Welsh singer/songwriter Georgia Paterson is having a busy Christmas with several gigs scheduled up until New Year.
Her take of Clara Barker’s song Christmas In New York retitled Christmas in South Wales is also doing well on YouTube.
Georgia told me: “A little while ago one of my fans (Julie – who has become a friend and big supporter of my music) suggested that I cover a song called Christmas In New York by Clara Barker ( a singer/songwriter from the Isle of Man). At that point I had heard of neither the song nor the singer!”
“Julie sent me a link to the song and I soon fell in love with it. Having never been to New York it didn’t quite feel right so I adapted it and Christmas In South Wales was born. I’m very proud to be Welsh and I always spend Christmas in South Wales – it was lovely to be able to name check some of the local places that I’ve played in. I’ve shared my version with Clara Barker and she loves it and has been super supportive – I’ve been thrilled with the response the song has received.”
Georgia’s EP Hear Your Voice was released earlier this year and will get a digital release in early 2015. Georgia will be performing at Cardiff’s Winter Wonderland on Monday December 19 and The Wharf on Cardiff Bay on December 31.
- To see and hear Georgia perform Christmas in South Wales visit www.youtube.com/georgiapmusic and for further information on Georgia’s gigs and how to buy her album visit georgiapaterson.com
- A version of this story by Andy Howells appeared on The South Wales Argus entertainment supplement The Guide on December 19, 2014.