Double take

Austrian pop singers The MonaLisa Twins visited St Luke’s C of E Primary School in Formby to meet pupils and share their love of music.

Headteacher Sharon Cowey, said: “They came to inspire our Year 4, 5 and 6 students and were impressed with the amount of our children who play an instrument.

“Their own instruments of choice are either guitar or ukulele”.

“They are one of the very few modern bands who write original songs in the 60’s beat music tradition, reviving the genre with a fresh twist without sounding pop-ish or trivial. They were huge Beatles fans”.

The core of the band are the 20-year-old actual twins named Mona and Lisa.

Originally from Austria, they recently moved to Liverpool, UK, their musical home. But even before that they have travelled extensively, performing in the USA, Australia and UK in their teens.

They started out with cover songs on YouTube and released two CDs with covers in 2007 and 2008.

At 16 they decided to go for a professional music career and began to record their debut album ‘When We’re Together’ which got released in 2012.

The girls have been singing since the age of five and formed their band at the age of 14. They found their most recent band member – the drummer,  busking on the street in Liverpool!

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