Womad 2019 eoi
"Georgia Fields dreams in fantastic Technicolor. Darkly-coded collisions of fairytale and myth... Plain speaking love songs swelling with strings... Irrepressible." ★★★★ – The Sydney Morning Herald
Georgia Fields combines the astral with the ordinary, earning her a reputation as one of our brightest voices in indie-folk. Brimming with an intoxicating melodicism, her critically acclaimed song-craft draws on influences as far-reaching as Greek mythology, lunar folklore and the succulent anatomy of citrus fruits. Georgia's captivating solo show is full of wit and wonder, as she wields an eclectic palette of sounds – from vintage casios and shimmering omnichords, to vocal loops, percussion and electric guitar.
Georgia Fields 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), Georgia assembled her 11-piece 'Mini-Indie-Orchestra', 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 produced in collaboration with Tim Shiel (Gotye; Spirit Level Records), and featured on PBS and Triple R community radio, garnering critical acclaim including a 4-star review in The Sydney Morning Herald.
Ever the sonic shape-shifter, in 2017 Georgia unveiled Afloat, Adrift: a stunning retrospective album recorded live with The Andromeda String Quartet. Raw and visceral, yet sweeping with an old-world romance, Afloat, Adrift features new string quartet arrangements of material spanning her 10-year career. This wildly evocative collision-of-worlds sees Fields’ unmistakable indie-pop charm combine with Andromeda’s artful and ethereal string accompaniment in a breathtaking, immersive live show.
Stream Georgia's entire discography on her Bandcamp page.
- Festival of Voices, Hobart: solo showcase as part of the 'Up Close & Personal' series at Rosny Barn (2018).
- 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).
- Multiple appearances at Queenscliff Music Festival with 'Mini-Indie-Orchestra' (2008).
- Multiple appearances at St Kilda Festival (2007 and 2009).