Local mums win chance to sing alongside The Whitlams!
  • Saturday 13 September 2008

It’s not every day you get the chance to sing alongside some of Australia’s music legends, but that’s exactly what two Buderim women will be doing at this year’s Caloundra Music Festival after winning a radio competition.

Lisa Waterhouse and Liz Hamilton make up the band, ‘The Waterhouse Girls’. The local ladies competed in a Hot 91 competition and won a spot to perform in the main arena at the Caloundra Music Festival – the same arena where The Whitlams, Lior, and Darryl Braithwaite will perform!

According to Festival Director, Richie Eyles, The Waterhouse Girls were chosen over 25 other competitors because of their unique musical talent and fit with the Festival.

“The judges connected the most with their music and felt it fitted well with the vibe of the Music Festival,” Mr Eyles said.

These two young mums from Buderim crossed paths six years ago at the Sunshine Coast Women’s Music Register. They soon discovered their mutual love of singing and song writing. They immediately got to work writing their own brand of acoustic-based originals – rich in harmony and life experiences.

After numerous performances across the Coast and interstate, and recording their first CD, Only if you knew, Lisa was diagnosed with throat cancer and told she may never sing again. However, after two throat surgeries she's been given the all clear and The Waterhouse Girls are back in full swing and song!

For more information, visit the festival website www.caloundramusicfestival.com