Geoff Rickly

Geoff Rickly

Infobox musical artist

Name = Geoff Rickly
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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Geoffrey William Rickly
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Born = birth date and age|1979|3|8
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Origin = Dumont, New Jersey, U.S.
Instrument = Vocals
Genre = Post-hardcore, Indie rock, Screamo, Powerviolence, Hardcore punk, Grindcore
Occupation = Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Years_active = 1997–present
Label = Astro Magnetics
Associated_acts = Thursday
United Nations
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Geoffrey William Rickly (born March 8, 1979) is most well-known as the lead vocalist and lyricist of Thursday, an American rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey. They have released four full-length albums. Rickly grew up in Dumont, New Jersey [Holahan, Catherine. [ "Generating emo out of real-life tragedy -- Thursday singer recalls Dumont"] , "The Record (Bergen County)", December 23, 2005. Accessed March 9, 2008.] and attended Dumont High School, where he was a member of the band and played the trombone.

Rickly co-owns Astro Magnetics, an imprint of Eyeball Records and has worked closely with bands such as The Blackout Pact. Rickly is also a producer for many hardcore and emo-styled bands, most notably producing My Chemical Romance's 2002 debut album "I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love".

Rickly has contributed guest vocals to many songs, including My American Heart's "We Are The Fabrication", Murder by Death's "Killbot 2000" and This Day Forward's "Sunfalls and Watershine". Geoff also occasionally performs solo, most recently in Hoboken, New Jersey at the Eyeball Records holiday party, performing Autumn Leaves Revisited and This Side of Brightness acoustic.

Rickly originally attended college at Rutgers University, with intentions of becoming a teacher, but abandoned the idea when Thursday became his full passion. Before Thursday, however, he and Joe Darone were members of Useless. Thursday's origins lie in the basement of Rickly's parents' New Brunswick home, where many other New Brunswick bands also played. Most notably, You and I's final show was held there in 1999.

Lyrically, Rickly has been known to draw from a wide variety of influences. A tattoo on his forearm reads "love is love", a lyric from Frail's "Love"; Rickly adopted these lyrics into Thursday's "A Hole In The World". Thursday's "Autobiography Of A Nation" is clearly influenced by poet Michael Palmer's " [ Sun] ".

In 2005, Rickly was diagnosed with epilepsy while on tour. As a side effect of prescribed medication he took for this, he began to suffer from internal stomach bleeding, and consequently, Thursday were forced to cut their tour short.

Rickly is currently writing and recording with Glassjaw singer Daryl Palumbo and rock columnist, Jonah Bayer, for United Nations, a grindcore collaboration. Rickly [ insists] that although seven songs have been recorded (as of March 30, 2007), his main effort will remain Thursday, and United Nations will only receive ideas not fit for Thursday.


External links

* [ Official website]
* [ Geoff Rickly Community on Buzznet]

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