At the age of 10 left-handed GEORGI KAY taught herself to play upside down on her dad’s electric guitar listening to his diverse range of music – from Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles to more modern Arctic Monkeys and Coldplay, as well as Grace … read more
At the age of 10 left-handed GEORGI KAY taught herself to play upside down on her dad’s electric guitar listening to his diverse range of music – from Bruce Springsteen, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles to more modern Arctic Monkeys and Coldplay, as well as Grace Jones, BB King, Elvis and Michael Jackson.
At 17, Georgi won Song Of The Year WAMi for ‘Breakfast in Bedlam’ and in 2010 won the MySpace/Sony/fbiradio National Songwriting competition for ‘You & Me’. This year she secured herself the coveted APRA Professional Development Award for her breathtaking song writing ability. Georgi is also the co-writer and vocalist on Ivan Gough & Feenixpawl’s platinum-selling single ‘In My Mind’ which also won Best Dance Release at the 2012 ARIA Awards. In My Mind was recently nominated for a Grammy for best remix and has now sold over a million copies worldwide!
Earlier this year Georgi Kay played the role of “the troubled” Melissa in the Jane Campion directed television miniseries, Top of the Lake. Filmed in Otago, New Zealand, the mini-series also stars Elizabeth Moss, David Wenham, Holly Hunter and Peter Mullan. Georgi originally went to auditions on a whim for an extras role but Campion took a shine to the hopeful who had brought along her guitar to pass the time. As well as the acting role, three of Georgi’s songs appear in the series. To top it all off Georgi was personally invited to appear at Sundance Film Festival in Utah where the series received a standing ovation.
Georgi Kay’s debut release on Ivy League will be out later this year and the first taste of things to come, her track ‘Ipswich’ (which features in Top Of The Lake), is already receiving airplay on Triple J. Written whilst vacuuming, ‘Ipswich’ is darker than Georgi’s previous work, drawing on her love of horror/supernatural films.
With and EP and shows in the works, 2013 is set to be a breakout year for Georgi Kay and we can’t wait to watch it all happen. Watch this space!