George Boomsma

George Boomsma is a progressive folk musician from Northallerton, North Yorkshire. George's effortless vocals and sensitive guitar playing evoke an intimate atmosphere that silences even the rowdiest of crowds.

After George's highly regarded debut album, 'George Boomsma' released back in Summer 2016 comes his highly anticipated sophomore album, 'Do Something With The Night' which was released February 2018.

He has supported artists such as 'Natty', 'The Travelling Band' and 'Skinny Lister', been played on BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 6 Music playlisted and performed at Latitude Festival 2016 on the BBC Introducing stage.

"If it were possible for Nick Drake and Thom Yorke to collaborate, it might sound something like this."

James Robins, Fresh On The Net

"It was a great pleasure George. I really enjoyed your music."

Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

"Songs of exquisite beauty, with a voice that could melt ice caps... gorgeous stuff."

Bob Fischer, BBC Tees

"Simply stunning."

Jericho Keys, BBC York

"Boomsma’s voice has a real depth to it, and is perhaps the crux of what hooks you in most."

NARC Magazine

George Boomsma tour dates

Long drives down motorways to the next town
Myself to blame why I feel so run down
I can feel myself waiting
To believe in creating

All these days should be mine
I have to work through the night

Pack up your tent while it is still raining
Soaked to the bone but no ones complaining
I can feel myself waiting
To believe in creating

All these days should be mine
I have to work through the night

Keeping a lover far at the side
No one can hide
Feelings of mind, they come from the heart
We owe them so kind

You have a hold on me
Yes, you a lover were so good to me

Should I sail away?
Would I sail away?
Could I sail away?
Should I sail away?

Did I believe the sun could leave
With air and gold so fine to breathe
And hold on an autumn eve

With wind betrayed to call her name
The sound, the fall of a dying flame
It moved on all the same

And you my friend were with me then sat on a hay bale
I know we started out as friends but could a love sail in
And cause us to spin
Through the gaze of our eyes in the time of a day
Turn to month, turn to year in a haze

Under stars we lay I wonder how to say
That I would never be the same
Loving you would move my heart to a framed warmth in camp fire flame

The songs we sung made the cold undone
And friends around we howl the sound
through the forest and the fields that surround

And you my friend were with me then sat on a hay bale
I know we started out as friends but could a love sail in
And cause us to spin
Through the gaze of our eyes in the time of a day
Turn to month, turn to year in a haze

Under stars we lay I wonder how to say
That I would never be the same
Loving you would move my heart to a framed warmth in camp fire flame

Benny boy sailing home
Do you know there's a storm?
And it brewed from a love that was there
For no one but her own sweet, selfish ways

Benny boy on your own
What's the score now your home?
While the other two sleep in the room next to you
And you hear them all night long

Benny boy don't you cry
You have friends, you'll get by
And the girl that was part of your world
And has been on your mind will fade away

If I came to Bristol would it be alright
If you showed me about the place and take me for a ride
You put me up for a while

I don't mind if love falls through
I just want to know you

I have thought of you a couple times and more
The sweetest love I ever could adore
And you say you've thought of me

I don't mind if love falls through
I just want to know you

Our time was so short but oh, was so fine
I just want to live those days again but this time
I'd stay to say goodbye

I don't mind if love falls through
I just want to know you

Dreaming brother of mine
How did you find your life so defined
By doctors and borders? Did you fly too high?
Brother of mine

No I won't lie for your side I am by and bound
Please don't try to hide and shy
Who you are inside
Brother of mine

Smoking cigarettes you stay the same
Talk on things I knew would never change
I don't know you any other way
And I wouldn't dream to even try

Yes I know they annoy to aggravation
But it's our mother, father, sister, brother
They would never run, never hide
To show their pride
Brother of mine

Sunday mornings tend to be the same
Never so lucky how now I'll be in no pain
From a night of sweetest joy you bring
How I fall into this deepest sleep I'm in

Now you see me will you call my name
Will you pause and let us hold this perfect frame
Songs through coldest night, we both can sing
Will you stay till lucid dreams come rushing in

Walking home through the stone
Roam to Rome, frosted bite we tread slow
Guided light, glowing bright
Holding hands with avenue green at night

Love will play it's part to spare a load
Trees that fall in line to guide us on the road
Minding numbness that I feel within
Your kiss so sweet clears the pain that should have been

Walking home through the stone
Roam to Rome, frosted bite we tread slow
Guided light, glowing bright
Holding hands with avenue green at night

You were my lover almost three years ago
And my heart, still for you, beats the same
You've found another, I know, and you hold him close
And you have long since forgotten my name

Oh darlin' of mine I need some help to find the time
To be a lover for somebody new
It's been a long time since you have been here in my arms
And yet I'm still here dreaming of you

I feel so lonesome whenever I see your smile
As I know it could never be mine
And as your living so far from where we once were
It's as though you now think us a crime

Oh darlin' of mine I need some help to find the time
To be a lover for somebody new
It's been a long time since you have been here in my arms
And yet I'm still here dreaming of you

How high the mountain
How high the air
With you my darling
Together we share

And I will hold you close and I won't let go
So we won't fall down, down below

The sun has fallen
From the summer glow
The night sky she finds us
So far away from home

But for the stars, the moon, the sky, I'll never find
Such a perfect moment, my darling and I

With two tea lights shining
One for you, one for me
We both make this heaven
For only us to see

And as we watch the world go by in our city of gold
we huddle close together to save from the cold

Cold morning air
These walks we share
Together we are two of a pair

I watched you grow
Through summers and snow
From one day old, so long ago

Run on my love across the fields
You gave us a joy that lasted years

Walks down the lane
Never feel the same
As though the sky, it starts to rain

And as I come home
Just to be alone
A friend in need has already flown

Run on my love across the fields
You gave us a joy that lasted years

Summer moves along and it brings the rain
Walking out the door it's always the same

And as my eyes close, that's when my heart shows
We were together, now only God knows
If I'll make it through the winter

Red sky at dawn, no end to a storm
Telling me of love, I'll never be warm

And as my eyes close, that's when my heart shows
We were together, now only God knows
If I'll make it through the winter

Holding me close with hearts own delight
Keeping me warm in cold lonesome night

Go then on your way, I won't make you stay
Colour in your dreams, I'll sit here in grey

And as my eyes close, that's when my heart shows
We were together, now only God knows
If I'll make it through the winter

As we walk home, the places we've known
Not much has changed but oh, how we've grown
You have my heart, this love I've shown
Feelings aside, I have to let go

Pieces of us on every corner
Things that have helped me come to know you
How could it be that I will be leaving soon?

I'll take your hand, hold it in mine
Try to forget this is the last time
I do not know what time will bring
I wish for you all of the best things

Pieces of us on every corner
Things that have helped me come to know you
How could it be that I will be leaving soon?

Life should be lived and I've never been alone
Don't you agree that it's time we walked on our own?

Pieces of us on every corner
Things that have helped me come to know you
How could it be that I will be leaving soon?

As we walk home, the places we've known
Not much has changed but oh, how we've grown

Here I am, head in the sand
Why did I come here? Why did I think I was home?
Sail through the ocean storm
I could feel a light at the end of the road

Isn't it sweet with nothing to eat
I should go and venture, I should see the sights of the town
What then could bring me down to my bended knee?
What could I hope to achieve?

When I return will I still yearn
To seek for a fortune on streets that are paved with gold?
I shouldn't feel so old now I'm here in heaven, here in hell
I came here on my own accord

What was your name?
There are so few who'd choose to stay.
I had no clue I wanted you,
you wanted me to fall clear in love with you.
What could I do but feign defeat from winter's heat.
Through open doors my heart was yours.

We were not friends
as I did find your dead sea bends cloud peace of mind.
I wanted you, you wanted me to stay here in Chinatown.
To hear the sound of rain that falls as morning calls.
A distant sea from my memory.

Your melted frame
caused me to feel a point to insane.
You felt so real I wanted you,
you wanted me to sleep here.

And in the morning as the sun comes up,
I've known that I should never push my luck.
I kiss you once and then I take my leave,
There are no words that we have left to speak.

Do Something With The Night - Album #2

George's second album 'Do Something With The Night' features 10 tracks written and recorded over the course of 2017. It was recorded in a DIY fashion in Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

Released Feb 16th 2018
10 Tracks

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Chinatown - Single

'Chinatown' was written in Scheveningen, NL and recorded in the front room of a millhouse in North Yorkshire. It is the second single released from the 'Do Something With The Night' Album.

Released Dec 15th 2017

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Streets Paved With Gold - Single

Written in Scheveningen, NL and recorded in the front room of a millhouse in North Yorkshire, 'Streets Paved With Gold' tells a snippet story of the crossroads that is 20-something living. It is the first single released from the 'Do Something With The Night' Album.

Released Oct 13th 2017

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George Boomsma - Album #1

George's self titled debut album was recorded in its entirety in one evening at All Saints church, Northallerton. All tracks were recorded live straight to a 4 track reel to reel recorder onto 1/4" tape.

Adam Ridley on Piano. Engineered by Richard Miles. Mastered by Josh Clark. Artwork by Alejandro Ojuela.

Released Aug 10th 2016
10 Tracks

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