More than 20 years after their first demo recordings, The Veronicas, who grew up in Albany Creek, have toured, launched solo projects, changed record label, supported a Samford-based charity – and there’s more planned in 2023.
Twins Lisa and Jessica Origliasso have been on a national tour of Australia – their first in six years – following the release of the albums Godzilla and Human in successive months last year.
The albums were toured in 2021 and 2022 and The Veronicas have been booked to play in Las Vegas next October.
They have also announced solo projects – Seeing Stars for Jessica and Cruisin’ On My Own by Lisa – followed by signing a deal with Big Noise in the US.
And just weeks ago were guest performers at a charity fundraiser in Brisbane for Samford-based The Carer’s Foundation.
Lisa and Jessica were young carers for their mother. Money raised is going towards a centre to accommodate, educate and rejuvenate carers.
About The Veronicas
Lisa and Jessica Origliasso started as The Twins but at the age of 20 formed The Veronicas – taken from a line in the film Heathers in 2004.
The following year the twins, who were born on Christmas Day, released their first studio album The Secret Life of …
It reached number two in the Australian album charts and the Australian Recording Industry Association (ARIA) confirmed it had gone platinum four times by selling more than 280,000 copies.
Hook Me Up, released three years later, went platinum twice and the title track reached number one in the Australian singles charts. It also an international hit.
It was 2014 before The Veronicas released their third album from which You Ruin Me debuted at number one in Australia and made the US and UK charts.
A succession of gold and platinum singles followed over the next six years, culminating in their fourth and fifth albums – Godzilla and Human
In a lengthy career The Veronicas have also played at the 2005 NRL Grand Final, became the faces of Choice Calvin Klein and were voted the hottest women in rock 2006.
They briefly became coaches on The Voice Australia in 2016, the same year The Veronicas hosted the ARIA Music Awards
Over the years they have also supported Steve Irwin’s Wildlife Warriors Worldwide charity, joined gay marriage marches in the US, campaigned to reform same-sex laws in Australia and supported Sea Shepherd.
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