Bristol boy, George Ezra is a twenty year old singer-songwriter. His bluesy, acoustic sound saw him secure fifth place in BBC’s ‘Sound of 2014’.
Who is He: George Ezra (born George Ezra Barnett)
Where is He From: Hertford / Bristol
In A Nutshell: You would be forgiven for thinking that the gravelly tones of Ezra belonged to a man double his age. Richard Pitt, Bristol’s Introducing presenter, described George as “a young man with the voice of a 50 year old”. As George notes his musical influences as Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie, it’s not hard to see where his mellow but gritty acoustic sound comes from.
What The Critics Think: Ezra’s music has received a lot of support from the BBC, with the single ‘Budapest’ from Ezra’s debut EP named Zane Lowe’s ‘Single of the Week’. Writing for Folk Radio, Alex Gallacher says Ezra “has a very striking voice, a smokey fragile sound that suits those afterhours”.
Where You Can Hear Him: If Ezra’s sound is right up your street then you're in luck - you can see George live at various venues and festivals across the UK from June until August. Find the dates here.
Image courtesy of George Ezra's Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/georgeezramusic