Date: 30th May 2018
Venue: Hoxton Square Bar and Kitchen, London, UK
Listen: Stone Cold Classic
AKA George is an artist to watch. He was thrust into the spotlight after his innovative cover of Daft Punk’s Get Lucky turned the heads of Nile Rodgers and Pharrell Williams, with Pharrell hailing him a ‘genius’, a glowing endorsement that piqued the interest of many Record Labels.
However, for AKA George, the time scale of these events meant he simply could not work the way he wanted to, and he felt that his music was suffering as a result of this. He turned away two labels that were vying for his signature, and instead vowed to work at his own pace, and to retain his integrity as an artist and performer.
His latest releases, Stone Cold Classic, and BLAZING really showcase his musical prowess, and what perhaps sets George apart is the fact that he is such a multi-instrumentalist: as well as a top vocalist, he is a pianist, guitarist, and drummer, to name a few. As a standard bearer of the Vlogger generation he blurs the barriers between kitsch, eccentric, bold and outrageous in a way that is buoyantly reflective of everything we love in great showmen of the past and everything glorious about the fearlessness of today’s youth.