Round Mountain Girls banjo player Chris Eaton  and mandolin player Chris Brooker. The band will perform at Stokers Siding on Saturday night.
Round Mountain Girls banjo player Chris Eaton and mandolin player Chris Brooker. The band will perform at Stokers Siding on Saturday night. Contributed

Round Mountain Girls take to the stage in Stokers Siding

THE Round Mountain Girls are often too busy gallivanting around festivals to bless their local crowds with their live sets.

This Saturday, the Tweed Coast band bluesgrass roots group will take to the stage at Stokers Siding/Dunbible Memorial Hall for the first time.

Chris "Banjovi" Eaton said the band hadn't really performed at a community hall show before.

"It will be great to go out there," Eaton said.

As always, he said it should be a fun night.

"We love to put on a show," he said.

Round Mountain Girls aren't long returned from the Tamworth Country Music Festival stage and the band is about to tour with new single, The Constant Rhythm, expected to be released on March 11.

Felicity Urquhart from ABC's Saturday Night Country will feature on the single, which is a duet.

"We were very lucky to get her," Eaton said.

"She has recorded with us before and she did some backing vocals on the last album."

He said the single would be available for free download.

 

The band recently welcomed new drummer Francois de Klerk to the lineup.

"He's brought down the cumulative age of the band by about 35 years," Eaton laughed.  

Eaton was confident the group could pull off The Constant Rhythm live, even without Urquhart.

"Rabbit is good at singing high," he said.

"We do get away with it."

The hall will open at 6.30pm Saturday and folk/jazz/blues virtuoso Jack O'Leary will kick off the night at 7.20pm.

Guitar duo Nick and Sam will perform at 8pm before Round Mountain Girls take to the stage at 9pm.

"When we first saw (Nick and Sam) they won the Bluesfest busking competition in 2013," Eaton said.

"They're just extraordinary."

"There'll be some really great music."

Tickets: Adults $20 ($22 at the door), ages 12-18 $10, kids under 12 free.     

More info: www.roundmountaingirls.com



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