I think the first time I saw George Ezra was on Facebook. Someone had shared a link and his little face sat there glowing on the screen, acoustic guitar across his lap. I clicked through and was pretty startled by his thick baritone and confident delivery.
We first met when he played Glastonbury that summer in 2013 on the BBC Introducing Stage. He was just sat backstage by himself looking a bit nervous. I think it was his debut festival performance. Needless to say, he totally smashed it.
And then I got this email that September. Sorry for publishing this George, but it’s just too sweet.
Of course, I played Budapest straight away on the radio. It was obvious from that first ‘oooh’ that it was nothing short of brilliant, but I had no idea it would become one of the defining songs of last year.
George Ezra has worked tirelessly for the last eighteen months to become one of the biggest new acts from the UK, and one of the most deserving. He’s genuine, funny, and gracious. But not only that, he’s an incredibly talented songwriter who’s proven that hard work pays off. His debut album Wanted On Voyage is irresistible and addictive, it hooks into your subconscious, rewarding with repeated listens.
He’s been nominated for a massive four BRIT awards, sold out Brixton Academy, and will no doubt be totally owning stages at this summer’s festivals, just two years on from his first.
We at DICE couldn’t be more excited to bring you tickets to this special show at Brixton’s Electric in aid of War Child.