GEORGIA FIELDS & PHIA ANNOUNCE SKY AND SEA NATIONAL TOUR
Two of Melbourne’s brightest independent singer-songwriters are joining forces for their most expansive national tour to date.
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 2017, the Sky & 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 5 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 6 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 & Bounds Festival. The overwhelming success of this event galvanized 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.
SKY AND SEA TOUR DATES
Thursday 6 July – Suttons House of Music, Ballarat
Saturday 8 July – Major Toms, Kyneton
Thursday 13 July – Smith’s Alternative, Canberra
Friday 14 July – Candello Café, Candelo
Saturday 15 July – Tomerong Hall, Tomerong
Friday 21 July – The Milk Factory, Brisbane
Saturday 22 July – Night Quarter, Gold Coast
Sunday 23 July – Brunswick Picture House, Brunswick Heads (matinee)
Thursday 27 July – Oxford Arts Factory (Gallery), Sydney
Friday 28 July – The Unorthodox Church of Groove, Newcastle
Thursday 3 August – The Toff In Town, Melbourne
Saturday 5 August – Baby Black, Bacchus Marsh
Sunday 6 August - Old Castlemaine Gaol, Castlemaine (matinee)
Friday 11 August – The Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide
Saturday 12 August – Glen Helen Homestead Lodge, Alice Springs