ROUND MOUNTAIN GIRLS
Blistering performances at this year’s Bluesfest in Byron Bay has cemented Round Mountain Girls into Australian musicology and gained them the reputation as one of Australia’s most exciting festival acts.
Performing on the Crossroads stage, RMG ripped through their current repertoire of songs from their latest album, One Step Closer. Round Mountain Girls then delighted audience members by cracking out the greatest version of Wolfmother’s Joker and the Thief you’ll ever hear!
Rusty Thorpe: ‘The Round Mountain Girls do have an insanely infectious bunch of songs – as insane as the mix of characters in the band – and it’s impossible not to be caught up in their infectious celt-country blend of music. I defy you to sit still !!’, RUSTY THORPE 2012. Bluesfest Touring and Marketing Manager.
The last 2 years has been an exhilarating trip for the Round Mountain Girls and their ever-growing band of followers. Proudly independent, the Round Mountain Girls have performed at some of Australia’s largest and coolest festivals. Byron Bay’s Blues Festival, Woodford Folk Fest, Caloundra’s Music Festival, Gympie Muster, Central Coast Country Music Festival, Neurum Creek Folk Fest, Gold Coast Acoustics, Wintermoon Festival, Urban Country Music Festival, Mullum Music and Tamworth’s Country Music Festival.
Fiddler Rabbit Robinson and RMG took out “Best Band Featuring A Fiddle Player” at the 2012 Golden Fiddle Awards in Tamworth.
Robinson then went on to win the “Lifetime Achievement” award for services to fiddledom and also “Best Fiddle Teacher”. Round Mountain Girls have always known it but now they can safely say they have the “best fiddle player in Australia” in their band!!!
The excitement of a Round Mountain Girls live show is why this band is special.
There are lots of instrument changes, different sounds and personalities, ebbs and flows and they simply exude a positive energy. They are a feel good band that make people want to dance and smile. They look and smell like a bluegrass band. They harmonise. They play fiddles, mandolins, banjos and acoustic guitars…. but don’t be fooled – Round Mountain Girls are actually a rock band and anyone who has witnesses RMG at full bore will feel the need to repeat the dose.
One Step Closer is the bands current album. It is uplifting by nature and highlights the band’s musicianship and songwriting talents. Featured on the album are Four-part Harmonies, Banjo, Fiddle, Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Didgeridoo, a bucket-load of percussive instruments, Bass and Drums. One Step Closer has received national air-play through ABC National radio, Country Music Channel, RAGE and Channel 10’s Landed music.
This is one of the most brilliant, interesting and dynamic bands on the festival circuit at the moment. Folk On!
When: March 4, 2018
Where: Main Stage