On Thursday 6 February, Metronome played host to one of Notts’ favourites, Georgie.
The talented singer-songwriter has been busy in recent years, touring Europe with an array of high-profile performers and embarking on her own UK tour. Chatting before going on stage, a relaxed Georgie was particularly looking forward to returning to Metronome as, in her words, “the sound is brilliant…the best around”.
There was sense of real excitement as she took to the stage in front of a packed venue, and she didn’t disappoint.
With just a guitar and her radiating personality, Georgie’s set – a mixture of old and new material – was intimate…a warm, relaxed atmosphere; laughing and joking with the crowd whilst taking a short pause before starting her next song.
Georgie was brought up on the likes of American singer-songwriters, Bonnie Ray and Carole King, and this comes through with her soulful, dulcet tones. Her songs tell stories of getting drunk, losing out on love, her love for her parents, and a dedicated song to her twin brother – who, incidentally, was watching live from France, thanks to someone in the crowd calling him on FaceTime…much to Georgie’s amusement.
A special mention to the support acts, Sunflower Thieves – Leeds-based, female-fronted pop folk band – and another homegrown talent, Alfie Sharp. The young musician from Nottingham, who studied music performance at Confetti Institute of Creative Technologies, recently signed to Island Records; a label that have brought us Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, U2 and Mumford & Sons to name a few artists.
Next stop for Georgie? Sheffield, Liverpool and Edinburgh are in stall for a cracking evening of soulful sounds. Visit her website for ticket details http://www.georgieofficial.co.uk/
Photo credit Tom Morley
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