Sandy teenager ready to play music festival

George Smith is ready for the Lion Yard Summer Music Festival
George Smith is ready for the Lion Yard Summer Music Festival

A 15-year-old Sandy singer inspired by Ed Sheeran is set to perform at the Lion Yard Summer Music Festival in Cambridge.

George Smith will take to the stage on Bank Holiday 
Monday, August 25 at 11.40am and 12.30pm.

The singer and songwriter has played guitar since he was 11 before adding vocals to his repertoire a couple of years later.

He performs songs from the 1920s right through to the present day including his own original songs.

George said: “I started playing guitar after watching a George Harrison concert.

“I wanted to be able to play his famous song My Sweet Lord.”

George has just released his debut EP called ‘First in Line’ which has four original tracks on it.

When asked who the main influences on his music are he had no hesitation in responding.

“My music is influenced by Ed Sheeran, The Beatles, Gabrielle Aplin and more 
recently The Vamps.

“My dream is to one day collaborate with Ed Sheeran and perform at the biggest festival in the world, Glastonbury.”

George has played over 90 times already this year at 
various events including the Bedford River Festival.

He plays at various locations across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

The blond teenager is 
quietly confident in his ability and believes every performance makes him a better singer.

The Lion Yard Music Festival in Cambridge hosts some of the finest local acoustic acts and up-and-coming artists.

Talking about the festival George said: “To play the Lion yard festival will be a lovely rounding off to a wonderful debut festival season.

“I am really looking forward to performing at the event.”

George has over 500 likes on his Facebook page which can be found at and also has hundreds of followers on Twitter.

He also has his own YouTube channel in an age where it is becoming increasingly important for musicians to use very platform available to them.

George is an acoustic singer in the mould of Jake Bugg, Ed Sheeran, Passenger and Ben Howard who have all had huge recent success in the UK and across the globe.

He will be hoping to reach similar heights with his own music in the coming years.