No Frills get scooped by Maddens
HOPING to score a seat next to the Madden brothers at the cricket, these Lismore twins got more frills than expected.
Vanessa and Arna Rogers, or the No Frills Twins, recently scored recording time with the Good Charlotte band members instead.
Joel and Benji Madden, who appear on KFC's latest ad campaign, invited the twins, students at the Cape Byron Steiner School, into the studio after seeing their entry in the fast food chain's Good Times competition.
The competition asked for videos, photos or songs to be posted on KFC's Facebook page with the 'good times' theme.
"We wrote a whole song about the zinger burger, to find out that we could only submit 10 seconds of the song," the girls said.
The clips were aimed at inspiring the American brothers to write a song about Australia.
Despite winning the competition, being under 18 meant they couldn't take up the original prize to spend a day at the 20Twenty cricket.
"KFC called back to hand us over the Madden's job of writing a song about Australia and organised for us to meet the Madden boys and professionally record in Sydney," Vanessa and Arna said.
The girls met the Madden brothers backstage where they were supporting Keith Urban in Brisbane.
"We hung out with the boys and played them our song in their change room," the twins said.
"They gave great feedback and told us about how they got into music, starting as a group of school kids jamming out in the garage."
The twins have been singing together since they were 10 years old and have a YouTube channel with fans growing by the day.
One song, a cover of Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah, has already received more than 10,000 views.
A week after meeting the brothers in Brisbane the twins spent a few days in Sydney to record their song, Good Times Australia.
The song, which has since been shared to the fast food chain's Facebook page, might be featured on the chain's next commercial, though the girls have not received confirmation.
Either way, the Lismore twins look to be set for a career with all the frills.