Georgi Kay

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Georgi Kay
Born (1993-03-15) 15 March 1993 (age 26)
OriginAscot, Berkshire, England
GenresElectronic indie pop
Occupation(s)Singer/songwriter
Years active2010–present
LabelsParlophone, Warners MONOKI
Associated actsAxwell, Brodinski, Feenixpawl, Ivan Gough, Flo Rida, Ed Sheeran, Tash Sultana, Tiesto, LP
Websitewww.georgikay.com

Georgina "Georgi" Kingsley (born 15 March 1993 in Ascot, Berkshire), most commonly known by her stage name Georgi Kay, is an Australian indie pop musician, currently based in Los Angeles.[1][2]

Biography[edit]

Georgi Kay began playing lead guitar for rock group, The Vains, at the age of fourteen. Within a year she also took on the lead vocal duties. By 2009, Kay was playing solo shows and recording some of her original material for release.

Kay has received a number of awards and nominations, including 'Most Outstanding Performer Award', My Big Gig; winner, 2010 MySpace/Sony/fbiradio National Songwriting competition with "You & Me";[3] youngest ever winner of the WAM Song of the Year Award, winning in 2010 with "Breakfast in Bedlam";,[4] releasing a debut EP, Strange Things in March 2010, nominated for an Independent Music Award for the song "Back to Back" in 2011, and Urban/hiphop winner WAM Song of the Year Award, in 2011 with her collaboration "Free" with The Stoops.[5] In May 2011 Kay released her debut album, Backwardsforwards.[6]

Kay wrote and featured on the track "In My Mind", released on Axtone Records in January 2012, in collaboration with Australian house music producers Feenixpawl and Ivan Gough. Flo Rida released a remix titled "In My Mind, Part II". The track marks Kay's first appearance on a major label international album. "In My Mind" was chosen by KIA Motors for their 2013 US advertising campaign titled "Bringing Down The House" and the launch video made its debut on over 18,000 movie screens during the MTV Video Music Awards on 6 September.[7]

In February 2012, Kay played the role of Melissa in the Jane Campion directed television miniseries, Top of the Lake, filmed in Otago, New Zealand.[8] The miniseries featured Holly Hunter, Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan, David Wenham, and Lucy Lawless and was produced by Emile Sherman and Iain Canning ( Academy Award winners for The King's Speech). BBC2 and The Sundance Channel will screen in the US and UK in early 2013.[9][10] In the penultimate episode, she performs a cover of the song "Jóga" by Björk, and in the final episode one of her own original songs, "Ipswich".

In November 2012, "In My Mind" won an ARIA award for 'Best Dance Release' in the 26th ARIA awards.[11]

In April 2013 Georgi signed with Parlophone Records in London.[12]

In June 2013, "In My Mind" won Dance Work of the Year for her collaboration with Feenixpawl & Ivan Gough at the 2013 APRA/AMCOS Music Awards. Georgi also won the APRA Professional Development Award.

In December 2014 Georgi wrote, produced and recorded "Head Full of Lies" as the theme music for the opening/closing credits for the 3-part Netflix dystopian miniseries "Residue". In October 2015 "Head Full of Lies" was nominated for the APRA 2015 Screen Music Awards for Best Original Song Composed for the Screen.

In December 2015 Georgi released the single "God of a Girl" from her EP "Origins". In February 2016 she released the single "More Than This" and "More Than This" (Lipless Remix) by LA-based producer Lipless. Later in February 2016 Georgi released her 6-track EP "Origins" on her own independent label MONOKI which was distributed globally by Parlophone.

In 2017 Georgi wrote, produced and recorded "Mark VI" in collaboration with Charles Scott IV as the theme music/closing credits for "Sleight"[13][circular reference] the American science fiction drama film about a street magician in Los Angeles.[3] The film, directed by J.D. Dillard, written by Dillard and Alex Theurer and starring Jacob Latimore, Seychelle Gabriel, Dulé Hill, Storm Reid, Sasheer Zamata and Michael Villar. The film was released on April 28, 2017, by WWE Studios and Blumhouse Tilt. The film received generally positive reviews from critics and grossed $4 million worldwide, against its $250,000 budget.

In early 2018 Georgi wrote, recorded and produced the track "Lone Wolf" in LA. It was released on MONOKI Records.

In May 2018 Georgi wrote and featured on the track "Sink or Swim" released on Lowly Palace in collaboration with Australian producer Luude and UK singer Example.

Kay is currently working on production of her new album in LA.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Backwardsforwards (30 May 2011)
  • Where I Go to Disappear (2 November 2018)

EPs[edit]

  • Strange Things (6 March 2010)
  • In My Mind (28 May 2013)
  • Origins (5 February 2016)
  • WIGTD (2 November 2018)

Singles[edit]

  • "Lionheart" (November 2010)
  • "Ipswich" (March 2013)
  • "Head Full of Lies" (April 2015)
  • "God of A Girl" (30 October 2015)
  • "More Than This" (5 February 2016)
  • "Scary People" (14 July 2017)
  • "Lone Wolf" (10 July 2018)
  • "Toxins" (14 September 2018)

Guest appearances[edit]

Title Year Other performer(s) Album
"Free" 2011 The Stoops Non-album single
"In My Mind (Axwell Mix)" 2012 Ivan Gough, Feenixpawl Until Now
"In My Mind (Part 2)" Flo Rida Wild Ones
"Follow Me" 2015 Brodinski Brava
"Dreams" 2018 Feenixpaul, Sheco Non-album single

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20110426165745/http://www.georgikay.com/bio/. Archived from the original on 26 April 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help); Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "perthbands.com". perthbands.com. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  3. ^ Feilding, Dan (12 November 2010). "Bon Jovi Support Band Enteries-Georgi Kay". In The Mix. Archived from the original on 11 March 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. ^ Craddock, Dave (14 October 2010). "Schoolgirl Georgi Kay wins WAM Song of the Year Crown". PerthNow. Sunday Times.
  5. ^ "WAM Song of the Year 2011". WAM Song of the Year. Western Australian Music Industry. 13 October 2011. Archived from the original on 27 December 2011. Cite uses deprecated parameter |dead-url= (help)
  6. ^ Lendrum, Tony (9 August 2011). "Georgi Kay - Backwards Forwards (2011 LP)". The [AU] Review. Retrieved 29 January 2013.
  7. ^ "2013 Kia Soul Hamster Commercial video | Kia Blog :: 2014 Kia News". Kia-world.net. 10 September 2012. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  8. ^ Michael Ausiello (20 February 2012). "Lucy Lawless Joins Top of the Lake — BBC and Sundance Channel". TVLine. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  9. ^ Emami, Gazelle (3 November 2011). "'Top Of The Lake': Elisabeth Moss Gets Her Own BBC Series (UPDATED)". Huffingtonpost.com. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  10. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (4 November 2011). "Sundance To Co-Produce Jane Campion's 'Top Of The Lake', Holly Hunter To Co-Star". Deadline.com. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  11. ^ "Aria Awards / 2012 Best Dance Release - 26th ARIA Awards 2012". Ariaawards.com.au. Retrieved 6 August 2013.
  12. ^ Parlophone
  13. ^ Sleight

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