Georgie James: 'Need Your Needs'

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Georgie James' got its start when drummer John Davis' former band, Q and Not U, disbanded in 2005. Afterward, Davis turned to his singer-songwriter friend, Laura Burhenn, to forge something new.

At first, the two seemed like an unlikely pair. Davis had spent the past seven years releasing records with his band mates on the punk label Dischord and touring the world. Burhenn, on the other hand, had been releasing solo projects on her own label, Laboratory Records, and playing smaller venues on the east and west coast.

Davis went back and forth between drums and guitars; Burhenn worked at the Fender Rhodes piano. Six hours and some new songs later, they were certain this not only could, but would work.

In late summer 2006, Georgie James entered Silver Sonya Studio to record its debut full length. Thirteen songs were recorded. "Need Your Needs" and "Cake Parade" were picked for the band's first proper release, a CD single, on Laboratory Records last month.

Their full length is to be released by the end of the year.

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