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Saturday, November 11th, 2017
7:00 PM
George Gadd's musical career began when he was given an Argos guitar at the age of 16. He started learning covers and writing the occasional song of his own and before long, he was playing to small crowds in pubs and getting kicked out at 9pm because he was under 18.

Through the years, George played his way through a series of pub gigs, open mic nights and parties, establishing a name for himself in the Nottingham and Birmingham areas. He began playing bigger shows and picking up support slots, and to date has played alongside the likes of The Front Bottoms, Kevin Devine, and The Xcerts. His success has led him to playing shows and festivals all over the UK, in Europe, and America.

George's latest single 'Not Human' was written in the aftermath of the breakdown of a relationship. "I was living alone in the house where it all went down, probably not the best thing but it was like being frozen in the moment. I had this week where I wrote about 16 songs - only two of them were any good - but this came a bit after I moved out and was my way of drawing a line under everything and giving it all a middle finger." 'Not Human' is cathartic in it's nature and a slight departure from the twee pop-tinged folk on Gadd's previous release 'Better Shape' with the acoustic guitar being ditched and the distortion cranked up.

'Better Shape' has been somewhat of a surprise success for Gadd and as a result, 2017 has seen him play acclaimed sets at 2000 Trees, Y Not and Dot to Dot Festival alongside a very special show at Nottingham's prestigious Bodega which was a sell out.

"... A fellow I have a huge amount of respect for who has a fantastic way with words and a knack for infectious melodies." - Dean Jackson, BBC Introducing

"Cool tunes!" - Frank Turner

"Gadd's tracks invoke a wonderful amount of imagery, something the great songwriters can do with aplomb." - Counteract Magazine

Opening up the evening will be Cameron Sinclair Harris (full band), Katie Cooper (duo) and Anwyn Williams.