Georgia Fair

12 December 2011

Pure Pop Records, St Kilda

Halfway Gone

How often is it that you hear a song on a flavoured milk ad, write the lyrics in your phone and then look up the band later? For me, just this once.

Georgia Fair featured on a Big M ad in 2010 with their happy-go-lucky song ‘Picture Frames‘, that highlighted a group of laid back friends road tripping around Australia. And what better music to have as the theme of your summer than Georgia Fair? Thankfully to those of you living in the Southern Hemisphere, their debut album ‘All Through Winter’ was released just in time for summer; recorded in Asheville, North Carolina with Bill Reynolds (Band of Horses).

Singer/songwriters Jordan Wilson and Ben Riley are the Sydney duo behind Georgia Fair, now residing in Melbourne’s North, making waves supporting artists like Megan Washington, Lisa Mitchell and The Panics. Georgia Fair is a band that people are talking about; gaining a significant amount of industry interest, selling out popular venues, packing out their intimate gig at Pure Pop Records (where we filmed them) and soon to hit the road with The Howling Bells.

It seems that everyone is starting to catch onto the sun drizzled acoustic-folk pop tunes of Georgia Fair; filled with beautiful harmonies and sing-alongs it’s hard not be instantly captured.

Large Noises were lucky enough to film Georgia Fair at Pure Pop Records in a courtyard packed wall to wall with fans; waiting to have their CD’s signed. Fellow Large Noises Producer, Eliza Hull, turned to me and said, “This is what music should be like.” With their relaxed and humble nature, the boys didn’t let the attention get to them and casually belted out their beautiful song, Halfway Gone.

The introspective lyrics and gorgeous harmonies meant that for one brief moment mid-shoot our whole team looked at one another and smiled. As if to say, “This is going to be a good one.”

The above words were written by Eliza Hull & Charlotte Abroms.

Click here to watch on YouTube.