Hannah Georgas

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Hannah Georgas
Hannah Georgas at Hillside 2011.jpg
Georgas performing at the 2011 Hillside Festival
Background information
Born 30 August 1983 (1983-08-30) (age 30)[1][2]
Newmarket, Ontario[3]
Origin Newmarket, Ontario
Vancouver, British Columbia
Genres Indie pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter
Instruments Vocals, guitar, bass guitar
Years active 2009 - Present
Labels Dine Alone Records
Website Official Website

Hannah Georgas (born 30 August 1983) is a Canadian pop/rock singer-songwriter, based in Vancouver, British Columbia.[4] 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 for "Songwriter of the Year" and "Best Alternative Album".

Biography[edit]

Originally from Newmarket, Ontario,[5] she played in a band with Tim Oxford of Arkells in high school before moving to Victoria, British Columbia to attend university.[5]

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.[5] The EP garnered airplay on CBC Radio 3, who later also named Georgas the winner of their 2009 Bucky Award for Best New Artist.[5] She submitted the title track 'The Beat Stuff' into The Music BC Songbird West Singer/Songwriter Competition and won. 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.[5] 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 27 April 2010.[5] The album was longlisted for the 2010 Polaris Music Prize. 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.[6] 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 took home the Emerging Artist of the Year at XM’s Verge Music Awards in 2011 as well as 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 2 October 2012 with Dine Alone Records.[7] In June 2013, the album was longlisted for the 2013 Polaris Music Prize. The album won Pop Recording of the Year at the Western Canadian Music Awards in 2013.

She was nominated for Songwriter of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year at the 2013 Juno Awards, and played her single "Robotic" at the awards ceremony.[2]

In the winter of 2014, Georgas toured as an opening act for City and Colour throughout Europe and the United Kingdom.

Her song "Millions" was featured in the closing credits of Girls Season 3, Episode 6, on 9 February 2014.

Discography[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Happy birthday Hannah Georgas!". Dine Alone Records. 30 August 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Usinger, Mike (25 April 2013). "Hannah Georgas turns angst into ear candy". The Georgia Straight. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  3. ^ McGinnis, Rick (31 January 2013). "Hannah Georgas beats new path to electronic music". Toronto Star. Retrieved 14 June 2014. 
  4. ^ Marchand, François (2012-10-05). "Canadian indie-pop singer Hannah Georgas begins again". Calgary Herald. Postmedia News. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  5. ^ a b c d e f "Hannah Georgas: The Tipping Point". Exclaim!. May 2010. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  6. ^ "Lilith Fair Lineup, Full Dates Announced". ChartAttack. 2012-04-12. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 
  7. ^ Hudson, Alex (2012-08-22). "Hannah Georgas Details Sophomore Album, Premieres New Track". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2012-10-11. 

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