It’s hard to think of another living artist who’s given more hits to more major artists than the pop composer extraordinaire Burt Bacharach – not to mention his very own astonishing back catalogue of hit releases and movie soundtracks.
At aged 87, Bacharach – the writer of such impeccable classics as ‘I Say a Little Prayer’, ‘The Look of Love’, ‘Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head’, ‘Close To You’ and ‘I’ll Never Fall In Love Again’ – is still just as much in love with music as ever, and when he heard Georgia Train’s version of his own ‘What The World Needs Now is Love’ he recognised a uniquely talented vocalist.
Burt has now snapped up BIMM Brighton graduate Georgia to open for him as the solo support act on the UK leg of his forthcoming summer tour.
Georgia Train graduated from BIMM with her Vocal degree back in 2009 and has since lent her talents as a Vocal and Songwriting tutor for the school, as well as performing and recording her powerful melodic vocal compositions along the way. Her song ‘Change To Change’ was previously chosen as BBC’s Introducing ‘Track of the Day’. The Bacharach dates will now help bring Georgia’s voice to a whole new audience.
You can catch Georgia Train opening for Burt Bacharach on June 30 at Manchester’s Bridgewater Hall, then on July 1 at the Birmingham Symphony Hall, July 3 at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall, July 5 at the Cardiff Millennium Concert Hall and July 8 at Bristol’s Colston Hall. Burt himself will warm up for the tour by playing the Pyramid Stage on Saturday at the Glastonbury Festival.
Georgia herself has an acoustic EP out now on Spotify, iTunes and Tidal, where you can get a taste of her warm and pristine vocal style. Be sure to follow her on Twitter and find out how the tour dates with Burt are going!