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Formed in 2006 in Victoria, Texas, Love Me Last is an acoustic project consisting of brothers John Paul and George Michael Ortiz. George’s passion for drawing, songwriting and poetry is fused with John Paul’s love for singing and guitar playing that helps form a truly distinct combination.
Performing as a solo act John Paul brings to life the poetic workings of his brother George Michael, reworking his poetry into musical compositions.
After the 2010 EP debut release of “Sorrow Filled Skies” the pair would embark on different ventures for a period of time, leading to a prolonged hiatus.
Now returning after 10 years away, they are now working on a follow-up album: “Out of All The Hearts in the World…She Found Yours.” (Feb. 2024 release date)
The first single from the forthcoming album “Paint You Pretty There”, is scheduled for Summer 2023 release.
John Paul is also continuing the musical project of Love Me Last by returning to live performances in the South Texas vicinity.
During his live performances as a solo acoustic act, John Paul covers a variety of styles/genres worked in a reimagined mellow setting: Classic/Modern Country, Folk, Singer-Songwriters, Classic Rock, 90’s alt, Pop and Motown, as well as originals from the debut album and songs from a forthcoming project.