Working together on a locally produced musical in Revelstoke, BC, Joanne Stacey, Sharlene Foisy and Janine Carey-Bourke thought they might have something - and what a combination it turned out to be! Following the end of the musical production, Joanne called the other two girls and Sister Girl was born.
A talented and accomplished singer/songwriter in her own right, Joanne spearheaded the project with a specific vision in mind. Flawless harmonies and sturdy musicianship were the best way to bring her own songs to life and together, Sister Girl has all the right ingredients to make a lasting impression. Joanne's past credits include 2 CDs with radio airplay all over the world, and two performances at the Merritt Mountain Music Festival which garnered her a star on Merritt's ‘Walk of Stars’. She has shared the stage over the years with many talented folks, such as Roy Forbes, Bill Henderson, Shari Ulrich, Mae Moore and David Essig. Joanne played in bands and on her own since the age of 5 and began writing songs when she was just eleven years old. Born into a musical family, she has the experience to take this band all the way!
Sharlene Foisy and Janine Carey-Bourke have both been playing and singing in cover bands for many years and Sharlene has recently started writing songs to add to the bands impressive repertoire. Sharlene and Joanne share the spotlight as lead vocalists and Janine adds her impeccable harmonies to everything. Janine is a very accomplished pianist and bass guitarist but as she prefers to play the bass for the band, Sister Girl added their fourth member, Stephanie Ballendine, to round out their sound with her deep resonant voice and various instrumental skills on keyboard, harmonica, banjo and guitar.
Recently added to the band is drummer, Russ Brackenbury. Russ, affectionately known as “Mr. Sister” brings his percussion and vocal talents to the band, completing Sister Girl’s sound with versatility and finesse.
Releasing their first song “Mercy Me” to Canadian radio from their self-titled CD in July of 2009, Sister Girl has been making some waves in the Canadian country music scene! As well, they released a second song, “It’s a Lonely Place” to the European market through North County Records in early 2010 and their song “Lonesome Rambler” was selected as one of the top ten 2009 Canadian regional finalists in the Mountain Stage NewSong Contest.
In the fall of 2011, Sister Girl recorded their second CD "Amazing Things Happen" with renowned Canadian folk artist and producer, David Essig. Filled with songs written by Sharlene Foisy and Joanne Stacey, this CD is a collection of 12 captivating songs that will have you tapping your toes and singing along!
With a vibrant and unique sound, Sister Girl is sure to capture your attention and your heart.