This winter, Georgia Fields is teaming up with live-looping wunderkind Phia for a run of 15 dates across the country. The Sky and Sea Tour, taking place throughout July and August, will see these two unique singer-songwriters lend their distinctive sound to each other’s material, as they accompany one another on everything from kalimba to casio, electric guitar to tambourine.
The tour name is a reference to their recent albums, both respectively released in 2016. Phia explains, "Last year I released my debut LP The Ocean of Everything, and Georgia gave us her second record Astral Debris... I thought 'Sky and Sea' had a lovely symmetry and tied our album titles together in an evocative way."
Fields and Phia met randomly at a Paris open mic night almost 6 years ago. Both hailing from Melbourne, Phia had recently relocated to the cultural mecca of Berlin, and Fields was temporarily adventuring across Europe. The chance encounter sparked a strong creative friendship, with Fields later inviting Phia to guest on the Astral Debris single Open Orange, and Phia writing an arrangement of Fields’ track Hood and the Hunter for her community choir Melbourne Indie Voices, who performed the song live for Clare Bowditch on ABC Radio National.
"After working as a solo, self-managed artist for 10 years, teaming up with Phia for this run of shows is incredibly refreshing", says Fields. "I was very competitive with other female musicians when I was younger, and my friendship with Phia has taught me that women actually make the most formidable allies."
For dates, tickets, and more info visit: www.skyandseatour.com.