Quirky tunes as The Kransky Sisters mix with Topology
IN terms of musical collaborations, it does not get any quirkier that The Kransky Sisters working with Topology.
To find out what happens when the sisters met the band at Kransky manor in Queensland, we spoke to Mourne Kransky.
Where do you ladies live?
We like in Esk in Queensland, a little town 100km north west of Brisbane.
What is the weather like in Esk today?
Sunny today. The wasps are going gangbusters in the yard. We have a wasp's nest near the pumpkin yard.
Our neighbour's ferrets were out this morning and, unfortunately, in our kitchen and tripped me over when I was making the porridge.
I was out there this morning siphoning the thunderbox in the backyard, having a lovely time out in the sun.
I hear you ladies are coming to visit us in Byron Bay soon?
Yes, with Tunes from the Tube.
How did that show come about?
The Topology band, they are very nice people and very good musicians. We did a show together years ago and it went really well so they asked us again.
We suggested they come to our place to rehearse and we could put the wireless on and we learn the songs from there.
They came up one weekend but Bernard Howie, the viola player, wanted to see the grand final that was on that weekend so he brought along his television.
We've never had a television, you see? Our mother told us it was evil. Anyway, when they went back after the weekend Bernard left the television at our place.
So we watched it.
What did you see?
All sorts of things. Space creatures and people who did naughty things to naughty people. Even people running around in a big oval killing themselves over a ball.
We started to like it. We started to learn songs from the TV shows, so that is how Tunes from the Tube came about.
At the Byron Theatre, 69 Jonson Street, Byron Bay, on Wednesday October 21 from 7pm.