GORGEOUS GEORGE

A blast on the trombone, the wistful strains of a violin, and into the circus ring lurches another vaudevillian cockney geezer from  the  songbook  of Gorgeous  George.  The next sixty mins will  be  like  punch-up  at  an unlicensed  Eastern  Bloc  horse  race,  as  the  band  sets  off  at  a  lung-busting gallop, melodies and rhythms flying from innumerable instruments like the screams and pistol fire of a drunken gypsy crowd. And in the midst of it all, a slyly observed tale of life, love and wrongdoing (or aftershave and football results) will   emerge, sung in perfect   South   London   council estate cockneyese.

This  is  Gorgeous  George – with  a  sound  as  new  as  this  Saturday  night lashed  to  a  thousand years  of  European  folk  melody.  It’ll  make  you  jump around  like  a  drunken  fool,  but  it  might  just  give  you  something  to  think about over your fry-up too. Last year was a blinder for Gorgeous George who released their debut EP ‘Saturday  Night’  in  November and joined  folk  raconteur  Beans  On  Toast during his ‘Live Album Tour’ across the UK following a summer of raucous performances at Bestival, Secret Garden Party, Wilderness and Nozstock. With  Madness’  Chrissy  Boy  enlisted  as  producer,  Gorgeous  George  are preparing to release a second EP in March before embarking on their first headline  tour  of  the  UK.  The  festival  favourites  will  also  be  returning  to fields  up  and  down  the  country  during  the summer  months  with  a  busy schedule of appearances.

Gorgeous George are a band who love to perform live in front of a crowd and this is really when they are at there best.

 

“Rambunctious, booze soaked hymns..” Clash Magazine

“Chas n Dave meets The Streets meets Gypsy Folk” Metro Online 

“What a great band“ Rob Da Bank (Radio 1)

 

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