Geoffrey Welchman first began experimenting with a 4-track reel-to-reel recorder in high school, creating multi-tracked songs, skits, and stories...and he never really stopped.
With Speech and Voice training at NYU's Circle in the Square theater school, Geoffrey has a solid grounding in acting and voice. (Hear his voice-acting reel here!)
In 2005 he began to record narration for web-based training and tutorials for the US Army Environmental Command (AEC).
Since 2010 he has worked at the telecommunications company Ciena, where he records and produces narration for web-based training, also producing short video pieces and tutorials.
Geoffrey is currently in production on a new podcast: The Reigning Lunatic, a medieval sitcom. Stay tuned.
He created and hosted TheInverseDelirium podcast in April 2010, and produced over eighty short webisodes. A scripted sketch-comedy spoof of public radio, it was praised by podcasters and fans alike, and was downloaded over 42,000 times.
The show featured guest stars, including Kevin Pollak, Lewis Black, Grammar Girl, Wendy Liebman, Paula Poundstone, Will Durst, Christian Finnegan, Graham Elwood, Bobbie Oliver, Nelly's Echo, MosNo, Ed Schrader, Marc Evans, Aaron Henkin (WYPR's The Signal), and Karen Morley. InveDelshut down in April 2014.
While producing InveDel, Geoffrey was interviewed on podcasts such as Podcasting 101, Don't Quit Your DayCast, and Succotash. He has also narrated short stories forFar-Fetched Fablesand DrabbleCastpodcasts.
Geoffrey's first professional performance was at the legendary Folk City in Greenwich Village, while still in college. His song "Children in Any Garden" appeared on the Fast FolkLive at the Hoot album (1987). He performed at venues like CBGB's, the SpeakEasy, Cafe Sine, the Bitter End, Kenny's Castaways, and the Village Gate.
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, his distinctive guitar technique mixes blues with pop and folk styles that recalls his earliest influences: the Beatles, Sly and the Family Stone, Martin Carthy, Big Bill Broonzy, and Joan Armatrading.
He settled in Baltimore in 2001 and released first solo album, Comfort Noise, to great reviews. His second album, on which he played guitar, bass, drums, and keyboards, was One Band Man (2007). Writer/editor
GW has written 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, singer/songwriter Aimee Mann, and performance artist Laurie Anderson, a look-back at the career of rock trailblazer Suzi Quatro, and a RS lead review of the Rollins Band album Weight.
He has over 10 years of experience as a technical editor in the field of telecom web-based training. He has also copyedited two Complete Idiot's guides.
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.