credit: Sophie Smith-Roberts
It is more than apt that George O’Hanlon made his recorded debut with The Storm EP. Away from a stage or a microphone, the 21 year-old might seem more inclined to simply shoot the breeze. Yet like nature itself, which with little warning can stir from merest whispers into a devastating tempest, through music O’Hanlon has the power to connect with some truly elemental forces.
“I switch into a very different person when I play or write music,” admits the singer-songwriter of the contrast between George O’Hanlon with a guitar in his hands and George O’Hanlon without one. “It's a very different person to who I am walking down the street or whatever. I really like to be in that moment. I think that's the whole point of music is that connection between people when you're on stage or when they are listening. That moment is so important.”
“The songs are all from things that I've experienced or have understood, but I find I take my emotions and channel them into a story,” he explains. “I'm a quiet, shy person that wouldn’t normally like talking about this stuff, so I’ve found a narrator for my life."
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