Whether playing solo or with her mini-indie-orchestra, Georgia Fields charms audiences with her blend of timeless pop, vintage folk, and unconventional instrumentation. Her live band can extend to include a string quartet, brass quintet, clarinet, piano, glockenspiel, melodica, guitar, ukulele, bass, drums, and vibraphone… As well as a confused children’s toy, a lemonade can, and a cordless drill.
Georgia’s debut EP, Drama on the High Seas of Emotion, was independently released in December 2007 to stellar reviews in printed press and radio alike. With each album cover personally handcrafted from a Little Golden Book, Georgia soon sold out. The EP’s title-track peaked at number 4 on Triple J’s Unearthed Pop Charts, and was also featured on ABC 774, Triple J, 3RRR, and Joy FM.
With her acoustic ensemble in tow, Georgia delighted spectators at The Queenscliff Music Festival (2007, 2008), The Apollo Bay Music Festival (2008), and The St Kilda Festival (2008, 2009). In March 2008, ABC Radio’s Coodabeens Sunday evening program invited Georgia to perform a showcase of the EP live-to-air, which was broadcast nationally. Her song ‘Little Vices’ has since featured on the ABC Compilation Album, Underneath The Radar. Both of her mini-indie-orchestra shows at Melbourne’s Manchester Lane were consecutively sold out.
2009 has seen Georgia collaborate with local artist Cilla Jane to present ‘Folk Fiesta’, a boutique acoustic festival featuring an array of independant acoustic acts. She has also been selected to support the likes of Abby Dobson and Angie Hart. Georgia’s most recent mini-indie-orchestra show at The Thornbury Theatre was a gorgeous display of her ability to effortlessly combine the childlike naivety of experimental sounds with mature and considered orchestral arrangements (composed in collaboration with her dear musical partner, Judith Hamann).
Buoyed by the success of her Drama... EP, Georgia has set sail for uncharted waters, with the production of her debut full-length album. Collaborators include multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire, Judith Hamann (cello, harp, vocals, piano, and more)... Engineer whizkid Myles Mumford (Lamplight; Martin Martini & The Bone Palace Orchestra)... with ARIA & APRA-awarded Greg Arnold of Australian folk/rock institution Things of Stone and Wood in the producer’s seat (Carus; Skipping Girl Vinegar).
The first single from this album is One Finger, the cheeky tale of a fight for the upper hand in a passive-aggressive friendship. Bonus material on the disc includes (amongst other goodies) an unlikely ‘stadium glock’ version of the Gunners classic Sweet Child O’ Mine. Tying in with the ‘house of cards’ artwork, each limited edition One Finger single will come with a unique collectable vintage playing card.