British-American singer/songwriter George Pelham has just released a beautifully stripped back acoustic version of his latest single, Good Thing Going. He has also revealed a performance video, which was shot in Battersea Park. George’s crisp and soaring vocals lend to the upbeat and catchy track, and are complemented by the accompanying jaunty melody. Of the video George has said, ‘It was third time lucky with this video. We first shot it in a field in Liverpool, but the wind was so fierce we had to scrap it. Then we shot on Battersea Bridge, but some aggressive drivers drowned me out in the mix, so another one bit the dust. This one was shot in the bandstand in Battersea Park, and apart from a few dogs, it went well – who knew there would be so many pooches out and about at 6am?’
George recently released his debut single, What A Time To Be Alive. The uplifting, 60s-inspired anthem was recorded at Brighton’s Small Pond Studios with Dan Smith (The Noisettes), and has surpassed 180K streams on Spotify. George also released a special acoustic version of the single, and shot the video as part of his upcoming series, The Gym Sessions.
Last month, the soul/pop singer headlined ‘Vin’s Night In’ at The Hospital Club in Covent Garden. Shortly before this, George played a packed-out headline show at the Finborough Arms in South West London. The young Londoner has been cutting his teeth on the live circuit over the last couple of years playing 100s of gigs across the country, despite having only released his debut single last month. Taking any shows he could get his hands on, he’s played gigs that have varied from a 4 month residency at London’s legendary Ronnie Scott’s, to supporting Rizzle Kicks at Thorpe Park. He’s also played festivals including Great Escape and Latitude, as well as a wide range of venues including Mahiki, Alexandra Palace, Soho Farmhouse and the jazz bar at the Pizza Express, Dean Street.
Music was the #1 passion for George growing up – he sang endlessly around the house, joined the school choir, learnt guitar and piano from the age of 7 and started playing open mic nights the moment he was old enough, performing some of his own material and covers like Blackbird by The Beatles. He posted his songs on YouTube, and was quickly discovered by scouts from the X Factor and The Voice, both with requests to enter their respective shows. George swiftly declined, instead preferring to develop his song-writing and figure out his own route. Tragedy then occurred in the summer of 2016 when his family home burnt to the ground – destroying everything except the clothes on his back. George had nothing left to lose, and from that moment on, he had no choice; he knew he had to make it happen. He worked part time as a tutor to make ends meet and spent every spare minute writing, recording, performing and honing his craft. The efforts paid off when he caught the attention of power house management companies Modest and Red Light, the latter who he went on to sign with. In these rather fickle and sometimes bleak times, George’s main aim is to release music that makes his listeners feel better about the world. He has lots up his sleeve, so watch this space.