Sister act: Rocks Sisters wow Gympie
IT wasn't long ago McClymont sisters Brooke, Sam and Mollie walked around their country show as young girls with their parents. Now, they're the headline act families have come to see at this year's Gympie show.
Show goers had an exciting taste of country music stardom when the ARIA award winning sisters performed live. The guest appearance yesterday was part of the McClymonts' role as the 2014 Gympie Music Muster ambassadors; a role Sam said was a privilege.
"We were discovered at the Muster in 1997... we've come full circle, now performing on the Main Stage and (appointed) ambassadors.
"IT'S A nice journey we've had with the Muster.
"It feels like home."
Yesterday's performance was also a chance for locals to get excited about the upcoming Muster.
"It's nice to have the community go out and enjoy the entertainment," Sam said.
"There are so many acts you can see at the one event," Mollie said.
While they haven't performed at a country show in years, show time brought back some fond, and not so fond, memories for the trio.
Walking in Sideshow Alley yesterday brought smiles to the young women's' faces, especially when they walked past the Maze of Mirrors.
It wasn't until youngest of the three Mollie, 27, said the exhibit looked familiar that Sam reminded her they'd once gone in together but as sisters do, she left Mollie in there. Needless to say, Mollie wasn't smiling about the joke back then.
"She was in there like, 'let me out'," Sam giggled.
The three who were once "show ride rebels", yesterday opted to keep their feet firmly on the ground for most of the day.
"I can't even look at the rides any more," Brooke said.
The beauties said last time they rocked on stage at a country show, they were in the United States touring country fairs.
The overseas fairs were fun but the Gympie show offered a more familiar feeling; closer to the Grafton show in their home town.
"This feels more like home," Brooke said.