Marching On: George Tandy Jr.

“Old Soul” is a term generally reserved for the comparatively young who have tendencies reminiscent of a time clearly beyond their years. In the case of George Tandy Jr., his debut single “March” reminds many of a time in music often spoken of with nostalgia and usually punctuated by, “they don’t make music like that anymore.” But young Mr. Tandy does, and his sound could be directly attributed to his pedigree: George Sr. is a jazz artist and mom a singer, creating an environment that developed not only an appreciation for the wonderful sounds that enveloped him, but influenced him as he set out for a career of his own.
That journey began when his mother, sensing his need for creative expression, encouraged him to move to Florida and connect with his father. Through music, a bond between father and son was forged, as they realized they were speaking the same language and from there, the younger George began applying some of the tricks dad was teaching. There was still work to be done; George was juggling two jobs when he began to develop a relationship with a customer who often came into his gig at Starbucks. That customer turned out to be Cima Georgevich, CEO of RedStar Entertainment; the two developed a rapport and over time, George let on that he had aspirations of being a singer. What happened next is the stuff of legend: Either a demo CD was passed along with a cup of tea or Georgevich heard him singing while on break, but the result was a partnership that brought George Tandy Jr. into the RedStar Entertainment family.
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