42 Otago Lane
George Francis will be bringing his original songs over from the Lothian Hills, in a stripped-down set featuring one man, his guitar, a piano and possibly a tambourine if the mood takes him.
George is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, originally from Gloucestershire and now based in the Edinburgh area. His work is original and diverse – soaring melodies and lush multi-layered harmonies combine with haunting lyrics that touch the deepest parts of the soul. These are generally accompanied by guitar or piano, often with additional brass and percussion.
Having played trombone in local 10-piece ‘Orkestra Del Sol’ for five years, George left the band to concentrate on recording and performing his solo material. He has completed a five-track EP, ‘Outpost’, recorded and produced with the help of Joe Acheson and Tim Lane, who feature on bass and drums respectively. Joe and Tim also play together as members of ‘Hidden Orchestra’ (Tru Thoughts).