Archive for May, 2010

Topp Twins LIVE . . . in the USA 21/05/10

The Topp Twins are coming to the USA in June to attend a number of film festivals and play three live shows.

Jools and Lynda Topp along with Arani Cuthbert, their manager and producer of The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls, will be attending the Seattle Film Festival, Mendocino Film Festival, Portland Queer Documentary Film Festival, Newfest Film Festival and Frameline Film Festival. See the full festival listings for when and where to see them.

The twins will be playing three live shows in Portland, Northampton and San Francisco and tickets are on sale NOW!

Finalists x 2! 12/05/10

The finalists for the RIANZ Best Country Music Album 2010 were announced last week. The good news being that The Topp Twins are one of three finalists for Honky Tonk Angel. The other two finalists are The Bads for So Alive and Tami Neilson for The Kitchen Table Sessions.

Also announced were the finalists for the APRA Best Country Song for 2010 and Jools Topp is a finalist for ‘Honk Tonk Angel’ along with Dianne Swann (The Bads) for ‘So Alive’ and  Matt Langley for ‘7:13’.

The awards will be presented on June 4 2010 at the New Zealand Country Music Awards in Gore.

Read more about the finalists here.

The Topp Twins and the APO 10/05/10

The Topps recent performance with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at the Auckland Town Hall, was filmed for television and screened on TV3 last week. For those of you who missed it you can watch it online on TV3’s TV on Demand.

Performing with a full orchestra was a challenge for a couple of gals who don’t read music or know what a bar is, but everyone had a lot of fun. The show could be called The 3 Kenors as the conductor was called Ken too!

The online video is only available to NZ viewers but the show will be available as an extended version DVD in the near future so keep an eye out.

Top at Miami 10/05/10

The Topp Twins: Untouchable Girls has won the Best Documentary Award at the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival. The MGLFF jury chose the film as their favourite documentary of the 2010 lineup.

Read the article written by Steve Rothaus on the Miami Herald blog.