Aussie sis­ters set to rock

Renowned coun­try sis­ters pre­pare to put on a show in Proser­pine

Whitsunday Times - - CHILL - Peter Car­ruthers Peter.Car­ruthers@news­re­gional­me­dia.

SA­MAN­THA McC­ly­mont of The McC­ly­monts has taken her hat off to the peo­ple who have en­sured their gig in Pros­per­ine goes ahead this week de­spite se­ri­ous dam­age to the Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre.

Due to the dev­as­ta­tion caused in March by Cy­clone Deb­bie and the sub­se­quent clo­sure of the Proser­pine En­ter­tain­ment Cen­tre, The McC­ly­monts have con­firmed they will still visit Proser­pine on their End­less na­tional tour this week.

The show by the Grafton sis­ter act will go ahead at the Proser­pine RSL.

Proser­pine had been do­ing it tough and the cel­e­brated singers/song­writ­ers are more ea­ger than ever to get to Proser­pine and give back to the dec­i­mated com­mu­nity to in­stil hope and sup­port the re­gion that is still very much in the midst of re­build­ing.

Sam said her nan lived in Townsville and the sis­ters were not strangers to North Queens­land but they had never be­fore vis­ited the Whit­sun­days as a band.

“We’re are so happy that they still want us and the show is go­ing on,” she said.

Sam said she was dis­ap­pointed to hear of the dev­as­ta­tion caused by Cy­clone Deb­bie and was pre­pared to do ev­ery­thing pos­si­ble to aid the Whit­sun­days in the re­cov­ery ef­fort.

“We are not the ones that have been through it, we can’t com­plain,” she said.

“We are just re­ally look­ing for­ward to get­ting up there and look­ing for­ward to an awe­some Sun­day arvo.”

For real fans of the coun­try mu­sic star­lets Sam asked peo­ple to bring sou­venirs that the band would be more than happy to sign at the end of the show.

The McC­ly­monts are widely recog­nised as Aus­tralia’s best coun­try group and through­out their 10-year ca­reer they have re­leased four stu­dio al­bums which have achieved two gold sales ac­cred­i­ta­tions, 10

Golden Gui­tar Awards, two ARIA Awards and a Coun­try Mu­sic As­so­ci­a­tion US Award for Global Artist of the Year.

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