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The Veronicas in QLD

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Lisa and Jess Origliasso are identical twins, born in Brisbane on Christmas day, 1984. They began singing and performing at the tender age of five, and eventually became The Veronicas. Their first album was released in 2005.

The Veronicas compose and perform their own music. They have worked with producers and writers who have also worked with Madonna, Pink, Hillary Duff and Christina Aguilera, but they are comfortable doing everything for themselves.

The girls are no strangers to the stage. They have wowed audiences across the United States and Europe, as well as at home, performing alongside talent such as Blondie, Ashlee Simpson, AFI and Evermore.

'Hook Me Up' is the debut single from their new album released through Warner Music. It has put the duo right back into the public spotlight and taken them to a new level as they tackle electro-pop.

They are now one of Australia's premier music acts and are about to embark on an their Australia-wide Hook Me Up Tour. Travelling with their four-piece band, this will be their largest headlining tour.

Their own clothing range was launched in Target stores this year, and they sang at Bindi Irwin's 9th birthday party at Australia Zoo in July.

Lisa and Jess live in Los Angeles now, but love coming home, and were excited to show Getaway viewers a few of the places they love to visit.

The Fame Theatre Company is where the twins learnt singing, dancing and acting between five and 12 years of age. They were part of the school's first overseas tour which was to Disneyland in 1996. They made a lot of friends there and still keep in touch with many of them.

The animal hospital at Australia Zoo is one of their favourite places. They help out at the zoo and have made friends with animals and staff there. It is being rebuilt and will be open to the public in March 2008.

Morgans Seafood Restaurant and Teppanyaki Room is one of their favourite places to visit. They have been going there with their family since they were four and they reckon the food just gets better.

The award-winning seafood restaurant serves the best catch of the day, straight off the trawlers. Overlooking Scarborough Boat Harbour, diners have views of Moreton Bay and the Glasshouse Mountains. Another choice is to dine on the wrap-around veranda. Pelicans and seagulls hover outside, and occasionally a pod of dolphins frolicks by.

Many people like to have take-away fish and chips and find a pretty spot to have a picnic.

Of course, the girls always like to call in to their dad's clothing store in Fortitude Valley. It's called NVY and sell ladies' fashion and accessories. They raid the racks for cool labels and love it because they don't have to pay!

The Veronicas new album ‘Hook Me Up’ is out November 3.

Watch the preview of next week's show

Location

Brisbane, the Veronicas' home town.

Cost

Sports Car Rentals Online's 1969 red Ford Mustang Pony costs $395 a day to rent.

For more information

Morgans Seafood Restaurant
Bird Of Passage Parade
Scarborough 4020
Ph: (07) 3203 5744
Website: www.morganseafood.com.au

Sports Car Rentals Online
Ph: 1300 793 682
Website: www.scronline.com.au

NVY
Shop 19, McWhirters Shopping Centre
230 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley 4006
Ph: (07) 3252 3358
Website: www.nvy.com.au

Fame Theatre Company
1 Hurwoth Street
Bowen Hills
Ph: (07) 3252 4806
Website: www.fametheatre.com
Email: fametheatre@fametheatre.com

User comments
I've recently become a Veronicas fan, thanks to their latest single "Hook Me Up". Having met them recently at Toombul shoppingtown, they are just the most nicest and friendlist people you could ever want to meet. They've worked really hard to get where they are now, and I feel sorry for people who go around bagging them. Perhaps these people feel deep down inside that they will never be as successul as them - a sure sign of the Tall Poppy syndrome. I wish Jess and Lisa well with their future endeavours in life.
these girls are amazing singers. this episode of getaway was awesome! jess and lisa are my idols their so talented. and i cant wait to see more of what they have installed this and next year.
I really enjoyed the special segment. Also adds to my list of to do's next time i go to Brisvegas.
I know you are endeavouring to appeal to a younger audience but surely you could find someone less irritating, not to mention more articulate. I could not stand to listen to them anylonger and changed chanel.

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