We have a super fun, super pop release by soon to be superstar Olvia Bloch. Hey – you know that name – she was on last December’s jolly Xmas album Hail The Jolly Christmas Monkey, with “I’m going Back Home for Christmas Time.”
Now she has a delightful EP Georgy Girl. For her debut, Olivia has turned back the clock with her frothy pop take on 60’s and 70’s international girl-hits: the Bacharach/David treat “Always Something There to Remind Me” was #1 for Sandie Shaw in the UK in ’64. “Georgy Girl” was #2 in the US for Australians The Seekers in ‘66, while ’73 brought “Ring Ring”, the first gem in the crown of Europopsters Abba. In Olivia’s hands, these carry a youthful innocence, purity and charm straight to your heart. Her high-spirited, sunny delivery belies the hapless lyrics underneath – this is classic pop at its magical best!
Olivia Bloch is a Los Angeles born, Virginia raised musician and singer currently attending American University for Musical Theatre in Washington, DC. She is a cat lady, tea drinker, art nerd, Off-Broadway musical enthusiast, and book lover.
Olivia grew up in a house with art and music ever-present, exposing her to a variety of musical genres at a young age. From there, she became particularly enamored and inspired by the work of Joni Mitchell, David Bowie, Shaina Taub, ABBA, She and Him, Brittain Ashford, and the musicals of Dave Malloy, to name a few.
Now she is ready to assume her rightful role as Teenage Queen of Pop.
released February 14, 2020
The EP stars Olivia on vocals (and cover design!), with Will O’Brien on drums and Olivia’s dad, featured GMR genius, Al Bloch on guitar. The EP was recorded at Willow Studios in Roanoke, Virginia in August and mastered by Olivia’s Uncle Kurt Bloch of Ye Olde Fastbacks.