February 2019

Musicians in Bathrooms: Geno and Andrea Miller

Author: Special to CH2 | Photographer: M.Kat Photography

Band: As Husband & Wife

What’s your sign?
Andrea Miller: Peace sign
Geno Miller: Sagittarius

Most underrated song that, in your opinion, should be a classic:
AM: “Sweet Disposition,” by The Temper Trap—best road trip song.
GM: “Georgia,” by Emily King.

Biggest compliment you’ve ever gotten from a fan?
AM: Someone once told me that I sound like the black Norah Jones! But honestly, when people tell me they feel closer to Jesus when they hear us sing worship songs, it’s truly an honor.
GM: The best compliment we’ve heard so far is that our voices blend so well together.

What is your favorite song to perform?
AM: “I Don’t Know You”—off of our EP. It brings me back to when I wrote it, while sitting on my bed with my first son when he was a baby—simple times.
GM: We do a version of “Hit the Road Jack,” by Ray Charles. I’m always excited to sing and play that song!

What do you sing in the shower?
AM: I’m one of those people who turns into an opera singer in the shower.
GM: I like to consider myself a rapper. So, I like to rap in the shower, which means I’m rapping Drake!

Favorite cereal?
AM: Oh’s—it’s a yellow box.
GM: Without a doubt, Frosted Flakes.

At what venue do you most like to perform?
AM: We love the Roasting Room; we have had so much fun there. But house concerts have been extra special.
GM: In Chicago, we did a Sofar Sounds show and loved it, because they transformed an awesome African restaurant into a listening room.

Most requested song at shows?
AM: We usually come with a prepared set list, so they end up being original songs.
GM: Our original song, “There’s Still Time.”

First concert you attended?
AM: Pretty sure it was Taylor Swift—no shame.
GM: Dave Matthews Band at Wrigley Field in Chicago—a night I won’t forget.

Favorite artist?
AM: Currently, I try to find good music for my two-year-old, so Ellie Holcomb’s children’s album Sing has been on repeat, and I actually love it. I also like funky artists like Lianne La Havas, Emily King, Yebba.
GM: I’m an old school guy. Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones—all those artists speak to my soul; but [my favorite] present day artist is Jon Bellion.

Place you go to get away from it all?
AM: Any kind of body of water.
GM: The golf course.

Do you tweet, gram or book? What’s your handle?
AM: I barely understand what Twitter is, but Instagram and Facebook@ashusbandandwife.
GM: I’m terrible with social media. I barely post anything, lol.

Finish this verse as if it were the hook of a song:
“Sally went down to the bayou…”
AM: Hoping to sit beside you…

Who would star as you in the epic retelling of your life on film?
AM: Hmmm … Zoey Deschennel; she’s odd like me.
GM: People say I look like Phil LaMarr, so I would get him to play me.

First instrument you learned to play?
AM: I barely made it through piano lessons, then tried every instrument you can think of in middle school.
GM: The African rain stick—just joking. Piano.

Song you were thrilled to finally master?
AM Oh, gosh; I am one of those people who feels like I haven’t mastered anything—always room to improve, but I do a pretty good Shakira impersonation.
GM: “Sir Duke,” by Stevie Wonder.

What do you wish you knew more about?
AM: I have a list a mile long, but for now, I wish I knew more about cooking; I love food
GM: Just like most men, I already know everything.

What famous musician would you love to sing a duet with?
**AM:**Maybe a powerhouse singer like Adele, Lady Gaga or Celine Dion.
GM: A singer/songwriter named MARO Musica or Cory Henry.

What animal do you most identify with?
AM: A little teacup pig; they are so cute, and they sprint around everywhere.
GM: A black panther—mainly the superhero.

If you got super-famous and you had to change your name, what would your new name be?
AM: I would hope our sons join along in the family band; then I would call us As Husband & Wife and Kin
GM: That’s easy: G Master Flex.

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