FORMER CONTESTANT OF THE TELEVISION SERIES "THE VOICE" GEOFF MCBRIDE FEATURED ON JAZZ ARTIST HULON'S LATEST RELEASE ALBUM "AFTER HOURS" SHOWCASING NEW COVER OF THE CLASSIC WEDDING ANTHEM "ALWAYS & FOREVER"
Los Angeles, CA – Hailing from Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, the NBC's "The Voice" former contestant Geoff McBride has turned heads in Hollywood, literally, as his appearance in "The Voice" under judge Christina Aguilera's team. Geoff McBride captivated and stunned the audience and judges alike with his rendition of Stevie Wonder's 'Higher Ground' but was eliminated a few weeks ago with a challenging rendition of Aretha Franklin's "Chain Of Fools". Geoff received flattering reviews by the judges and ultimately had to choose between Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green as his singing coach when he made his debut on the show earlier this season.
In the end it was Christina Aguilera's' quick "yes" that stole his heart and ultimately was bestowed the title as his coach. Geoff is currently trying to stay focused on music and has recently performed to three consecutive sold-out shows at theFirst Note Music Hallin Florida.
This was not Geoff McBride's first singing spotlight, as he is currently featured on jazz artist Hulon's, second album releaseAfter Hours. Geoff's sensational vocals are showcased on the track "Always and Forever", the classic love ballad originally byHeatwavein 1978. The album is currently grabbing admiring reviews and is currently charting onSmoothJazz.comandSmoothIndieStar.comand other jazz based radio charts.
Hulon's debut album,First Impressionsspent 15 weeks on the Billboard Jazz Charts and features the single "Sax on the Beach" which reached #16 on the SmoothJazz.comTop 20 Indie Chart. Hulon's second album "After Hours" is proving to be just as successful as Hulon's debut album.
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