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Australian sister band GERMEIN - Georgia, Ella, & Clara Germein - grew up jamming together on their family farm in Adelaide. Raised on the records of B.B. KING, VAN MORRISON, & CAT STEVENS - their Dad played trumpet in a New Orleans rhythm & blues band, sparking the girls love for loud, feel good music they could dance to.

The sisters spent a majority of their childhood outside exploring their family’s bushland property, looking after animals, as well putting on little concerts for their parents, grandparents, and friends when they’d come visit. The trio enjoyed busking together on the main street of their local town - Georgia on violin, Ella on cello, and Clara on piano or saxophone - while their younger brother handed out bunches of lavender to passers-by, and later on joined them on the trumpet. 

Georgia, a gifted songwriter, won her first of seven Young Composers Awards at the age of eleven. In high school, as her calibre of songs increased, she sought after creating a band to tour her songs. She taught herself the guitar, while Ella taught herself the bass, and as nobody played the drums yet – Clara - who was working as a surfing instructor at the time, taught herself the drums.

 

Inspired by the harmonies of bands like QUEEN and FLEETWOOD MAC, the trio began playing local venues and crafting their own unique brand of indie pop. Taking the lead from strong female artists including HAIM, CHVRCHES, and TEGAN & SARA their energetic and charismatic live show started turning heads.

Germein recorded their debut single ‘Talking’ in their home studio, produced by Georgia Germein. The song was launched on Triple J Home and Hosed, and went on to enjoy airplay on both Triple J and the Hit Network across Australia. “The energy put into this song has paid off - with style, plenty of sass, edgy guitars, & a soaring chorus shows off a range of influences. Their tight harmonies show off how perfectly their voices work together & prove that they have musical finesse to be reckoned with” Line of Best Fit (UK)

 

‘Talking’ touches on the importance of speaking up in times of conflict, and has been described by UK Press as having “an almost therapeutic value” to it. Georgia describes her songwriting process as “a way of expressing my emotions, by getting the feelings I have out of me and onto paper and into music. It’s always been a very freeing experience.”

 

Since the release of ‘Talking’, Germein have enjoyed playing to a range of audiences from small clubs to crowds of up to 35,000 people. They won Most Popular Pop Artist in the 2019 South Australian Music Awards.

 

Throughout their career they continue to be supporters of charities including Sea Shepherd, Animals Asia, and Australian mental health program Headspace; with Georgia having also written songs for the Red Cross and World Vision Australia, and cared for orphaned kangaroo joeys through Fauna Rescue South Australia. As part of the recent bushfires in Australia, the girls hosted a Bushfire Benefit Concert at their hometown show on March 1st raising funds for the South Australian Country Fire Service and Fauna Rescue SA. 

 

GEORGIA GERMEIN

  • INSTRUMENT: Lead Vocals/Guitar/Keys

  • HOBBIES: Looking after my pet kangaroos & puppy Pacha, growing veggies, running, riding, & recording stuff

  • STYLE: Wearing Hats

  • EMBARRASSING STAGE MOMENT: Getting the hiccups mid song

  • CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Touring Australia, New Zealand, UK, Europe, & Asia

  • FAV. COLOUR: Yellow

  • FAV. FOOD: Plant based meals, but I also can’t resist hot chips on the beach in summer

  • FEAR/PHOBIA: Heights

  • WHO WOULD YOU LOVE TO JAM WITH? John Mayer, Keith Urban, or Ed Sheeran

  • FAV. OVERSEAS TRIP: Teaching English through music to communities in the Kalahari Desert South Africa, & volunteering as a World Vision Youth Ambassador in Nepal

  • WHICH 'FRIENDS' CHARACTER DO YOU RELATE TO MOST & WHY? Maybe Chandler cause I’m a bit of a nerd and can be somewhat socially awkward at times haha, but once you get to know me you’ll find I’m a loyal friend, hard worker, & I’m also pretty good at cracking the odd one liners at the end of a joke.

  • SUMMER OR WINTER? I’m a sucker for an Aussie campfire in the middle of winter, but I also love the smell of Spring.

  • EMOTIONAL PROCESS: Songwriting. Naturally, I’m more drawn to reflect inwardly on my thoughts and feelings – & song-writing has always been a positive way for me to express myself by getting my emotions out of me & onto paper and into music. It’s always been a very freeing experience.

ELLA GERMEIN

  • INSTRUMENT: Bass/Cello/Backing Vocals

  • HOBBIES: Cheap thrills, painting and random adventures

  • FAV. GIG EVER PLAYED: Our gigs in Asia were so fun and completely different to anywhere we’d ever played, I loved it!

  • EMBARRASSING STAGE MOMENT: Too many to say – most involve over sharing chat between songs or falling over my bass lead…

  • CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Having fans line up outside the venues of our first head line UK tour then meeting them after was so special and seeing Van Morrison live at the Isle of Wight Festival

  • FAV. COLOUR: Every color in an opal

  • FAV. FOOD: Arnnot’s Savoury Shapes and watermelon

  • DREAM SHOW/GIG: Headlining a Aussie Festival or being the first band to play on the moon haha…

  • WHICH 'FRIENDS' CHARACTER DO YOU RELATE TO MOST & WHY? Joey as I love food, have had some very random acting work and don’t always get the joke but I am mostly loveable, forgivable haha (I think...) and love my friends and family :P

  • BEST ADVICE YOU'VE EVER RECEIVED: Be kind, life’s too short so take it slow – embrace it, and never take anything for granted. 

CLARA GERMEIN

  • INSTRUMENT: Drums/Percussion/Backing Vocals

  • HOBBIES: Walking our dogs, sports, beach activities and building stuff.

  • FAV. GIG EVER PLAYED: Love the big stadium shows we’ve played – the energy is unreal! But some of the smaller, more intimate shows where you feel like your home in your living room hanging out are so special.

  • EMBARRASSING STAGE MOMENT: Playing my egg shaker in a serious slow song in Germany and losing grip and having it fly across the stage off my drum platform and bounce across the floor... I didn’t have a spare so ran and grabbed it…

  • CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Opening for Little Mix, Jess Glynne, Phil Collins and Ronan Keating were def big highlights!

  • FAV. COLOUR: Green

  • FAV. FOOD: Sandwiches

  • FEAR/PHOBIA: I hate worms

  • DREAM SHOW/GIG: Headling our own stadium tour and having unsigned, up and coming artists open for us and spreading the love and support of musicians.

  • WHICH 'FRIENDS' CHARACTER DO YOU RELATE TO MOST? Apparently Monica but Phoebe is my favourite!

  • DOGS OR CATS? I appreciate a cat but dogs win

  • BEST LESSON YOU'VE EVER LEARNT: Don’t let Ella dye or cut my hair haha