Introducing British-American singer/songwriter George Pelham, who is gearing up to release his debut single What A Time To Be Alive on 23rd August. The track will be available on all digital partners and can be streamed on Spotify from the 23rd at https://GeorgePelham.lnk.to/WATTBASo.
The uplifting, 60s inspired anthem What A Time To Be Alive was recorded at Brighton’s Small Pond Studios with Dan Smith (The Noisettes). Led by George’s soulful vocals, the track combines witty lyricism and a catchy chorus. Of the single, George comments “I wrote this song about falling in love, and I felt the music should reflect the excitement of that. My favourite songs have always been positive in some way, so I wanted this record to feel like a celebration!”
Despite What A Time To Be Alive being George’s debut single, he has been cutting his teeth on the live circuit over the last couple of years playing 100s of gigs across the country. 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. Coming up, George has a headline date at the Finborough Arms in South West London on 6th September. Tickets are available now at http://link.dice.fm/TleaethCqY.
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 songwriting 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.