Musical duo’s double delight

Georgia Fields and Phia will be performing at Kirks Place in Point Lonsdale. 170328

Two of Melbourne’s brightest independent singer-songwriters are joining forces for their most expansive national tour to date and will be performing in Point Lonsdale.
Indie-pop chameleon Georgia Fields and live-looping wunderkind Phia present a very special evening of musical dexterity, as they share the stage and each other’s songs – accompanying one another on everything from kalimba to casio, electric guitar to tambourine.
Expect luscious harmonies, world-class song-craft, and impromptu audience participation.
Hitting the road through July and August, the Sky and Sea Tour will see these two unique artists lend their distinctive sound to each other’s material, as they reimagine songs from Fields’ Astral Debris and Phia’s The Ocean of Everything albums, both respectively released in 2016.
Touring the vast landscape of Australia is an enormous undertaking, especially for an independent artist.
Phia says: “When Georgia and I were talking about how challenging it is to tour solo, I thought: why don’t we give it a go together? As a fan, I love it when my favourite musicians collaborate – you get to see their work in a totally different light. I lived in Berlin for five years and was incredibly inspired by the DIY arts scene over there, it’s very much about building a community and making genuine connections with people.”
Fields and Phia met randomly at a Paris open mic night almost six years ago; Fields was on a working holiday, and Phia had just relocated to Berlin. This serendipitous encounter sparked an ongoing creative friendship, with Fields later inviting Phia to be a guest artist on her single ‘Open Orange’ (a international collaboration that took place entirely over email).
When Phia moved back to Melbourne in 2016, they presented a co-headline Single Launch at The Gasometer Hotel for the Leaps and Bounds Festival. The overwhelming success of this event galvanised their electric onstage charisma, planting the seed for this tour.
And now, Fields and Phia’s creative love affair continues. With new albums under their belts and a growing national audience, the pair presents an exciting, collaborative set that showcases their formidable skills as songwriters, vocalists, and multi-instrumentalists.
The duo will be performing at Kirks Place, Point Lonsdale on Sunday 30 July. For more info see www.skyandseatour.com

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