Highly active in local affairs affecting Clapham, George is treasurer and a founder member of the Clapham Common Management Advisory Committee (CCMAC). While studying for a BA(Hons) at Cardiff University he also studied singing at the Welsh College of Music and Drama and subsequently left his career in teaching to become a professional opera singer and has sung tenor roles in European Opera Houses including Opera de Nice and Opera de Monte-Carlo plus music festivals at Orange, Florence, Siena and Messina. Since 1990 he has sung regularly at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, and toured with them globally. He is also the organiser of a highly successful quartet of singers called The Garden Consort which has performed to great acclaim at venues across the UK and abroad. He and his wife Angela live on Clapham Common Southside.