For several years Josef George, emerging R&B recording artist, has been trolling in the elite circles of the entertainment industry. Armed at birth with the ability to cultivate his own sound, he skillfully carves classic sounds like a seasoned producer. Josef’s ability to play various instruments, write, sing, perform and produce brings a unique style to his performances. At a very young age Josef mastered the art of playing the piano, saxophone, guitar, violin, and the drums.
Sporting his very own label, JCG Records, LLC, Josef partnered with Bungalo/Universal Music Distribution Group to bring his unique style to the eyes and ears of a global audience. He is a member of the Recording Artist Guild, an association which was established to enhance and improve the careers of recording artists in the United States and Canada.
With a knack for engaging an audience, Josef opened for UB40 in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) at the 2011 National Parks Trust Concert where he shared the stage with John Legend. He moved the crowd when he performed at the 2012 BVI Music Fest in Cane Garden Bay, Tortola.
In 2013 Josef performed at various venues in the United States including New York, Atlanta, Alabama, and Tennessee. He had an awesome opportunity of spending the entire month of September, of the same year, in California where he performed at a series of shows and met many influential people in the music industry. To date Josef has co-produced four music videos. He has won acclaim as the videos are viewed internationally and receive rave reviews from his increasing fan base.
If great music is any indicator, then Josef George has a long, bright future in the entertainment industry. It makes you wonder what other jewels are hidden within this talented young man.
VI Artist Gives Soothing Performance at Weekend Concert
VI Artistes Give Soothing Performance At Weekend Concert
Kirk Adams, Josef George and McKenzie Baltimore known as MBJ, all local artistes delivered on their promise of an evening filled with soothing music, on Saturday night at the H. Lavity Stoutt Community College's VI Showcase Performance Series.
The local artistes performed at the college's 19th season Performing Arts Series under the title 'The Gentlemen's Turn'.
George, 18, stole the show with his energetic performance including famous moves from the late Pop star, Micheal Jackson.
George who can play various instruments demonstrated this skill when he played a piano and a guitar much to the delight of the audience. The young artiste sports his own label, JCG Records, LLC and has partnered with Bungalo/Universal Music Distribution Group.
MBJ who made his musical debut at age 8 in the church, performed songs from popular reggae artistes and also R. Kelly.
Adams who opened the show, made a special tribute to his mother who is sick and spoke to witnessing true love as he continues to see his father by his mother's side all the time.
(BVIHotpress.com, 10 Feb 2014)
JOSEF GEORGE, BVI's Prodigy
British Virgin Islands’ Prodigy
by Harold Whaley
The beautiful, exotic Tortola, British Virgin Islands is ready to share its prodigy and musical phenomenon 'JOSEF GEORGE' with the rest of the world.
Now at the age of 17, JOSEF has for years been trolling in the elite circles of the entertainment industry. Armed at birth with the ability to cultivate his own sound, he skillfully carves classic sounds like a seasoned producer. Sporting his very own label, JCG Records, he has partnered with Bungalo/Universal Music Distribution Group to bring his unique style to the eyes and ears of a global audience.
With his first single, HIGH SCHOOL SWEETHEART, from the upcoming debut album "Romantic Obsession," Josef delivers a mid-tempo groove that is sure to build and/or create memories of a high school crush for new fans. Josef uses his strong but delicate tenor voice to keep you on the edge of wanting to hear more of his creamy vocals. Plus it doesn't hurt that this song was produced by Anthony Dent who is responsible for producing the monstrous hit single 'SURVIVOR', one of the biggest songs in Destiny's Child’s catalog.
Even though he is approaching the pinnacle of puberty, Josef has mastered several instruments including the piano, saxophone, guitar, violin, and drums.
If great music is any indicator, then Josef George has a long, bright future in the entertainment industry. It makes you wonder what other jewels are hidden in this prodigy from the tropical paradise.
*Article appeared in Amalgamation Industry Quarterly’s Late Spring/Early Summer 2013 Edition
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Fresh Sounds: Josef George “New Girl” March 19, 2013 By justsofresh Leave a Comment There is no stopping the young multi- talented Josef George. This San Juan, Puerto Rico native has been moving mountains since his move to the British Virgin Islands. Josef now plays a plethora of self-taught instruments including the saxophone, violin, guitar and the drums. He has his own record label, JCG Records, LLC, where he is carrying out his dream of producing, recording, and collaborating with platinum music moguls. Josef George recently aired his official video “New Girl”. So after taking a look ladies do you think you can be that “New Girl” ?
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Josef George On Music, Love & Everything Else, BVI Platinum News
At 17, Virgin Islands artiste Josef George is beginning to step outside the box with his unique style, testing the music industry internationally and extending the boundaries of his fairly young career.
George, who resides between Tortola and Atlanta, Georgia was interviewed by BVI Platinum News about his music, future plans and love.
The former St. George's student is currently in the 12th Grade being home schooled.
George has a compilation of music and has released three videos, including 'Magic', 'High School Sweetheart' and 'Can't Get Away'.
PN: What are your future career plans?
JG: I am pursing my career in music as a full time R&B/ Pop recording artist, songwriter and producer. In the future, I would like to become a world renowned artist. I also would like to expand my record label and start my own clothing line.
PN: What influenced your interest in music as a passion of yours?
JG: Being raised around music from an early age; I was raised in the church and I always admired the musicians in praise and worship. I was also a fan of many different artistes which gave me the drive and extra boost after I recognized my musical gift and talent at the age of three. In my mind I wanted to be able to give the world something back that they can appreciate.
Josef George is a Virgin Islands artiste climbing the music ladder internationally. Photo Credit: Provided PN: As a singer from the Virgin Islands, what are some of the challenges you have encountered?
JG: There are many challenges, but the few challenges which I've encountered were trying to get my music out there to be heard and appreciated for the hard work that was put into it. Also, the lack of recognition locally as a local artist is a challenge that I encounter.
PN: How are you able to overcome the challenges and forge ahead?
JG: I was able to overcome my challenges by moving overseas and doing my best to get my music recognized internationally. I did some international shows, I published music and music videos that my fans liked and I also did some radio and television interviews so that my fan base can continue to grow.
PN: Are you surprised that many in the BVI are unfamiliar with your music?
JG: Not at all, everything takes time.
PN: What are you hoping to achieve through your music?
JG: I am hoping that through my music I will be able to spread a positive message to my listeners and help the world to become a better place by changing lives through the music that I create.
PN: What important lessons have you picked up thus far in your growing career?
JG: I've learned not only in my musical career, but in life as well that with God anything is possible. I've also learned that dedication and persistence helps you go a long way.
PN: When one listens to your music, what message should they leave with?
JG: I am hoping that when someone listens to my music that they will be uplifted and inspired by my music.
PN: How would you describe your music?
JG: I would describe my music as contemporary and it relates to life experiences. Some of my songs are upbeat and very energetic, which some might be categorized as dance songs.
PN: Do you plan to explore other genres?
JG: Most definitely! As a producer I would like to try a few more genres. I often challenge myself as a producer, hoping that someday or at some point in time I will be a creator of a new genre.
PN: How do you balance music with your personal and education life?
JG: I balance myself with my music, education and being a producer by being very discipline. I have a daily schedule that I try to follow, which consists of school, networking, studio time, etc.
PN: When was the first time you performed locally and do you wish for more stage time in the BVI?
JG: The first time I performed locally was at the age of four. I performed with a gospel singer by the name of Bridget Blutcher from St. Vincent at the Cultural Centre. Yes, I am always hoping and willing to perform locally.
PN: Your songs focus on love, but are you single? I am sure there's a 'high school sweetheart' who would like to know.
JG: I am actually single at the moment, still hoping to find my 'high school sweetheart'.
PN: Is Josef looking for someone with 'magic'?
JG: I'm not looking for someone with magic, but if there's someone that fits the description of my song 'Magic', hmmmm!
PN: You have three official videos. What has been the response to those videos?
JG: Working on those three videos was a blessing and lots of fun. I really enjoyed being creative, being able to write my own scripts and perform it. I received great reviews and responses for all three of my music videos both locally and abroad.
PN: Which international musician fuels you and why?
JG: I won't say I have any musical idols, but I do have people who I look up to and would like to follow in their footsteps while becoming better. They are Trey Songz, Stevie Wonder, James Brown, Michael Jackson, John Legend and The Dream. I admire them because we seem to have a lot in common; writing and producing our own music while being great performers.
PN: How soon can we expect an album?
JG: I am hoping my album will be out this year, 2013.
How can fans connect with Josef George
JG: I would like to thank my fans, friends and family for all their support. I look forward to continue making great music. You can follow me on Twitter: @josefgeorge, Facebook: Josef George, Reverbnation: Josef George, Youtube: Josef George, UstreamTv: Josef George, Instagram: @josefgeorge and check out my website www.josefgeorge.com. ----- Copyright 2011 by Virgin Islands Platinum News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
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Meet R&B Vocalist Josef George by admin 13, November 2012BLOG, EntertainmentNo Comments
1) Thank you for talking to us Josef. Please tell all of our readers where you are from.
I’m from Tortola, which is a very small island in the Virgin Islands. It is located 60 miles east of San Juan PR.
2) You play 8 different instruments, which is a feat many cannot master. When did you start playing music? Which instrument did you start playing first?
I started playing music at the age of four, playing drums in church.
3) How were you first exposed to music?
I was first exposed to music in church, where I always had a front row seat, attentively watching the musicians in the Praise &Worship Team doing their thing.
4) What instrument is your favorite when you are performing live and why?
The grand piano is my favorite instrument to play when I am performing live, because the sound of a grand is so pure and unique, and it sounds so peaceful. It enables me to get into my zone on stage and helps me to connect with my audience.
5) Who are some of your musical inspirations?
My musical inspirations include Stevie Wonder, Jamie Foxx, John Legend, Trey Songz, The Dream, Ginuwine, Nyo, Kirk Whalum, Micheal Jackson, and James Brown, just to name a few.
6) You have a project out now. Tell us about the project and the recording process.
The Romantic Obsession Promo is a promotional EP for the official Romantic Obsession album, which will be released soon. The Promo consists of six singles, which was so much fun putting together. I wroteTru 2 U when I was 11 years old and recorded it in my home studio at the age of 12. I had the opportunity to co-write and record Can’t Get Away with JazzePhe in Atlanta. High School Sweetheart was produced by Platinum Producer A. Dent. New Girl and That Should Be Me were produced by D. Clax. Magic was produced by Burt.
7) Do you enjoy songwriting? How much of the project did you write
Yes, I really enjoy songwriting, it gives me the opportunity to express my thoughts and feelings. I wrote Tru 2 U, co-wrote Can’t Get Away and collaborated in writing all of the othersongs on the EP.
8) What is your favorite thing about music?
Music takes me to a different place and causes me toreach deep inside of myself and get in touch with my thoughts and feelings, especially when I’m performing. It has the ability to touch people,transform their lives and leave a lasting impression.
9) What is your most amazing musical memory so far?
My most amazing musical memory so far was when I performed live with a full band and backup singers at the BVI Music Fest on May 25th, 2012 in front of thousands of people.
10) What do you want our readers to know about your music and you as a whole?
I want people to know that my music is honest and true to whoI am as an artist. It is a reflection of my thoughts and feelings as a person, and even though I am still very young, my best work is yet to come.