Home is where the heart is for The McClymonts
THE McClymonts were back in their hometown of Grafton this week for a catch up and to promote their August concert which is sure to bring down the house at the Saraton Theatre.
It's been 10 years since Brooke, Sam and Mollie kicked off their careers with their self-titled debut EP. After a decade of hits, including 19 charting singles, gold albums, multiple awards and sold out shows across Australia and the US, The McClymonts are coming home to celebrate this milestone in their career with friends, family, and local supporters.
"So we've got 10 shows this year for 10 years of hits," Brooke said. "It's going to be intense," she added.
When they were planning the tour, the sisters knew they needed to include Grafton.
"We wrote that one down first," Sam said.
Having grown up in the Jacaranda City, the sisters always wished they could stay longer and come back more often. "It's never enough, or not as many times as we'd like to, but we love coming home.
"We wanted to fit this trip in just to let everyone know we were coming back in August and we really aren't doing many shows, so this is the only chance to catch us for a while. We won't play here for a couple of years after that," Sam said.
Their upcoming show at the Saraton Theatre will be the band's third performance at the venue.
"For a music venue, it's got beautiful acoustics, it's got awesome seating, everyone can see," Mollie said.
"Everyone can fit, yet it feels intimate... it's a great venue for Grafton and it sounds great," Sam added.
But even with the home comforts of Grafton, the sisters still say it's a bit nerve wracking performing for local crowds.
"I feel like there is a little bit of pressure because we're from here," Brooke said.
"It's sort of weird looking out in the audience and seeing people you've grown up with, or your family.
"Usually you don't know people in an audience so here you do feel like you are singing in front of a big group of friends, which is kind of nice," Sam said.
The sisters still consider Grafton home, despite their childhood home being sold recently.
"We've got all the photos and memories," Brooke said. "Though sometimes I do accidentally drive to the old Villiers St house instead of dad's new one. We all have photo canvases of the house at our new homes to remind us."