Identical twin boys boasting sibling harmonies, who have grown up engulfed in music and around Australian music icons, travelling nation-wide with their parents who work in the Australian music industry.
Callum and Jackson McPartlane came up with their band name, reaching for inspiration from their past – finding out Bo’Ness is the hometown of their Scottish Grandmother. They are also proud Gunditjmara heritage on their Grandfather’s side.
Both boys recently graduated the CMAA Junior Academy of Country Music in Tamworth, and are studying VCE music in year 10. School sees them performing regularly in productions and concerts, and volunteering at Nursing homes where they last year became runners up in the Order of Australia Medal, recognising their constant work volunteering and talking about the effects of Bullying and Domestic Violence. In 2018 they boast winning Wakakiri “People’s Choice Award” in the National finals, for this they re-arranged and sung a unique version of Redgum’s “I was only 19”. In August 2019 they won Best Junior Talent at the Basin Music Festival, and in April 2020 they released their debut single “we don’t need this town” a powerful song co written with Lachlan Bryan (The Wildes) which explores their own deep experience in fleeing domestic violence. This shot to the Top 10 on the Country Music Charts, and has opened up an avenue for many to talk about the taboo subject of Domestic Violence.
Bo’Ness has been lucky enough to share the stage and support the likes of Shannon Noll, Adam Brand, Vanessa Amorosi, Claymore, Cornell and Carr, Carter and Carter, Amber Lawrence, Lyn Bowtell and Reece Mastin.
Callum and Jackson are also passionate about being a part of the “Be Kind” movement, where they actively promote awareness against child violence and bullying, they are always seen in their “Be Kind” T-shirts on and off the stage, and say “it’s a simple message, just be kind”.