ABOUT GEELA'S MUSIC
Geela’s exceptional ability to sing in ten different languages authentically is legendary. But what’s most unusual about Geela is the fact that her transformative music is divinely inspired. She writes, composes and arranges music without the benefit of playing any musical instruments. This unique phenomenon is a result of surviving a horrific car crash, which resulted in a near-death experience. This life-changing experience had a profound impact on her musical direction as well. After that, she would only write and record transformative music with a purpose to uplift, empower and enlighten as she “plants the seeds of the future with her enchantingly sensual vocal offerings and selfless world-consciousness,” as noted by Brian Ball, Music Editor for Women’s Radio.
Geela created her own brand of music by pioneering a totally innovative style of music which reflects the tastes of what has become a global community she called Pop Fusion – a unique fusion of Pop and enchanting sounds from around the world, featuring the use of exotic musical instrumentation like the bouzouki (Greek guitar), oud (Moroccan guitar) and the dumbek (Persian hand drums). Her music is an affirmation of our true spiritual nature and is an invitation to the listener to venture down the path of self-discovery. It contains a powerful message of hope, unity and eternal life. This extraordinary fusion is captured in her timeless classic CD The Veil of Life. Geela has also developed a vocal style all of her own. Her voice has a distinctly captivating quality, which is enhanced through the use of intriguing ethnic trilling.
“I've always believed that music is the language of the soul, with the power to heal and to connect us to our spiritual roots. So, the higher the level of consciousness, the closer one can get to God. The inspiration for this album was born as a result of my quest for spiritual healing and the desire to bring comfort, joy and higher levels of awareness to all people." - Geela Parish
Geela attributes her versatility to her love for all types of music. “I love everything that moves me.”
Although she doesn’t believe in being pigeonholed because “Music is a reflection of your essence which is beyond definition,” her genre of music could be classified as Pop, adult contemporary, country pop, and World Beat.
Geela’s music been described as a celebration of diversity transcending any cultural differences and an invitation to go on spiritual journeys and self-discovery.
P.J. Birosik, Nationally Syndicated Music Reviewer wrote that, “Geela’s music connects us to our spiritual roots filled with earthy soul and realization and themes of emotional enlightenment.”
The host of The George Gamez Show observed that, “Geela’s music reflects the secret language of the soul and the awesome power of her spirit, love and imagination.”
Geela’s music is also a reflection of the many musical influences on her while growing up from Pop, Rock, R&B and Country to ethnic, international, jazz and classical.
Geela’s distinctive vocal style, powerful vocal range and stage presence have been praised for being one of the very few artists whose voice and stage presence are captivating enough without having to resort to a bag of tricks.
With regard to her singing style, Accent Magazine commented that, “her voice has a distinctly captivating quality which is enhanced through the use of intriguing ethnic trilling.”
P.J. Birosik, Nationally Syndicated Music Reviewer described Geela’s music as “musically innovative, rhythmically exciting, lyrically inspirational and vocally powerful and distinctive. Simply put, a fusion made in heaven.”
Jill Lawrence, Radio Host Wisdom Radio Network described Geela as a “rare combination of brilliant, polished professional excellence coupled with heartfelt, spiritually inspired music and lyrics. She creates and writes from the heart and sings from the soul! She’s just what we need to take us higher at the dawning of the New Millennium!”
She is currently releasing a new and long awaited album entitled The Best of Geela Parish which celebrates the best that Geela has to offer for her loyal fans including songs with a powerful message of hope to get anyone through the tough times. “With this new CD I’m hoping to inspire new fans by introducing them to a truly unique and magical musical experience like no other,” says Geela.
In recognition for being such an exceptionally gifted artist Todd Brabec, Executive Director of ASCAP announced that, “Geela’s music is truly special, inspirational and timely. ASCAP is very proud to have such a unique artist as its member. I sincerely hope Geela shares her message of hope with the rest of the world as well.”
Other world renowned professionals such as Jack Scovil of Scovil, Chichak, Galen Literary Agency noted that, “Certainly Geela is a very special and gifted artist who speaks so inspiringly to the ever wider spiritual awakening of our times. I most assuredly think that Geela has the beguiling talent and inspirational message.... Geela may well reach the level of success of Deepak Chopra and Anthony Robbins.”
“Most vocal albums in the new age/world/uplifting-soul/spirit-based genre still just don’t cut the mustard. I’m happy to say The Veil of Life easily makes the grade. Ms. Geela’s album The Veil of Life, should be an instant hit in every progressive church, new age conclave of conscious people, and homes where children and adults can be positively influenced by her lyrics.
Let me here define that term “New Age” as meaning a shared belief in the positive progression of life and living, that we can change our futures by changing our thinking and by taming our zoon of repetitive thoughts, and as a revival of he experience of living life in this moment rather than in some future or past. The “now” is where Geela found herself after a very difficult and challenging period she calls her “Black hold experience.” After this, she was connected to a higher power that enabled her to write music with a healing message. Her composing The Veil of Life was no less miraculous. She asked her new ‘silent partner’ for what she wanted and then waited for the lyrics and music to be revealed to her, usually during mediation, dreams or long solitary walks. She used her voice to compose the music as one would use musical instruments. ….
Geela’s voice is strong, professional and rounded with inspiration from personal experience. Her lyrics are positive and uplifting and suitable for all. Her musical scoring is lively and multi-dimensional. In The Veil of Life she’s included a unique fusion of pop and enhancing sounds from around the world, featuring the use of exotic musical instruments like the bouzouki (Greek guitar) and Moroccan guitar and dumbek (Persian hand drums). There is expressive flamenco guitar. Salsa-flavored dance, reflective and contemplative ambiance, and an innovative fusion sould of Persian/Moroccan beat. Remember, all of this is spiced with Geela’s wonderful voice and her appealing messages rooted in transcended emotion and realization.
"Geela’s music is an affirmation of humanity’s true spiritual nature and is an invitation to the listener to venture down the path of self-discovery. As Geela says, 'Like a circle, life has no beginning and no end.'" - Music Review by PhenomewNews