Georgia Fair are supporting Lisa Mitchell on tour around Australia this April & May – BUY YOUR TICKETS HERE
Looking back, it makes sense that my first ever post was about Manyana, when I set up this blog in June 2008. Fast forward a year and five months later, I haven’t abandoned this blog and more importantly this first band I blogged about now get a second post.
Manyana is a name you may not be familiar with. Having changed the name in late 2008, the band is now known as Georgia Fair.
Common musical tastes and a passion for exploring and writing music drew Jordan Wilson (lead vocals, guitar and harmonica) and Ben Riley (vocals and guitar) together, which later resulted in Georgia Fair; an acoustic folk band with a unique sound.
2009 has seen this Sydney band support the likes of Alex Lloyd and most recently Oh Mercy, gain national attention with new single Picture Frames on the Masters (or Moove) tv ad, receive Triple J airplay and release a video for Picture Frames.
This month will see the release of Georgia Fair’s self titled EP; its release highly anticipated by both new and old fans. Special thanks to David Hume and Georgia Fair for sending me an advanced copy.
Opening with hit single, Picture Frames the EP grabs your attention at first listen while the upbeat second song, Real Man Hiding encourages you to keep listening. The new version of Something Easy will have you singing along in no time, the production and arrangement a huge improvement on the first demo. Baby Blues is one of the slower songs, which adds a refreshing change to the EP but before you get to relaxed, Juanita starts, and with its upbeat catchy lyrics it’s soon to be a favourite. Final song December has also received a make over, so to speak, suggesting Georgia Fair have grown as songwriters and performers. Just when you think the EP is over, bonus track Simple Man begins, it’s somewhat candid recording shows a more organic side to Georgia Fair. As the song ends you’re left wanting to hear more; a perfect ending for this debut EP.
- Picture Frames
- Real Man Hiding
- Something Easy
- Baby Blues
- Simple Man (hidden bonus track)
The EP is out October 16th but you can pre-order now from JB Hi-Fi. And while you wait for it to arrive, why not buy Picture Frames from Itunes.
I compared Jordan’s voice to Whitley in my first post and now you can see Georgia Fair support Whitley – Nov 23th, 24th, 25th and 27th but it doesn’t stop there, they’ll support Kate Miller-Heidke on Nov 13th, 15th, 20th, 22nd, 28th. Full gig details on myspace.
Next month will mark 2 years since the first listen and as I reflect on what I wrote in my first post “(Something Easy) is a small sample of what the band could achieve in the future, just give them a few more years to really refine their lyrics and music” it seems Georgia Fair are proving me right.