The Summer of George

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The Summer of George is an acoustic cover duo with a focus on the deeper alternative hits of the 90's. Comprised of full time Chicago-based musicians Brian Hoyt and Jay Langston. The duo has carefully curated a playlist that is nostalgic, timeless, and forever relevant. The goal? To give listeners a distinctly different experience through faithful renditions of songs they won't likely hear from other artists.

The Summer of George was a slow burn idea. The duo began playing together in 2017 shortly after Hoyt asked Langston to produce his debut solo EP. Both were already working in the same circuit, so they teamed up to play various gigs in Chicago, increasing the frequency after clubs began requesting the pair. The set was unrehearsed and raw. Fast forward to spring of 2020. Covid hit and everything halted. Instead of waiting it out, Hoyt and Langston got to work, meticulously compiling an entire new set list, and rehearsing endlessly. The Summer of George was born. The result is a polished team with great vocals, accurate lead work and a full set of "Holy S#%!, I remember this. I LOVE this song!" moments for the listeners.

Brian Hoyt has been a staple of the Chicago music scene for over 10 years both as a front man(Sweet Package) and solo artist.

Jay Langston has spent the majority of his career as a recording and touring artist in national bands(Echovalve, We The Fierce, Local H) as well as a full time working musician in Atlanta, Tampa, and Chicago.

Set List

  • Feel the Pain – Dinosaur Jr
  • Nearly Lost You – Screaming Trees
  • Teen Angst – Cracker
  • December – Collective Soul
  • Cumbersome – Seven Mary Three
  • Mr. E’s Beautiful Blues – Eels
  • Crazy – Seal
  • 6th Avenue Heartache – The Wallflowers
  • Under the Milky Way – The Church
  • Losing My Religion – R.E.M
  • Peaches – The Presidents of the United States of America
  • Shipping Up to Boston – Dropkick Murphys
  • Come As You Are – Nirvana
  • Hey Jealousy – Gin Blossoms
  • In the Meantime – Spacehog
  • Pepper – Butthole Surfers
  • Natural One – The Folk Implosion
  • Southside – Moby
  • Get Off This – Cracker
  • Tomorrow – Silverchair
  • Plowed – Sponge
  • Melt With You – Modern English
  • The World I Know – Collective Soul
  • The Promise – When In Rome
  • Epic – Faith No More
  • Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
  • Say It Ain’t So – Weezer
  • Personal Jesus – Depeche Mode
  • Take Me Out – Franz Ferdinand
  • Low – Cracker
  • The Distance – Cake
  • Fade Into You – Mazzy Star
  • Comedown – Bush
  • One Headlight – The Wallflowers
  • Connected – Stereo MC’s
  • Gold on the Ceiling – The Black Keys
  • Got You Were I Want You – The Flys
  • Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  • Alive – Pearl Jam
  • Where Did You Sleep Last Night – Nirvana
  • What I Got – Sublime
  • Learn to Fly – Foo Fighters
  • Six Underground – Sneaker Pimps
  • She Drives Me Crazy – Fine Young Cannibals
  • Counting Blue Cars – Dishwalla
  • Rush – Big Audio Dynamite

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