Friday, 17 September 2021

LAC Day 8: Bells jingle for Georgia Michel

A TEENAGER from Henley performed a solo acoustic set on the eighth night of the Living Advent Calendar

A TEENAGER from Henley performed a solo acoustic set on the eighth night of the Living Advent Calendar.

Georgia Michel, 18, of New Street, sang and played guitar to an audience of about 100 people at the Angel on the Bridge pub on Tuesday.

She performed six tracks in a 30-minute performance, which had spectators tapping their feet and nodding their heads in approval.

Georgia opened with traditional carol White Christmas and I will Always Love You by Whitney Houston.

She then told the audience that she was a songwriter studying music before launching into two of her own tracks, Three Years and Tip-Toe.

Georgia then played her version of Toxic by Britney Spears before completing the set with a rousing rendition of Jingle Bells, with which the audience joined in.

Speaking afterwards, Georgia told the Henley Standard: "Singing and songwriting is what I want to do. I have played in front of this many people before but not with everyone looking right at me. It was really good and everyone seemed to really enjoy it."

"The Living Advent Calendar is brilliant - I went to some of the events last year and I was really pleased to be asked to take part."

The Reading College student explained that her track Three Years was about a relationship three years ago "that didn?t quite work out" while Tip-Toe took was a "dark" song that took inspiration from Platinum-selling artist Ed Sheeran.

Georgia added: "I like doing songs that the audience can relate to."

Town councillor Will Hamilton compered the event, which was raising money for Riverside Counselling.

Mark Dunlop, landlord of the pub, served winter Pimm's and Copas provided turkey baps for spectators.

Tonight's calendar event will take place in the garden of Simmons & Son estate agents in Bell Street from 6.15pm.

A full report of on this week's Living Advent Calendar performances will appear in this week's Henley Standard, out on Friday. Daily updates will appear on

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