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Once in a while I get to talk with a musician that gets it. Now a lot of musicians “get it” on different levels but Thomas George a.k.a The Lion and the Wolf gets it on the core level and that core level is that you must take risks in order to get anywhere in the music industry. And risks is what Thomas knows best. After quitting his job early last year he’s able to go on some pretty significant tours such as 2,000 Trees, Hevy, Isle of Wight, Summerblast, and Blissfields and Fest and covered almost all of Europe. With plans on coming to the states this fall Thomas will add yet another notch to his milestone belt. Check out this interview I had with him and get an insight on what it takes to not only take the steps to conquer your dream but to live in the dream as well.
Also check out our review for his video “Ghosts On Trinity” here.
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@DirRobSavage Does Cloverfield count? Absolutely messed me up for a few days haha
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@ianjmiles @alicecooper @officialcult @MCRofficial He said, casually! Good stuff, mate!
How many key-changes in absolute pop-banger ‘The Only One’ by 90’s pop queens ‘Eternal’? pic.twitter.com/dbLEGHRICk
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@JoeAppleford Absolutely loved this record when I was 13
About The Lion And The Wolf:
The Lion and The Wolf is the performing moniker of Thomas George. Thomas has been touring relentlessly since quitting his job in January 2014, and his addictive live set of dejected yet hopeful songs coupled with truthful and earnest vocals have seen him perform all over Europe, from the top to the bottom of the UK, not to mention UK and EU tour support for the likes of Rob Lynch, Our Time Down Here, Signals Midwest and Owls By Nature as well as appearances at Slam Dunk, Hevy and Isle of Wight Festival.
Staying true to the DIY ethic, this extensive touring has all been orchestrated off his own back – something The Lion & The Wolf ’s fans highly respect. Thomas hit the studio throughout the summer of 2014, on the south coast of England, recording The Lion & The Wolf ’s debut full length. The original bedroom recordings of lo-fi folk songs have been brought to life with full instrumentation and warm analogue sounds. Thomas’ very particular approach to the production of the record meant that the album was recorded with minimal digital plug-ins, serving to create a raw, natural sound and ultimately a more powerful impact, whilst in some ways staying true to the lo-fi sound that shaped previous releases.
Above all, The Lion & The Wolf is known for his solo live shows, which captivates audiences wherever he goes. His dynamic vocal and finger-picking guitar style, together with a tendency to step away from the mic and play directly in the crowd creates a unique, special and emotive experience for audiences.
2014 was an incredibly successful year for The Lion & The Wolf. In March he played main support to Rob Lynch on a three week EU tour. Following this he returned to Europe multiple times as well as having played over one hundred and thirty shows collectively. The rest of the year saw The Lion & The Wolf strengthen his already impressive show count, with UK and EU tours right through until the end of December.
2015 has started in the same vein as the previous year with the combination of tours, festivals and a new recording in the works. Having returned to Europe multiple times already this year, The Lion And The Wolf has now joined forces with Grand Hotel Van Cleef to bring his first full band tour to the masses this October (Germany). In the build up to this, Thomas undertook a five week European tour covering the UK, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, which set him in great stead for the rest of the year. To add to this impressive work ethic, Thomas is confirmed for a wide selection of festival dates such as 2,000 Trees, Hevy, Isle of Wight, Summerblast (DE), Blissfields and Fest (USA). His second recording is well underway, recording in the same environment where ‘Symptoms’ was brought to life.
The release of “Symptoms”, at the end of November 2014, through Thomas’ DIY label, Courage And Stone Records saw gleaming reviews from critics worldwide. Having made a number of end of year lists and solid reviews, this set Thomas up perfectly. Now on the second pressing of “Symptoms”, a partnership in place with Grand Hotel Van Cleef in Germany and recording plans for album number 2, throughout the summer, things couldn’t be more positive for The Lion And The Wolf.
SOURCE: Official Bio
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