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Genevieve Dawson is a singer-songwriter originally from Edinburgh and now based in South-East London. At the heart of her songs is an arresting honesty, a directness and warmth that has caught the attention of London's alt-folk scene. After a stint living in Cairo and Morocco with only her guitar and a book of words to write with, she returned to London with new sounds and stories to tell, and joined the likes of James Blake and Rosie Lowe to continue her studies at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is joined in her band by fellow Goldsmiths alumni, multi-instrumentalist Rick Leigh, bassist and producer Huw Bennett and drummer Danny Trouton.

Her debut EP, 'Things My Mother Tells Me' is out now. 



Nice words

"I Am On Something is a musing on regrets and longing, built around the songs key plea, as Genevieve repeats the line, “I do not feel like being good”. Musically it’s a subtle, but sophisticated production, lightly strummed acoustics and hushed vocals, reminiscent of Tina Refsnes or Feist, are carried along on a wave of swirling percussion, and stunning swells of lightly jazzy horns. Sounding this good on a debut single, should be, and quite possibly is, a crime against long-suffering musicians everywhere, not that we’re complaining." - For the Rabbits 

"Forget washy lines about longing and loss. ‘I Am On Something’ describes the intensity of having – whether that ‘something’ is the airwaves, the ecstasy of love, or any other substance for that matter – it is a brave, bold debut." - Bitter Sweet Symphonies



Upcoming 2017

12th October Green Note Camden

8th Nov Basement Sessions Camden


25th August Greenbelt Festival

27th July Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts

24th July Servant Jazz Quarters EP LAUNCH

14th July Into the Wild Festival


29th June Market Peckham for Sofar London

19th June Jamboree

29th April - Slaughtered Lamb - Supporting Sailing Stones

10th March - Sofar Sounds London Hackney


6th Dec - Slaughtered Lamb - Supporting Sisika

11th November - George Tavern - Supporting Abimaro and Alice Watts

7th October - No. 14 Bacon Street - New Roots

1st October - Farmopolis - Supporting Adam Beattie

25th September - Merge Festival Southbank - for New Roots

22nd September - Styx Bar Tottenham - Woodburner

20th August - LOST festival - Greenstone Stage