Georgi Kay’s Downtempo Bangers Took Me On Musical Journey At The Moroccan Lounge Georgi Kay Supports Friends Amidst Recording New Records
LOS ANGELES, CA- When I was looking for new L.A. based musicians, a talent manager suggested that I peep Georgi Kay’s repertoire. I was surprised that I hadn’t been tuned in to her music sooner.
Born in England, and having honed her skills in Australia earning tons of accolades- which include being the youngest ever winner of the WAM Song of the Year for “You & Me” and wining an ARIA award for “Best Dance Release” for “In My Mind”- Los Angeles is lucky to have her in the City of Angels.
Occupying an early slot time opening for Wolf Bay, Georgi put on a memorable one-woman show. Her hard hitting, downtempo compositions set a mood that was powerfully confident, exuding an air that was both rebellious and deceptively upbeat.
Georgi started the set wearing a denim jacket, but as her set heated up, the temperature in the room started to rise as well with the body warmth generated by moving bodies, causing Georgi to shed her outerwear midway through her set to flex her tatted arms as she punched the keys on her drum machine/looper/etc. (I’m not quite sure what gear she uses on stage). As this was my first time seeing her perform live, I noted how at ease she was on stage. Clearly, this is an artist who knows exactly where she wants to take her audience, and knows the path by which to get there. As someone who loves to be taken on musical journeys, I was more than happy to be a passenger on her 40 minute trip.
Georgi is currently in the process of recording and her new project, and Blurred Culture is proud to be hosting her at Madame Siam in September following her recording sessions in September, so keep your eyes open for when the RSVP list for that opens up. You may here some new bangers.
The showcase was presented by Play Like A Girl and ROVE, and accompanied by a slew of notable musician friends- some of whom joined him on stage to rock the stage- the packed room enjoyed Dean’s blues rock stylings.
Proceeds from the evening’s performance (and event raffle) were donated to The Trevor Project, and raised just enough to fund two crisis counselors’ training through the money from the door. Raffle sponsors include Wanderlust Hollywood, The Spare Room, Behmor and Venice-based artists Bo Spencer and Gubby Beck.