Geoffrey works for CareFirst as a Learning Tech Specialist, using his specialty in digital media to create instructional videosand eLearningwith customized narration and sound design. (Hear his voice-acting reel!)
With Speech and Voice training at NYU's Circle in the Square theater program, Geoffrey has a solid grounding in voice acting and presentation. From 2006-2009 he narrated web-based training and tutorials for the US Army Environmental Command (AEC). He has also recorded IDs for Umbrella Radio.
From 2010-2015 he worked for Ciena, the telecommunications technology company, performing and producing narration and audio IDs for web-based training (Lectora, Storyline, Camtasia), and also produced short video pieces.
Geoffrey's home studio is equipped with Rode and Shure microphones, SE Reflexion Filter, and Logic Pro software with Apogee One digital interface.
Currently playing bass guitar for Baltimore's The Codger Burleys, singer-songwriter Geoffrey Welchman's first professional performance was at the legendary Folk City in Greenwich Village, while still in college. He has since performed in many venues on both coasts (including CBGB's, the Bitter End, and the Village Gate).
He recorded his first album of original songs, Comfort Noise, in a single 3-hour session in 2001. It garnered great reviews, and led to 2 summers performing at Baltimore's Inner Harbor. On his second album, One Band Man (2007) he went for a "band sound", playing guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, and singing multi-tracked harmonies.
His song "Children in Any Garden" appeared on the Fast FolkLive at the Hoot album (1987). He also created instrumental music for the King World television show Instant Recall in 1991, with long-time friend and collaborator Charles Brush, becoming a member of BMI.
Musically, he mixes blues with pop/rock and folk styles that recall his earliest influences: the Beatles, Sly and the Family Stone, Martin Carthy, Big Bill Broonzy, and Joan Armatrading.
Geoffrey handles production, scripting, and voice duties forTheReigning Lunatic, which he developed with Betty Welchman in late 2014. A comedic miniseries set in the Middle Ages, it debuted in November, 2015, and features his signature rich sound design and effervescent silliness.
Geoffrey created The InverseDelirium Podcastin April 2010, and hosted over eighty short webisodes. A scripted spoof of public radio, it was praised by podcasters and fans alike for its sharp sketch-comedy and its sound design. It was downloaded over 42,000 times.
The show featured guest stars including Kevin Pollak, Lewis Black, Grammar Girl, Wendy Liebman, Paula Poundstone, Christian Finnegan, Graham Elwood, Nelly's Echo, MosNo, and Aaron Henkin (WYPR's The Signal), and shut down in April 2014.
Geoffrey has appeared on podcasts such as Seven Days a Geek, Podcasting 101, Don't Quit Your DayCast, and Succotash. He appeared as a guest voice on 4AM Cab, and also narrated short stories forFar-Fetched FablesandDrabbleCastpodcasts.
Geoffrey has over 10 years of experience as a technical editor in corporate training, and over 7 years of experience creating web-based training, user guides, and more. He has also copyedited two Complete Idiot's guides.
In addition, he wrote album reviews and profiles for magazine such as: Rolling Stone,the New Yorker, Might, Interview, People, Musician, the original (CD-ROM) Blender, Mother Jones, the SF Chronicle, and Hits. Notable pieces include interviews with cartoonist Art Spiegelman and performance artist Laurie Anderson, and a RS lead review of the Rollins Band album Weight.
GW's short play "Survey Pro" was produced by the Fells Point Corner Theatre for their 10x10 Festival in 2012. He has also contributed to the Smile, Hon, You're in Baltimore zine.
He lives in Baltimore with his wife and comedy consultant, Betty Welchman.