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Twin Kennedy ready for big 2015

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Originally from Powell River in British Columbia, Twin Kennedy is in the middle of a tour across Canada, promoting their new band and music.

Comprised of identical twin sisters Carli and Julie Kennedy, the duo is looking forward to a lot of things 2015 has to offer.

“I’ve never been to the East Coast,” said Julie. “Our mom told us we might fall in love with the East Coast because of our love for the fiddle.”

The two women have been playing music their whole lives. When they were younger, they were part of a family band with their father and younger sister. They then went to the University of Victoria and studied music performance.

With two EPs under their belt, the two sisters are about to release their first LP, which has been inspired by a wide range of music.

“Growing up, we listened to The Judds and Hank Williams. Shania Twain and the Dixie Chicks were a huge influence on us. We also love family music like The Rankin Family,” said Julie.

Twin Kennedy has made stops in Hampton, Rothesay, Clarks Corner and Moncton before Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

Even when not on the road, the twin sisters are very close. The two live together and say that they are connected mentally.

“We have a thing we call ‘twintuition’ — we just know what the other is thinking. On stage we have to remember to actually tell people what we’re about to do,” said Carli.

Before each performance, the twins do a vocal warm-up as well as having a pre-show hug with their band.

There will be no backing band on this tour though, as the shows will be strictly acoustic. Twin Kennedy hope to be back on the East Coast soon, after the release of their first album.

“Once the album comes out in March, we’ll be on tour with our band. And then we will be back in Halifax for the Canadian Country Music Awards in September.”

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