Singing sisters channel thriller King

Tristan WheelerManjimup-Bridgetown Times
Sister act Esther and Mary Evans will play the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on Saturday.
Camera IconSister act Esther and Mary Evans will play the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on Saturday. Credit: Tristan Wheeler/Manjimup-Bridgetown Times, Tristan Wheeler

Bridgetown sisters Mary and Esther Evans will bring songs and stories to the Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre on Saturday as part of its Reboot series.

The concert is called Mary Myfanwy: Stories Behind the Songs — in a nod to Mary’s stage name — and Mary will be accompanied by her sister Esther’s vocals.

After the concert Mary will sit down for an audience Q and A, hosted by Reboot’s Nathan Gardiner.

Mary said the most exciting thing about the gig was playing original songs.

“It is always such a joy to tell the little funnies behind these quirky songs and getting more in-depth and having the audience understand you as an artist,’ Mary said.

The occasion will mark the first time they will play as a duo outside of Bridgetown, as well as a non-Bridgetown concert debut for Esther, who has only accompanied her sister in local events.

“I’m kind of nervous, trying not to focus on it too much and relying on my sister to help me a good deal,” Esther said.

The duo are known as the Sisters of the Corn, an ironic nod to the Steven King story and the long flowing skirts the two prefer to wear.

“A couple of people in the town have mentioned that Esther and I, we wear the long skirts, we wear our hair long, we don’t drink, we don’t smoke, they think that we are so good that we are creepy,” Mary said.

“They likened us to Stephen King’s Children of the Corn, which I’d never seen before so I ended up looking it up, and I wasn’t sure whether I should be a little disturbed by this.

“I was just sitting there thinking that this was kind of funny and I decided to laugh about it and I wrote Sisters of Corn, and I just thought this is too good an opportunity to pass up.”

Tickets are at bit.ly/2F6kmG5.

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