George Ezra- one of our Acoustic Sessions performers, His second studio album, Staying at Tamara’s was released in March 2018, and reached No. 1 in the UK and the top ten in eight other countries. The second single from the album, “Paradise” reached No. 2 in the UK, while the next single “Shotgun” got to No. 1, becoming Ezra’s first chart-topping song in the UK, Ireland and Australia.
George Ezra cites Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie as his main musical influences. When the Gramophone Rings described him as having “a voice beyond his years”, with “a soulful tone that somehow would feel more at home coming from an Alabama bar tender than a 21-year-old Bristolian.” A youthful obsession with Dylan prompted Ezra to seek out earlier American folk and blues artists.
“Shotgun” was released as a digital download on May 18th and went on to become Ezra’s first number-one song in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia, and was awarded a platinum certification.
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