George Ezra


George Ezra (born George Ezra Barnett), 21, is a British singer songwriter. His debut studio album Wanted on Voyage will be released on 30 June 2014.  Ezra was longlisted for the BBC Sound of…2014, where he eventually finished in fifth place. 

Ezra is the he son of an art teacher and a deputy head. Music trickled down to him via an elder sister, a regular at local venue the Marquee (“She was going out with the promoter”). He made his stage debut at the Marquee as a 13-year-old in a covers band, “singing the female part of Teenage Dirtbag, wearing eyeliner and my sister’s skinny jeans”. When he left school at 16 he took a job in a local sweet factory – “two jellybeans for the box, one for me, all the way.”  Ezra dropped out of college and embarked on a year of support slots, criss-crossing the country by train. Within a year he had a record deal with Columbia. (Source: The Guardian: George Ezra)

Find this song on iTunes on his EP titled Did You Hear The Rain.

His website can be found here: The Official George Ezra website


Comments

  1. Thanks David. Pleased to have discovered your blog and will return. Regards from Thom at the immortal,jukebox (give it a spin!).

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  2. Very unique sound. Like it!

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  3. Oh, yeah! Ancient voice coming out of that baby’s mouth.

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  4. wow, interesting story, interesting voice )

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  5. Love how you unfailing lead us to good sounds, David.. this is a NICE voice…interesting.. ancient… yep.. Reblogging..

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  6. Reblogged this on Makere's Blog and commented:
    A really interesting Saturday morning sound.. love it. Thanks again to DK at Live & Learn

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  7. Not the voice I expected–I like it!

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  8. Goes down like a nice snifter of Courvoisier…smooooth…. 😉

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