Georgia Fields’ postcard-perfect pop combines the astral with the ordinary, earning her a reputation as one of Melbourne’s most admired artists.
Fields made her debut in 2007, with the independently released EP Drama on the High Seas of Emotion. With each cover hand-made from a vintage Little Golden Book, 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 Weekfor ABC Radio National and Melbourne’s Beat Magazine.
In the years following her album release, Fields toured nationally, performing numerous times for Queenscliff Music Festival, Apollo Bay Music Festival, and St Kilda Festival. In 2011 she delivered a sold-out showcase at The Famous Spiegeltent with her string quartet, and then shimmeyed her way onto our television sets with an appearance on SBS’ cult music program, RocKwiz.
As an arranger, Fields has composed the orchestral accompaniment for several independent album releases, including for artists Olympia and Greg Arnold (ex-Things of Stone & Wood). In 2013, Fields completely reimagined David Bowie’s seminal ‘Ziggy Stardust’ record, rearranging the entire album for string section and voice, and delivering two sold-out performances. Then for Melbourne Music Week 2013, Fields collaborated with a string quintet from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra to present a showcase of her work at The Toff In Town, with live projections from video artist Zeal.
Georgia Fields has been engaged as a keynote speaker at several Face the Music industry conferences, as well as celebrated literary event Women of Letters, and Cherchez La Femme – a monthly event discussing current affairs and popular culture from a feminist perspective. She has co-presented radio shows on Melbourne’s 3RRR FM, is a music mentor with The Push, and her writing has been twice published by Penguin. Georgia is currently working on her sophomore album.