Pixie Lott has clearly embraced her role as judge on ITV’s The Voice Kids as she now endorses the music of young talent, including Georgia Crandon, who performs with a cool little jazz band called The Vintage Youth.
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Pixie recently met Georgia at the Oliver Conquest in Whitechapel where she runs an Open Mic night. Georgia’s talent quickly caught her attention.
“Georgia is refreshingly different. She effortlessly blends the genres in a retro jazz or swing style and throws in some reggae and Ska! And where did that incredible voice come from? She’s definitely one to watch,” says the pop star.
But Pixie is not the only industry expert to have noticed Georgia’s potential. “She’s a real talent with an intriguing sound,” says Mo Pleasure, the former musical director of Earth, Wind & Fire.
Only 21, Georgia, is a prodigious talent from Essex with big bouffant hair and an even bigger voice who is really getting herself noticed.
Georgia has been writing songs and playing the piano from the age of 10. With her band The Vintage Youth, she delivers a refreshing brand of music that smashes through the traditional genre barriers by mixing jazz with reggae and ska, ragtime and even pop.
Her debut single “The Girl” (https://youtu.be/pIs42Xu8qzE) was released in November 2015 and garnered the Westfield/Senheisser artist of the month.
Having already been endorsed by legendary Bass Player, Dave Swift – long standing member of the Jools Holland R&B Orchestra, who features on her firstEP, Georgia’s unique talent has been widely recognised, gaining airplay on national radio and television.
Only two years since Georgia first made her mark at the Birmingham NEC where she took 2nd place in the Teen Star 2015 National Grand Final beating 9000 other hopefuls She will be launching her second EP entitled El Reco, which pays homage to the Specials’ late trombonist Rico Rodriguez and will no doubt spark comparisons to musical luminaries past and present.
Her clever compositions blend influences from Louis Prima, Sarah Vaughn, Nina Simone, and more recent legends like Amy Winehouse, Paulo Nutini and Paloma Faith. When combined with the compelling stagecraft and soaring vocals of a future star her shows are truly mesmerising.
Last year Georgia and The Vintage Youth were invited to perform live at Gary Crowley’s BBC Introducing Show at the BBC Summer Festival and have since become regular faces on the London scene, gigging at The Troubadour in Earl’s Court, The Slaughtered Lamb in Clerkenwell, The Underbelly in Hoxton House, and even on a bus!
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