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Geoff Berner

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Geoff Berner writes peculiar, witty, sometimes heartbreaking songs with way too much insight into human nature. When he sings them, he stands alone on stage, playing his accordion, Estella. The music is a unique mix of folk, punk, and klezmer. The effect can be at times haunting, confrontational, or just absurd. Sometimes all three at the same time. "I play accordion.” the Vancouver native says, point blank. “I make no apologies for it. It’s part of my heritage as a Jew of Eastern European descent. I choose to present my songs this way.” In spite (or perhaps because) of his unorthodox aproach, he ’s doing well, earning a living as a traveling, recording musician. Following the release in 2000 of his debut EP "Light Enough to Travel” on Sudden Death, he’s toured Europe 4 times, played at over a dozen Canadian folk festivals (The Stan Rogers Festival,Calgary,Vancouver and Rootsfest among them) and performed throughout the U.S., including Seattle, San Francisco, L.A.and N.Y.C. Radio and television appearances have included interviews on CBC’s “Richardson’s Round-Up" and “Radiosonic ”, CBC-TV’s “Zed TV ”, Norwegian National Radio, Czech National Radio, and Slovenian National Radio.

He’s shared bills with such luminaries as Corb Lund, Alberta Slim, D.O.A., Spirit of the West, Chuck Brodsky, Carolyn Mark, Tanya Tagaq Gillis, Carmaig De Forest, Attila the Stockbroker and the Be Good Tanyas, who cover Berner’s song “Light Enough to Travel” on their Nettwerk Records debut, “Blue Horse."

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Upcoming Tours & Events

Friday July 25th

Wild At Heart

Berlin, Germany

Saturday July 26th

Punk Rock Superbowl

Dresden - Rosswein, Germany w/ The Dictators

Sunday July 27th

Fluff Festival

Pilsen, Czech Republic

Monday July 28th

Sidro Club

Rimini, Italy

Tuesday July 29th

Festa Dell Unita

Canonica (Monza Brianza) Italy

Wednesday July 30th

Alte Hackerei

Karlsruhe, Germany

Thursday July 31st

Sedel

Luzern, Switzerland

Friday August 1st

AU

Frankfurt, Germany

Saturday August 2nd

UJZ Peine

Peine, Germany w/ Agent Orange

Sunday August 3rd

Panic Room

Essen, Germany

Monday August 4th

Brigant

Arnhem, Netherlands

Tuesday August 5th

Joe Shithead Keithley plays D.O.A. unplugged acoustic show

Hafenklang

Germany w/ Agent Orange

Wednesday August 6th

Blitz

Oslo, Norway

Thursday August 7th

Way Out Festival

Gothenborg, Sweden

Friday August 8th

Hafermarkt

Flensburg, Germany

Saturday August 9th

Ieper Festival

Ieper, Belgium

Sunday August 10th

Rebellion Festival

Blackpool, U.K.

*Joe Shithead Keithley to play an acoustic show as well

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D.O.A. Ontario, Quebec and Alberta Dates TBC

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