At Manchester’s Apollo, Vancouver-based HANNAH GEORGAS is greeted by a massive crowd gathered for a smash-out lineup including fellow-Canadian headliner CITY AND COLOUR. North American accents fill the venue and surround the bars, and as Hannah breaks in to opening track Enemies, the front rows are already singing along.
Hannah’s latest self-titled album is a standout achievement and career landmark, combining electronic sounds with distinctive crystal vocals and no-nonsense lyrics, landing her further nominations at the Canadian Juno music awards last year where she performed live.
Last seen in the city at the much smaller Takk Café in October for a stripped-down intimate set, Hannah is in an entirely different sphere today, with full band and a vast venue packed to the rafters. She sounds great, the perfect and slightly husky tones ringing across the venue, marking her out to be one of the best live singers we have seen, with new tracks as catchy as Robotic and Shortie to keep the audience on their toes.
It’s nice to be at a show where people have come down early to catch the support act, and there are sure to be a lot more people in the UK now who know about Hannah. It’s been a slow burn, but people are taking note, and when we catch up with Hannah backstage, she’s enjoying being back in Manchester and is on a high after performing in front of her biggest crowd in the city yet.