The Violas, made up of Ocean Grove sisters, Jess and Aleesha Viola, with recent additions of bass player Darcy Nichols and drummer Fergus Bateman, recently snared the Best Busker trophy at the Geelong Best Busker awards.
The addition of a solid rhythm section to the line-up, has enabled them to take their music to another level and sparked a burst of musical creativity. Jess has commented that “we had all these original songs that we wanted to transpose to a band and we thought it was time”.
Jess and Aleesha have previously performed at pubs, bars and the Queenscliff Music Festival after which the sisters gained an appearance on Channel Nine’s Today Show. The bluesy quartet play a mix of Amy Winehouse, Kaleo and their own tunes.