String Loaded Celtic Fiddle Band (formerly Pumpkin Juice)
String Loaded are an award winning family band known for their passion, energy and love of the Celtic culture. This high energy group features sensational fiddle playing sisters, Gabi and Olivia, supported by mum and dad on guitar and bodhran. Influences come from the rich music and folk law traditions of Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia and also more recent American bluegrass music. The beauty, skill and infectious energy of the girls fiddle music and singing will leave you spell bound and fill your heart with joy.
The band has performed at international and national music festivals including the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, the Australian Celtic Festival, Brigadoon at Bundanoon, Tamworth Country Music Festival, Golden Fiddle Awards and many local festivals, cultural events and corporate functions. String Loaded have performed live on Australian radio including National ABC radio and receive regular airplay on several community radio stations in the Newcastle and Central Coast region. In 2014 String Loaded (formerly known as Pumpkin Juice) won Best New Talent at the Australian Celtic Music Awards and have been nominated in the Best Celtic Song category for their new album “Just in Case”. They have also been top 10 Busking Champions for 5 years in a row at the Tamworth Country Music Busking Championships.