Genevieve Dawson is a singer-songwriter originally from Edinburgh and now based in South-East London. Her arrestingly honest lyrics and soulful vocals have caught the attention of London’s alt-folk scene, and over the last year she’s been crafting her first release with the help of fellow South-London producer La Leif and a stellar line up of musicians.
From a musical family, Genevieve spent her formative years singing folk and jazz, appearing with bands at venues across the UK and Europe, playing festivals including North Sea Jazz. After a stint living in Cairo and Morocco, meeting and playing with musicians of all different backgrounds, she returned to London with the confidence and inspiration to perform under her own name.
The set songs that have emerged draw from a well of years of writing, with a maturity not usually heard in young emerging artists. References from Joni Mitchell to Feist and Arthur Russell come to mind listening to the lush harmonies, swelling choruses and darker edges of her songs, sensitively embellished by her 4 piece band.
To celebrate the release of her first EP, ‘Things my mother tells me’, Genevieve appears at Servant Jazz Quarters on 24th July, with her band and special guest support.