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Vixens: You’ll 'fall' For Sisters' Blend Of Country Music

Story: Donna Roberts
May 28, 2019
Vixens: You’ll
Kristina, Adrienne and Anneliese Whitehouse are sisters with a difference. As the Peninsula-band, Vixens of Fall, they have been singing together for most of their lives.

“Quite often when we were young, we’d start our day with dad playing the guitar and us sitting on the end of his bed, singing some of the classics,” Kristina said.

“We had to make coffee for both he and mum before we could start playing.”

Officially formed as a band in 2014, they have been rehearsing and writing ever since.

The band name – Vixens of Fall – came about when Kristina was teaching her Year 3 students about the seasons. On the same day, Adrienne was stocking lipsticks at her job and found a dark orange and red blend called ‘Vixen’.

“Autumn Vixens didn’t have the same ring to it,” Kristina said. “Vixens of Fall, on the other hand, sounded more sultry, more mysterious, more beguiling.”

It also perfectly suited the sisters.

“It was kind of a metaphor for us. We are all so different, yet we work together – we blend, we harmonise; we’re sisters,” Kristina said.

Whereas they are influenced by many diverse artists and styles – everything from Fleetwood Mac and AC/DC to Miranda Lambert and I’m With Her – they consider themselves a country band.

“But there are so many aspects to country,” Kristina said.

“We like to adapt sounds from the artists we love and make them into us.

“We think we will always be developing as artists – we don’t want to rest on our laurels. We want to always surprise.”

Originally from Cairns, the Whitehouse sisters have called the Peninsula home for the past 20 years, attending Scarborough State School and Grace Lutheran College.

Vixens of Fall have performed at the Tamworth Country Music Festival and released their debut EP, ‘A Love Like Ours’, in May. The sisters are excited to begin promoting their new tunes.

“Any gig that includes the audience getting up and dancing, always makes our hearts happy,” Kristina said.

“When it’s obvious that people are getting into the groove, it will always put a bounce in our step, and our energy will always get bigger!”

Catch the Vixens of Fall at the Redcliffe Leagues Club on Thursday 27 June, with further dates to be announced for July, August and September. Find out more via the band’s Facebook or Instagram accounts.

 
Vixens of Fall

Thursday 27 June, 7pm
Redcliffe Leagues Club
Cnr Klingner Rd & Ashmole Rd, Redcliffe
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