Geoffrey Hales

Real Name:
Geoffrey Hales
Australian musician active since the late 1960s, who also began producing electronic music in the 1990s. Not to be confused with Geoff Hales, who was active as an arranger, composer and producer, primarily in the 1960s and 1970s, with a strong association with the Fable label.

Geoffrey Hales began playing music in the late sixties in Australia, travelled the hippy trails of India, Morocco in the early seventies,studying and collecting percussion, returned to Australia and performed with the white company, a group of musicians actors and dancers put together to tour Australia to publicize the aquarius festival in Nimbin, then toured and recorded with 'Captain Matchbox', eventually landing in Los Angeles.

Returning back to Australia in the late eighties Geoffrey worked as a session percussionist for many of the top Australian recording artists,including Crowded House, Cruel Sea, Tiddas, touring with Ollie Olsens 'Third Eye' also recorded for several Gus Till projects and with japanese seminal art group 'Boredoms'.

While producing recording his unique style of psychedelic electronic music, first under the moniker of 'Tripitaka', Geoffrey also one half of Fluro Conspiracy (Psy-Harmonics /Transient) with Ollie Olsen and has collaborated with Andrew Till & Ollie Olsen on their The Visitors project (Psy-Harmonics/Transient/Matsuri/ Return to the source) and co-wrote Psyko Disko's hit single 'Getaway'. Finally with Rip Van Hippy Geoffrey began experimenting with his intensive knowledge of rhythm, sounds and composition.
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Geoffrey Hales Discography Tracks


PSY-038 Various How Hip Is A Computer (Remix) Various - Psychic Harmony(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Psy-Harmonics PSY-038 Australia 1998 Sell This Version

Instruments & Performance

Billy Green Billy Green - Stone (Original Film Soundtrack) (Album) Warner Bros. Records Australia 1974 Sell This Version
Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band Captain Matchbox Whoopee Band - Wangaratta Wahine (Album) Image (5) Australia 1974 Sell This Version
ILP743 Mandu Mandu - To The Shores Of His Heaven(LP, Album) Image (5) ILP743 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
ILP743 Mandu Mandu - We Ran Across The Sky(LP, Album) Image (5) ILP743 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
GP-2012 Herb Alpert Herb Alpert - Just You And Me(LP, Album) A&M Records GP-2012 Japan 1976 Sell This Version
The Alpha Band The Alpha Band - Spark In The Dark (Album) Arista USA & Canada 1977 Sell This Version
Osamu Kitajima Osamu Kitajima - Osamu (Album) Island Records US 1977 Sell This Version
Osamu* Osamu* - Masterless Samurai (Album) Alfa Japan 1980 Sell This Version
Billy Thorpe Billy Thorpe - Stimulation (Album) Epic US 1981 Sell This Version
Osamu Kitajima Dragon King 竜王 and 4 more… Osamu Kitajima - Dragon King (Album) Arista US 1981 Sell This Version
Renee Geyer Renee Geyer - Renee Geyer (Album) Portrait US 1982 Sell This Version
Glenn Shorrock Glenn Shorrock - Villain Of The Peace (Album) Capitol Records Australia 1982 Sell This Version
T-ST-2030 Guthrie Thomas I Can't Count The Times (as Jeoffrey Hales) Guthrie Thomas - Once On A While Forever(LP, Album) Pastels T-ST-2030 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
Olivia Newton-John Overnight Observation Olivia Newton-John - Soul Kiss (Album) Mercury UK 1985 Sell This Version
Osamu* Mystic Knot and 5 more… Osamu* - Passages (Comp, Album) CBS Japan 1987 Sell This Version
Masakazu Yoshizawa Divine Shilouetttes (Yogo) and 1 more… Masakazu Yoshizawa - Kyori - Innervisions (Album) Fortuna Records US 1987 Sell This Version
Osamu* Eastern Eyes, Western Skies and 3 more… Osamu* - California Roll (Album) FM (3), CBS USA & Canada 1988 Sell This Version
Osamu* Osamu* - Sweet Chaos (Album) Mesa Recordings US 1989 Sell This Version
397 051-1 Steve Hoy (2) Steve Hoy (2) - Life Next Door(LP, Album) A&M Records 397 051-1 Australia 1990 Sell This Version
Third Eye Third Eye - Third Eye (Album) Regular Records (2), Festival Records Australia & New Zealand 1991 Sell This Version
Crowded House Crowded House - Woodface (Album) Capitol Records, EMI Italy 1991 Sell This Version
FREE1 Joe Creighton Simple Things and 3 more… Joe Creighton - Hollywell(CD, Album) Innisfree (2) FREE1 Australia 1992 Sell This Version
Tim Finn Strangeness And Charm and 2 more… Tim Finn - Before & After (Album) Capitol Records, Capitol Records UK & Europe 1993 Sell This Version
The Cruel Sea The Cruel Sea - The Honeymoon Is Over (Album) Polydor, Red Eye Records Australia 1993 Sell This Version