Finding Georgia – Outlaw/Red Dirt Country Rock from the UK
Finding Georgia is a Country Rock band from Leicester, United Kingdom. Featuring a new line-up for 2019 that now includes Georgie Surridge (lead vocals, piano, keyboards), Simon Kirk (lead guitar and vocals), Patrick J Hart (vocals, guitar, harmonica) Mike Laffan (bass) and Carl Skidmore (drums, vocals).
Finding Georgia originally formed in 2012 as a tribute to the contemporary country female songwriters such as Gretchen Wilson and Miranda Lambert. The band are currently shifting their attention to writing and recording material for their debut release scheduled for this year.
As the band explains “… We were originally happy to just cover songs from our favourite Country artists. Their material has amazing writing with great lyrics and killer hooks. Whilst that has been fun, particularly given that it is largely unknown in the UK, we increasingly wanted to tell our own stories, take on the difficult challenge of turning life into song and reflect it through the Outlaw and Red Dirt sound toward which we were increasingly drawn. We hope our themes will be recognisable to many as that’s what song writing and being in a band is about for us. To relate with something through music and share that through songs and live performances…”
Whilst the focus for 2019 is the studio and writing stories against a backdrop of driving Outlaw Country, Southern Rock and gospel, Finding Georgia still have a busy schedule of gigs which will retain some elements of the original FG set list. “…It’s definitely evolution rather than revolution! We have the same desire to focus on hooks and lyrics but with a darker sound which is a long way removed from the pop inspired sounds so often associated with the term ‘Country music’… we can’t wait to share our material with the release of our EP and our shows during 2019…”
Watch this space and follow our social media links for updates on Finding Georgia.