Country royalty keep it in the family

Emily AceAugusta Margaret River Times
Brooke McClymont has teamed up with her husband Adam Eckersley as they embark on a whirlwind tour throughout the South West to promote their debut album as a duo.
Camera IconBrooke McClymont has teamed up with her husband Adam Eckersley as they embark on a whirlwind tour throughout the South West to promote their debut album as a duo.

TAKE a step into the “living room” of adored country music husband and wife team Adam Eckersley and Brooke McClymont as they tour the South West with their debut album written together Adam & Brooke.

Both superstars in their own right, the timing was finally right after years of musing about a musical collaboration.

“We had just been busy, I’m in a band with my sister the McClymonts and Adam has his own band, so it was just opportunistic really we just had to wait to see when we could find time to do this project,” McClymont said.

“Seeing as my sisters went and had babies we kind of jumped at the chance to do it now, which is why we are doing this whirlwind Australian tour.

“We are really excited because we are crossing the Nullarbor and doing this whole thing in the car, so we are pretty pumped to come and play for you guys over there so we hope people turn out.”

McClymont admitted she thought working together “could be a challenge” but said the whole process had been a blast.

“We get to really personalise the show so you get an insight into who we are as a couple,” she said.

“It’s really quite intimate, the live show is a great place to tell our stories – it’s a real joy.”

After spending plenty of time in the studio on other projects, the couple decided to produce the record themselves and forge a totally unique sound.

“We trust each other so much and its nice we had each others backs,” she said. “We are really happy with the outcome of the record – we have found our own sound which is what we wanted to do.”

The duo have four shows in the South West, with performances at Harvey Dickinson’s Country Music Centre in Boyup Brook on Saturday, the Mumballup Tavern on Sunday, the Settler’s Tavern on June 14 and the Prince of Wales Hotel on June 15.

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