Sister act really causing a storm
THE McClymonts head to Twin Towns this week for the first stop on their Wrapped Up Good tour.
Sisters – Samantha, Brooke and Mollie – make up The McClymonts, and the trio have taken the Australian Country music scene by storm with the success of their last album Wrapped Up Good and their recent ARIA and Golden Guitar awards.
The first three singles Kick It Up, Wrapped Up Good and Hearts on Fire went to number one on the country charts. In the wake of the release of Wrapped Up Good their debut album Chaos and Bright Lights also went gold.
As 2010 came to an end The McClymonts were awarded the ARIA for Best Country Album of the year and performed at the televised event with the legendary INXS.
A few weeks after this award they were announced as finalists in five categories at the Australian Country Music Awards, including Album of the Year, Single of the Year, Group or Duo of the Year, Video Clip of the Year and Vocal Collaboration of the Year. The girls took home the award for Group or Duo of the Year, their sixth Golden Guitar.
Now back from a trip to the US to work on their third album, due out later this year, The McClymonts are keen to get back on stage and perform around the country.
“We don't come from a musical family,” Samantha McClymont laughs, “we often joke with our parents that we must have been adopted because our mum and dad don't sing at all.
“But I guess we make up for that.”
Samantha said they had been performing together since they were around the age of six when they were all part of a country music club.
“We just really loved to perform as kids but we had no idea that we could actually make a living from it,” she said.
“One of our first songs together was Lonely Blue Heart but we didn't know how to harmonise so well back then.
“Really we just feel so lucky that we can follow our dreams together – we're always there for each other and that's a great support.”
Samantha said they were due to head back to the US in June for more songwriting and recording.
The McClymonts will perform at Twin Towns Services Club on Saturday with special guest Harmony James.
Bookings to 1800 014 014 or www.twintowns.com.au.