Molly Contogeorge
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Molly Contogeorge

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Molly Contogeorge @ The Harp

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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Press


“Her name’s Molly, the leading lady of pop...” - The Drum Media (Sydney's leading music publication)


“Her songs are engaging, ground breaking and seriously attention grabbing...” - T.D, Foxtel Music channel


“Molly is doing things with her melodies and voice that other young singers are not doing. I’m reminded of Laura Nyro and Joni Mitchell…” - Bernie Lynch (Eurogliders)


Discography

Cause & Effect (6 track EP)

Instruments recorded by Phil Punch at Electric Avenue Studios in Sydney. Vocals recorded, mixed and mastered by Bertrand Lalanne in Byron Bay.

Recorded June-August 2008

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Bio

Having grown up in the same household as two music teachers and performers, Molly Contogeorge is the fourth generation to have been influenced by songwriting, performing and composing, and it is the influence of the previous three generations that has nudged her in the direction of music. Molly wrote and recorded her first song at age 10 and has been recording and performing consistently ever since.

In 2008 Molly made the journey to Austin (TX) for SXSW and recorded her debut EP both at Electric Avenue Studios in Sydney (other clients include Kanye West, the Vines) and in Byron Bay. This year also saw her as a junior top 4 finalist in Australia’s prestigious National Youth week ‘Rock it’ competition, as well as a finalist in the National Songwriting competition. Molly also found finalist success in Australia’s leading competition for independent artists Musicoz. Along with these achievements, Molly spent much of 08 performing in venues around Sydney (The Basement, the Supper Club etc) to begin promoting her EP “Cause and Effect”.

Molly has been back to Austin (TX) to play unofficial shows during SXSW 2009 (Shiner’s). From there she travelled on to New York where she played several solo shows in Manhattan and Brooklyn (Googie’s, The Living Room lounge & The Bitter end.) From New York to London, Molly caught the eye of London based publishing company District 6 (who’ve worked with Jamie Cullum, Amy Winehouse and Lionel Ritchie) and recently gained the interest of EMI and SonyBMG Australia.

Molly continues to perform around Sydney, and was added to the acoustic lineup at this year’s Conception Day music festival (headline acts included Wolfmother, Bluejuice and Yves Klein Blue.)

Molly is now in pre-production for her second EP, on completion of which she plans to further extend her live performance reach in Sydney and NSW, as well as beginning preparations for a solo tour through Melbourne and Victoria in late 2009. Brisbane and Queensland tours to follow in 2010.

Molly’s music is alternate pop laced with undertones of jazz and soul. Her voice is crystal clear with a maturity that belies her young 19 years. She’s inspired by such artists as Dusty Springfield, Blossom Dearie, Tom Waits, Sarah Vaughn, Cilla Black and The Beatles, but influenced most particularly by Jamie Cullum and John Legend.