MUSIC ALL IN GOOD TASTE
When you send a copy of your EP to favourite celebrity chef Nigella Lawson, it’s pretty clear that food and music go hand-in-hand for you
G eorgina Pollard believes her music is best enjoyed while eating chocolate or getting creative in the kitchen.
The Lismore-based jazz pianist, singer and songwriter’s 2012 EP How to Film a Feast ranges over the “scrumptious territory of food and wine”, while also delving deep into the themes of love and life.
“There are tunes about loneliness, mental illness, some question life ... there’s also a tribute to a lost loved one,” she says.
“My sound is sweet, quirky, seductive, jazzy, bluesy, gospelly, soft and gentle – but also at times gutsy and brassy.”
Pollard dedicated the EP’s title track to her favourite celebrity chef, Nigella Lawson, and posted a copy of the EP to Lawson’s agent in London.
“It was a sweet moment, the day I opened my mailbox to find a thankyou card and an autographed photo of Nigella,” she says.
“I like to imagine Nigella plays my EP while she is working on her new TV series.”
Track two, Red Wine, continues the theme of decadence which winds through the songs.
Pollard says food and music go hand-in-hand for her – most of the time.
“Some days I do enjoy cooking a meal without any music playing,” she says.
“My life revolves around performing and teaching music nearly all day every day so sometimes my head and my heart need a musical break.”
With her current repertoire including traditional jazz and blues standards, Pollard loves to mix up the setlist with a few of her own original contemporary, jazz and gospel compositions plus a mix of fun popular tunes. Georgina Pollard plays The Basement at The Arts Centre Gold Coast on Saturday night.
Singer-songwriter Georgina Pollard