Looks can be very deceiving, and that is exactly the case for the East Coast band, This Way North.
This Way North manage to create the impression of a 10-piece outfit, and their enthusiasm is envied by much larger bands in the industry.
For this reason, the duo of drummer-vocalist Cat Leahy and guitarist-vocalist Leisha Jungalwalla are used to audience members being shocked by the sound they produce.
“People definitely judge or have a perception because we are a two-piece,” Jungalwalla said.
“We create this huge sound and we definitely get a kick out of surprising people and blowing them away.”
This Way North will make their way south for a series of gigs in Metricup, Yallingup and Capel this month.
The pair will launch their self-titled EP at the Beer Farm as part of the venue’s Tin Can Blues Jams, which also boasts Blue Shaddy and Lightning Jack in the line-up.
The release was record in Toronto, fittingly the pair first met in Canada.
They were playing in different bands before eventually jamming together and soon found themselves writing music together too.
In 2017 alone, they played more than 120 shows across Australia, New Zealand and Canada.
Their gigs in the South West will mark their third visit to the region.
Jungalwalla said playing in the region was a dream for touring musicians.
“We love the area and the people are beautiful – they really appreciate our music,” she said.
“It is so great to play in places like these venues where they know what to do with live music.
“We definitely experienced early in our careers playing places that weren’t suited to music or the audience would turn their backs. We’ve just learnt how to make them turn around.”
This Way North will play the Beer Farm on Friday, March 2, Caves Hotel on Saturday, March 3, and Capel Country Club on Friday, March 9.
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