Angus and Julia Stone are a brother and sister duo from Sydney, Australia who come from a musical family. They were introduced to music at a very young age by their father with Julia playing trumpet, Angus playing trombone and their older sister, Catherine, playing the saxophone.
It was in early 2006 that Angus and Julia began to collaborate on their music, but prior to that, they performed as solo artists, using each other as backing partners with their first performance together being in 2005. They write songs on their own, but work together on structure and harmonies.
The duo released two EPs: one in 2006 called “Chocolates and Cigarettes” and one in 2007 called “Heart Full of Wine”. In the fall of 2007 they released their debut studio album called “A Book Like This” through EMI Music Australia and it was released in Europe the spring of the following year. It wasn’t until two years later that the album was released in the United States through Nettwerk.
Their second album called “Down the Way” was self-produced and had a worldwide released in the spring of last year. The album debuted at number one in Australia, becoming the highest-selling album by an Australian artist in 2010 in just two months’ time. The completed their first worldwide sold-out tour last year, winning Album and Single of the Year at the 2010 Australian Record Industry Awards.
Today’s Song of the Day – “Hold On” is one of the singles from this album and it has been featured in episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and Life Unexpected.
Other songs by the duo have been featured on the TV shows 90210, Raising the Bar, Life, Hung, Lipstick Jungle, Privileged, Brothers & Sisters and Private Practice. One of their songs was also featured in the box office movie Easy A.
For more information, visit their website at: Angus and Julia Stone
Related item: Angus and Julia Stone at Facebook
Related item: Angus and Julia Stone According to Wikipedia
Video: “Hold On”Video Via You Tube