Georgie Seville, NYC nightlife promoter, club owner & musician, RIP
Georgie Seville, nightlife promoter and musician, died on June 15. He -- like fellow LES/EV fixture Jesse Malin -- was an original member of D Generation, and played in many more NYC bands over the years. He owned Lower East Side club The Delancey and was well known as a NYC party promoter, having been part of such happenings as ON!, LUST, Motherfucker, Glam 2000 at Coney Island High and many more. Here's his official obituary:
Born Jorge Loaiza in Colombia, Georgie spent his childhood in New Jersey fostering his love of music and teaching himself guitar. He publicly became Georgie Seville as he rocked and rolled downtown New York City in many bands including The Cherries, Chewy, Sticky, D Generation, Running Red, The Downtowns, and High Rollers to name a few. Nitelife creations and collaborations including On!, Lust, Glam 2000, Mofo, The Delancey and The DL. He was a unique individual no matter which name you knew him by. Privately he was George Larosa, a loving son, brother, uncle and friend. Personally he was my love Georgie.
His fun loving attitude, handsome good looks, gregarious nature, infectious smile, impeccable sense of style, innate musical dexterity and unbounded generosity endeared him to all. He was never happier than when he had a guitar in hand writing a new song. Georgie lived an extraordinary life and so very sadly left this world suddenly on June 15, 2019.
His death was described by friends as shocking and unexpected, with one friend on Facebook saying the cause of death was a heart attack.
Rest in peace, Georgie. NYC will never be the same,
Read tributes from Justine D, Tiswas, Nicky Digital, Brooklyn Bazaar's Belvy K (who was in D Generation with Georgie), Murphy's Law frontman James Drescher, Thomas Onorato (Misshapes' Door Bitch) and more, along with funeral information below.
Georgie's viewings are this Sunday June 23rd 2-4 pm and 6-8pm at Greenwich Village Funeral Home, 199 Bleecker St.
Mass will be held Monday morning 10:30 am at Our Lady of Pompeii 25 Carmine St, then 12:15 at Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn