Beccy Cole’s all girl line up at the Tamworth Country Music Festival was an absolute hit with festival revellers. ‘The Sisters Of Twang’ completed their first ever performances together with Beccy Cole at the helm. Long time Beccy Cole drummer, Ali Foster (Sydney) was joined by fab Sydney fiddler Clare O’Meara (who toured with Beccy 15 years ago) and on bass and vocals, Adelaide’s Shireen Khemlani made her Tamworth debut and ‘fell in love’ with the festival. Shireen also toured with Beccy on a number of occasions in 2015. Lead guitarist, Julz Parker (Lismore) sizzled on the frets! Beccy was fortunate enough to have Julz join the band for a couple of tours in 2015 and lucky she was to have borrowed Julz from popular Blues and Roots outfit, The Hussy Hicks. The ever brilliant Libby O’Donovan not only opened the show giving a Tamworth exclusive to some brand new songs, but she anchored the band with her incredible keyboard playing – not to mention that powerful voice and a little mandolin thrown in for good measure. In what may have been deemed as a risky move, Beccy secured the talents of guitar player, Emily Smith, just weeks before the festival when she saw her play at the Wheatsheaf Hotel, Adelaide on Christmas Eve. Beccy sensed a secret love of Country Music in Emily’s style and offered her the shows with no audition and no rehearsal, RISK! Emily took to the Sisters of Twang like a duck to water and played Beccy’s tunes extremely well, as they say in the biz, she got the gig!
Look out for Beccy Cole touring the country in 2016 with ‘The Sisters Of Twang’ (and occasional special guests) as the popular ‘Sweet Rebecca tour’ continues.