Lynette & Virginia
Virginia born on January 1st.
Lynette born on October 21st.
Originally from Hawker in the
isolated northern outback of SA, THE COAD SISTERS now reside in
Multi talented musicians and
songwriters, Virginia and Lynette started performing as the Coad
Sisters fulltime in 1989.
COAD SISTERS as a popular duo act
then joined PETER COAD as PETER COAD and The COAD SISTERS and
have successfully carved a fulltime career in music not only
multi-instrumentalists and performing artists but also
The Coad Sisters have five CD
releases "Times In Your Life", "Pictures", "Talk Of The Town",
"Front Row Ticket", and their current album "Endless Highway",
plus one cassette released under the Blue Jayne Duo title.
They have recorded 3 combined
albums with their brother Peter under 'Peter Coad & The Coad
Sisters' : 'Home Again..", 'The Road We Travel", and 'The Road
Since 1998 they have operated
their own recording studio.
In conjunction with South
Australian legend Jim Hermel the girls have recorded under the
name of RUNAWAY DIXIE, an album entitled 'Golden Mile" which
Gospel and country Ballads, and they present this act at
Festivals around Australia.
The title track took out the TSA 'Gospel Song Of The Year' in
2010.They will release another album under RUNAWAY DIXIE in mid
THE COAD SISTERS also recorded
with Jim Hermel under the name of JIM HERMEL & THE HOT CHIX
and album "Keep a'rockin" which featured many classic rock n
roll songs of the 1950's.
They also tour with this act as
well, They will release another album under that name mid 2013.
COAD SISTERS also ventured into
the classic rock/blues scene under the name of INDIGO JUNCTION.
They recorded an album "Devil's Train", and enlisted a drummer,
and as a trio became a very sort after and respected band,
performing at many major events.
Despite their personal band
interests, COAD SISTERS have continued to tour solidly with
Peter Coad as PETER COAD & THE COAD SISTERS, doing their
'original' and 'country' style at venues and major festivals
COAD SISTERS have achieved
numerous awards and finalists spots in Songwriting and Touring
over their career.
"I think embracing the different
styles of music original and covers in the bands along the way
under different band names, working to different music
audiences, has been very healthy for us," Virginia said, "Not
only has it created variety and inspiration in our lives,
it has broadened our musical horizons, made us appreciate
other genres of music. Music at the end of the day is a trade,
and like any other trade, the more knowledge on all levels you
have, the more chance of being successful at it. "
Success though that has not come
without long years of touring, and working as a dedicated team,
with a great deal of their lives spent somewhere out on the
"The harder you work the luckier
you get, that saying is pretty much true, I think. Although we
may have missed a few major opportunities in our lives by doing
music full time, and being already booked. There are advantages
in being just part time I think it that regard. You can pick and
choose what you do, but doing it full time overall we have no
regrets. Touring with our music is something we never get tired
of. Every tour is something we look forward to, and every album
we endeavour to embrace with energy. At this time in our lives,
we are working festivals and tours and pretty much flat
out, so I guess music has been and continues to be a good thing
for us. We try to keep an open mind, always look to tomorrow,
work with change, and keep moving forward with a positive light.
I think that is what has kept us going when times have been
tough. Where there's a will there's a way as they say. Whilst
ever there is another show to do we shall be there doing it."
Performance/Experience Includes The BIRDSVILLE RACES, SYDNEY
OPERA HOUSE, ADELAIDE and MELBOURNE ROYAL SHOWS, BRISBANE WORLD
EXPO 88, COUNTRY MUSIC FESTIVALS throughout Australia, extensive
TV ADVERTISED CONCERT TOURS through NSW, VIC, WA, SA, CLUBS,
PUBS, RODEOS, and AG SHOWS, and touring isolated outback
regions. TV appearances include: 'Country Today' and
internationally which included appearances at the Carter Family
Theatre, the Smith Bros Theatre, USA and live world wide radio
interview out of Nashville.
In conjunction with Peter Coad
they appeared at the Optus Gympie Muster in 2012 and will be on
stage at the Muster again in 2013 as PETER COAD & THE COAD
SISTERS as well as other major festival appearances around the