George Ezra Biography

George Ezra (Born George Ezra Barnett, 6 June 1993) is a singer songwriter from Bristol, United Kingdom. Ezra grew up in Hertford, attending Simon Balle Secondary School. He released his debut EP Did You Hear the Rain? in October 2013, his second EP Cassy O' was released in March 2014.

Musical style

Ezra cites Bob Dylan and Woody Guthrie as his musical influences. His sound has been described as bluesy, with 'a voice beyond the years.'

Music career
2013–present: Breakthrough

In the summer of 2013 he played the BBC Introducing Stage at Glastonbury Festival. He released his debuut EP Did You Hear the Rain? in October 2013. Did You Hear the Rain made its debut in Italy on iTunes at number 90 and peaked at number 11. The EP also charted in the United Kingdom on iTunes at number 10. He achieved airplay on BBC Radio 1 in late 2013, with songs "Did You Hear the Rain?" and "Budapest" regularly featured. He was included in MTV's 'Brand New for 2014',[citation needed] Vevo's 'DSCVR Ones to Watch 2014'[citation needed] and iTunes' new artists 2014.[citation needed] Ezra was longlisted for the BBC Sound of...2014, where he eventually finished in fifth place. The song "Budapest" charted in Italy at number 6 on the Italy Top 20 and was certified gold by the Federation of the Italian Music Industry. He has played support spots for Lianne La Havas and Tom Odell. In March 2014 he released his second EP Cassy O'.
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