SISTERS READY TO ENTERTAIN
SUNNY COWGIRLS AT ROOTY HILL
THE Sunny Cowgirls will be doing a special father’s day performance at Rooty Hill RSL on Friday.
The ute-loving sisters from Western Australia promise to perform their classics like Grog Monsters and Green and Gold, and covers from the likes of Johnny Cash and The Eagles.
Sophie and Celeste Clabburn have wanted their own band since they were 12 and eight years old.
“We have been singing since we were little kids,” Sophie said.
“That’s when we decided we wanted to start our own band. We picked the name then as well and it sort of stuck. ”
But it would be years of shearing sheep and working the farm before the girls’ dream would be realised.
When they were old enough, the sisters packed their ’80s utes and drove across the Nullabor from Perth to study at the CMAA Academy of Country Music in Tamwo rth. While the girls intended to get a job on a shearing station in Queensland after studying, life had other plans.
“That’s where we met Adam Brand,” Clabburn said.
“At the college he was doing a bit of a pep talk and we gave him a demo of what we had done. He absolutely loved it and he liked the fact that we drove utes. We were kind of a little bit different.”
The Sunny Cowgirls have since travelled Australia with the country music star and produced their first album. Seven albums and two DVDs later, the duo has made a name for themselves at country music events such as the Gympie Music Muster and Deniliquin Ute Muster.
The Sunny Cowgirls will perform for country music fans at Rooty Hill RSL.