GIRL IN MOTION
Country singer Beccy Cole has released 10 albums and will soon start on another, but live performances will always come first
For more than half her life, country singer Beccy Cole has been recording albums, touring the world and entertaining her fans.
And she shows no signs of slowing down any time soon.
“I’ve never really had a break,” she says.
“I remember being on stage eight-and-a-half months pregnant and taking a twoweek-old on the road with me, so that’s the longest break I can ever remember having.”
This weekend Cole heads to Twin Towns for a special show that will be supported by local duo Hussy Hicks.
She is bringing The Sisters of Twang, an all-female band formed this year in Tamworth.
“A couple of them had been in my band for a little while and I just thought ‘I’m very close to being an all-girl band here, why don’t I give it a go for something different’,” she says.
“I just called a couple of my favourite female musicians and it just worked, it just clicked so well and there’s an all-girl powerful feeling.
“It’s completely different; after 22 years of touring with blokes and stopping for a counter meal, now we’re stopping for delicious coffee and going to cellar doors.”
The tour will feature songs from her most recent release
Sweet Rebecca, her 10th album and most personal to date, as well as the tunes fans will expect to hear.
“Every time I come back, I try to offer something different … so they don’t say ‘Oh yeah, I’ve seen her’,” Cole says.
“You want them saying ‘What’s she doing now?’.
“Dolly Parton used to say ‘You’ve got to make them laugh, make them cry, scare the hell out of them and go home’.
“So for me, I want a show that makes you feel like you’re watching an episode of
M*A*S*H; one minute you’re crying and the next minute you’re laughing.
“I think it’s a really important thing for everyone to leave entertained.”
Cole says will head back to the studio as soon as possible to work on album number 11.
“I want to prove as a woman in this industry that you can keep going,” she says.
“It doesn’t matter how many head-turning years you think you’ve got left in you, it’s about the music.”
Beccy Cole, Twin Towns, Tweed Heads, Saturday night
Beccy Cole will perform at Twin Towns on Saturday night.