Georgia Cécile - forthcoming live appearances, October / November / December 2021.
Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Scottish singer and songwriter Georgia Cécile recently released her debut album ‘Only The Lover Sings’ and has a number of UK live performances scheduled, including supporting Gregory Porter.
We have received the following press release;
INDEPENDENT ARTIST GEORGIA CÉCILE PUTS UK VOCAL JAZZ ON THE MAP, AFTER HER DEBUT ALBUM ‘ONLY THE LOVER SINGS’ ENTERS THE OFFICIAL UK JAZZ & BLUES ALBUM CHARTS AT NO. 3.
NEWS: THIS WEEK W/C 11 TH OCT SHE’S SUPPORTING GREGORY PORTER AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL -PLUS SHOWS AT RONNIE SCOTTS AND OPENING THE LONDON JAZZ FESTIVAL IN NOVEMBER
ANNOUNCED. JAZZ FM’S ALBUM OF THE WEEK W/C 4 TH OCT.
Watch the official music video for ‘Come Summertime’: https://youtu.be/pYOkmsuhnsU
One of Jazz’s hottest new prospects, Scottish singer and songwriter Georgia Cécile has released her stunning debut album ‘Only The Lover Sings’ which entered The Official Jazz & Blues UK Album Charts at No. 3. Being the only independent artist on the list reflects just how big a milestone this is for the hotly tipped artist.
After hearing the album, Gregory Porter’s team invited her to support him at his sold out shows at the Royal Albert Hall on 13th , 14th and 16th of October. With Gregory being one of Georgia’s biggest influences, she’s understandably buzzing about the news:
“Gregory Porter is one of my idols. To open for him is a huge honour and privilege, it feels very surreal. Even when I was recording my album I knew I wanted to create a similar warmth and so we decided to use the same mastering engineer. In honesty, I’ve been working towards this moment my entire life. This year alone has been a lot of very hard work on the album campaign. This feels like an incredible way to kick things off!”
She has announced a string of live shows off the back of the album which include a headline show with SJM Concerts in December as well as headlining Ronnie Scott’s and opening the London Jazz Festival as part of Jazz Voice in November at Royal Festival Hall with the Guy Barker Orchestra. Full listings below:
13 th October – Royal Albert Hall, London (supporting Gregory Porter)
14 th October - Royal Albert Hall, London (supporting Gregory Porter)
16 th October - Royal Albert Hall, London (supporting Gregory Porter)
26 th October 2021 - The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
9 th November – Ronnie Scotts, London
12 th November – London Jazz Festival (opening – Jazz Voice), Royal Festival Hall, London
26 th November 2021 - The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh
1 st December - Folklore, London (headline show with SJM)
For more details and tickets, visit: https://www.georgiacecile.com/live
About the album:
Georgia Cécile is fast building a reputation as one of the UK’s finest vocalists. Tipped as ‘One To Watch’ by BBC Introducing and Jazzwise Magazine, winner of ‘Best Vocalist’ at the 2019 Scottish Jazz Awards and ‘Vocalist Of The Year’ nominee at the 2020 Jazz FM Awards, Cécile’s stock has been rising on the strength of her live
performances and songwriting partnership with award winning pianist and composer Euan Stevenson.
After releasing a series of singles this year, Cécile is set to share her debut album entitled ‘Only The Lover Sings’. Being released independently on 17 th September, the highly anticipated LP features ten original songs co-written and arranged with Stevenson, featuring a lush acoustic palette of jazz quartet, Hammond organ,
strings and horns. The elegant collection of songs showcase Cecile’s hugely impressive natural vocal ability and take the listener on a journey through heart wrenching moments to elevating highs, with lyrics which bare her soul and touch on themes such as love, loss, nurture and spiritual growth.
Described by Jamie Cullum as a “songwriting pair to watch out for”, the songs bear the fruits of a decade-long songwriting partnership between Cécile and Stevenson, a collaboration which sees the pair draw inspiration from an era when composers such as Burt Bacharach, John Barry and Marvin Hamlisch enjoyed mainstream
appeal whilst wearing their jazz credentials proudly on their sleeves.
Supported by Creative Scotland, the album was recorded throughout 2020 at GloWorm Recordings in Glasgow, engineered, co-produced and mixed by Iain Hutchison. Featuring top UK session players such as violinist Seonaid Aitken and trumpeter Ryan Quigley, the album has a timeless, cinematic quality, fusing classic jazz and soul influences as diverse as Duke Ellington, Nancy Wilson and Stevie Wonder with a contemporary edge in the vein of Gregory Porter, Norah Jones and Melody Gardot.
The album follows the singles ‘He Knew How To Love’ and ‘Always Be Right’ which have picked up plenty of media support ranging from BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing and Jazz FM to The Independent and Wonderland Magazine. Also this year, Georgia marked International Women’s Day by performing live for the BBC’s Jazz Nights show and she was included in Jazzwise’s ‘Women In Jazz’ feature that day.
The official album launch concert will be held at Edinburgh Queen’s Hall on 26th of November and will feature Cécile’s eleven-piece ensemble, including live strings and horn section. She will also be performing at the Limerick Festival in Ireland in September, and in November she will be opening the prestigious London Jazz Festival with the Guy Barker Orchestra as part of the ‘Jazz Voice’ concert, which in previous years has hosted vocalists such as Jacob Collier, Paloma Faith, Gregory Porter and Corinne Bailey Rae. In previous years, Cécile has performed sell-out concerts across UK jazz festivals, notably London Jazz Festival and Cheltenham
‘Only The Lover Sings’ released 17th September 2021
“Vocalist of the Year” Nominee Jazz FM Awards 2020
“Her voice is spectacular. Cécile & Stevenson are a songwriting pair to watch out for” Jamie Cullum (BBC R2)
“Her clarity of tone, creativity and ability to sing with genuine emotional depth will take her a long way”
“It’s a rarity, but every so often a new voice comes along with the ability to bowl the listener over. And that much is true of Georgia Cécile”.