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George Merrill

San Francisco, CA, USA
George is a singer/songwriter/producer hailing from the Seattle area. Along with his songwriting partner Shannon Rubicam, they penned songs for Whitney Houston ("How Will I Know" and "I Wanna Dance With Somebody"), Smokey Robinson, Dolly Parton, Bette Midler and Deniece Williams. George has also co-written with Danny O’Keefe, Holly Near, Roch Voisinne and many others.

Together with Shannon, George formed the band Boy Meets Girl. It was during this time that the duo wrote the hit singles "Oh Girl" and “Waiting For A Star To Fall” as well as releasing four full length albums.

In the last few years he's written four songs with the legendary Thom Bell, produced the debut album for Australian writer Ian Hopkinson, and written over 15 songs with Western storyteller Larry Kenneth Potts. Recently George enjoyed a co-write with Graham Nash titled “A Better Life”. You can also hear Canadian band These Kids Wear Crowns with their cover of "I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)" on a radio station near you!

Residing north of San Francisco, he is currently learning Ableton Live, and finding applications of web-based media to implement for Boy Meets Girl and his writing/producing projects. And improving his aim(archery).