Artist Spotlight – Geri
Written by Palm Tree Radio on July 30, 2019
Geri Emata releases first two singles this year.
From singing competitions, to dancer, to aerial acrobat, Geri is delighted to now be releasing her own material.
2019 is set to be an exciting year for Californian born singer Geri Emata.
Her new single is the second one she’s released after years working in various aspects of the entertainment industry.
Introduced to music at a young age through her Dad who was a keyboard player in a funk band, Geri and her parents relocated to Maui in 1991.
Geri fell in love with Maui and transitioning into her new home, she focused on school and started dancing in lūʻau shows and in a hālau hula while trying to stay involved with the drama program at her high school.
She took vocal lessons and competed in a locally televised singing competition.
She later began performing at a cultural production in Lāhainā. She started out as a dancer, eventually becoming a vocalist and then aerial acrobat.
Geri’s involvement in music increased as she did back up vocals on her brother-in-law’s album while continuing to write her own songs.
After getting the music bug once more, she decided to record one of her original songs and launched a crowdfunding campaign to assist with professional recording costs.
Geri successfully reaching her campaign goal and with the help of her Uncle, who’s a music producer in North Hollywood, she decided to push a little further and record a six-track EP album.
Whilst she loves R&B her writing also reflects her growth in Hawaiʻi with an island-pop vibe.
“My music has pop roots with hints of reggae and island influence from Maui, Hawaiʻi,” she says.
Her single Dayz in currently available in online stores and she’s excited about it: “Embrace your inner creative. Magic awaits. Music has healed me. I hope my music can help you transcend in some way during times of delight or times of distress. One Love.”
You will also hear Geri’s single Sugar Rush in our playlist on Palm Tree Radio, listen out for it!