Singer-songwriter Georgie is supporting Jake Bugg on his current UK tour. They played their first night at the Old Fruitmarket last night.
This is in fact the third UK tour that Bugg has enlisted the help of young troubadour Georgie. If something works, then it’s best to stick with it. It seems like Jake Bugg and Georgie have struck a good balance with their touring routine and aren’t going to switch things up anytime soon.
Like Bugg, Georgie hails from Nottinghamshire and besides that, it’s easy to see why the two are so well suited to play shows together. Georgie is similarly inspired by the classic pop music of the 60s.
Glasgow was even treated to a cover of The Ronettes legendary hit Be My Baby. Given that the song includes a three-part harmony, it’s not the easiest song to cover for one singer accompanied only by an acoustic guitar. Performing the song clearly gives Georgie a lot of joy, and that joy is easily and obviously transferred to the Glasgow crowd.
Whenever a singer covers a song like that it is always a reassuring sign that the artist has fully immersed themselves in a great breadth and depth of music. Given that she has been performing since she was a young teenager, it’s fair to say that her passion for the music she plays runs deep.
Georgie also played a stripped back version of her newly released single Too Much TV – a song that is all too easy to relate to for the experts in procrastination among us. The song sticks with the old-school pop sound and shows off Georgie’s powerful yet subtle vocals. This is backed by the taps and wraps of soul-pop percussion.
Sometimes you can’t help but crave a gig laden with pyrotechnics, light shows and eardrum-bursting feedback, but other times there is nothing more satisfying than an acoustic night in a dimly lit, gorgeous venue.
by Luke Hawkins