Hereford HR4 9DG
Bandstand Busking presents… Georgie Hayes
Singer guitarist George has had a diverse and chequered career. In his early teens he played in many folk clubs in and around London. He then played in prog-rock bands in North London whilst working for a record company promoting new artists, and carried on to create a post punk thrash band called “The Crew” . They were given a 12 month recording contract and achieved a huge following, but unresolvable issues were caused when the record company wanted to move forward without the drummer and bassist, causing the band to fall apart. After a few years of Cabaret work playing around the UK and Europe, George trained his voice for musical theatre and a new chapter unfolded – he went to Japan with the musical ‘South Pacific’ and then appeared in the West End with musicals such as ‘Rocky Horror’ ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’ and ‘Miss Saigon’. In Berlin he appeared in a successful adaptation of ‘Return to the Forbidden Planet’. In 2002, George and his wife Jules (born in Herefordshire) decided to have a complete change of lifestyle and bought an old monastery in Italy and converted it into holiday accommodation. George studied Italian classic ballads and together with his singer/guitarist repertoire he developed a truly eclectic mix of material. He is still in demand in Italy and returns to perform when he can. The couple have recently returned to the UK and now live in Hereford. They are looking forward to being part of this wonderful city.
Although George once appeared at the Courtyard Theatre as Uncle Nasser in ‘My Beautiful Laundrette’ this will be the first time he has sung in Hereford.
Expect a diverse mix of songs ranging from a subtle contemporary style voice to a powerful vocal delivery. Guitar styles vary, lots of finger picking.