By Lucy Waldron
Warwick will host three-time Golden Guitar Award winners and ARIA nominated duo, Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley, on 16 February as they embark on their Up, Down and Sideways tour.
For the dynamic duo, Warwick marks the third stop on their tour, and the anticipation is palpable.
“Even though we’ve toured all over Australia and played in what feels like every town, we’ve never played in Warwick together,” Brooke said.
Known for their heartfelt lyrics and country sound, Brooke and Adam are eager to connect with Warwick’s country music enthusiasts.
“We’ve heard that Warwick is a huge lover of country music, and we’ve heard it’s a great town, so we are looking forward to it,“ Brooke said.
Touring is more than just a job for Brooke and Adam; it’s their favourite part of making music.
“We never look at what we do as our job because we love it so much,“ Brooke said.
“Seeing the joy that we can bring to people’s lives and how they interpret our songs in their own way is always wonderful.“
Their latest album, Up, Down & Sideways, received an ARIA nomination for Best Country Album and debuted at number one on the Australian ARIA all-genre Album Chart.
While their songs often lean towards emotions of marriage, given their own union, the duo believes that anyone can enjoy their music thanks to its relatable themes and heartfelt lyrics.
“I hope people get to forget whatever they are going through at the time and come to the show and really immerse themselves into the music,” Brooke said.
One song that resonates deeply with audiences is “Star of the Show,“ which Brooke performed acoustically on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, propelling it to number one on the iTunes single and video charts.
“I love singing Star of the Show because we wrote that with our daughter and won a Golden Guitar award for it,” Brooke said.
Their daughter, Tiggy Heart Eckersley, made history as the youngest person to receive a Golden Guitar Award at just 10 years old.
“I still don’t think she realises what she has won and how big of a deal it is, which is really cute, but we are so proud as parents,” Brooke said.
“It was such a special moment that we will never forget.
“The three of us being about to share that moment together was amazing.”
Their philosophy, “If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life,“ drives Brooke and Adam to pursue their passion for music while balancing their life on the farm.
Hang at the Wang, an initiative born out of the COVID-19 pandemic, has become a beloved tradition, offering fans an intimate musical experience against the backdrop of their picturesque farm.
They have been hosting Hang at the Wang now for four years and the tickets always sell out in a few days.
“Until everyone stops wanting to hang with us, we will keep doing it as long as we can,” Brooke said.
Catch the Country duo Brooke McClymont and Adam Eckersley on their Up, Down and Sideways tour at the Club Warwick RSL on 16 February.
Tickets are on sale now at brookeandadam.com