Beccy Cole presents Songs and Pictures at Brothers
Beccy Cole caps off another huge year with a show at Brothers this weekend, writes Jesse Kuch
Whenever Australian country queen Beccy Cole takes to the stage, she’s always careful to heed the advice of another gorgeous blonde country star – Dolly Parton.
“Dolly Parton used to say, when you’re putting on a show, ‘make ’em laugh, make ’em cry, scare the s--- out of them and go home’,” Beccy says with a laugh, chatting to timeOUT ahead of her show at Brothers this Sunday.
“I think putting on a ‘show’ is important; it’s always been about cheers and tears for me.”
And a show is what we’ll get this weekend, as Beccy prepares to perform the music from her tell-all new album Songs & Pictures, her most intimate and honest work in nearly 20 years as a recording artist.
Beccy says the new work is about wearing her heart on her sleeve – something she thinks her audiences appreciate and can relate to.
“I think people like a story, especially in my style of music,” she says.
“There is one song called Waitress. It’s about the underdog and I think it’s something a lot of people have been in that kind of position before. People love to have a laugh and I think they can relate to my depiction.”
Expect a few stories and anecdotes in between songs, too.
“Songs need a journey, so I like to give a bit of background,” she says.
“I have been known to blabber on a bit, though (laughs). If I talk too much, tell me to shut up and sing.”
One person we won’t be telling to shut up is Beccy’s support act, rising Australian star Lyn Bowtell.
“She’s been blowing them away on the tour so far,” Beccy says.
“She has such an incredible voice, it’s actually pretty scary going on after her. She’s got the lungs from hell, she can really project... and she’s got an angelic face, too... It’s going to be a good night.”
>> Beccy Cole's Songs & Pictures Tour is at Brothers on Sunday from 7.30pm. Tickets range between $15-$30, from brotherscairns.com.au or 4053 1053. This is a licensed, ages seven and over show.
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Heart on her sleeve: Becky Cole presents her new album Songs & Pictures.