The Lion and The Wolf

The Lion and The Wolf is the performing moniker of Thomas George. Thomas has been touring relentlessly since quitting his job in January 2014, and his addictive live set of dejected yet hopeful songs coupled with truthful and earnest vocals have seen him perform all over Europe, from the top to the bottom of the UK, not to mention UK and EU tour support for the likes of Rob Lynch, Northcote, PJ Bond, Signals Midwest and Owls By Nature as well as appearances at Slam Dunk, Hevy and Isle of Wight Festival. Since leaving full time work, Thomas has racked up over 300 shows.

Staying true to the DIY ethic, this extensive touring has all been orchestrated off his own back – something The Lion & The Wolf ’s fans highly respect. Thomas hit the studio throughout the summer of 2014, on the south coast of England, recording The Lion & The Wolf ’s debut full length, 'Symptoms'. The original bedroom recordings of lo-fi folk songs have been brought to life with full instrumentation and warm analogue sounds. Thomas’ very particular approach to the production of the record meant that the album was recorded with minimal digital plug-ins, serving to create a raw, natural sound and ultimately a more powerful impact, whilst in some ways staying true to the lo-fi sound that shaped previous releases.

Above all, The Lion & The Wolf is known for his solo live shows, which captivates audiences wherever he goes. His dynamic vocal and finger-picking guitar style, together with a tendency to step away from the mic and play directly in the crowd creates a unique, special and emotive experience for audiences.

2014 was an incredibly successful year for The Lion & The Wolf. In March he played main support to Rob Lynch on a three week EU tour. Following this he returned to Europe multiple times as well as having played over one hundred and thirty shows collectively. The rest of the year saw The Lion & The Wolf strengthen his already impressive show count, with UK and EU tours right through until the end of December.

2015 started in the same vein as the previous year with the combination of tours, festivals and new recordings.. Having returned to Europe multiple times already that year, The Lion And The Wolf joined forces with Grand Hotel Van Cleef to bring his first full band tour to the masses in October (Germany). In the build up to this, Thomas undertook a five week European tour covering the UK, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland and Austria, which set him in great stead for the rest of the year. To add to this impressive work ethic, Thomas played a wide selection of festival dates that summer, including 2,000 Trees, Hevy, Isle of Wight, Summerblast (DE) and Blissfields, as well as an appearance at Fest (USA) in October.

The release of “Symptoms”, at the end of November 2014, through Thomas' DIY label, Courage And Stone Records saw gleaming reviews from critics worldwide. Having made a number of end of year lists and solid reviews, this set Thomas up perfectly. Now with the second pressing of "Symptoms" sold out, a partnership in place with two great labels in Germany / UK and album number 2 set for release in October 2016, things couldn't be more positive for The Lion And The Wolf.