Getting a call to join John Fogerty’s band was a career-defining moment in George’s life and it threw him into the fire. Learning forty songs in a week and only two eight-hour rehearsals before walking on stage in front of 10,000 people at the first show of many was a challenge but earned him the respect of people he looked up to. Sharing the stage with John was a thrill, and the chance to share a stage with Paul McCartney and perform on Letterman, Leno, and The View was something he could only dream about.
From 1999 to 2008 George was the lead singer and guitarist for the alternative rock group Moaning Lisa. Putting out two full lengths and an EP (under the name Culture Killers), the band toured the Midwest extensively before moving to Los Angeles.
In 2015 George created the musical Christmas Ain’t A Drag, a fun-filled show about four lives that intersect in a nightclub on Christmas Eve with original music inspired by the Brian Setzer Orchestra Christmas Show and other big band music of the era. Christmas Ain’t A Drag starred Billy Blanks, Jr. and featured Music Director Bob Malone (John Fogerty, Ringo Starr) where it debuted at the legendary Cutting Room in New York City in 2019 to rave revues. Theater Pizzaz called it a “Holly jolly holiday spectacular!”
George has spent the last few years producing artists (like singer-songwriter David Luther) as well as releasing five albums of his own material including the acclaimed Radiant Man (2015).