April 2012

Hi Folks,

Not much gigging to do in April. However we have been kept busy organizing our tour to Norfolk Island and we are really looking forward to this year’s tour. We have 25 people joining us who are going to have an awesome week enjoying the sights and sounds of Norfolk Island and the Country Music Festival. We are also excited that we will be appearing on the New Zealand Showcase along with this year’s Headline Act, Suzanne Prentice. We have also been finalising arrangements for our trip back to the Barham Country Music Festival at the beginning of August and have just about got that nailed down. Now it’s a matter of hard out practice ‘til then. We have also been getting ready for the BOI Festival and have managed a couple of rehearsals with The Mountain Mist Band. They are great guys to work with and we are really looking forward to the festival this year as it will be our first time back for a couple of years. AND, The other BIG project that we have been working on is our new cd titled “Annette and Kim sing Patsy and Jim”. We have been busy selecting songs, getting photos taken, arranging the graphics for the album cover and recording the vocals with Mike at Manuka Studios. It has been steady progress which we are hoping will see the album ready for the BOI festival and if not then it should be ready for Norfolk Island.

Just to give you a bit of an insight into the album, Annette grew up listening to Patsy Cline and I grew up listening to Jim Reeves. So we thought what better way to give tribute to these two legends of country music that have had such a big influence on our country music careers than to record their songs. Some of the songs may not be familiar to some of you but die hard Patsy Cline and Jim Reeves fans will know all the songs on the album. The songs have certainly brought back a lot of memories for Annette and I and we hope that will be the same for those that listen to the album. So keep an ear out in May.

Take care and keep it country

Annette and Kim

January 2012