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George Houston

Alternative // Inishowen , Donegal // He/him/his

Donegal singer songwriter George Houston started his music career in September 2020 with his debut alternative folk single Boo Fucking Hoo. The track had instant local success pushing him to record his debut album Cold Toast followed by his second studio album Undesired the following year cementing his distinctive sound with ageless vocals and a timeless feel to his tracks that evokes nostalgia throughout. The artist has seen traction and a steady growth of listeners across the country and beyond.
George has been played on radio and playlists nationwide that has gained a strong following for the artist with over 60k streams on Spotify.
Cold Toast was set as Ocean FMs Album of the week and both albums have been played across Ireland on stations like RTÉ 2XM, Today FM, iRadio, Dublin South FM, Red FM, Dublin digital radio, Dundalk FM, Highland radio, Drive 105, Radio Nova and Shannon Side FM to name a few.

Along with radio support, George Houston has seen strong support from Irish press...

“George Houston evokes Bon Iver, Lana Del Rey on debut album Cold Toast”

- Not Bad

"distinctive sound with brooding vocals, airy harmonies and candid lyrics"


“Swings through genres like synth-pop, folk, country, vintage pop.”

"George Houston is bringing us to a dream-like world with rich vocals, twinkling synths and booming bass in his second eclectic pop LP."

- Hotpress Magazine

Since the release of his Debut album, the eclectic pop artist has had the opportunity to play at Whelan's ones to watch, The Regional Cultural Centre, An Grianán Theatre, Buncrana Music Festival, Dunfanaghy Festival, The Earagail Arts Festival, BlackBox Belfast, and the famous Stendhal Festival with the legendary Sister Sledge and Hayseed Dixies headlining.

Other acts he's had the pleasure of supporting include In Their Thousands, Tramp, Reevah, Without Willow, Niall McDowell, Rory Nellis and the award winning Ciaran Lavery who co-wrote George's first single of 2022 in an exciting collaboration titled ‘Painted Faces’. The artist has also had the honour of supporting the amazing Hothouse Flowers at their sold out show in Derry December 2022.

The singer has developed a strong live reputation with an ability to make even the largest of venues feel intimate; whether doing an acoustic set or playing with his full band including Steamy McCay(TRAMP) on drums, singer Rachel Craig on Guitar, Malcolm Boyd (Happy Out) on Bass and his sister Kate Houston on backing vocals and keys.
George's live sets are known to wow audiences with his ageless voice and nostalgic sound, ensuring an experience not to be missed.

The Undesired Tour is the next venture of Houston’s career where the artist will be putting on his debut national tour of Ireland with dates in the RCC Letterkenny, Sandinos Derry, Blackbox Belfast and Whelan's from the 30th of March to the 8th of April.