BIGSOUND 2012: The McMenamins

20 August 2012 | 1:51 pm | Staff Writer

Five minutes with BIGSOUND 2012 performer, The McMenamins.

Fleur McMenamin – songwriter/main vocals/guitar.

Cairns, FNQ. 

Short description of your band and your music:
The McMenamins are siblings from Far North Qld, their songs range from intimate storytelling within the folk and alt-country genres to high-energy roots music. The siblings have toured Australia many times and recently the US, playing major festivals, supports for big name artists, gaining a string of song awards, consistent airplay and much critical acclaim. “Rock Solid Folk” – Rolling Stone.

What are you hoping to achieve from showcasing at BIGSOUND?
We hope to perform a great showcase at BIGSOUND, making some more people within the industry aware of our music. We also hope to meet some great people, building on our business partners and networks as well as being inspired by the other amazing acts showcasing this year.

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Why should people come and see you from amongst the myriad bands at BIGSOUND?
People should come and see us if they are into our kind of music-making. Well travelled, trained musicians playing acoustic instruments, singing harmonies and telling stories in song.