Interview: Jordan Wilson (Georgia Fair)

Sydney born folk duo Georgia Fair have recently been out on tour with The Paper Kites and Jae Laffer and now they are ready to play a couple of headline shows to promote their new album Trapped Flame. We were able to find out a little more about them in the lead up to these shows.

Hi Jordan and welcome to Beauty and Lace
Can you tell us a little about how you formed Georgia Fair?

Hey.
Yeah we just sort of floated past each other in the school halls until we both got wind that we played guitar, we started playing on weekends. It felt like entering some other life, it was a complete escape from the grind of school. Nothing’s really changed since, we’re still trying to escape school.

Where did the name come from?

A woman with a beard.

How would you describe your sound?

Songs, guitars, voices, exploration and escape.

Trapped Flame is the new album, can you tell us a little about it?

It’s our second record, we learnt a lot from this experience. It’s sort of the slow venture into manhood, whatever that means, so maybe it’s a little awkward and painful at times.

You recorded the album in LA, can you tell us a little about the experience?

Driving round the hills listening to Tom Waits, going to BBQ’s with our “older drummer” where all the cougars couldn’t not smile (physically), late night coffee in diners, beautiful women, sensitive musician types, blues.

Georgia Fair colour horiz

What made you choose LA to record Trapped Flame?

Tedd Hutt our producer mainly attracted us there, as well as a general curiosity as to what was going on out there.

Where does your songwriting inspiration come from?

Everyday life. From the tiniest encounters to the grand, the feeling of having crumbs sticking to your feet on the kitchen floor, or the feeling of losing yourself amongst the crowd.

What is your favourite album to listen to at the moment?

AA Bondy – American Hearts

Who has had the most influence, and been the most inspirational, in your music career?

My father and Ben

You have shows in Melbourne and Sydney on the weekend of November 29 – December 1, what can audiences expect from the live shows?

In Melbourne we’ll be playing with our drummer Sophia, so she brings that thing that only she can. In Sydney it’ll be a stripped back affair with just Ben and myself. There’s always beautiful woman around, hopefully some silence.

What’s next for Georgia Fair?

These shows, the ashes, prawns, new single, more touring, more writing, more confusion.

Thanks for your time and good luck with the new album.
Thank you

TRAPPED FLAME SHOW DATES

Friday 29th November
MELBOURNE – Howler, Brunswick
Tickets through https://howler.ticketscout.com.au/gigs/1947/GeorgiaFair

Saturday 30th November
SYDNEY- Hibernian House, Surry Hills
Tickets through oztix.com.au

Sunday 1st December
SYDNEY – Hibernian House, Surry Hills
Tickets through oztix.com.au

For more information or to follow Georgia Fair you can find them here: www.georgiafair.com.au, Twitter and Facebook.

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