Our fabulous cast is supported by a trio of excellent musicians who lift us up to new heights! As I write these words, they are rehearsing in the next room — making magic.
With one week until showtime, we are thrilled to introduce music director and composer Geoffrey Gee on keyboard, Kai LaMothe (@kailamothe) playing bass, and Sam McVicker on drums.
Geoffrey Gee is a pianist, composer, sound designer, and graduate of Berklee College of Music. In 2015, he made his solo piano debut at Carnegie Hall in Weill Recital Hall. Gee was the music director and accompanist for LaMothe’s musical Happy If Happy When, and engineered and co-produced the cast album, for which he also played piano, bass, and synth parts. Gee is the lead in five CDs, including, I’ll Be There With You (2009). He composes music for theater productions, dance companies, filmmakers, and orchestras, including a 2020 commission for a piano concerto, written for the Sage City Symphony in Bennington, Vermont. He has played his original piano music across the U.S. and in 18 countries around the world. As a sound designer, Gee created the virtual instrument Plectrum, and serves as a consultant for several of the top electronic keyboard companies. www.geoffreygee.com
Kai LaMothe is entering his junior year at the Long Trail School in Dorset, Vermont, where he will be pursuing a full diploma in the International Baccalaureate Program, including a Higher Level course in music. Kai began his musical training on drums, playing in numerous bands and concerts, as well as on the cast album of the original musical Happy If Happy When. Guitar is now his primary instrument. When not making music, Kai is playing soccer or helping out on his family’s farm.
Sam McVicker is a Senior at Bard College studying Architecture and Philosophy. He’s been drumming on and off since high school, where he had Geoffrey as his music instructor. He is currently working on his senior thesis — a critique of cybernetic systems’ fragility and epistemic pessimism — when he’s not busy rock-climbing, skateboarding, or reading sci-fi.