Friday, 10 April 2015

The Zeppelin Has Launched, The Rock Band is Reviving!

Thanks to everyone in the "standing room only" crowd at Jamie's last week for the launch of Gef Zeppelin. The turn out and response to the music was great and we're looking forward to taking it on the road next week. Gef Zeppelin will be playing a showcase gig for Riversong Guitars at Rainforest Music in Bowser on Saturday April 18th in the early afternoon. If perchance you're in the Comox Valley area and looking to book some entertainment for a public or private event (even a house party) let us know by email at ballisticpig@gmail.com

Gef Zeppelin also has a private engagement on April 21st in Tofino and will be playing at Char's Landing in Port Alberni on May 1st. 

In other news the Ballistic Pig rock band will be rehearsing a new rhythm section soon hoping to get a set of motown, classic rock and dance tunes for weddings and events this summer. The duo and trio shows are all ready to go but the full dance band has been on hiatus for a while and we've missed it.

I keep working on recording original music as well, hopefully an album's worth will be completed in a couple weeks. Here are the first few tracks from it:

Jam night continues every Monday at Jack's in Tofino and Geoff solo at Black Rock continues on Thursdays, as well... For other gigs and things check the calendar on the right or the "Shows" page. Thanks all, Geoff

Friday, 3 April 2015

Gef Zeppelin Tuesday April 7th at Jamie's Rainforest Inn


This coming Tuesday will mark the first "real" gig of the new acoustic Led Zeppelin tribute project dubbed Gef Zeppelin. We've got a few other bookings around the insland in April and May but this will sort of be the local sneak peek. Show starts at 9 at Jamie's Rainforest Inn, it's all-ages and admission is free so I hope to see you there. Here are a couple demos recorded a while back
After that there will be a duo show at The Wickaninnish Inn's Driftwood cafe on Thursday April 9th with Tara and Geoff playing jazzy standards, soul tunes and some classic rock. Show goes from 6:30 to 8:30, it's also free to attend and all-ages.

In other news, work on Geoff's album continues. One of the first tracks is available to stream (or purchase), here:

Hope you dig it and hope to see you at a show, soon.

Friday, 27 March 2015

First Track of Geoff Johnson's Upcoming Album Women & Losin'

Well folks, here's what might well be the first finished track off of my upcoming album Women & Losin. I've putting off completing the album in part because I want every performance to be perfect but, given that I'm recording it in my own studio with an infinite amount of time I'm getting a little carried away with the nitpicking so.... In all it's imperfection here's a tune I wrote a few years ago and did just finished mixing and mastering called Young Man. Hopefully the rest of the album will be done in the coming weeks (also I'll probably let my inner-critic get the best of me an re-record and remix this one, too)


In other news I'm playing a solo, cover set Saturday March 28th at the ANAF in Ucluelet. Hope to see you there!

Monday, 23 March 2015

Trio Demos!!

We recorded some demos of the trio today... sort of. Geoff plays both bass and guitar on these track so they're a little different when played live with Andrew on guitar but you'll definitely get the idea. Here they are for your listening pleasure




Check em out and share em around.

PS, Gef Zeppelin demos AND GIGS coming in the next few weeks!

Thursday, 19 March 2015

It's The Website's Birthday

Happy Birthday www.ballisticpig.com. It's been a fun couple years. We've got an exciting summer coming up with plenty of weddings, the launch of Gef Zeppelin, the 1 man Led Zeppelin tribute and more. I'm also considering managing some other local musicians and other oppurtunities. While the website is being retooled to reflect these things it might be a little sketchy. If you have any questions just shoot me an email; ballisticpig@gmail.com or call (250) 266 2400.

Thanks, Geoff

Saturday, 21 February 2015

Website Being Updated

Hi Folks, we're doing some work on the website to make it a little easier to navigate and such.. Until it's done it might be a bit of a mess. Please be patient.

Saturday, 14 February 2015

Tofino Saltwater Classic Theme Song

I've been the MC, sound guy and some other stuff for a local charity fishing derby for a few years now and I thought I might as well write and record a little theme song for them



Have an event, business or project that needs a tune? Get in touch; ballisticpig@gmail.com