Regional towns are in our blood here at CountryTown! From Mount Barker to Rocky Point, Port Macquarie to Carnarvon. We love the pubs, the people and the places that make Australia tick. But most of all, we love the amazing country musicians our regional centers produce, like Ella & Sienna.
Hailing from the Adelaide Hills, Ella and Sienna have released their new single Save Your Breath. Written by the sisters following the devastating bush fires of January, the song helped the process the tragic losses suffered by their local community and its wildlife.
To get to know Ella & Sienna a bit we’ve asked what they love about their hometown, Mount Barker!
1 – Location
We love our town of Mount Barker as it has a very convenient location, in the beautiful Adelaide Hills. We are very fortunate to be surrounded with rural land, which is very peaceful, but also quite close to the city!
2 – Wineries
Our home state of South Australia is famous for wine, especially the Adelaide Hills, so we have many beautiful local wineries. Apart from the wine and the views, we love these places for live music – they make for really cool and relaxed ‘Sunday sessions’
3 – Community
One of the best things about our hometown is the community of Mount Barker. Our family, friends, school community and general public have all been so supportive over our years of busking and gigging all around the Adelaide Hills. We are especially grateful for our school music teachers who encouraged us to start performing!
4 – Weather
Another thing that we love about our hometown is the weather! We get vastly differing seasons. Hot Summers, gorgeous Autumn when leaves turn orange and red, beautiful Spring when all the flowers come out and cold Winters that must be spent by open fires! Our favourite time of year would have to be spring and summer as we love when it gets warm enough to play outdoor gigs and swim in the pool!
5 – Wildlife
Our hometown of Mount Barker has gorgeous wildlife as well as great parks and wetlands. A large part of inspiration for our debut single ‘Save Your Breath’ was focussed on protecting the wildlife around Australia from the devastating bushfires in January. To us, it is really important to care for our environment because it’s a very special part of our hometown and Australian culture. We love being able to hear the singing birds and spotting the odd koala or kangaroo!
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