In da Bluehouse
Jacqueline Walter and Bernadette Carroll met in a pub in Melbourne in 1995 and moments later were singing together on stage. (Sometimes life can be just like that.) They have since forged a successful career with beautiful singing (oh, those harmonies), masterful musicianship and near constant touring.
After performing sold-out shows all over Australia, they played Europe, including spots at WOMAD and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.In 2002 they undertook their first tour of North America, where they kicked some serious musical arse.
The gals have independently released two EPs and four full-length CDs, Big (1999), 6 Minutes of Breathable Air (2001), These Days (2004) and their most recent, One More Kiss (2007).
The Sydney Morning Herald (heard of them?) recognised the bands essential eclecticism, calling their music delicious folk-pop ... tinged at times with sweet gospel soul, before plunging into raucous guitar riffs and exuberant, sad, wise, harmonically dazzling ... a lively display of both instrumental and a cappella with attitude and polished pop. Wow. Better go check em out.
The Scarlett Affection girls with their exquisite harmonies and tight arrangements will open the evening.
Bluehouse and Scarlett Affection play the Bangalow Catholic Hall next Thursday, April 17, from 7pm.
Freebie: The Echo has a double pass to give away to some lucky reader. To go in the draw to win phone 6622 2888 between 10 and 10.15am next Monday, April 14, and tell us if an outdoor dunny in Australia is sometimes called a) a glasshouse, b) a bluehouse, c) a greenhouse or d) another name ending in house.