After securing a place at hit factory Xenomania at the beginning of her career, Georgia Tuohey announced her debut single as she makes a return to her own music. During her time as a songwriter for the label, Georgia worked with The Kaiser Chiefs, Nadine Coyle, Florrie, Sister duo Vassallo and beyond. With a long focus on her song writing, Georgia has been working on her own sound with a new single dropping July 3rd and in addition to this, she is featured on a release with Robbie Rivera later this year.
What first got you into music?
I started writing songs in my bedroom when I was about 12 and it just naturally stemmed from there. I was really into musical theatre as well and lots of different types of music were always played in my house. It would a constant mix of Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Clannad, Northern Soul, George Benson, Aretha and so many more. So I always loved music growing up.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Its only really recently I have been focusing on my own music, I usually write for other artists which is one of my favourite things to do. The kind of music I love to listen to directly affects what I want to make. Sunday Bliss is acoustic and soulful and my next release follows in similar foot steps. I’d say over all, my music would be some kind of Neo Soul/ alt R&B vibe.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
I have always wanted to do a collaboration with Christina Aguilera, she is just the best. When I was little I used to imagine us doing our performance on stage and we would both have the same hair style like she did in the Lady Marmalade video (lol)
I think Jacob Collier and Tom Misch are brilliant, that would be an insane collaboration to be a part of!
I really love Lianne La Havas also, I’d love to write a song for her.
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
You know, I don’t think I often do sing in the shower?! I’m usually humming but not as much singing. But I think my shower anthem would be something from The Streets, particularly for a morning shower – just to get me pumped for the day.
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Eek! I would be trying to be as creative as possible in some way, I write comedy too so I would be doing that. Possibly some hairdressing? But not very well.
Where have you performed? What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
Some of my earliest performing memories are from working in two London West End Theatre’s – Her Majesty’s and The Theatre Royal Drury Lane. Although these shows weren’t directly related to the music industry, it was very music focused and theatre is the best training ground for working live when you are young. Band on The Wall in Manchester was another highlight gig for me, it was brilliant. I don’t really have any venues that I don’t like, I remember starting out doing loads of local pubs and working mens clubs in the North West which can be challenging because no one cares and everyone’s leathered but weirdly they can be the best because you work harder to get people to enjoy it.
What is your favourite song to perform?
I used to do Proud Mary at the end of every gig and it makes me laugh thinking of it because I would be doing some of the massive arm moves in The Boot and Shoe pub and people must have thought what the hell?! But it’s such a great song to perform and sing.
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Debbie Harry, Morrissey, Prince, Lady Gaga, Jacob Collier, Kate Bush
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
I love quotes and successful affirmations, they really work for me and it’s good to have some go to sayings when you need them most.
My dad always used to say ‘You have to follow your dreams and do what it is you love, no one is going to do it for you’
What’s next for you?
More music is on the way and some collaborations which I cant wait to share. I’ve been doing some live gigs on Instagram during lockdown and I really hope these can continue.
I’m hoping to do a tour at some stage once everything is back up and running.
Thank you for the interview Georgia, You can find the links to Georgia’s Music and Socials below.