The suns out and there’s no one better than the Germein Sisters to provide your perfect pop soundtrack for the Summer! Following the success of their fantastic Isle of Wight Festival performance last year that saw the band in sparkly hot pants performing to a delighted audience in the pouring rain. Organiser John Giddings, was so impressed by these Australian newcomers that he invited them back for the second year running, this time to play The Big Top Stage on Saturday 11th June. It’ll be a drier experience, but undoubtedly with no less of the unbeatable enthusiasm from the crowds who gathered to see these three beautiful sisters, despite the threatening clouds!
In the popular realm of indie/ folk/ pop, following in the footsteps of great sibling bands such as; First Aid Kit, Haim, The Corrs and Wilson Phillips, Australia’s Germein Sisters are a young, fresh trio comprising of sisters Georgia, Ella and Clara. The sisters capture the spirit of Australian pop culture, singing catchy songs full of sunshine, with a lot of heart, a little bit of country and a whole lot of love.
The band became fully formed in 2012 after spending their childhood jamming together on their family’s bushland property in the Adelaide Hills. Following the girls’ first show as a three piece in their South Australian hometown, it was clear that there was something magical about to happen. Passionate songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Georgia (vocals, guitar, piano), together with her classically trained sister Ella (electric cello, bass, backing vocals) and self taught drummer Clara (drums, guitar, backing vocals) blended their harmonies perfectly, with an intangible closeness unique to siblings. Their infectious songs and upbeat performances immediately started attracting public attention. It wasn’t long before they were noticed by Irish producer Billy Farrell, who had worked with chart topping bands The Corrs and Westlife to name a few. Together with the assistance of Jealoustown Studio’ Stuart Gray, the girls released their debut album in Australia and Europe to much celebration and critical acclaim.
As well as being talented musicians, the girls have a social conscience, unique to individuals of such a young age. Keen surfers and lovers of animals, Germein Sisters are Ambassadors for World Vision Australia, and are proud to use their music to promote positive messages to young people. Lead vocalist and songwriter Georgia Germein is a carer for orphaned kangaroo joeys through Fauna Rescue SA, and is known for her extensive charity work for disadvantaged communities in South Africa and Nepal. Georgia’s song writing awards include being a finalist in the John Lennon Song writing Contest (NY). Her song ‘Take My Hand’ was selected for the South Australian Tourism Commission’s International Marketing Campaign. As a band the girls are steadily picking up momentum, getting local music and fringe festival awards, playing all around the world including; China, New Zealand, Uk, Australia, Switzerland & Germany. In 2014 they supported 3x Grammy Award Winning Band Jars of Clay from the USA and have opened for Sting & Paul Simon in Adelaide. They will be representing Australia at The International Hue festival in Vietnam this year. Their irresistible charm and positive spirit is amassing an ever-growing global fan base.
Last year the sisters attracted quite a bit of media attention at their London showcase and IOW performance, coinciding with their UK debut EP ‘Golden’, before embarking on a global tour. The Sisters are heading back to London and IOW for a repeat run and will be playing an intimate gig in London on Tuesday 7h June, before heading down to The Isle of Wight Festival. The girls will be digitally releasing ‘100 Days’, an exclusive new track from their current (as yet unreleased album) with video to follow.
‘100 Days’ is a superb,classic pop song with a powerful chorus made for the Big Top stage. The girls sing gorgeous harmonies, performing over their multi instrumentals. Its music that brings a smile to your face with every listen and sure to generate another 50,000+ views on You Tube for the band!