Sooke has been home for country music singers Julie and Carli Kennedy (a.k.a Twin Kennedy) for some time now, but the twins are ready to take it to the next level: by playing at the all-new Far Out Pizza restaurant in Jordan River on Saturday (Aug. 29).
The special acoustic performance, which starts at 7:30 p.m., celebrates the opening of Far Out Pizza, the Kennedys’ music video shoot on location at the restaurant, as well as their Canadian Country Music Association nomination. Following the event, the gals are heading over to Halifax for the CCMA Awards ceremony.
“We are excited to celebrate with the local crowd right before we head down to Halifax,” said the Kennedys in a recent press release. “We drove around Sooke and Jordan River scouting locations for our music video, and we were looking for a cozy cafe for one of the scenes.”
The twins drove by the new pizzeria in Jordan River, and decided to stop in. Taken in by the warmth of the local owners and residents, they decided this was the star location of their music video.
“Joined to the pizzeria is a beautiful larger space that seemed perfect for a show, so we got to talking and they said they would love to host us for a concert as well,” the Kennedys said.
“Living in such a beautiful place definitely has its rewards.”
The next few weeks will be interesting for the twins. They will travel back and forth around Sooke and the surrounding area filming for their new upcoming single album, and then hop on a plane and fly more than 6,000 kilometres to the east coast for their CCMA ceremony.
But it’s all good.
When they first heard from their publicist about the nomination, the twins said they were crying with joy – so much that they called their parents bright and early to tell them.
“We called our mom and dad with tears, and they initially thought something was wrong, but it was actually just a whole lot of joy,” Julie and Carli Kennedy said in a recent interview with the Sooke News Mirror. “For us to be nominated as best artists of the year is really, really cool.”
The CCMAs are almost a full week of events, such as songwriter circles, showcases, meetings, and artist panels. The duo will go to the awards and just tour around – they’re already booked for concerts in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, as well as multiple shows in P.E.I. and Ontario.
The Kennedys look forward to this weekend’s show in Jordan River, entrance is by donation (suggested $10 to $15). All ages are welcome.