Broods get in tune with success
Caleb and Georgia Nott have come a long way during the past 18 months.
As Broods, the brother-and-sister duo originally from Marlborough have wowed audiences in New Zealand and overseas with their unique pop sound, released their first EP, and have been signed with Capitol and Polydor Records.
Despite the rapid rise to stardom, they say it's taking some time to get used to their success.
Speaking to the Express ahead of a show in Nelson on Saturday, Georgia Nott, 19, said they had been singing as long as they could remember.
She said the pair, who went to St Mary's School in Blenheim before they moved to Nelson only a few years after starting primary school, were inspired by their mother, a former St Mary's School teacher, to sing.
"I honestly can't remember a time when I didn't want to sing. I was obsessed with singing and performing. I'd get up in front of everyone in the family all the time, super serious, at age 4, telling them ‘don't laugh'," she said.
Georgia said it was this passion for singing that had kept her on the path to success.
"I feel like a part of me [thought I would get this far]. I wanted it so bad that I put everything else aside, which is probably how I convinced myself it was the only path I'd take," she said.
"Everything we do is insanely exciting and completely new to us. Every day we are grateful. We are so inspired by what we get to do and to us that's all we could ever hope for," Georgia said.
Saturday's gig at the Theatre Royal in Nelson took the family connection one step further - Georgia and Caleb's younger sister was one of their opening acts. Their grandmother Monica Nott, was also at the show, having travelled from Blenheim. It was the first time she had seen them perform live.
"They were absolutely wonderful, very professional, as they always are," said Monica Nott.
"We are very proud, I can't really say too much, they are two of 26 grandchildren and we're all very proud of them in their own ways," she said. She was pleased the pair had stayed true to their humble nature.
The Marlborough Express