Bio

I am a singer-songwriter from Barcelona (Catalonia). Maybe I’m not a very good singer and I neither write many songs. But above all, I love playing and making music. It’s my life.

My real name is Jordi Calmet Xartó. For many years (since 2000 actually) I’ve been using the artistic name “Jorcx”, which is not really an artistic name but just my name condensed or compacted and I pronounce it more or less like “George”. From 2010 on, however, I’ve also showed up with this nickname “George Busker” which I invented myself in order to distinguish between my career singing in Catalan and my appearances in English. But the truth is that I use them both, though lately I’m inclined to adopt the George Busker alias because it sounds better and now it gives name to this website, and possibly to some new releases in the future. So, anyway…

These are my records so far:

ALBUMS

  • 2016. Cançons Poètiques (Jorcx) – EP
  • 2014. Acords En Vers (Jordi Calmet & Mireia Companys) – EP
  • 2013. El Mestre Margarit (Jorcx)
  • 2012. Com Un Sol Home (Jorcx) – EP
  • 2011. Ara Com Ara (Jorcx)
  • 2009. En Resum 2000-09 (Jorcx)
  • 2008. Aposta Per Knopfler (Jorcx)
  • 2007. Tot Sol i De Bona Lluna (Jorcx)
  • 2006. Jorcx Interpreta Cohen
  • 2006. CataKumbes (Jorcx & Lauri) – DEMO
  • 2004. Doble Joc (Jorcx)
  • 2003. Racons Del Temps (Jorcx)
  • 2002. Cançons D’Aquí (Jorcx) – DEMO
  • 2002. Jorcx 2002 – DEMO
  • 2001. Històries Alienes (Jorcx)
  • 2001. L’illa Del Somni (Jorcx) – DEMO
  • 2000. Jorcx – DEMO

ARTISTIC PROJECTS

  • 2010-17… George Busker
  • 2000-17… Jorcx
  • 2014. Acords En Vers – POETRY & SONGS
  • 2011-14. Alquimístics – DIRE STRAITS COVERS
  • 2006-10. CataKumbes – CATALAN COVERS
  • 1998-99. Love-Six
  • 1996-97. Gemini
  • 1991-92. The Res

JOBS, STUDIES, ETC.

  • 1996-2017… Musician / Songwriter
  • 2011-17… App Developer in iOS
  • 2004-14. Actor / Extra / Model
  • 2003-08. Music Productions (IACP)
  • 2002-03. Media MBA (URL)
  • 2000-02. Software Consultant (HPC)
  • 2000. Night Shift Manager (PMW)
  • 1999. Marketing Assistant (MYC)
  • 1998-99. Final Project in Sweden (LUT)
  • 1993-98. Industrial Organisation Engineer (UPC)

 

TOP LISTS OF FAVOURITE THINGS

These may change, grow or shrink from time to time.
The order is just alphabetical or chronological.

FAVOURITE ARTISTS

  • Al Stewart
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bruce Springsteen
  • Dire Straits
  • Eric Clapton
  • Ia & Batiste
  • Jackson Browne
  • Jaume Sisa
  • Joan Manuel Serrat
  • Joe Cocker
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Mark Knopfler
  • The Notting Hillbillies
  • Sade
  • Sílvia Comes & Lídia Pujol
  • Simon & Garfunkel
  • Sopa De Cabra
  • Sting

FAVOURITE STUDIO ALBUMS

  • Blonde On Blonde (Bob Dylan, 1966)
  • Pet Sounds (The Beach Boys, 1966)
  • Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967)
  • Liebeslied (Toti Soler, 1972)
  • Per Al Meu Amic (Joan Manuel Serrat, 1973)
  • Desire (Bob Dylan, 1975)
  • Chichonera’s Cat (Ia & Batiste, 1975)
  • Year Of The Cat (Al Stewart, 1976)
  • Moto Clua (1978)
  • Communiqué (Dire Straits, 1979)
  • Blau De Roig (N’Gai N’Gai, 1987)
  • I’m Your Man (Leonard Cohen, 1988)
  • The Ghost Of Tom Joad (Bruce Springsteen, 1995)
  • Esfera Malheur (Ia & Batiste, 1995)
  • Banda Sonora D’Un Temps D’Un País (Joan Manuel Serrat, 1996)
  • Organic (Joe Cocker, 1996)
  • Time Out Of Mind (Bob Dylan, 1997)
  • Respira (Els Pets, 2001)
  • Sailing To Philadelphia (Mark Knopfler, 2001)
  • Agost (Els Pets, 2004)
  • Shangri-La (Mark Knopfler, 2004)

FAVOURITE LIVE ALBUMS

  • Sinatra At The Sands (Frank Sinatra & Count Basie, 1966)
  • Live From New York City (Simon & Garfunkel, 1967)
  • Hard Rain (Bob Dylan, 1976)
  • Field Commander Cohen (Leonard Cohen, 1979)
  • The Concert In Central Park (Simon & Garfunkel, 1981)
  • Alchemy (Dire Straits, 1983)
  • Serrat En Directo (Joan Manuel Serrat, 1984)
  • Rhymes In Rooms (Al Stewart & Peter White, 1992)
  • Unplugged (Eric Clapton, 1992)
  • En Directe (Ia & Batiste, 1993)
  • Cohen Live (Leonard Cohen, 1994)
  • Unplugged (Bod Dylan, 1995)
  • La Nit Dels Anys (Sopa De Cabra, 1997)
  • Directament (Gossos, 1998)
  • All This Time (Sting, 2001)
  • Live In Dublin (Bruce Springsteen & The Sessions Band, 2006)
  • Real Live Roadrunning (Mark Knopfler & Emmylou Harris, 2006)
  • Dos Pájaros De Un Tiro (Serrat & Sabina, 2007)
  • One Man Band (James Taylor, 2007)
  • Uncorked (Al Stewart & Dave Nachmanoff, 2009)

FAVOURITE SONGS

Alfie (Burt Bacharach)
All Along The Watchtower (Bob Dylan)
Al Matí Just A Trenc D’Alba (Pau Riba)
Amanda (Víctor Jara)
America (Simon & Garfunkel)
American Pie (Don McLean)
Amiga Callada (Toti Soler)
Amor A Fons Perdut (Sau)
Amor Particular (Lluís Llach)
Anna e Marco (Lucio Dalla)
A Place Where We Used To Live (Mark Knopfler)
Aquell Carreró (N’Gai N’Gai)
Arthur’s Theme (Christopher Cross)
A Thousand Kisses Deep (Leonard Cohen)
Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen)
A Whiter Shade Of Pale (Procol Harum)
Bennie & The Jets (Elton John)
Beware Of Darkness (George Harrison)
Bloquejats (Sopa De Cabra)
Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon & Garfunkel)
Broadway Hotel (Al Stewart)
Brothers In Arms (Dire Straits)
El Cabaret Galàctic (Jaume Sisa)
Careless Whisper (George Michael)
Caruso (Lucio Dalla)
Cercles (Sau)
Clara (Joan Baptista Humet)
Com Anar Al Cel i Tornar (Els Pets)
El Comptador D’Estrelles (Jaume Sisa)
Com Un Puny (Raimon)
Coristes i Numismàtics (Jaume Sisa)
La Curva Del Morrot (Gato Pérez)
The Dangling Conversation (Simon & Garfunkel)
Del Balcó De Casa (Els Pets)
Dos Amants Al Sena (Ia & Batiste)
Easy (Lionel Richie)
Ebony & Ivory (Paul McCartney & Stevie Wonder)
Emmanuelle (Pierre Bachelet)
Englishman In New York (Sting)
És Quan Dormo Que Hi Veig Clar (Joan Manuel Serrat)
Estranya Història (N’Gai N’Gai)
Esqueix De Cançó (Ia & Batiste)
Esos Ojos Negros (Duncan Dhu)
Everybody Knows (Leonard Cohen)
Everybody Pays (Mark Knopfler)
Eye Of The Tiger (Survivor)
Famous Blue Raincoat (Leonard Cohen)
First We Take Manhattan (Leonard Cohen)
Flor Metàl·lica (N’Gai N’Gai)
The Fool On The Hill (The Beatles)
For You (Bruce Springsteen)
4th July, Asbury Park (Bruce Springsteen)
Fragile (Sting)
The Future (Leonard Cohen)
The Galaxy Song (Eric Idle)
Girl From The North Country (Bob Dylan)
Goodbye Yellow Brick Road (Elton John)
Han Tancat La Rambla (Jaume Sisa)
Heatwave (Martha & The Vandellas)
Helena (Joan Manuel Serrat)
Highway 29 (Bruce Springsteen)
L’Home Dibuixat (Orquestra Plateria & Rocky Muntanyola)
Hores Bruixes (Sopa De Cabra)
Hurricane (Bob Dylan)
I’m Your Man (Leonard Cohen)
It Never Rains (Dire Straits)
It’s Easy To Say (Henry Mancini)
It’s Not Unusual (Tom Jones)
Jezebel (Sade)
Jim (Maria Del Mar Bonet & Manel Camp)
Jo Penso En Tu (Pau Riba)
Kissing A Fool (George Michael)
Lady Writer (Dire Straits)
Land Of Hope And Dreams (Bruce Springsteen)
Layla (Derek & The Dominos)
Let The Healing Begin (Joe Cocker)
Levon (Elton John)
The Long And Winding Road (The Beatles)
The Long Highway (Mark Knopfler)
Lo Noto (Hombres G)
Lovesick (Bob Dylan)
El Llarg i Lluent Camí (Ia & Batiste)
Mad About You (Sting)
Me & Mrs. Jones (Billy Paul)
Meglio Stasera (Henry Mancini)
Menuda (Joan Manuel Serrat)
Mercè (Maria Del Mar Bonet)
Mercy Mercy Me (Marvin Gaye)
Metroland (Mark Knopfler)
Midas Shadow (Al Stewart)
Missatge (Sílvia Comes & Lídia Pujol)
More Than This (Roxy Music)
Nancy (Leonar Cohen)
N’Gai N’Gai (N’Gai N’Gai)
Ningú No Comprèn Ningú (La Trinca)
No És Més Que El Plor (Moto Clua)
No Ordinary Love (Sade)
No Volíem Fer-nos Grans (Sau)
Once Upon A Time In The West (Dire Straits)
One Of Us Cannot Be Wrong (Leonard Cohen)
Old Friends (Simon & Garfunkel)
Old Love (Eric Clapton)
Our Shangri-La (Mark Knopfler)
Pájaros De Barro (Manolo García)
Pallarès (Ia & Batiste)
Parlant-me De Tu (Raimon)
The Partisan (Leonard Cohen)
Passaran Uns Anys (Sopa De Cabra)
Per Primer Cop (La Trinca)
Planet Of New Orleans (Dire Straits)
Portobello Belle (Dire Straits)
Posterior (Moto Clua)
The Pretender (Jackson Browne)
Private Dancer (Tina Turner)
The Promise (Bruce Springsteen)
Pueblo Blanco (Joan Manuel Serrat)
Punky’s Dilemma (Simon & Garfunkel)
Quan Es Faci Fosc (Sopa De Cabra)
Quan Et Sentis De Marbre (Gossos)
Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head (Burt Bacharach)
Rene & Georgette Magritte With Their Dog After The War (Paul Simon)
Res No És Mesquí (Joan Manuel Serrat)
Ride Across The River (Dire Straits)
The River (Bruce Springsteen)
The Road To Hell (Chris Rea)
Romeo And Juliet (Dire Straits)
Sad-Eyed Lady Of The Lowlands (Bob Dylan)
The Second Time Around (Frank Sinatra)
Shooting Star (Bob Dylan)
Si Véns (Ja T’Ho Diré)
Single-Handed Sailor (Dire Straits)
So Long Marianne (Leonard Cohen)
The Sound Of Silence (Simon & Garfunkel)
Space Oddity (David Bowie)
Spirit In The Night (Bruce Springsteen)
Stairway To Heaven (Led Zeppelin)
Still Got The Blues (Gary Moore)
Sultans Of Swing (Dire Straits)
Telegraph Road (Dire Straits)
These Days (Jackson Browne)
Through The Barricades (Spandau Ballet)
Tunnel Of Love (Dire Straits)
Two Hearts (Phil Collins)
La Última Canción (Duncan Dhu)
Una Calle De París (Duncan Dhu)
Vincent (Don McLean)
What’s Going On (Marvin Gaye)
When Tomorrow Comes (Eurythmics)
While My Guitar Gently Weeps (George Harrison)
Wrapped Around Your Finger (The Police)
Year Of The Cat (Al Stewart)
You Are So Beautiful (Joe Cocker)
You’re A Big Girl Now (Bob Dylan)
Your Latest Trick (Dire Straits)
Your Own Sweet Way (The Notting Hillbillies)

FAVOURITE MOVIES

  • Come September (Robert Mulligan, 1961)
  • The Pink Panther (Blake Edwards, 1963)
  • Charade (Stanley Donen, 1963)
  • The Wicker Man (Robin Hardy, 1973)
  • 10 (Blake Edwards, 1979)
  • Raiders Of The Lost Ark (Steven Spielberg, 1981)
  • Blade Runner (Ridley Scott, 1982)
  • The Meaning Of Life (Monty Python, 1983)
  • Back To The Future (Robert Zemeckis, 1985)
  • The Color Of Money (Martin Scorsese, 1986)
  • Wall Street (Oliver Stone, 1987)
  • The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987)
  • When Harry Met Sally (Rob Reiner, 1989)
  • The Fabulous Baker Boys (Steve Kloves, 1989)
  • Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1992)
  • Peter’s Friends (Kenneth Branagh, 1993)
  • Exotica (Atom Egoyan, 1994)
  • Before Sunrise (Richard Linklater, 1995)
  • Beautiful Girls (Ted Demme, 1996)
  • Stealing Beauty (Bernardo Bertolucci, 1996)
  • Contact (Robert Zemeckis, 1997)
  • Eyes Wide Shut (Stanley Kubrick, 1999)
  • Swimming Pool (François Ozon, 2003)
  • Lost In Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2004)
  • Madrid 1987 (David Trueba, 2011)
  • Begin Again (John Carney, 2014)

FAVOURITE BOOKS

  • The Shadow Over Innsmouth (H.P.Lovecraft, 1931)
  • The Master And Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov, 1940)
  • Metroland (Julian Barnes, 1980)
  • Small World (David Lodge, 1984)
  • Contact (Carl Sagan, 1985)
  • Therapy (David Lodge, 1995)
  • Thinks (David Lodge, 2001)
  • The Possibility Of An Island (Michel Houellebecq, 2005)