George Ogilvie, the Canterbury-born singer/songwriter started writing music at 18. In just a few years, he had built a serious viral fan base – fans fell in love with his heartfelt, natural vocal and songwriting talents.
Throwing himself into the local music scene in Kent, George’s musical influences would grow: from Bon Iver, Sharon Van Etten and John Martyn to soul and jazz legends like Ray Charles & Nina Simone. His raw, honest songwriting tempered by uncluttered, guitar-based pop saw his releases ‘October’ and ‘Foreign Hands’ last year streak into the Top 10 on Hype Machine as well as bringing him tastemaker acclaim from the likes of MAHOGANY, CLASH Magazine and BBC Introducing amongst others.
His new EP ‘Nowhere’ – containing four brand new tracks, continues to underline George’s reputation – clear, bright storytelling and with naturally melodic, epic instrumentation bringing accurate comparisons to a young Ben Howard. With his EP launch party confirmed at London’s The Slaughtered Lamb on 3 July 2018, it’s a welcome and timely return for one of our most naturally talented and polished emerging singer/songwriters – and looks set to again place him in the running for a number of end of year EP lists. Gorgeous, elemental and expansive, this is George at his best.
George:” This project was about taking back the creative reigns and challenging myself to record something completely by myself – I took advantage of a trip to the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides to take inspiration from the environment – the emptiness and the atmosphere to develop these songs as a foundation for the musical direction I want to head toward.”