Selector Live presents Georgia – the British singer and musician will be making her first appearance in Kyiv.
A former footballer and drummer for Kate Tempest, rising British star Georgia brings a lot to the table. Faced with the choice between a professional football career with Arsenal Ladies and life as a performer, Georgia went with her upbringing and chose music. Her 2015 debut album won rave reviews with comparisons to Missy Elliot and MIA, with both her drumming and the fact that she played every instrument on the record catching the critics’ attention. Her second solo album, Seeking Thrills, is set to drop in January 2020. A month later she’ll be making her Kyiv performance debut, the concert going on with the support of the British Council
Place and Date: 29 February 2020, Caribbean Club.
Her father, Neil Barnes of the electronic music duo Leftfield, kept his studio in Georgia’s childhood bedroom and she grew up with some serious exposure to dance music. “As a person I’m made up of house music and techno,” she says. “At our house we were listening to Frankie Knuckles, Trax, Jeff Mills, Underground Resistance and Model 500 albums all the time. Those sounds are forever engraved in my thoughts about production and beats”. Even though Georgia’s music appeared in the 21st century, it sounds as if it could have been born on a dance floor circa 1989.
This year has been a busy one for Georgia. While laying down her new album she was also touring with Jungle and managed to release some new singles. Among these, About Work The Dancefloor, pulls together her experiences with club culture encountered while on tour. “To go dancing, experience those emotions, and the collective energy in these different places—this is pure, old school disco, the excitement of the dance floor”. The video for Georgia’s recent track, Never Let You Go, was shot by Joseph Connor, known for his work with Sam Smith and Coldplay.