Friday, 4 July 2014

George Ezra - Wanted On Voyage

George Ezra

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George Ezra
Birth nameGeorge Ezra Barnett
Born7 June 1993 (age 21)
HertfordHertfordshireUnited Kingdom
GenresFolkBluesRock
OccupationsSinger-songwriter
Years active2012—present
LabelsColumbia (Sony Music Entertainment)
George Ezra Barnett (born 7 June 1993) is a British singer songwriter from Hertford. Ezra grew up in Hertford, attending Simon Balle Secondary School. He moved to Bristol in 2011. He released his debut EP Did You Hear the Rain? in October 2013, his second EP Cassy O' was released in March 2014. His debut studio album Wanted on Voyage was released on 30 June 2014.

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Musical style[edit]

Ezra cites Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie as his musical influences. His sound has been described as bluesy, with 'a voice beyond the years.'[1]

Music career[edit]

2013–present: Breakthrough[edit]

In the summer of 2013 he played the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival.[2] He released his debut EP Did You Hear the Rain? in October 2013. Did You Hear the Rainmade its debut in Italy on iTunes at number 90 and peaked at number 11. The EP also charted in the United Kingdom on iTunes at number 10. He achieved airplay on BBC Radio 1 in late 2013, with songs "Did You Hear the Rain?" and "Budapest" regularly featured. He was included in MTV's 'Brand New for 2014',[citation needed] Vevo's 'DSCVR Ones to Watch 2014'[citation needed] and iTunes' new artists 2014.[citation needed] Ezra was longlisted for the BBC Sound of...2014, where he eventually finished in fifth place.[3] The song "Budapest" charted in Italy at number 6 on the Italy Top 20 and was certified platinum by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry.[4] He has played support spots for Lianne La Havas and Tom Odell.[5] In March 2014 he released his second EP Cassy O'. The debut album is Wanted on Voyage.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

TitleDetails
Wanted on Voyage

Extended plays[edit]

TitleDetails
Did You Hear the Rain?
Cassy O'

Singles[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[7]
AUT
[8]
BEL
[9]
DEN
[10]
GER
[11]
NL
[12]
SWI
[13]
2014"Did You Hear the Rain?"[14]72Wanted on Voyage
"Budapest"[15]41712347
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Other charted songs[edit]

YearTitlePeak chart positionsAlbum
UK
[16][17]
2014"Cassy O'"184Wanted on Voyage
"Leaving It Up to You"180

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