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Tsawwassen twins to perform hometown show
After their debut on national TV, Tsawwassen musicians the Simpson Brothers Band are back in their hometown to perform for local fans.
The group, which features 21-year-old identical twins Rob and Rich Simpson as frontmen, are set to perform two shows this Friday and Saturday (Feb. 24 and 25) at the Rose & Crown Pub on 12th Ave.
"It'll be great to see familiar faces and finally be a part of the hometown atmosphere that's been generated over the past few months with our music," said Rich. "We're kicking things off around 9 and look forward to hitting the stage."
Last fall the band appeared on the CBC reality show Cover Me Canada, which saw musical acts perform hit Canadian songs in an effort to win prize money and a recording contract.
The Simpson Brothers were eliminated after a few short rounds, but the experience hasn't discouraged them from making music.
The two South Delta Secondary grads have since joined forces with bandmates Tyson McIlroy, Adam Pristas and Chartwell Kerr to construct a new sound.
Rose & Crown manager Shelley Metrow said was excited to have local, young talent play at her venue, and predicted a bright future for the duo.
"We're just so lucky to have got them now," she said. "A year from now, they may just be unreachable."
Metrow added there has been a buzz around the pub since it was announced the Simpsons were booked to play.
"We've had so many people come in and say they are coming on the two nights," she said. "It's going to be great."
The Simpson Brothers Band performs at the Rose & Crown Friday on Friday (Feb. 24) and Saturday (Feb. 25) at 9 p.m.
No cover. Come early for good seats.