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

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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

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