Australian country music stars, The McClymonts will rock the stage in their first ever appearance in Mount Isa, headlining the entertainment at the city’s iconic Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo in August.
Widely billed as Australia’s most successful Australian country group, since joining forces eight years ago sisters Brooke, Sam and Mollie McClymont have taken the country music world by storm.
“We’re excited to be making our first trip ever to Mount Isa for the Isa Rodeo,” said middle sister and bass player Sam. “It’s going to be so much fun and we can’t wait to play for all the awesome country music fans there. We’ll be playing songs from all our albums including the brand new one which will be out just a few weeks before the Isa Rodeo.”
With their exquisite three-part harmonies, soaring vocals and stunning onstage presence, it’s not surprising The McClymonts are multi-award-winning stars, with their most recent accolades including the APRA 2013 Country Work of the Year (“Piece of Me”); 2013 CMA of Australia Top-selling Album of the Year and Video Clip of the Year; plus two ARIA awards and 17 hit singles to their credit including the latest single “Going Under (Didn’t Have To).”
Rodeo manager Ms Natalie Flecker said she was thrilled to confirm The McClymonts’ performance on Saturday night (August 9) of the rodeo weekend.
“We are shaking up the entertainment on offer and introducing a festival-style entertainment line-up for Friday night (August 8),” Ms Flecker said.
“We have the hottest young upcoming artists fresh from Tamworth Country Music Festival who are coming together for around three and a half hours on stage,” said Ms Flecker. Friday night’s line-up includes Kaylens Rain, hilarious comedy act Buddy Goode, Luke Austen and Kaylee Bell, culminating in a performance by Mike Carr and the Allstars.
“This year’s rodeo will have more variety of entertainment and more performers on stage,” she said. “We plan to get adrenalin pumping in the arena on Friday night and then kick off the entertainment in the forecourt.
“Our Friday night acts are the new face of country music coming through but with really different styles. Kaylens Rain is a contemporary country act who really rock along, while Buddy is an American country character “who got lost in Tamworth”. Kaylee Bell is a really pure-voiced country artist who won a Starmaker award at Tamworth. Luke Austen is an exceptional bass player who was a long-time member of Troy Cassar-Daley’s band. They will end the night with an All Stars set of classic covers, it will go off!”
Rounding out the entertainment will be Townsville-based KING, who will support The McClymonts on Saturday night. Led by Angus Milne, whose vocal talents and song writing is supported by lead guitarist Jason Baillie, bass guitarist Waqa Vananalagi and drummer Constantine Hagiaglou. Fifth band member Stevie Mitchell infuses hip-hop lyrics with the unique sound of a didgeridoo to create music that can best be described as country meets city. Not bound by genre, KING has accrued fans fast with its rock, new age country and hip-hop sounds and delivers music with electrifying energy.
Since releasing the debut EP and official music video ‘It Goes Around’, KING chart topped as No.1 on Triple J Unearthed for a number of weeks.
This year’s Mount Isa Mines Rotary Rodeo will be held from August 8 to 10.
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