The Round Mountain Girls have become a mean music machine.
The Round Mountain Girls have become a mean music machine.

The “girls” are one mean music machine

ROUND Mountain Girls are back from gallivanting around the country.

The much loved band has just returned from performing for a massive crowd at Port Fairy Folk Festival in Victoria.

"It was just unbelievable," mandolin player Chris Brooker said.

"It was the first time we've ever played in Victoria, in an Irish bar, with 3000 people watching.

"I'm not sure if they were there for us or the beer."

The lads have another big gig coming up at Bluesfest but probably the biggest thing for them in the next few months is the release of their third album Getting There Is Only Half Way Back.

"We've stepped it up a notch," Brooker said.

"This album's different; we've just grown from a pub band on the Tweed to a big machine."

On Getting There Is Only Half Way Back Brooker promised there would be some blistering fiddle but also some slower tracks.

"On our album we have one of this years Golden Guitar winners, Felicity Urquart, singing backing vocals and Aussie legend Mr Jack Thompson playing harmonica on two tracks," he said.

The Cooly Hotel is hosting the folk band's album launch in true style with some great support acts like Pixie Jenkins, Mr Cassidy and Brooker's own brother Matt Brooker.

"He's a younger, more talented version of me," Brooker said.

The night promises to be a fantastic with the band already have a strong following in the Tweed.

April 13 is the date and tickets are $22, as an added bonus you get a copy of the album for free.

Visit oztix.com.au or call 1300 762 545 to book.



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