Sister act at The Gateway

ROCKIN' SISTERS: Mollie, Brooke and Sam McClymont come to the Gateway Hotel this month.

By Luke Voogt

A few months after serenading Geelong with husband Adam Eckersley, Brooke McClymont returns to rock the Gateway Hotel with sisters Sam and Mollie.

But the show with her sisters would be more upbeat and lively than her sit-down sesh with Eckersley, McClymont promised.

“It’s gonna be pumping,” she said.

“I’m going to have to get fit again so I can get on stage and rock out.”

McClymont spoke to the Indy as she prepared to board a plane with her sisters on their latest tour.

“It starts today!” she said last Friday before flying to Shoalhaven Heads, NSW.

“When you start a new tour you always get a bit nervous but we’re excited.”

The McClymonts have won thirteen Golden Guitars and two ARIA awards in more than a decade of performing.

The sisters come to Corio on 24 August in the latest leg of a national tour celebrating their latest album Endless.

The album earned them three Golden Guitars at this year’s Australian Country Music Awards.

“People are still digging what we’re doing – that’s why we called the album Endless,” McClymont said.

“We work really hard to make sure we’re making good music. It’s been our only job for the last 12 years.”

The McClymonts took a break from touring together earlier this year as Sam had her first child while Mollie gave birth to her second.

During the pregnancies Brooke toured with Eckersley, who will now get some “daddy-daughter” time with their five-year-old at home as the sisters hit the road together again.

Their daughter was already showing some of her parents’ musical flare, McClymont said.

“She loves to play the piano and the harmonica.”

McClymont looked forward to playing for rowdy country fans down in Geelong.

“There’s thousands of you down that way – they get so into it,” she said.

“It’s a real pleasure to get down there and play – I can’t wait.”

After a dozen years in the business the sisters were still going hard, McClymont said.

“We like to think we’re still young, we can stay up late with the hipsters and all that.”

Younger sister Mollie was keen to get back on stage too.

“We’re so excited to head off around Australia to play the Like We Used To tour together,” she said.

“It will be a high-energy show packed with all of the favourites. It has been a while since we hit the road and we can’t wait to see you all soon!”

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