Darwin Festival: Expression of interest
"Georgia Fields dreams in fantastic Technicolor. Darkly-coded collisions of fairytale and myth... Plain speaking love songs swelling with strings... Irrepressible pop. ★★★★" – The Sydney Morning Herald
Brimming with an intoxicating melodicism, Georgia Fields’ postcard-perfect pop combines the astral with the ordinary, earning her a reputation as one of Melbourne's brightest singer-songwriters. Her stellar song-craft draws on influences as far-reaching as Greek mythology, lunar folklore and the succulent anatomy of citrus fruits. Featuring an eclectic menagerie of vintage casios, electric guitar, and vocal loops, Fields' captivating solo show is full of wit and wonder: “intelligent, seductive and touched by a vividly-blooming magic” (The Autumn Roses, USA).
Georgia has been performing, producing and releasing original music independently for over a decade. Following the release of her acclaimed 2007 debut EP Drama on the High Seas of Emotion (with over 700 album covers lovingly hand-made from vintage Little Golden Books), Fields assembled an 11-piece 'Mini-Indie-Orchestra', made a slew of festival appearances, performed on national television for SBS’ RocKwiz, and continues to tour nationally. Her 2010 self-titled Georgia Fields LP was named Album of the Week for ABC Radio National and Beat Magazine. 2016's highly anticipated Astral Debris album was featured on PBS and Triple R community radio, and awarded four stars by The Sydney Morning Herald. The Herald Sun declared Astral Debris "her finest, most expansive work yet."
Georgia Fields with The Andromeda String Quartet
Ever the sonic shape-shifter, in 2017 Fields began a collaboration with The Andromeda String Quartet. Their evocative live show melts the boundaries between chamber-folk, contemporary-classical and art-pop in an adventurous collision of worlds. In November they unveiled Afloat, Adrift, a stunning retrospective album recorded live at Newmarket Studios in Melbourne. Breaths between bows and creaks from the upright piano can be heard amongst the lush string arrangements, on what could be Fields’ most intimate and emotionally affecting vocal performance yet. Raw and visceral, yet sweeping with an old-world romance, Afloat, Adrift features new string quartet versions of material spanning her 10-year career. The Andromeda Quartet is: Natasha Conrau (violin), Ruby Paskas (violin), Susanna Ling (viola) and Charlotte Jacke (cello).
- East-cost Afloat, Adrift tour with string quartet, including a performance at Sydney's boutique live music series 'High Tea' (SOLD OUT + waiting list) (2017).
- National 'Sky and Sea' tour with fellow Melbourne singer-songwriter Phia. 19 performances across six states states and territories, including a headline performance at Queensland's NightQuarter main stage (outdoor event with over 1,000 in attendance) (2017).
- Open Orange single launch at The Gasometer Hotel main room for Leaps & Bounds festival (2016).
- Performance at ACMI Melbourne for the 'David Bowie Is' exhibition, on tour from the V&A in London (2015).
- Live performance with string quintet from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra for Melbourne Music Week (2013).
- Headline show with string quartet at The Famous Spiegeltent, Arts Centre Melbourne (SOLD OUT) (2012).
- National television appearance on SBS' RocKwiz, alongside Normie Rowe (2011).
- Main stage performance at Apollo Bay Music Festival with 11-piece 'Mini-Indie-Orchestra' (2011).
- Main stage appearance at Queenscliff Music Festival with RocKwiz Live, alongside Kim Salmon and Alexander Gow (2012).
- Multiple appearances at Queenscliff Music Festival with 9-piece 'Mini-Indie-Orchestra' (2008).
- St Kilda Festival (2007 and 2009).