Almost Famous has been a staple of the Thursday night buzz of Montpelier’s, homing in on the neighbourhood atmosphere and sticking to its local roots. ‘Almost Famous’ started with local talent from around Edinburgh, now transitioning into a live duo act every Thursday; two siblings ‘Georgia and Harry’.
Both siblings have had a passion for music since their younger years with Harry originally taking inspiration from ‘Gypsy Jazz’ which led to him being accepted to the Edinburgh School of Music. While studying, Harry was working on projects which allowed him to develop his live music skills and he began performing in venues across Edinburgh. Harry takes influence from the likes of JMSN, Anderson .Paak as well as disco and funk legend, Nile Rodgers.
Harry has recently featured on Multi-award-winning, singer-songwriter, Emeli Sandé’s, Street Symphony, mixing a diverse melting pot of musical talent in an inspiring new four-part BBC Scotland series.
In Emeli Sandé’s Street Symphony, the renowned recording artist tours the streets of Scotland and hand-picks her six favourite busking performers, spanning the genres of pop, soul, country, classical, funk and rock.
Bringing several musical worlds together in harmony, she then gives her selected soloists, duos and groups the opportunity to join her for a uniquely uplifting concert with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, under the guidance of world-class orchestral conductor, John Logan, at the illustrious City Halls in Glasgow.
Harry had the opportunity to perform with Emeli and also showcase his own song writing skills by performing his song ‘Scorpion’ with the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Georgia, specialising in strong vocals, also played piano and violin whilst studying and loved to compose and song-write in her spare time. This led to her performing with bands throughout school, college and now with her brother, whilst working full time in Marketing. Heavily influenced and inspired by Amy Winehouse, Ray Charles, Lee Fields and The Expressions, alongside new and upcoming artists such as the Black Pumas.
Combine the passion that both siblings have for music, composition and giving their own songs and covers a ‘funk and soul’ twist, you have a unique sound which, if we’re honest, sounds pretty good to us whilst enjoying a glass of wine at Monties, every Thursday.
Catch the duo act every Thursday from 9-11pm.
Join us for dinner and a couple of drinks from our 'Let The Fun Be Gin Menu'.
Call us to book: 0131 229 3115