Big gig and record deal for Casino siblings
HOMEGROWN musical duo Fox and Fiasco took to the Easterfest stage at Toowoomba last month, scoring themselves a record deal with Hammered Silver Studios.
Brendan Huxley, 17 and his sister Jessica, 20, formed the band in February when Brendan moved from Casino to the Gold Coast to study at the Griffith University Conservatorium of Music.
Jessica, a reporter for Gold Coast Publications, also graduated from Casino High School two years ago and moved to pursue a writing career and study part-time at Bond University.
The siblings now live together and were nominated to play at the Christian Music Festival by Casino Baptist Church, where they used to play in the band each week.
More than 120 bands and 20,000 punters descended on Toowoomba for the festival held at Queens Park and locations throughout the city.
Brendan, who sings and plays guitar, described the Easterfest experience as surreal and a lot bigger than expected.
"We were so stoked to even be playing a set, because we've been going to the festival for more than 10 years and love it," he said.
"We were nominated to play by our friends at Casino Baptist so we didn't realise at first that it was a competition so it was a bit of a shock when we won and will be playing a feature set at Easterfest 2014."
"We had a great time growing up in Casino and playing music at youth group, school, conventions, in scripture classes and meeting other musos from the North Coast, which I think gave us really good grounding for what we are doing now.