Country singer Beccy Cole has re­leased 10 al­bums and will soon start on an­other, but live per­for­mances will al­ways come first

The Gold Coast Bulletin - Play Magazine - - LIVE & LOUD - TYLER BROWN

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.

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