Georgina "Georgi" Kingsley (born 15 March 1993 in Ascot, Berkshire), most commonly known by her stage name Georgi Kay, is an Australian indie pop musician, based in Australia.[3][4]

Biography

Georgi Kay began playing lead guitar for rock group, The Vains, at the age of fourteen. Within a year she additionally took on the lead vocal duties. By 2009, Kay was playing solo shows and recording a few of her original material for release.

Kay has received a number of awards and nominations, including 'Most Outstanding Performer Award', My Big Gig; winner, 2010 MySpace/Sony/fbiradio National Songwriting competition with "You & Me";[5] youngest ever winner of the WAM Song of the Year Award, winning in 2010 with "Breakfast in Bedlam";,[6] releasing a debut EP, Strange Things in March 2010, nominated for an Independent Music Award for the song "Back to Back" in 2011, and Urban/hiphop winner WAM Song of the Year Award, in 2011 with her collaboration "Free" with The Stoops.[7] In May 2011 Kay released her debut album, Backwardsforwards.[8]

Kay wrote and featured on the track "In My Mind", released on Axtone Records in January 2012, in collaboration with Australian house music producers Feenixpawl and Ivan Gough. Flo Rida released a remix titled "In My Mind, Part II". The track marks Kay's first appearance on a major label international album. "In My Mind" was chosen by KIA Motors for their 2013 US advertising campaign titled "Bringing Down The House" and the launch video made its debut on over 18,000 movie screens throughout the MTV Video Music Awards on 6 September.[9]

In February 2012, Kay played the role of Melissa in the Jane Campion directed television miniseries, Top of the Lake, filmed in Otago, New Zealand.[10] The miniseries featured Holly Hunter, Elisabeth Moss, Peter Mullan, David Wenham, and Lucy Lawless and was produced by Emile Sherman and Iain Canning ( Academy Award winners for The King's Speech). BBC2 and The Sundance Channel will screen in the US and UK in early 2013.[11][3]

In November 2012, "In My Mind" won an ARIA award for 'Best Dance Release' in the 26th ARIA awards.[3]

In April 2013 Georgi signed with Parlophone Records in London.[3]

In June 2013, "In My Mind" won Dance Work of the Year for her collaboration with Feenixpawl & Ivan Gough at the 2013 APRA/AMCOS Music Awards. Georgi additionally won the APRA Professional Development Award.

In December 2014 Georgi wrote, produced and recorded "Head Full of Lies" as the theme music for the opening/closing credits for the 3-part Netflix dystopian miniseries "Residue". In October 2015 "Head Full of Lies" was nominated for the APRA 2015 Screen Music Awards for Best Original Song Composed for the Screen.

In December 2015 Georgi released the single "God of a Girl" from her EP "Origins". In February 2016 she released the single "More Than This" and "More Than This (Lipless Remix) by LA-based producer Steve Mits. Later in February 2016 Georgi released her 6-track EP "Origins" on her own independednt label MONOKI which was distributed globally by Parlophone.

Discography

Albums

  • Backwardsforwards (30 May 2011)

EPs

  • Strange Things (6 March 2010)
  • In My Mind (28 May 2013)
  • Origins (5 February 2016)

Singles

  • "Lionheart" (November 2010)
  • "Ipswich" (March 2013)
  • "Head Full of Lies" (April 2015)
  • "God of A Girl" (30 October 2015)
  • "More Than This" (5 February 2016)

Guest appearances

TitleYearOther performer(s)Album
"Free"2011The StoopsNon-album single
"In My Mind (Axwell Mix)"2012Ivan Gough, FeenixpawlUntil Now
"In My Mind (Part 2)"Flo RidaWild Ones
"Follow Me"2015BrodinskiBrava