Tommy Geller

“Big hair, loud guitars, and lots of fun! Like a cartoon figure rockstar, who stucked here somewhere from the mid 80s, transported through time into the 21st-century.“  This is Tommy’s remarkable style for which he’s known in the Hungarian rock music scene.

He was born in the former Yugoslavia, coming from a prominent family of radio and TV journalists.  Music is in his blood.  His parents’ ownership of over 3000 vinyl records deserves a mention, which he discovered before he could even walk.

Tommy took piano lessons, but when he was 11 he stole his father’s guitar and started strumming some favourite tunes.  He continued his music studies, and became a self-taught back up singer.  Both on guitars and vocals Tommy has contributed to different productions, released several studio LPs with his prior bands (Avatar, Room 66, Kojak) and has organized and participated in tribute concerts.  He’s a total 80’s rock and pop fanatic!

Tommy and Mickey (lead vocals) have similar melodical sense and musical chemistry; during music writing, often eerily singing the same melody.

In his free time Tommy enjoys swimming, hiking, rock climbing, mountaineering, skiing, mushroom picking and speargun fishing.  Basically getting as close as possible to Mother Nature...Especially the Adriatic coast and the Alps! Rumour has it he’s a great grill master too.



Questions & answers:

HOROSCOPE: Scorpio

INSTRUMENT: Guitars, vocals, piano

FAVOURITE BANDS: Def Leppard, early Bon Jovi, Van Halen (both worlds!), Foreigner, Europe, Kiss (mostly the unmasked 80s era!), Journey, Whitesnake, Stage Dolls, Loverboy, Drive, She Said

FAVOURITE SINGERS: David Coverdale,Lou Gramm,Michael Bolton,Paul Stanley, Mickey Thomas, Ronnie Dio & many more!

FAVOURITE DRINKS: White wine, mineral water, strong coffees & tasty teas

FAVOURITE FOODS: Mostly Mediterranean, Balkan and Hungarian cuisine; such as seafood, grilled lamb, and fine wild boar steak with handpicked mushrooms (by Tommy himself of course!)

FAVOURITE BOOKS: Likes to read classical and modern travelogues, literature about great travellers, explorers, and conquerors, mountaineering or diving expeditions. Several authors to name; Hans Hass, Reinhold Messner, Heinrich Harrer, Kurt Diemberger

FAVOURITE MOVIES: Back To The Future Trilogy, Footloose, Point Break, The Miami Vice series and some blue tinted 80’s movies with good music and good looking blonde girls, for sure! These days he likes to watch mostly psycho, supernatural or gothic style horror movies!

FAVOURITE ACTOR: I have no idea, but she has to be blonde! :D

FIRST RECORD(S): Iron Maiden’s The Number Of The Beast (begged my Mom for it)

HOBBIES: Anything that is connected to nature! From waters deep to mountains high! Hiking, rock climbing, I’m a skilled skier, snorkelling and fishing, swimming in our river Danube, collecting mushrooms, following Dad on hunting trips.

BIGGEST INFLUENCES: John Norum, Richie Sambora, Steve Clark & Phil Collen, Eddie Van Halen, Zele Lipovaca, John Sykes, Neal Schon, Kee Marcello

FAVOURITE LP’S:

  • Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet / 7800 Fahrenheit (can't decide :D)
  • Europe – The Final Countdown
  • Def Leppard – High n Dry / Pyromania/ Hysteria (can't decide :DD)
  • Van Halen – 1984 / Balance (can't decide :D)
  • Kiss – Hot In The Shade
  • Foreigner – Inside information / 4 (can't decide, I told ya :D)
  • Whitesnake – 1987 / Slip of the tongue
 (oh, no, not again!)
  • Richie Sambora – Stranger In This Town
  • Divlje Jagode – Vatra
  • Iron Maiden – The Number Of The Beast

WILDEST EXPERIENCES

  •     balancing on a narrow ledge of a steep rock cliff, with more than hundred meters of fresh air below your feet!
  •     free-diving 33 feet below the surface of the sea to catch a huge conger eel for dinner!
  •     standing on stage, in front of 5000 crazy people singing your song!