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Genevieve Dawson is a songwriter and musician, 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 garnered her a loyal following and comparisons to Feist, Laura Marling and Sharon Van Etten. She is joined in her band by 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



16th March - Unfinished Business St Luke's Holloway


27th January 2018 - Headline Show at the Slaughtered Lamb London SOLD OUT


11th November The Harrison - supporting Ferris & Sylvester

8th Nov Basement Sessions Camden

12th October Green Note Camden

25th August Greenbelt Festival

27th July Upstairs at Ronnie Scotts

24th July Servant Jazz Quarters - Headline Show EP LAUNCH SOLD OUT

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