Geoff Ong Wants To Be a Pop Star For Dorks.
Geoff Ong wants to be a pop star for dorks.
Pop music can feel lacking in authenticity and connection, especially for people who don’t always feel like they fit in. Geoff Ong wants to fix that.
This is the mainstream, for the misfits.
Over the last year, Geoff has been building a career as an independent artist in New Zealand - with his songs landing mainstream radio airplay across New Zealand's commercial hit music stations (The Edge, ZM, The Hits), and cultivating a passionate fanbase through a combination of online engagement, radio play, and electric live performances.
Since July 2018, Geoff has released 4 singles - “Fingerprints”, “Don’t Know You No More”, “Save Me The Weekend” and “All The Hours”.
All four shimmering slices of soulful indie pop received airplay on commercial radio, and landed in the top 5 of the Official NZ Singles Hot 20 Chart, at #3, #4, #2, and #5 respectively.
Outside of music, Geoff also feels strongly about the importance of racial diversity and representation in mainstream media; as one of the few Asian faces in the pop music sphere, Geoff feels a responsibility to create discussions around this.
4x top 5 Chart singles
airplay on the edge, edge tv, zm, radio new zealand, & bfm
28k+ spotify streams
online features in purevolume, popmatters, songwriting magazine + more
“His songs are an antidote to the lack of authenticity in modern pop music - they’re refreshingly genuine, connecting with listeners who feel like they aren’t “one of the cool kids”. This is the mainstream, for misfits.” - Radio New Zealand
“The most danceable, catchy way of moving on from a dissolved relationship.” - PopMatters on “The Last Song I’ll Ever Write About You”
“Geoff Ong understands pop.” - muzic.net.nz
“Eminently danceable and packing emotional heft, the self-described "pop star for dorks" has delivered the catchy goods again with his hook-packed latest number.” - undertheradar.co.nz
“The sky’s the limit for the New Zealand artist. World, welcome pop music’s newest prodigy, Geoff Ong.” - The Pit London