Country music trio Jetty Road first played at the Deniliquin Ute Muster in 2007, and 10 years on the band is as excited as ever to return and perform at the iconic Australian festival.
The Melbourne-based band consists of identical twins Paula and Lee Bowman and Julian Sammut.
Vocalist Paula said their first ‘crack’ at the muster was ‘‘unforgettable’’.
‘‘Our band has toured the world, but there’s nothing like the Deni Ute Muster,’’ she said.
‘‘We’ve been to festivals in the United States, Canada and Europe, and yet the Ute Muster is still one of our favourites.
‘‘It’s so Australian and fantastic, and the area is beautiful.’’
Paula said ute enthusiasts can expect to hear past hits, new releases and ‘‘everything in between’’ during their set. Their latest album, ‘Hearts on Fire’, was released in 2015.
‘‘Jetty Road is a cross between The Corrs, Fleetwood Mac and the Dixie Chicks — we’re modern and high energy,’’ she said.
With both Paula and Lee both recently having children, Paula said they were looking forward to leaving the youngsters at home and rocking out at the festival, as well as visiting a few locals in the area, including Julie and Buster Murray.
‘‘We’ve met a few people from Deni at a couple of pub gigs and we’ve stayed in touch, so it’ll be nice to have a catch up,’’ she said.
Jetty Road has new music on the way, with a new single to be released in coming weeks.
‘‘We’ve also started writing for our new album, which is always exciting,’’ Paula said.
And there’s no doubt it will be a hit on the country music scene, with Jetty Road already accumulating its fair share of industry accolades.
In 2010, Jetty Road won its first Golden Guitar for best group at the Country Music Association of Australia, and two years later snagged the same award.
At the 2012 Victorian and National Country Music Awards, it had a clean sweep taking home five honours, including Best National Group, Best National Independent Release, Best Victorian Group, Victorian Album of the Year and Victorian Entertainer of the Year.