Georgie Raft, Adelaide, Australia

After years of honing her musical skills on the family dog, Georgie turned her songwriting talents to professionally recording her first tracks at 13, culminating in 4 International Songwriting Competition semi-finalist gongs, all before the age of 16. In March 2021 Georgie was fast-tracked to Finalist, out of 26,000 entries from 158 countries, with three of her songs nominated for the semi-finals. She reached ‘Winner’ status (Youth) with her single ‘Breathing To Prove That I Can’.

With so many changes happening in her life; music and songwriting has been the constant. Writing on both piano and guitar, Georgie has gained acclaim for her heart-rending lyrics and “soaring vocals” and began to get the notice of industry professionals; “two bars and I was hooked, first vocals sent shivers down, tender and powerful with a freaking good voice” (Triple J 2018

In 2019 , Georgie had four songs in the finals of the Australian Songwriting Awards (with a Top 10 winner (Youth Category) and 4 international Spotify playlistings for her cool pop collaboration with Sony ATV’s Alex Hosking, ‘Better Off’. She was awarded 2020 'Best Soloist' in the National Choral Association after her small jazz ensemble 'Enchante', took out the National Overall Champion award, and expressing further versatility, was awarded the Joan Lyons Scholarship to the inaugural State Opera of SA's Winter School, winning a place in her first professional opera.

With songwriting inspirations including Lennon Stella, JP Saxe, Lizzie McAlpine and Julia Michaels, Georgie writes from an observational viewpoint, describing  personal experiences, the good and the bad, through her heartachingly beautiful lyrics. Themes of toxicity, mental health issues, relationship complications and the struggles of adolescence are evident in her songs, showcasing her talents as a mature and relatable artist.  

After collaborations with some of the industry’s best producers, Georgie has now recorded her debut EP ‘Breathing to Prove That I Can’ with Adelaide’s award-winning Mario Spate.