Hannah Georgas

Hannah Georgas

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandAlternativePop

Hannah Georgas opens up her heart and soul and invites you along for the ride with her memorable and contagious songs. The Vancouver-based singer/songwriter creates a rumble within your heart and thought within your soul. Her folky pop music leaves you singing her tunes out loud without a care.

Biography

It happens once in a blue moon, if you’re lucky. You stumble across a new artist – on MySpace, in a club, on the radio – and fall so quickly and madly in love, you want to stand on top of a desk, a building, even a mountain, and let the whole world know. Vancouver singer-songwriter Hannah Georgas is the new love of your life – and she won’t break your heart. Her voice, bittersweet yet as spunky as an indie film heroine, will make you swoon as she sings about love, language and awkward situations.Just listen to the two sumptuous acoustic-pop songs on her split 7-inch with Mark Watrous (Shudder To Think, Gosling), released November 3, 2009. The Deep End was inspired by daily phone conversations with one of her older sisters while Chit Chat recounts a recent dining experience with someone who wouldn’t shut up. “I do listen more than I speak,” says Hannah “I think that’s why I make a good songwriter. I was just watching home videos and I’m definitely the kid on the swing set, singing to myself. In university, I’d know the answer to questions and I would not put up my hand because I would be too scared to speak. Getting on stage, though, is completely different for me – that’s the best thing in the world. Chit Chat and The Deep End are two of the tunes from her upcoming full-length debut, produced by Howard Redekopp, which was released April 27 2010. It’s a warm, whimsical collection of pop-roots songs, but it also offers a hint of Hannah’s secret life as a dancefloor diva. Your Ghost is about duplicity, while Shine is a celestial missive initially written for a car commercial. (It didn’t make the cut, but did appear on an episode of one of Hugh Dillon’s many TV shows.) Come On The Dancefloor feels like an electro-punk number.“I love to dance and I just wanted to write a song that would inspire people to rip it up on the dancefloor,” she says. ;As much as Hannah loves to bust a move, songwriting is her true passion. She wrote her first tune when she was six — “It’s really embarrassing,” she giggles — shortly after she started piano lessons in her hometown of Newmarket, Ont. Almost two decades later, she won a songwriting contest, which convinced her to record her first EP, The Beat Stuff, released last January. Her early supporters include Said The Whale – she’ll appear on their upcoming album - and singer-songwriter Jeremy Fisher. (His wife actually deserves the credit for introducing him to Hannah and helping her land a manager.) She recently sang for the prime minister (and thousands) of others on Parliament Hill and she co-wrote a TV jingle, which she’s now turning into a full-length song – thanks to hundreds of requests from new followers. Starbucks is also a convert and licensed The Beat Stuff to play in its stores across North America. With her full length album and some very successful Canadian tours under her belt, she’s well on her way to convert the rest of Canada into true Hannah Georgas fans!

Lyrics

Chit Chat

Written By: Hannah Georgas

What's it like for you on your own what do you do? Do the walls talk back? Do you still do those things that you do what you do when I'm around you?
What's it like for you when you can't sleep at night? Do you hold your breath? Do you count back from ten? Do you cry? Do you count? Do you cry? Do you?

Hey do you like to chit chat chit chat chit chat to yourself? Do you try and explain those things you tell me and convince yourself?
Hey do you like to chit chat chit chat chit chat to yourself? Do you try and explain those things you tell me then convince yourself?
To yourself.

What's it like for you to fall asleep with all your thoughts? Do you wake up blue or do you just sleep it off, wipe those eyes, sleep it off, wipe those eyes.. Do you?

Hey do you like to chit chat chit chat chit chat to yourself? Do you try and explain those things you tell me and convince yourself?
Hey do you like to chit chat chit chat chit chat to yourself? Do you try and explain those things you tell me then convince yourself?
To yourself.

Is it just that you like to hear yourself speak? Is it something you've lost and you're trying to find a way through me? Is it just that you like to hear yourself speak? Is it something you've lost and you're trying to find a way through me?

Hey do you like to chit chat chit chat chit chat? Hey do you like to chit chat chit chat chit chat?

The Deep End

Written By: Hannah Georgas

I can't play this game for you. Your vowels are all gone and Scrabble's left only consonants for you. I can't say if it's right or if it's the wrong thing to do.
Are you calling from a pay phone this time? The lines aren't clear. Is everything okay on your side?

No one needs to know. No one needs to know right now. Take a deep breath in don't let em break you down. No one needs to know. No one needs to know right now. Take a deep breath in don't let em break you down.

Who has the say on how the way things should be? Who will take you home when the lights go on and your glass is empty? Who will hold your breath when you're diving off the deep end?

Are you calling from a pay phone this time? The lines aren't clear. Is everything okay on your side?

No one needs to know. No one needs to know right now. Take a deep breath in don't let em break you down. No one needs to know. No one needs to know right now. Take a deep breath in don't let em break you down.

No one needs to know. No one needs to know right now. Take a deep breath in don't let em break you down. No one needs to know. No one needs to know right now. Take a deep breath in don't let em break you down.

Don't let em break you down. Don't let em break you down.

Bang Bang You're Dead!

Written By: Hannah Georgas, Jose Miguel Contreras, Charles F.

You let me down. You let me down again. I guess I thought you were my friend but you let me down again.

Tell me can't you tell me. Go on and tell me that it's true. Call me can't you call me it's the least that you could do.

You're talking shhhh about me. I'm talking shhhh about you. You're talking shhh about me. I'm talking shhh about you.

Bang, bang you're dead.

Can't you can't you tell me. Why you can't you tell me to my face? Are you just to scared to talk to me and now you're gonna walk away?

You're talking shhhh about me. I'm talking shhhh about you. You're talking shhh about me. I'm talking shhh about you.

Bang, bang you're dead.

If I thought you were my friend. Then this wouldn't be the end.

Bang, bang you're dead.

Discography

-Released EP January 2008
-Co-wrote and performed the song 'Place Called Home' for back to school Walmart commercial 2010
-Recorded full version of 'Place Called Home' at Walmarts request after huge response from audience asking for the song, offered for free download on walmart.com
-'The Beat Stuff' EP licensed for in-store play at 10,000+ Starbucks locations
-7" Vinyl release November 1st 2009
-Full Length record 'This Is Good' released April 27, 2010
-Debuted to #3 on Itunes first week
-#11 on Earshot and ChartAttack
-free single of the week at Starbucks
-sold over 1500 units the first two weeks
-sold 7,734 units thus far
-featured on the cover of Exclaim! Magazine
-performed in Lilith Fair 2010
-Polaris Long List Nomination 2010
-Representative for British Columbia in the nation-wide CBC Songquest
-Nominated for Emerging Artist of the Year for the 2011 XM Satellite Radio's Verge Music Awards
-Hannah was the artist feature for SIRIUS backstage pass interview which was aired in Cinplex movie theatres across Canada for the month of November 2010, Link: http://tinyurl.com/3xda8g7

Current single Stranger To Me
added at The Sound in Edmonton, featuring on K94.5 Moncton, The Zone Victoria and The River in Kamloops just came on board with 7 spins already this week.

"Dancefloor" was added at:
The Zone Victoria 436 Spins To Date
XM's The Verge 430 Spins To Date
Live 88.5 Ottawa 105 Spins To Date
Eagle FM Courtenay BC
CBC Radio 3 (High Rotation)
Also spun on The Peak Vancouver, Sun FM's in Kelowna, Penticton, Mike FM Montreal, and Vernon BC, X92.9
Spins To Date from the Monitored by Mediabase group of stations: 997 spins, with an audience of over 1.31 million people
National Charts:
Peaked at #31 on the Mediabase Canada Alternative Rock Spins chart
Station Charts:
Peaked at #9 on The Zone Victoria's Top 20 chart

"Bang Bang You're Dead"
Added at:
- Curve 94.3 Winnipeg (214 LTD spins)
- CBC Radio 3 (Peaked at #1 on the CBC Radio 3 Top 30 chart)
- CBC Radio 2
Featured at:
-The Edge Toronto
- The Q Kelowna
- Sonic Edmonton
- XM's The Verge
- CFOX Vancouver (Featured on their indie show "Indie Night In Canada")
- Live 88.5 Ottawa
- Eagle FM Courtenay

Not an official single but "The Deep End" worked for both the Peak and Shore
Added at:
- The Peak Vancouver (291 LTD spins)
- Shore 104 Vancouver (176 LTD spins)
Station Charts:
#19 on The Peak Vancouver's Top 30 chart

College Radio
Peak Campus Radio Stats:
#10 on the CHARTattack Top 50 chart - week of June 1st
#11 on the Earshot! Top 50 chart - week of April 20th
#12 on the Earshot! May 2010 Top 200 chart - month of May 2010
#22 on the Earshot! June 2010 Top 200 chart - month of June 2010
#69 on the Earshot! July 2010 Top 200 chart - month of July 2010
#131 on the Earshot! August 2010 Top 200 chart - month of August 2010
#2 on CHRY in Toronto - weeks of June 1st and June 15th
#2 on CIVL in Abbotsford - week of May 11th
#3 on CKDU in Halifax - week of April 27th
#4 on CIUT in Toronto - week of April 27th
#5 on CFCR in Saskatoon - week of May 18th
#5 on CKUA in Edmonton - week of May 4th
#6 on CISM in Montreal - week of June 1st
#6 on CJUM in Winnipeg - week of June 1st
#6 on CIVL in Abbotsford - week of June 8th
#7 on CFUR in Prince George - week of May 4th
#7 on CJAM in Windsor - week of April 13th
#9 on CFBX in Kamloops - week of May 18th
#10 on CJSF in Burnaby - week of May 11th
#13 on CJSR in Edmonton - week of April 27th
#13 on CJSW in Calgary - Week of May 25th
#16 on CFBU in St. Catharines - week of July 20th
#17 on CKXU in Lethbridge - week of June 22nd
#18 on CJLY in Nelson - week of June 22nd
#19 on CHMA in Sackville - week of April 27th
#19 on CKLU in Sudbury - week of May 25th
#20 on CHLY in Nanaimo - week of April 13th
#25 on CFUV in Victoria - week of April 20th
#27 on CITR in Vancouver - week of June 22nd
#28 on CSCR in Toronto - week of June 1st

Set List

Our set consists of 45min. We can play 10-15 songs within a set.
The set list includes:
1.Chit Chat
2.Lover's Breakdown
3.Love Sick
4.The National
5.The Deep End
6.Thick Skin
7.The Beat Stuff
8.Bang Bang You're Dead!
9.Shine
10.Ode To Mom
11.Gabriella
12.Dancefloor
13.This is Good
14.Let's Talk
15.Shorty
16.The Beat Stuff
17.All I Need