FROM sneaking into pubs to try and get a slot on an open mic night in her hometown of Mansfield to supporting the likes of Jake Bugg and Blossoms – it’s been a hell of a ride so far for flourishing singer/songwriter GEORGIE.
For a singer who sits firmly with contemporaries such as The Sherlocks and Eyre Llew, the world could have a been a completely different place had she carried on picking up a football as opposed to a guitar.
But as she belted through a goosebump rousing rendition of the Dirty Dancing hit ‘Be My Baby’ while supporting Bugg at Southampton Guildhall, professional football’s loss was music’s gain.
And despite her solid response from the Southampton faithful on a wet Sunday night, GEORGIE is on a mission to get women songwriters on the same level as their counterparts.
“I think female wise, there doesn’t seem to be as many – not because there isn’t any, because there is, but I think it takes a lot to be taken seriously when being a woman with a guitar,” the Nottingham-based singer said.
“Pop wise, women are ruling right now in terms of Sigrid, Dua Lipa, but in other fields it’s still not represented enough.
“So I as an artist, I’m just standing in an arena of doing whatever I like really, some days I’ll write a pop song, other’s an indie.
“Hopefully my arena can be a wonderfully wise one.”
Her songs are intriguing modern soundbites that cover anything from alcohol-fueled break ups to watching too much TV.
The manner in which her powerful tone etches into the memory instantly – just like the easy manner in which she relates to her audience.
She said: “Well most of us have been through break ups so hopefully that’s a relatable topic.
“I think the same about the drinking songs too especially in today’s culture.
“But my themes vary really, I sing story’s sometimes such as hard times then songs that are socially important too.
“As a songwriter you become a sponge so soak in everything that surrounds you.
“And then on top of that I write about my own life as it’s the only way I can get anything out really.”
In her support slot she truly came alive. Songs such as ‘Too Much TV’ – a beautifully crafted song that is really matured and formed – and ‘This Ain’t Heaven’ show a songwriter only going one way.
Her mission remains on course.