Round Mountain Girls
Proudly independent, the Round Mountain Girls have performed at some of Australia’s largest 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, Mullum Music and Tamworth’s Country Music Festival have all seen the Round Mountain girls deliver high-energy and uplifting performances earning them a reputation as one of the most thrilling bands on the festival circuit. RMG also took out “Best Band featuring a Fiddle Player” at the 2012 Golden Fiddle Awards in Tamworth.
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. “One Step Closer”, is the title of the band’s second studio album, which was released in 2011. Produced by Anthony Lycenko (Aria nominated for his work with Pete Murray), RMG recorded at Studios 801 in Byron Bay. The collection of nine originals and an RMG re-working of two traditional tunes encapsulates where the band is heading and to a certain degree, where the band has been. If you look closely into their closet you will see, hear and smell Country Rock, Folk, Celtic, Blues and Bluegrass Funk. The album has received national air-play through ABC radio, Country Music Channel, RAGE and Channel 20’s Landed music.
One Step Closer is uplifting by nature and highlights the band’s musicianship and song writing talents. Featured on the album are Four-part Harmonies, Banjo, Fiddle, Acoustic Guitars, Mandolin, Didgeridoo, a bucket-load of percussive instruments, Bass and Drums. The title of the album represents the bands growth.