Thank You George is a mix of minor chords and loop machines, of electronic spheres and walls of sound, of Folk and Indie, Rock and Pop. The project was originally founded by guitarist, singer and songwriter Phil in 2014. His collaboration with bass player Ali and drummer Jan marks the latest chapter in the band's history, turning it into the trio that it somehow always wanted to be. Their music is glass-half-empty, it is profound and sad, plenty and splendid. It comes to live through waves and lyrics, its pushing silence and epic endings. It is glass-half-empty, profound and sad, plenty and splendid.


Thank You George ist ein Mix aus Moll-Akkorden und Loop Maschinen, aus elektronischen Klangteppichen und Soundwänden, aus Folk und Indie, Rock und Pop. 2014 von Gitarrist und Singer-Songwriter Philipp Bruns gegründet ist das Bandprojekt in der Zwischenzeit zu dem Trio angewachsen, das diese Musik irgendwie immer gebraucht hat. Im Zusammenspiel mit Basser Ali und Drummer Jan lebt sie von ihren Wellen und ihren Texten, ihrer treibenden Stille und den epischen Enden. Sie ist Glass-halb-leer, nachdenklich und melancholisch. Sie ist laut und leise, viel und schön.

Band foto of Thank You George. It shows the three band members Alexander Meyer, Jan Hendrik Schnoor and Philipp Bruns.
Thank You George are Ali, Jan and Phil. The photo was taken by Martin A. Streit right before going on stage at Knust Hamburg in January 2016.


Please find Thank You George's music below. To listen to the latest ideas, snippets and recordings please follow the band on Soundcloud.

Bleed Towards The Light

Released in March 2016

In March 2016 the band released their very first studio album "Bleed Towards The Light". It contains songs about traveling and songs about staying, songs about holding on to all things grey and songs about longing for the light. It's stories were compiled out of fragments and themes and lyrics and chords, all brought into the band by singer and songwriter Phil. He carried them home from his travels, from somewhere in between hostels and trains, hammocks and busses, exciting cities and gorgeous beaches.

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The world is mine

Established in June 2016

After the release of 'Bleed Towards The Light' it seemed like a logical consequence that the next chapter of the band's biography would start with a departure. With the need for something new. With a break and a long trip. That's why Thank You George's guitarist, singer and songwriter Phil initiated the recording project The World Is Mine in May 2016. For more than a year it evolved around his travels through the Middle- and Far East and around the songs and themes, samples and fragments, ideas and licks he recorded, published and sent home for his band and their producer, Kiezkojote's Toby Lelushko, to work on.

On 13 June 2017 the songwriting and recording project 'The World Is Mine' let to the release of an EP in progress: A collection of 8 preliminary tracks created over 12 months in 18 countries, bridging a maximum of 10.000 kilometers and 8 time zones.

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Please find below a selection of videos recorded here and there a long the way. To follow our YouTube channel, please click here.


This is the video for "Sky / Ocean", the second song from our EP in progress "The World Is Mine". It was shot partly by Jan, Ali and Kiezkojote's Toby Lelushko in our rehearsal room in Hamburg, and partly by myself while traveling Georgia, Turkey, Russia, Mongolia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and the Philippines.


This is the video for "Half", the first song from the band's debut album "Bleed Towards The Light". It was recorded while producing the record at S8-Studios Hamburg.


This is the video for "Styx", the second song from the band's debut album "Bleed Towards The Light". The video was captured during their show at Tonfink Lübeck.


This is the video for "Island", track number six on the band's debut album "Bleed Towards The Light". The video was captured during their album release show at Knust Hamburg.


Past shows

  • 2014
  • January 25 / "Greyscale" / Oberhafengalerie Hamburg
  • March 3 / Clubkinder Klanglabor / Nochtspeicher Hamburg
  • April 2 / Bar Rossi Hamburg
  • May 27 / Instagram Walk / Millerntor Gallery Hamburg
  • June 2 / Pony Bar Hamburg
  • June 5 / Zwick Altona Hamburg
  • June 18 / Bar 227 Hamburg
  • July 7 / Altonale Hamburg
  • July 16 / Lütte Deern Hamburg
  • July 22 / Astrastube Hamburg
  • August 14 / Clubkinder stage / Dockville Festival Hamburg
  • September 9 / Luxus7 Hamburg
  • 2015
  • April 17 / Hard Rock Café Hamburg
  • June 11 / Astra Stube Hamburg
  • July 2 / Millerntor Gallery Hamburg
  • July 25 / Pooca Bar Hamburg
  • November 25 / Bar Rossi Hamburg
  • 2016
  • January 18 / Knust Hamburg
  • February 20 / Tonfink Lübeck
  • March 19 / Zosch Berlin
  • March 31 / Album Release / Knust Hamburg
  • April 08 / Litfaß Oldenburg
  • April 27 / Barbarabar Hamburg

Upcoming shows

    There are no more shows to show for the foreseeable future. For booking requests, please contact us.