• Sonny Neil

Edinburgh Artist Georgia Cécile debuts at the top

The independent artist made it to No.3 on the UK Jazz and Blues chart with her debut record 'Only The Lover Sings'

Independent Edinburgh artist Georgia Cécile has reached No.3 on the UK Jazz and Blues Charts with her debut record ‘Only The Lover Sings’ - the only independent artist on the list.

The news was announced on Georgia's Instagram account. "As the only independent artist on this list, amidst great company, this is a huge honour!!!" She commented.

"We worked our asses off on this record and the response has been more than I could have dreamt of! Thank you every single one of you who streamed, bought the CD, shared it, told a friend!"

She has also announced a string of live shows off the back of the album which includes a headline show at Edinburgh Queens Hall, as well as headlining Ronnie Scotts and opening the London Jazz Festival in November at Royal Festival Hall. Here are the full dates below:

16th October 2021 - The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh

9th November – Ronnie Scotts, London

12th November – London Jazz Festival, Royal Festival Hall, London

1st December - Folklore, London (headline show with SJM)

Supported by Creative Scotland, the album was recorded throughout 2020 at GloWorm Recordings in Glasgow, engineered, co-produced and mixed by Iain Hutchison and features top UK session players such as violinist Seonaid Aitken and trumpeter Ryan Quigley.

Featuring 10 original songs, each track highlights Cécile's immense vocal talent and touch on themes such as love, loss, nurture and spiritual growth.

The album evokes a timeless, cinematic quality, blending classic jazz and soul with the contemporary.

The album follows the singles ‘He Knew How To Love’ and ‘Always Be Right’ which received a large amount of media support from BBC Radio 2, BBC Introducing and Jazz FM as well as The Independent and Wonderland Magazine.

Earlier this year, Georgia also marked International Women’s Day by performing live for the BBC’s Jazz Nights show and she was included in Jazzwise’s ‘Women In Jazz’ feature.