As a keen music aficionado I try to keep my ear to the ground with what is happening in all genres of music and every so often I come across an artist that I have never heard of but whose music making immediately strikes a chord with me.
This happened several years ago with Tom Baxter, singer and songwriter after I heard one of his songs on a live Radio 2 broadcast,
I recently had a similar epiphany whilst watching this years (2014) Glastonbury Festival. I switched on the TV and saw a young man singing live and accompanying himself on guitar. I had no idea what the song was but later learned it was called “Budapest” and that the young man in question was named George Ezra (see photo above).
The song was incredibly catchy but it was his bass-baritone voice that was stunning. It was difficult to reconcile this wonderful voice coming from the fresh faced young man on screen. It is a kind of cross between Tom Waits ands Scott Walker……….I will leave you to work that one out!“Budapest” was released as a single and did very well and was quickly followed up by a CD entitled “Wanted on Voyage”.
I leave you with a track from his album entitled “Blame it on Me”……..this young man has massive potential and how can he fail with a voice like that?