British singer-songwriter Ali George is known for his intricate fingerstyle guitar technique, his mellow, understated vocals, and his subtle, earthy songwriting. George works within the genre of Indie Folk (with hints of Americana and Ambient music). Of a multitude of potent influences, two defining acts inspire his music most profoundly: Bon Iver and John Martyn. He has released six albums (which have been added to the British National Library’s Permanent Collection). His latest album Platys Yialos is a departure from his Folk roots. Wait for the Mist to Clear - the first single from the album - was hailed as an “absolute gem” by BBC Music Introducing DJ Sarah Gosling. George usually performs solo, but he occasionally performs with special guests.
Land or Gold Music Video
Platys Yialos Music Video
If She Knew (Live Session with Ruby Brown at Vintage & Rare Guitar Shop, Bath, UK)
Hard to Find (80 Songs in 80 Days Project)
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- Review of George's fourth studio album.
A Song That Sleeps broadcast on BBC Music in the West on 10/10/2020.
Melanie Brown broadcast on BBC Music in the West on 14/11/2020.
Wait for the Mist to Clear broadcast on BBC Music Introducing in the South West and PALMR in the Mix on 04/07/2020.
Meagre Heights reached No. 1 in the UK Submit Hub Folk Charts (No. 14 in the world), December 2020.
Another Girl reached No. 2 in the UK Submit Hub Folk Charts, February 2021.
Meagre Heights added to Songs for December by Mr Foxx Frequency (77k subs), a YouTube Playlist with over 450, 000 views, 27/11/2020.
Full discography added to the British National Library Sound Archive Permanent Collection, December 2019.
Performed Wait for the Mist to Clear live on BBC Radio Bristol, Jonathan Ray Show on 01/06/2019.
A Fine and Foolish Thing added to Songs for January by Mr Foxx Frequency, a YouTube Playlist with over 115, 000 views, 06/01/2021.
Supported revered folk acts such as Martin Simpson, Steve Tilson, Nick Harper, and Rory McLeod live.
Notable UK Festival Performances: Glastonbury, Trowbridge Village Pump, Shindig, 7 Hills Americana Festival.
Notable UK Venue Performances: Komedia (Bath), Chapel Arts Centre (Bath), The Old Theatre Royal (Bath), The Bell (Bath), Widcombe Social Club (Bath), The Royal Oak (Bath), St James Wine Vaults (Bath), Schtumm (Box), The Cheese and Grain (Frome), The Three Swans (Frome), The Canteen (Bristol), The Mother's Ruin (Bristol), El Rincon (Bristol), The Crofter's Rights (Bristol), The Leftbank (Bristol), The Lamb (Trowbridge), Wiltshire Music Centre (Bradford Roots Music Festival), , Paper Dress Vintage (Hackney, London), Café Collective (Stourbridge).
"An artist who has an unusually earthy quality, sounding genuinely natural in an otherwise processed world."
"The guitar picking and sweet melody is more than enough to get you to fall in love with singer-songwriter, Ali George."
Rock the Pigeon
"His guitar playing is delicate and picturesque, his lyricism poignant and gripping, and his command for songwriting obvious."
Two Story Melody
"That was completely gorgeous - an absolute gem by @aligeorgemusic called 'Wait For The Mist To Clear'. We are so into that track, which is the debut single from his upcoming album 'Platys Yialos'!
We can't wait to hear the whole thing!"
BBC Music Introducing via Twitter
"'Platys Yialos' will make you fall in love with the sounds of Ali George through its rich lyricism, instrumentation, and intimacy. The inclusion of a live band only acts to enhance George's signature earthy sounds, and adds a new level to the intimacy that envelops you from start to finish."
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Find out more about Ali George:
Solo 45 minute set: £100.
Solo 90 minute set: £180.
Duo (with vocalist Ruby Brown) 45 minute set £180.
Duo (with double-bassist Tom Allen) 60 minute set: £240
Prices for shorter or longer performances are negotiable.