Photo by Colin Mills
Vancouver, British Columbia
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, bass guitar|
|Labels||Dine Alone Records|
|Associated acts||Arkells, Aidan Knight, Mother Mother, Dan Mangan, Said the Whale, Kathleen Edwards|
Hannah Georgas (born 30 August 1983) is a Canadian pop/rock singer-songwriter, based in Vancouver, British Columbia. She was nominated in the categories of "Best New Artist of the Year" and "Songwriter of the Year" at the 2011 Juno Awards, and again at the 2013 Juno Awards.
While in university, she recorded a number of song demos in a friend's recording studio and quickly attracted the attention of other area musicians, releasing her debut EP The Beat Stuff in 2009. The EP garnered airplay on CBC Radio 3, who later also named Georgas the winner of their 2009 Bucky Award for Best New Artist. Following a show in New York City in 2009, Georgas was invited to write a song for a Wal-Mart commercial; the resulting track, "You've Got a Place Called Home", ran in the store's fall advertising campaign. An early version of the song "Shine" was featured on the television programs Defying Gravity and Flashpoint.
She released her full-length debut album, This Is Good, on April 27, 2010. Two songs from the album, "Chit Chat" and "The Deep End", also appeared on a split single with Mark Watrous in 2009. "Chit Chat" was featured in the Cyber Bully soundtrack. In addition to touring to support the album, Georgas also performed some dates on the 2010 Lilith Fair tour. She subsequently contributed a new song, "Drive", to the 2010 edition of CBC Radio 2's Great Canadian Song Quest.
She was nominated in the categories of Best New Artist of the Year and Songwriter of the Year at the 2011 Juno Awards. She was also nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year at XM’s Verge Music Awards in 2011 and Solo Artist of the Year at the Sirius/XM-sponsored Indies
In 2012, she has toured internationally as part of Kathleen Edwards' supporting band, and her second, self-titled album was released on October 2, 2012. In June 2013, the album was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize.
- The Beat Stuff (2009)
- This Is Good (2010)
- Hannah Georgas (2012)
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