George Ezra



Hertford-reared, Bristol-based singer/songwriter George Ezra possesses a deep, resonant, and emotionally weathered voice that belies his considerable youth. Influenced by similarly precocious troubadours like Bob Dylan and Hank Williams, Ezra was just 19 when he issued his debut single “Budapest,” a warm, amiable, and soulful slice of classy folk-pop that invoked names like Willy Mason, Ben Howard, Ray LaMontagne, and Tom Odell. That song, along with three others, appeared on his 2013 debut EP Did You Hear the Rain? Increased touring and an appearance at Glastonbury preceded his second EP Cassy O’ which arrived in early 2014. “Budapest” was re-released in June of that year followed a few weeks later by Ezra’s debut LP Wanted On Voyage. The album entered the U.K. charts at #3 and eventually climbed into the top spot by year’s end earning him four Brit Award nominations and a North American tour supporting Sam Smith in early 2015. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi