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Ahead of her support slot with Jake Bugg at the Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh next month, Mansfield troubadour Georgie has released new single Hard Times. You can listen to it here.
The brand new track is beautifully stripped back, with the sparse piano arrangement laying her rich, powerful vocals and deft songwriting bare.
Hard Times will be released alongside bonus acoustic track This Ain’t Heaven.
Following the single release, Georgie will support Bugg across all of his upcoming UK, US and European dates – including the aforementioned gig at the Queen’s Hall on Monday, 13 November.
Not always destined for a life in music, Georgie had a promising career in professional football looming ahead of her, but the sudden discovery of a guitar and her uncle’s record collection whisked her off the pitch and into her bedroom to hone her musical craft.
She quickly mastered the art of blagging her way into pubs underage in order to play open mic nights, and it wasn’t long before her rich soulful voice and honest, reflective songwriting had earned her local notoriety – after one pub crowd demanded a fourth set from her in a single evening, she failed the next day’s history GCSE exam due to the exhaustion.
It wasn’t too long before her relentless graft paid off when her music caught the attention of local hero Bugg, who took her with him on an intimate UK support tour. Since then, she has fulfilled support duties for stars ranging from Blossoms to Jack Savoretti, and was flown out to Virginia, USA to record her debut single Company Of Thieves with the legendary Matthew E White and his Spacebomb house band.
Georgie supports Jack Savoretti at London Indigo at the O2, and then joins Jake Bugg on his November tour dates.
Fri 27th – London, Indigo at the O2
Sat 4th – Bath, The Forum
Sun 5th – Cardiff, St David’s Hall
Mon 6th – Leicester, De Montfort Hall
Tue 7th – Hull, City Hall
Thu 9th Cork, Live at St. Luke’s
Fri 10th – Limerick, Dolans Pub
Sat 11th – Galway, Black Box
Mon 13th – Edinburgh, The Queen’s Hall
Tue 14th – Forres, The Loft
Thu 16th – Strathpeffer, Strathpeffer Pavilion
Fri 17th – Perth, Inchyra Arts Club
Sun 19th – Stoke-on-Trent, Victoria Hall
Wed 22nd – Bexhill, De La Warr Pavilion
Fri 24th – Reading, Hexagon
Sat 25th – Liverpool, Liverpool Philharmonic Hall