Georgia + Ezzy @ O2 Institute 2, Birmingham, UK – 23rd November 2021

Review and Photography by Robert Barrett

Tuesdays are not normally a well-known night for dancing. But when Georgia hit the O2 Institute for an intimate show you could have mistaken the room for a packed club at the weekend.


Support came from local act Ezzy who’s pop hooks transcended the at times quiet sound desk. Considering it was her first gig without a backing band, she kept control of the stage delivering some danceable tunes.

Ezzy wasn’t the only person to grace the stage on their own, as Georgia’s minimal setup of lights, drum kit, mic  and just herself provided more than enough to get the party started. Playing several tracks from her Mercury Prize nominated album “Seeking Thrills” along with some choice collaborations.

Watching her mastery at drumming and singing is a sight to behold, and she infused tracks such as “Started Out” and David Jackson collaboration “Get Me Higher” with the dancefloor energy needed. The crowd were dancing through almost the entire set, apart from when she swapped the drums for an acoustic guitar which allowed everyone to catch their breath.

“I’ve been listening to Black Sabbath backstage” she announced, not that she hadn’t already done enough for the Birmingham audience to love her. An excellent cover of the Kate Bush Classic “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)” preceded her own future classic “About Work the Dancefloor”. Every chorus drop hit just right with the room jumping on her command. A masterclass of turning a Tuesday night into a proper party, Georgia is an act not to miss.

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