THE FALLS Festival Foster a Band competition is back for another year and The Weekly has nominated Tweed favourites Round Mountain Girls, for the chance to perform on one of the biggest rock stages in Australia.
Last year Matty Rogers was nominated by The Weekly and went on to perform an outstanding set at the Falls Festival to a huge crowd.
The Weekly and Round Mountain Girls are now calling for residents to show their support by voting for the band via the Falls Festival ‘Foster a Band’ website (see below).
As Tweed Shire locals, Round Mountain Girls have developed one of the best folk rock sounds on the Northern Rivers and arguably the country.
While well known by many Tweed residents for their local gigs, Round Mountain Girls have recently become hot property performing at Blues Fest in Byron Bay as well as touring internationally in the UK and most recently on cruise ships.
The five-piece band had its humble beginnings in a shed atop an isolated outcrop at Round Mountain where the Girls were brought together for pure musical gratification.
The band brings a thrilling live performance and have quickly become known for their get-up and dance tunes having released their fifth studio album ‘Meet You At The End’ earlier this year.
The band members include Francois DeKlerk on drums, Chris Brooker on guitar, mandolin and vocals, Rabbit Robinson on fiddle and vocals, Chris Willoughby on bass and Chris Eaton on banjo, guitar and vocals.
“We’d really like to thank Tweed Valley Weekly for this nomination,” Mr Eaton said.
“We are now calling on our local fans to get behind us and get those nominations in to help us perform for the first time at Falls Festival under Foster a Band.”
Bluesfest Touring and Marketing Manager Rusty Thorpe said Round Mountain Girls have an insanely infectious bunch of songs.
“As insane as the mix of characters in the band – and it’s impossible not to be caught up in their infectious Celt-country blend of roots music. I defy you to sit still,” Mr Thorpe said.
Tweed residents can show their support for Round Mountain Girls by voting at the Falls Festival Foster a Band website: fallsfestival.com/byron-bay/goings-on/foster-a-band/voting – alternatively you can contact The Weekly on (02) 6672 4443.