- Geoff Rickly
Infobox musical artist
Name = Geoff Rickly
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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Geoffrey William Rickly
Born = birth date and age|1979|3|8
Origin = Dumont,
New Jersey, U.S.
Post-hardcore, Indie rock, Screamo, Powerviolence, Hardcore punk, Grindcore
Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Years_active = 1997–present
Associated_acts = Thursday
Geoffrey William Rickly (born
March 8, 1979) is most well-known as the lead vocalistand lyricistof 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. [http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1P1-116696704.html "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.
Astro Magnetics, an imprintof Eyeball Recordsand 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 Jerseyat the Eyeball Recordsholiday party, performing Autumn Leaves Revisitedand This Side of Brightnessacoustic.
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 Daronewere 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 " [http://www.diacenter.org/prg/poetry/87_88/palmer3.html Sun] ".
In 2005, Rickly was diagnosed with
epilepsywhile 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
Glassjawsinger Daryl Palumboand rock columnist, Jonah Bayer, for United Nations, a grindcorecollaboration. Rickly [http://www.punktastic.com/interviews/182 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.
* [http://www.thursday.net/ Official website]
* [http://www.buzznet.com/tags/geoffrickly/ Geoff Rickly Community on Buzznet]
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