Molly Contogeorge is a young singer/songwriter from Sydney. She has toured with the likes of Bertie Blackman, Ash Grunwald, RUFUS & The Khanz to name a few. In 2008, at just 17 years old she made her first appearance at SXSW (South By South West music conference in Austin, Texas… a HUGE deal in the music industry) and then backed it up with another appearance in 2009.
Her latest release is an EP entitled Dames it’s her third and shes has produced it herself! Recorded with engineer Chris Vallejo (Passenger) at Linear Recording Studios, it is full of beautiful jazzy tones. This EP is really something quite different to the music I am normally sent, with each song possessing different, distinct qualities.. here’s a rundown;
Bang Bang! has a catchy beat, complete with horn section. It has a really good groove to it that makes you want to get out of your seat and boogie along! It then progresses to this cabaret-esq finale of subtle piano which finishes the track off really nicely.
Bad Boy allows a little more space for Molly’s voice to shine through. It has a bluesy keyboard behind it which again, makes your body move in time with it.
The tones in piano based track Brother just melt over the top of you and it conjures up images of sitting in a little jazz club and forgetting where you are.
Dames reiterates how different Molly’s sound is with horns making up the bulk of the instrumentation on this track.
Here’s Molly telling us a bit about herself… (via 5Why TV)
I think Molly has a bright future ahead of her, she is obviously a very hard worker and is passionate about her work. If you would like to support this awesome independent artist you can purchase Dames from https://mollycontogeorge.bandcamp.com – between now and August 10th all proceeds from EP sales will go directly to the Australian Cancer Research Foundation.
Or if you’re in Sydney you can catch her live at these upcoming shows;
11th July @ The Vanguard, Newtown (With Caitlin Park “The Sleeper Tour”)
20th July @ Live ‘n’ Lounging – https://www.facebook.com/LivenLounging?fref=ts
3rd August @ The WONDER 102 Charity Fundraiser (404 Riley St, Surrey Hills)