Georgia Jakubiak


BMus (Hons) Popular Music Performance - Peripatetic Lecturer

Georgia has been singing and teaching vocals for over fifteen years. Her BA Hons in Popular Music Studies was awarded by Bretton Hall of Leeds University and her PGCE in FE by Huddersfield.

Georgia joined indie pop band ‘The Research’ as bassist and vocalist in 2003 and signed a deal with EMI records. The band recorded and released two albums, the first recorded by John McIntyre in Chicago and the second by Per Sundig in Malmo Sweden. They released five singles in total. Georgia sang lead vocals on ‘Lonely Hearts Still Beat the Same,’ which reached no32 in the UK charts and was featured on TV series ‘Grey’s Anatomy.’ She toured with bands such as Maximo Park and The Cribs around Europe and the UK. The Research performed at festivals such as Leeds and Reading, SXSW in Austin Texas and Accelerator in Sweden. The Research have recently reformed and are playing festivals and gigs around the UK.

Georgia writes and records for her solo project ‘The State of Georgia.’ She has a seven piece band and has released five studio albums. Many of her singles have received airplay on BBC Radio Leeds and BBC6 Music. Gigs have included the medal ceremony stage for the Para Athletics at the Olympic park in London and a staff party for ‘King,’ in Barcelona. She also performs at private weddings and corporate events.

Georgia is part of 1940’s close harmony trio ‘The Hummingbirds UK’ and performs regularly with the group. She also teaches a large ladies’ choir in Roundhay and throughout the summer runs music sessions for young musicians, choirs and singing workshops. As well as performing Georgia has composed music for dance company productions including ‘Blood Memory Dance,’ ‘Ascendance’ and ‘Hull Dance.’ Georgia specializes in vocal harmony arrangement and has arranged hundreds of songs for choirs and schools.

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