By David F. Rooney
Sister Girl is holding a special concert on Sunday, December 5, at 7:30 pm at the Amble Inn and you can get in free, if you bring a new, unwrapped toy or a very gently used child’s winter coat. If not, you can pick up a ticket for $10 at the Talisman Fibre and Trading Co. of The Cash Store.
“This has been an awesome year for us,” lead singer Joanne Stacey said in an interview on Friday. “Not only have we really gelled as a band but we’ve been playing in towns all over the Interior of British Columbia and won awards and honourable mentions. We’d like to make this a special concert.”
Stacey, an accomplished singer and songwriter, said the concert will feature a mix of traditional and contemporary Christmas songs.
“I’ve written one, Alleluia that is available as a free download on our website, www.sistergirlmusic.com, as for the rest you’ll have to come and hear them.”
Sister Girl’s music is a mix of country-western and contemporary and is decidedly sophisticated. Not only has the band, which consists of Joanne Stacey, Sharlene Foisy, Janine Carey-Bourke, Stephanie Ballendine and Russ Brackenbury, been gaining new fans around the Interior, but its song, A Lonely Place, went to No. 2 on the Austrian music charts this spring. That signalled to the band that it may be time for a European tour.
“We’re working on that now,” Stacey said. “We’d love to go to the Netherlands, Germany and Austria.”