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Sunday 15 March 2015

Up & Coming LGBTQ Music: Georgie Paterson

Georgia Paterson Releases Debut EP ‘Hear Your Voice’

Folk-pop singer-songwriter Georgia Paterson is released her debut EP on February 16th 2015. The EP, entitled Hear Your Voice, has Georgia looking to make an impact on the back of the superb reputation she has already built on the live music scene in South Wales.  

Hear Your Voice was produced by Charlie Francis (REM, The Noisettes). Georgia is no stranger to working with renowned musicians - her debut single Thought it Might be You being produced by Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers, Mel C) and with Catatonia's Aled Richards on drums. Hear Your Voice also features musicians Jack Egglestone (Future of the left), Angharad Jenkins (Calan) and Daniel Lawrence (Olion Byw).

She could have been a doctor, a clinical psychologist or a scientist – but as it is, Georgia has found her home making her own brand of folk-pop, laced with the fearlessness and confidence of someone who knows just who they are. Georgia is Welsh and wears her heart on her sleeve - much to the benefit of her music, with a raw lyrical honesty lying behind the super ear-worm melodies.

This former BBC Radio Wales Welsh Artist of the Week’s musical influences are both borrowed and found. Bob Dylan and Simon & Garfunkel were taken from the older brother who taught her her first chords. Jewel and The Cranberries, she grabbed onto in her youth and hasn’t let go since. And later discoveries the Indigo Girls and KT Tunstall - the latter Georgia wasn’t sure if she wanted to be her or be with her.

On a personal note, Georgia recently married her girlfriend and has been a supporter of many LGBT events; including playing Cardiff's Big Queer Picnic, Swindon Pride and the European Capital of Sport Unity Cup 2014. Georgia was also a finalist (in the top 3) in Heather Peace’s ‘The Thin Line’ tour support competition.

To co-incide with the release of her EP Georgia has written and recorded a special track for Valentines Day. Called Not Enough Words, it was written for her wife. “I was trying to tell her how much I love her and having that ‘what do I write on the card’ moment”, says Georgia.  The video and song can be found by clicking HERE.

Here are some nice things people have said about Georgia:           

 “Georgia Paterson merges catchy hook laden nuggets with lyrics that draw you in and make you want to know more. Her songs are refreshing and she looks like she loves what she does...certainly one to watch.” - Alan Thompson, BBC Radio Wales.

"Such a pure voice...fantastic beautiful was that, gosh she can play can't she...” - Eleri Sion, BBC Radio Wales.

"Amazing set - utterly brilliant!" - Roath Rocks 2013.

"Future superstar, superb Welsh artist" - The Cwm, BRFM.

“Superb stuff, that was awesome...brilliant...such swagger...she's got it, love it.” - Showcase Wales, GTFM.

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