Thursday, September 11, 2014

Gorgeous George


This summer’s festival favorites, Gorgeous George aka 6 South London mulit-instrumentalist roguster collective, Charlie, Chris, Jake, Tom, Kevin, Theo and the rest of their extended family of co-horts are probably about the most cheekily, sonically talented collective of everything you could possibly want from live music. Following swiftly on from the success of their debut 5 track ‘Saturday Night’ EP back in November, the boys have been in the studio recording a wealth of new tracks with Chrissy Boy from Madness and Youth (producer for Paul Mcartney, Pink Floyd, The Verve, The Orb and many more) who co-produced and mixed the songs, the lead track and video ‘Girls Night Out’ and backed up on the flipside with ‘Joop’ on B side.

It’s a full-on lyrical assault, a lung-busting gallop, with melodies and rhythms flying from innumerable instruments like the screams and pistol fire of a drunken Balkan wedding party in deepest darkest Peckham and it’s all about the Girrrrrllllls.

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. Like a punch-up at an gunlicensed Eastern Bloc horse race, as the band sets off at a lung-busting gallop, melodies and rhythms flying from 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 will emerge, sung in perfect South London council estate cockneyese. 
Gorgeous George are a band who love to perform live in front of a crowd and with a busy summer of raucous foot stomping performances ahead at the likes of Beatherder, Secret Garden Party, Boomtown, 2000 Trees amongst others, it’s going to be a non stop rolling road shenanigans affair.

“Rambunctious, booze soaked hymns..” 
- Clash Magazine

Sep 13 – TOOTING TRAM SOCIAL – Tooting - London
Sep 20 – RAMSBOTTOM FESTIVAL - Ramsbottom