

Inspired by eclectic influences - from classical and choral music through to dreampop and downtempo, via jazz and jams in all genres - follow the sonic journey mapped in her spotify ‘palette’ playlists.

Bio

Hailing from West Yorkshire (UK) Geraldine Snell is a multifaceted artist working across art forms and genres. Writing original music for 20 years, she started performing live in 2008, with recent highlights including: release of second album Light & Love LIVE, produced on a creative retreat awarded by Britten Pears Arts Trust; the release of Cocoon: Eclosion EP Debugger remix EP; plays on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire; career mentoring funded by Bradford Producing Hub and; performances at Spice of Life Soho (with Hot Vox), Katzpace London, and LoveHerder, Soul Tribe, and The Village festivals. 

 

Her music career began in 2008, accompanying singer friend Dooks with piano - Geraldine's main instrument besides voice - doing paid sets in West Yorkshire from the age of 16, including debuting Beat-Herder festival’s caravan-stage in 2009. After a period of depressive illness, she enrolled on an art foundation course in 2010, spending much of her twenties studying then teaching intermedia arts, writing and recording original music alongside: producing and releasing songs in the band Well 2012-2013, (debut album All Is with plays on BBC Introducing West Yorkshire) and under the moniker Terrapin thereafter. 

 

In 2018 - as well as playing synth and sampler for band Haver, with gigs at Earls' Court's Troubadour, Lancashire's Beat-Herder, and France's Caprices de Cabiron - she produced an original score for her web series overlove (adapted from her 2018 book published by Dostoyevsky Wannabe) which provided a theme-tune for the video and performance opportunities on Resonance FM, the Slade School of Fine Art, and San Mei Gallery (London) 2019-20, which lay dormant until 2023 as she cleared her sonic backlog.. 

 

Her musical calling became ever louder through the pandemic, when she committed to finishing and releasing an album under her own name. Following a commission by Sheffield Doc Fest, and residencies at Caprices de Cabiron festival and Chateau Orquevaux (France), she spent autumn 2021 mastering tracks from the Terrapin EP in 2015/6, together with partially mixed unreleased songs, titling it  First Love - a saccharine, downtempo, dreampop ode to attachment - which was released December 2021. 

 

This was followed by an intimate performance that became  First Love (Live Piano Version), recorded during a creative retreat at Britten Pears Arts Trust – in 2022. In her time there, she also produced Light & Love LIVE: a visual concept album evolved from the simple melodies, incantations, and vocal rounds used in her 2020 video series of the same name.

Following the release of Epiphany and Cocoon: Eclosion EPs in 2023, Geraldine returned to the sonic composition of her overlove project, building on its score and theme tune and finishing an array of new tracks, actualising them through a synergistic new collaboration with seasoned producer and data artist Richard Knight, whose expert embellishments and unique approach to percussion take her sound to new heights. 

Forthcoming release Delightful / Limerence EPcaptures Geraldine's yearning, restless and hypnotic aura, with unique soundscapes of atmospheric swelling synths, intricate beats and dappled guitar providing a pillowy backdrop for her melancholic, breathy vocals. It offers a first taste of Snell’s third album, overlove, which will be released later in 2024.

Live Setup & Technical Requirements

Geraldine typically uses a wireless headset microphone, a Casiotone MT-68 toy keyboard, and a Boss RC505 looper.

She has a simple live setup, offering:

🔮 maximal, mesmerising choral sets

> needing PA, electricity (3 sockets or extension), 2 or 3 mixer inputs (for her looper, keyboard, and headset mic)


🎹 keyboard only intimate, minimal sets

> can be acoustic and unplugged but with a quiet voice, a mic and PA is better beyond fireside type gigs

🧘 flowy sound journeys and workshops 

> needing a similar setup or possible with no tech to smaller groups - get in touch to find out more or book!

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