Monday 10 April
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Straight off the bat, they weren’t your average X Factor contestants. Three farm boys from Mudgee, NSW, raised without electricity, running water or sewerage, just so that their mother could afford to buy them instruments and drive them across country to their shows.
Makirum, Tayzin and Shardyn Fahey-Leigh have clocked up six Tamworth Country Music Festivals already. At their first, aged just 10, 11, and 12 years old respectively, Mak was so small that he could barely hold a guitar, but that didn’t stop the crowd going wild. “There was one guy who was so drunk that he thought that if he lit himself on fire he could put it out with a whip,” recalls Mak. “They had to throw buckets of water on him as we were playing.” And if you can keep singing through that, you can handle a live TV performance to an X Factor audience of over 1.4 million.
Their harmonious take on country-folk was the surprise hit of the sixth season. Brothers 3 auditioned with a daring cover of ‘Safe & Sound’ by Taylor Swift and were voted in by all four judges – Redfoo, Ronan Keating, Natalie Bassingthwaighte and their eventual mentor, Dannii Minogue – before battling on to the grand final.
After an exhilarating battle, Brothers 3 placed third. Free from the schedule of TV, they hit the road, touring extensively before they inked a record deal with Warner Music Australia.
Despite their youth, Brothers3 tackle the Tamworth Country Music 2017 Festival for their seventh year, with eight performances including three headline shows. The band will also be attending the Golden Guitars where they are nominated for Best New Talent.