STAGE TUBE: Geoff Davin's 'White Beat'

November 12
7:12 PM 2012

STAGE TUBE: Geoff Davin's 'White Beat'

Nashville actor/singer/musician Geoff Davin has released his latest music video "White Beat," written by the multi-talented performer himself. The star of Boiler Room Theatre's The Rocky Horror Show and Circle Players' Company, the versatile Davin surrounds himself with an all-star cast of some of Music City's favorite stage stars. For more information, go to

Written and Performed by Geoff Davin
Directed by Geoff Davin
Director of Photography/Camera Operator/Co-Director - Ryan Featherstun
2nd Camera/Gaffer/Grip - Grant Claire
Editor - Colin Noel
Colorist - Stephen Shiveley
Choreographer - Shirley Strapac Fleener

Warning: graphic images of bad white dancing and off beat clapping

This song is loosely based on a true story. Actually...a couple of true stories thrown together mixed with a healthy dose of exaggeration. It's about what happens when me and my friends go to a church to find that everyone there has lost their "soul"...and not "soul" in the religious sense but in the musical sense. They're all clapping on the white the song states "don't you clap on 1 and 3 ya'll....hit it on 2 and 4". 

So we take it upon ourselves to try to get them back on the beat. It's a silly song and an even sillier video but we had an absolute blast making it. We had some great Nashville comedic talent involved and everyone really brought it!! Thanks to everyone for being a part of this!!!!!

The video was shot over two days...although 95% of it was shot on a single day over the span of really just a few hours with a crew of 2 people. So while it might have some imperfections...I'm really proud of what we were able to accomplish in such a short amount of time. That's just a testament to the professionalism and work ethic from EVERYONE involved. 
I hope ya'll enjoy it!!

Featured Talent:
Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, Charletta CJ Jordan, Shelena Walden, Layne Sasser, Chris Pennell, Scott Rice, Mike Baum, Megan Murphy Chambers, Jack Chambers, Lane Wright, John Silvestro, Jo Anne & Eddie King, Rebekah Durham, Greg Templeton, Savannah Somerville, Kenny & TriStan Brown, and Joanna Cotton

Special Thanks to:
Fr. Bill Dennier at The Church of the Holy Trinity, Performance Studios, Inc., Anna Rushmore & Mike Baum for the use of the hallway and Mike's bed, and to Chris Pennell...for EVERYTHING. And a HUGE thanks to Jeri & Craig Sullivan (Mom & Dad) for making everything possible.

STAGE TUBE: Geoff Davin's 'White Beat'
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Jeffrey Ellis Jeffrey Ellis is a Nashville-based writer, editor and critic, who's been covering the performing arts in Tennessee for more than 25 years. He is the recipient of the Tennessee Theatre Association's Distinguished Service Award for his coverage of theatre in the Volunteer State and was the founding editor/publisher of Stages, the Tennessee Onstage Monthly. He is a past fellow of the National Critics Institute at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center and is the founder/executive producer of The First Night Honors - the history of which can be traced to 1989 and the first presentation of The First Night Awards - which honor outstanding theater artisans from Tennessee in recognition of their lifetime achievements and also includes The First Night Star Awards and the Most Promising Actors recognition. Midwinter's First Night honors outstanding productions and performances throughout the state. An accomplished director, Ellis helmed productions of La Cage Aux Folles, The Last Night of Ballyhoo and An American Daughter, all in their Nashville premieres, as well as award-winning productions of Damn Yankees, Company, Gypsy and The Rocky Horror Show. Ellis was recognized by The Tennessean as best director of a musical for both Company and Rocky Horror. In 2015, he directed William Inge's Picnic for Circle Players and Jason Robert Brown's The Last Five Years for VWA Theatricals, with The Larry Keeton Theatre's production of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest set for spring 2016.

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