More the merrier as another family member joins the tour
WHEN The McClymonts perform it's obvious the show is going to be a family affair but their latest tour is taking it even further.
Supporting the Grafton siblings will be The Adam Eckersley Band, the namesake of which is the "hubby" of oldest McClymont sister, Brooke.
The multi-talented sisters from Grafton have come a long way since they first joined musical forces seven years ago. Together they have released an impressive 16 singles and three albums, and amassed two ARIA Awards (including Best Country Album), eight Golden Guitar Awards and an APRA Award.
This latest and long-awaited tour is to showcase their new album, Here's to You, and since kicking it off in their hometown of Grafton back in July it's been go, go, go for this talented trio.
Brooke said it was great to be back on the road after spending time in the studio writing and recording and, of course, being a mum to two-year-old Tiggy and is looking forward to playing some new music as well as revisiting their hits.
"There are some beautiful love songs on this new album as well as some upbeat party songs but we've covered all aspects of human nature on this album, all the emotions that people go through on a day-to-day basis," she said.
There are even some direct correlations with their North Coast upbringing in many of the tracks.
"There's one song on there called Blood is Thicker than Water, which is basically about us girls growing up in Grafton. We've written about all the things the three of us have gone through in our lives. A lot of things from our past."
Brooke said herself, Sam and Mollie love all the songs chosen for this, their fourth studio album.
"It was quite hard to pick which ones we were going to play live," she said.
"We've chosen seven so it will be nice to be playing new music again."
The McClymonts' Sawtell show is well into the girls' album tour, which will continue through to January before finishing at the Tamworth Country Music Festival.
While their chances of receiving a swag of Golden Guitar nominations in 2015 are good, Brooke said they haven't given that side of releasing a new album much thought yet.
"We'll basically be on the road the whole time doing shows two or three days a week, then head back home (on the Central Coast) and then back on the road again," she said.
"It'll be hands-on though, with Tiggy and my sisters and Adam all together, but it's going to be great."
A break after this tour will probably be warranted as the siblings have plans to head back to the US in May next year to start writing for their next album.
"It can sound a bit daunting talking about things like that now but you have to be organised and get things locked away so you've got something to work towards," Brooke said.
"There's a lot of planning involved in this industry."
Mastering a tour like this and being able to work with your whole family in tow is certainly proof of that.