"Georgia Fields dreams in fantastic Technicolor. Darkly-coded collisions of fairytale and myth... Plain speaking love songs, swelling with strings... Irrepressible pop." - The Age ****
Georgia Fields’ postcard-perfect pop combines the astral with the ordinary, earning her a reputation as one of Melbourne’s brightest independent artists.
The eclectic songbird has collaborated with a string section from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, appeared on television’s RocKwiz alongside living legend Normie Rowe, and once sung a duet with Godfather of Grunge Kim Salmon on the Queenscliff Music Festival main stage.
Most recently Fields worked with acclaimed electronic producer Tim Shiel (Gotye; Bertie Blackman; Telling) on her celebrated second album Astral Debris (out now via MGM). Ambitious, boldly orchestrated and emotionally rich, the record features a guest appearance from DIY art-pop melodist PHIA as well as the sweep and splendour of a live string section. Astral Debris is glitter and grunt; shimmer and sweat; lipstick and blood.
Fields first made her mark on the Melbourne music scene in 2007, with her independently released EP Drama on the High Seas of Emotion. Each cover was hand-made from a vintage Little Golden Book, and Fields soon sold out of three re-pressings. A string of festival shows followed, and in 2010 Fields was awarded a grant from Arts Victoria to produce her first full-length album, featuring lush orchestral arrangements and a 15-piece ensemble of strings, brass, woodwind, tuned percussion, and even the percussive whirr of a cordless drill. The self-titled LP was released to critical acclaim, being named Album of the Week for ABC Radio National and Melbourne’s Beat Magazine.
As a composer, Fields has written string arrangements for many esteemed Australian artists, including ARIA-award winning vocalist Anthony Callea, Triple J darling Olympia, and country-soul goddess Suzannah Espie. In 2014, Fields re-imagined David Bowie's seminal Ziggy Stardust for string quartet and voice, and was subsequently invited to perform her visionary re-working live as part of ACMI's 'David Bowie Is' exhibition.
In 2016 Fields made her debut as film composer with her first original score for feature-length documentary Winter at Westbeth (Unicorn Films), which screened at Sydney Film Festival, MIFF and the prestigious DOC NYC festival. Directed by award-winning cinematic storyteller Rohan Spong, the film chronicles a year in the lives of three elderly yet vibrant artists co-residing at Westbeth Artist Housing in New York City. Screen Daily UK heralded Winter at Westbeth as "life-affirming", declaring that "first-time film composer Georgia Fields’ score is similarly sweeping yet delicate”.
Georgia Fields has been engaged as a keynote speaker at several music industry conferences, including Face the Music and the Telstra Road To Discovery 'Boot Camp'. She has lectured in songwriting and composition at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne Polytechnic and RMIT, and co-hosted shows on Triple R Community Radio. Her speech at celebrated literary event ‘Women of Letters’ was published by Penguin in a collection of short stories alongside work from Noni Hazelhurst, Tim Rogers, Judith Lucy, Paul Kelly and Claudia Karvan.