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Gemeni: A California Band With a Buffy Connection

IN THE January 4 ISSUE

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by Liliana Costa

Are you looking for some fresh blood in the music industry? Look no further than twin sisters, Lisa and Gina Gomez, who make up the band known as Gemeni. Performing at local talent shows and country fairs since the age of five, in their home state of Florida the sisters have also been submersed in musical theater, performing in nine musicals and one opera and also went on to make an appearance on America’s Next Great Star. Then, in July 2012, the girls packed their bags and said goodbye to Florida to make a new life for themselves in sunny Los Angeles, California.

Gemeni-Lisa and Gina Gomez

I first met Gina and Lisa at WonderCon in Anaheim, California, in March of 2013, through a mutual friend. We were all standing in line together waiting for Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing panel to begin. As we were standing in line we exchanged information, followed each other on Twitter and “friended” one another on Facebook. Little did I know that I was in the presence of two incredibly talented young ladies? It was only after I got home from the convention, that I looked them up on Facebook, and I discovered that Gina and Lisa made up the singing duo of Gemeni.

I immediately watched their videos on YouTube, listened to their music on iTunes and was blown away by what I heard. Gemeni’s music has been described as pop/rock with a dark edge. Their first album consists of seven songs which were written and performed by Gina and Lisa. The first song that caught my attention was “Stake In My Heart“, which was inspired by the hit TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I absolutely loved their harmony together, so much so that I downloaded their debut album, More Than Me, which was released on iTunes on June 12, 2012, and have not stopped listening to it since.

Gemeni has recorded various covers of some well know tunes, such as Adam Lambert’s “Trespassing” and Adele’s “Skyfall”. The girls also show their geeky side with a parody of Rebecca Black’s Friday called Thorsday. The song has also been recognized and viewed by The Avengers star, Tom Hiddleston, who plays Loki and has received over 12,000 views on their YouTube channel.

Most recently Gina and Lisa had the opportunity to perform onstage at last years Nerdapalooza in their home state of Florida. Next up for the girls have performances lined up for shows in Los Angeles and they have just announced that they will be performing overseas in the United Kingdom. I am looking forward to hearing and seeing more from this wonderful singing duo and I think everyone needs to give them a listen.

You can find Gemeni on various social media including: Facebook (Gemeni), Twitter (@gemenimusic), Reverbnation, Spotify, YouTube and iTunes.

For booking inquires you can contact Gemeni at LisaGinaGomez@gmail[dot]com.

Be on the look out for a Q&A with Gemeni to be featured soon on my blog at www.shesosaidthat.blogspot.com. You will also have the opportunity to be entered into a drawing to win a signed CD of Gemeni’s debut album, More Than Me.

Liliana Costa is a single mom of three children residing in Exeter, CA. Her love for the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer led her to launch a Facebook page called Buffy: The Fan Experience, which has been up since January and has already gained over 850 likes. She is an avid supporter of actress/author/director Amber Benson’s work, as well as Joss Whedon’s. For more of her writing, you can check out her blog, That’s What She Said .

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