City girl with a country sound.
Arna Georgia is a county singer/songwriter born and raised in Sans Souci, in the city of Sydney. Throughout the last 10 years, she has obtained a certificate IV in performance, a Bachelor of Music majoring in Music Theatre and most recently graduated from the CMAA Academy of Country Music in early 2016, where she was mentored by a number of leading Australian Country Music artists and industry professionals.
Arna Georgia has spent the last few years, performing at a number of country music festivals including the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Bluewater Country Music Festival and Americanafest in Nasvhille (2016). Throughout 2017, she joined Amber Lawrence and Catherine Britt on the Southern NSW leg of their “Love and Lies” tour and opened for Amber Lawrence and Travis Collins on their ‘Our Backyard’ tour, with more dates set for 2018.
In November of 2017, Arna Georgia joined Bill Chambers as special guest and band member for a 17 show tour of the United States, in which they past through 23 states and played a number of venues, house concerts and the Meraki Fest in Fort Wayne. Arna has also joined Bill on a tour around Victoria and South Australia in September last year.
Arna Georgia’s debut record ‘Midnight Carousel’ was released August 2017, debuting at #2 on the iTunes Country charts and at #19 across all genres. The record gained airplay around Australia and the debut single and video clip entered the CMC charts at #43. The record, produced by Bill Chambers included 7 tracks with songs co-written with Bill Chambers himself and the title track co-written with Catherine Britt. Highly influenced by the Carter Family, Hank Williams and Johnny Cash, the record has a unique, raw and traditional country sound.
“I was immediately impressed with her original approach to writing in a way that combines cool lyrics with simple arrangements, resulting in song that sound fresh and new but still retain a healthy dose of the traditional country sounds of the past”
- Bill Chambers
Arna has just returned from a month writing tour in Nashville, USA and looks forward to begin her recording her debut full length album, due for release early 2019.