SIS­TERS READY TO EN­TER­TAIN

SUNNY COW­GIRLS AT ROOTY HILL

Mt Druitt - St Mary's Standard (East) - - FRONT PAGE - Danielle Jarvis

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.

Pic­ture: PETER LORIMER

The Sunny Cow­girls will per­form for coun­try mu­sic fans at Rooty Hill RSL.

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