Artist: Reuben George
Title: Let’s Run Away (To Mexico)
Released: 13th September
F.F.O: Jack Johnson; Newton Faulkner; Sufjan Stevens
With life as a professional trombonist looming on the horizon, Reuben George made a life-changing decision – with an overriding passion for reggae, ska, pop and writing songs he placed his trombone in its case, picked up a guitar and reinvented himself. Originally hoping to utilise his trombone skills in a reggae band, it had soon become apparent that his location in Kent was not bursting at the seams with ska acts. His decision to take matters into his own hands has led to his new single, Let’s Run Away (To Mexico), a track which combines trumpet/trombone hooks with his passion for pop, neo-folk and singer-songwriters to produce a track which is irresistibly summery!
Growing up in Rye near Hastings in Kent, Reuben George comes from a musical family and grew up involved in both classical and jazz circles, the most obvious places for a trombonist. By his teens, his passion for other forms of music became equally important to him and led to him looking for ways to incorporate the ideas in his head into something more personal. Following his debut single, Gone, Let’s Run Away (To Mexico) is an even more infectious track which manages to encompass all the elements of his musical journey so far into a track which is perfect for those balmy, late summer days.
Unconventional to the last, Reuben lives in a converted van with solar panels on the roof and every conceivable mod-con, allowing him to travel around the UK at a moment’s notice. Bi-lingual (English and Italian) yet rejecting the expected university path taken by many grammar school students, Reuben George is anything but predictable. Have trombone, will travel!