George Ezra

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George Ezra
Birth name George Ezra Barnett
Born (1993-06-07) 7 June 1993 (age 21)
Hertford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Genres Folk, Blues, Rock
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Labels Columbia (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.

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: Wanted on Voyage[edit]

Main article: Wanted on Voyage

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 Rain made 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]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart positions
UK
[6]
AUT
[7]
BEL (Vl)
[8]
BEL (Wa)
[9]
DEN
[10]
GER
[11]
NL
[12]
SWI
[13]
SCO
[14]
Wanted on Voyage 3 9 18 30 19 8 9 6 4

Extended plays[edit]

Title Details
Did You Hear the Rain?
Cassy O'

Singles[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[6]
AUT
[7]
BEL (Vl)
[8]
DEN
[10]
GER
[11]
NL
[12]
SWI
[13]
SCO
[16]
2014 "Did You Hear the Rain?"[17] 72 Wanted on Voyage
"Budapest"[18] 3 1 7 12 3 4 7 3
"—" denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Other charted songs[edit]

Year Title Peak chart positions Album
UK
[19][20]
2014 "Cassy O'" 184 Wanted on Voyage
"Leaving It Up to You" 180

References[edit]

  1. ^ "REVIEW: GEORGE EZRA // DID YOU HEAR THE RAIN? EP". When The Gramophone Rings. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "George Ezra - Interview -- DSCVR ONES TO WATCH 2014". Vevo. Retrieved 11 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Soundcheck - Introducing: George Ezra". Soundcheck. Retrieved 8 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Italian single certifications – George Ezra – Budapest" (in Italian). Federation of the Italian Music Industry. Retrieved 7 April 2014.  Select Online in the field Scegli la sezione. Select Week -- and Year ----. Enter George Ezra in the field Artista. Click Avvia la ricerca
  5. ^ "George Ezra: No 5 in the BBC Sound of 2014". theguardian. Retrieved 5 April 2014. 
  6. ^ a b "George Ezra > UK Charts". Officialcharts.com/. Official Charts Company. 
  7. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie George Ezra". Austrian Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  8. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie George Ezra". Belgium (Flanders) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  9. ^ Hung, Steffen. "Discographie George Ezra". Belgium (Wallonia) Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  10. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie George Ezra". Danish Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  11. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discographie George Ezra". German Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  12. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discografie George Ezra". Dutch Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  13. ^ a b Hung, Steffen. "Discographie George Ezra". Swiss Charts Portal. Hung Medien (Steffen Hung). 
  14. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  15. ^ iTunes - Music - Cassy O' (EP) by George Ezra
  16. ^ Peak positions for singles in Scotland:
  17. ^ iTunes - Music - Did You Hear the Rain? - Single by George Ezra
  18. ^ iTunes - Music - Budapest - Single by George Ezra
  19. ^ Peak positions for the Other charted songs in the UK:
  20. ^ Peak positions for the Other charted songs in the UK: