Feeling Old? Sheppard’s ‘Geronimo’ Turns Ten This Week

1 March 2024 | 9:31 am | Mary Varvaris

“Ten years ago today, we released a song that would go on to change our lives forever.”


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If you’re not feeling old today, Sheppard can likely make you feel ancient by reminding you of how quickly time passes. Their career-defining single, Geronimo, turned ten this week.

Posting a video on Instagram that featured a package of television hosts introducing the band back in 2014, including Channel 10’s Sarah Harris and former The Voice host Darren McMullen, the band commemorated the trip down memory lane by sharing clips of massive live performances of the song, with crowds growing larger and larger.

Sheppard captioned the post, “Ten years ago today, we released a song that would go on to change our lives forever.” You can watch the reel below.

Geronimo was released in February 2014 and was written by siblings George and Amy Sheppard and former member Jason Bovino.

The song reached #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart in April 2014 and stayed there for three weeks – marking the longest time an independently released track remained at #1 on the ARIA Singles Chart. Geronimo went on to land in the Top 10 in eleven other countries.

The seven-time Platinum single was also nominated for two ARIA Awards, Best Video (directed by Toby Morris) and Song of the Year.

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In other Sheppard news, the Brisbane pop group relocated to Nashville in October. “It’s a big risk, but we feel the Sheppard sound and brand have evolved enough for us to make the move and commit a few years to this,” Amy Sheppard explained in a press release. “We will definitely be coming back and forth, so our Australian audiences will still be seeing us!”

Also in October, Amy Sheppard was unmasked as Orca in the latest season of The Masked Singer Australia, and upon leaving the competition, announced that the family music trio are preparing to release a new album - the follow-up to 2021’s Kaleidoscope Eyes.

When judge Chrissie Swan asked about her solo career, Amy Sheppard replied, “I’ve been doing my solo country music project. I’m still doing Sheppard; that’s still going; we’re about to release our fourth album.”