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- Posted on Jun 20th 2010 1:30PM by Dave Jaffer
At last night's CBC Radio 3 / Sirius showcase, Georgas, introduced by Radio 3 personality Grant Lawrence as "Gorgeous Hannah Georgas," played material from her nominated record 'This Is Good,' a collection of songs that lived up to its name this night.
Most people in Toronto were only just hearing bits about Georgas when NXNE started and she got a Polaris nod. As such, the audience that gathered to see her was more curious than anything else. One concertgoer, while ordering a drink at the bar, referred to her as Hannah "gor-gas." Someone else nearby insisted on repeatedly saying "Hannah George."
It's probably pretty safe to say that those people aren't going to be making that mistake anymore.
Opening with 'Bang Bang You're Dead,' Georgas and her band kept the chit-chat to a minimum while pounding through much of the album's excellent pop nuggets, including spirited performances of 'Let's Talk' and title track 'This Is Good.'
Surprisingly, Georgas didn't play either 'Dancefloor,' her most instantly addictive song from 'This Is Good,' or 'Thick Skin,' otherwise known as "the song with the video where a naked Hannah Georgas crawls through mud."
"We didn't have enough time to do it!" Georgas told Spinner afterwards. "We got cut. 'Dancefloor' was coming and we didn't plan 'Thick Skin' into the set tonight just because we wanted to keep it really rockin' the whole time. But 'Dancefloor,' that happened because somebody came up and said 'You've gotta go.'"
Despite being given the hook, Georgas, originally from the GTA, was genuinely exuberant having played her first show at Toronto's famous Horseshoe Tavern.
"I've seen so many great shows here," she said. "I was so looking forward to this, so excited."
She's also excited about being nominated for the Polaris.
"I follow Polaris and it's a huuuuuuuuuuuge honour to just be in the caliber, and to be with these artists and to be recognized [for] something that's positive and people are digging. I can't say anything more about it. I'm just super humbled and excited and thrilled."