GEORGE BOROWSKI

Noteworthy Facts:

George speaks Polish and Russian
George is a direct blood relative of classical composer Sergei Rachmaninov
George sang opera before turning to rock ‘n roll
George is the Cultural Ambassador for Age Concern, Wales
George’s track ‘Who is Innocent’  was played over a total of 40 nights by John Peel on his BBC radio show.
The George Borowski 3 track 12” vinyl release ‘Guitar George’ was one of the last projects produced by the late Martin Hannett.  George's musical compositions for, "A Conspiracy", his ten piece line-up, were recorded and produced by Oscar winner George Fenton.
George’s most unusual gigs to date:  
1) Styal Women’s Prison! 
2) On a snow covered roundabout at 3am to an audience of 5 police officers carrying out spot-check breathalyzer tests ... at their request!!

Recent History:

In 2010 a documentary was made about George’s musical history by Producer Sam Jones, including interviews with John Cooper Clarke. 
In 2010 George played a leading role in the film, ‘A Drop of the Pure’ at the request of director Peter Vickers, alongside Christian Ryden and Louise Marie Kerr.  The film was selected for several film festivals that year.
In 2011 Bill Leader, BBC Lifetime Achievement Award winner, recorded and produced a George Borowski solo album due for release in September 2012.

In his musical performance capacity, George has toured, (Europe, America, Australia, Japan, South America, Canada, Scandanavia) and shared stages with: Meatloaf, Pixies, Radiohead, Sad Café, Paul Brady, REM, Van Morrison, John Waite, The Breeders, Bonnie Rait, Phil Lynott, Lemmy, Happy Mondays, Curtis Mayfield, Teenage Fanclub, Neil Young, Tina Turner, Don McLean, David Essex, 10cc and more.

George has had four albums released in his own right. Writer credits on the most recent album by Lisa Mills, ‘Tempered in Fire’  for three tracks.  Guitarist credits on a track for When in Rome and a track on the Teenage Fanclub album ‘Grand Prix’.  One of George’s most notorious songs, ‘Manchester Boys’  formed part of the compilation album, ‘Martin Hannett – Maverick Producer, Genius and Musician.

Press Features:

Manchester Evening News – interviews, live reviews, album chart listing
Q Magazine (Blur special) – interview, ‘Hot Tip Album Re-release’
City Life
Record Collector
Modern Dance Magazine
Mensa International
Rockerilla Music Magazine – Italy
Unpeeled Music Magazine
Goldmine USA
Manchester Music 

 

TV Appearances:

BBC - Top of the Pops
Granada – The New
Granada - Coronation Street, Shameless
Sky – Celebrity Ghost Stories
                                                                                               
 
Born:             Penley, North Wales 
Resides:         Macclesfield, Cheshire UK
Home Town:   Manchester

 

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