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Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013 Gala - The Kransky Sisters
Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2013 Gala - The Kransky Sisters
::2013/03/29::
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The Kransky Sisters - Sexual Healing
The Kransky Sisters - Sexual Healing
::2008/07/13::
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The Kransky Sisters - Sweet Dreams
The Kransky Sisters - Sweet Dreams
::2007/09/24::
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Kransky Sisters - Afternoon Delight
Kransky Sisters - Afternoon Delight
::2007/12/31::
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Kransky Sisters - Highway To Hell
Kransky Sisters - Highway To Hell
::2007/12/31::
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Topology and the Kransky Sisters - highlights from the live show
Topology and the Kransky Sisters - highlights from the live show
::2010/02/01::
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The Kransky Sisters - The Sound Of Silence
The Kransky Sisters - The Sound Of Silence
::2007/09/23::
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The Kransky Sisters - Cant Touch This
The Kransky Sisters - Cant Touch This
::2013/08/16::
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the kransky sisters - overload
the kransky sisters - overload
::2006/05/13::
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The Kransky Sisters - Money Money Money
The Kransky Sisters - Money Money Money
::2013/08/16::
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Kransky Sisters - Psycho Killer
Kransky Sisters - Psycho Killer
::2007/12/31::
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Kransky Sisters - Single Bed
Kransky Sisters - Single Bed
::2007/12/31::
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The Kransky Sisters - Abracadabra
The Kransky Sisters - Abracadabra
::2007/10/05::
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Kransky Sisters - Single Ladies @ The Judy 2nd Nov 2012
Kransky Sisters - Single Ladies @ The Judy 2nd Nov 2012
::2012/11/26::
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The Kransky Sisters - Pop Musik
The Kransky Sisters - Pop Musik
::2007/09/23::
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The Kransky Sisters -  Single ladies
The Kransky Sisters - Single ladies
::2012/01/31::
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The Kransky Sisters Interview - ABC TV Rollercoaster
The Kransky Sisters Interview - ABC TV Rollercoaster
::2009/12/31::
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The Kransky Sisters - All The Single Ladies
The Kransky Sisters - All The Single Ladies
::2013/08/16::
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The Kransky Sisters - Born To Be Wild
The Kransky Sisters - Born To Be Wild
::2007/10/05::
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Kransky Sisters - psycho killer
Kransky Sisters - psycho killer
::2007/11/01::
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Groove is in the heart - Topology & the Kransky Sisters
Groove is in the heart - Topology & the Kransky Sisters
::2010/03/29::
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Kransky Sisters-Pretty Woman
Kransky Sisters-Pretty Woman
::2008/02/02::
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Hello Adelaide! The Kransky Sisters are coming,,,
Hello Adelaide! The Kransky Sisters are coming,,,
::2014/01/13::
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The Kransky Sisters & Stephen Abbott - Yodelling
The Kransky Sisters & Stephen Abbott - Yodelling
::2009/02/11::
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The Kransky Sisters - Its a Long Way to the Top
The Kransky Sisters - Its a Long Way to the Top
::2013/08/16::
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art.afterhours - The Kransky Sisters
art.afterhours - The Kransky Sisters
::2010/05/26::
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The Kransky Sisters - Born to be Wild
The Kransky Sisters - Born to be Wild
::2013/08/16::
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Kransky Sisters - Computer Games
Kransky Sisters - Computer Games
::2007/12/31::
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The Kransky Sisters "Thriller" - In Siberia Tonight SBS 21 Oct
The Kransky Sisters "Thriller" - In Siberia Tonight SBS 21 Oct '04
::2014/08/21::
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The kransky sisters
The kransky sisters
::2007/02/06::
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The Kransky Sisters - Piece of Cake
The Kransky Sisters - Piece of Cake
::2013/03/20::
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The Kransky Sisters - Computer Games
The Kransky Sisters - Computer Games
::2013/08/16::
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The Kransky Sisters
The Kransky Sisters
::2010/10/06::
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The Kransky Sisters on tour June & August 2011
The Kransky Sisters on tour June & August 2011
::2011/06/10::
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The Kransky Sisters and Andrew Antoniolli
The Kransky Sisters and Andrew Antoniolli
::2008/09/06::
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Billie Jean - TOPOLOGY w/ The Kransky Sisters (2008 concert series)
Billie Jean - TOPOLOGY w/ The Kransky Sisters (2008 concert series)
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The Swan on musical saw - The Kransky Sisters and Topology
The Swan on musical saw - The Kransky Sisters and Topology
::2010/03/29::
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THE KRANSKY SISTERS no Theatro Circo 2.mp4
THE KRANSKY SISTERS no Theatro Circo 2.mp4
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Kransky Sisters - Horror Movie
Kransky Sisters - Horror Movie
::2008/01/01::
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The Kransky Sisters
The Kransky Sisters
::2012/03/01::
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The Kransky Sisters send a birthday message to QAC
The Kransky Sisters send a birthday message to QAC
::2012/08/29::
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Kransky Sisters; Werewolves of London
Kransky Sisters; Werewolves of London
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The Kransky Sisters take over Topology
The Kransky Sisters take over Topology's concert
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The Kransky Sisters - Piece of cake
The Kransky Sisters - Piece of cake
::2012/10/25::
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The Kransky Sister singing "Nut Bush City Limits"
The Kransky Sister singing "Nut Bush City Limits"
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Kransky Sisters - You
Kransky Sisters - You're so vain
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A tribute to  the kransky sisters
A tribute to the kransky sisters
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Kransky Sisters Education
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The Kransky Sisters VS Control Freak - Dirty Dreamin
The Kransky Sisters VS Control Freak - Dirty Dreamin' (Hotcakes and mash) mashup
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The Kransky Sisters "Sexual Healing" - In Siberia Tonight SBS 23 Sept
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The Kransky Sisters are an Australian musical comedy trio created, written and performed by Annie Lee (Mourne) and Christine Johnston (Eve) in collaboration with Michele Watt (Arva) and Carolyn Johns (Dawn).

The three sisters live a very old-fashioned life and travel around in their 1958 Morris Major performing musical covers. These are performed with their own special panache using tuba, guitar, musical saw and a 60s reed keyboard, not to mention a whole host of other bizarre instruments that pop up from time to time like toilet brushes and kitchen pots.[citation needed]

The Kransky Sisters tell off-beat and occasionally macabre stories and accompany these stories with strangely relevant covers of popular songs.

Fictional history and backstory[edit]

The Kransky sisters come from Esk, a real rural town in Queensland. The two eldest sisters, Mourne and Eve Kransky, are full biological sisters and have lived together all their lives. Mourne and Eve's father was a travelling salesman for the (fictional) Asbestos Cookware Company. Their mother left their father to be with his brother, who is Arva and Dawn's father. The two brothers have not spoken since and Mourne and Eve ostracise Arva and Dawn, using their guilt over the affair to dominate them.

Arva, who first toured with the family band, has now joined the Hornbell Military Marching Band. Dawn, the youngest sister, has taken leave from her job as trolley librarian at the Esk Hospital and now tours in Arva's place. The sisters wear the same clothes and Mourne and Eve speak with similar mannerisms. Mourne, the eldest, is clearly the matriarch, sternly keeping control of her younger sisters and doing most of the speaking during a concert, while Eve, a vegetarian who harbours secret passions, eerily echoes many of Mourne's phrases, though she has enough independence to occasionally add to Mourne's stories. Arva and Dawn almost never speak.[citation needed]

The songs they play are learnt from listening to the "wireless" and they drive to their concerts in a 1958 Morris Major. Sometimes the songs are incomplete thanks to an interruption in their reception and the sisters, lacking any normal cultural context, often seem not to fully understand what they are singing about.

One of their neighbours has a computer and has made them a website. They made regular appearances on In Siberia Tonight on SBS Television, The Sideshow with Paul McDermott on ABC Television and also made guest appearances on Spicks and Specks and Adam Hills Tonight.

Instruments[edit]

  • Mourne: vocals, acoustic guitar, reed keyboard, biscuit tin, kitchen pot, tambourine
  • Eve: vocals, musical-saw, reed keyboard, toilet brush, tambourine
  • Arva: tuba, vocals
  • Dawn: tuba, vocals

Awards[edit]

Award nominations[edit]

  • Barry Award - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2004
  • Triple Nominee Green Room Awards 2004 – Best Cabaret Ensemble; Musical Arrangements; Most Outstanding Show.
  • Triple Nominee Green Room Awards 2014 - For their cabaret show 'Piece Of Cake' - Best Cabaret; Writing; Musical Direction

Discography[edit]

  • A keepsake of live excerpts from Mourne, Eve and Arva

This CD contains excerpts from their "We Don't Have Husbands" tour in 2005.

Tracklisting[edit]

  1. Love You When (Kransky Theme)
  2. Introduction
  3. Sunrise Sunset - original
  4. The Bakery
  5. MJ Medley - a Michael Jackson medley of Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean
  6. Pix People
  7. Sounds of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel cover
  8. Arva's Boil
  9. Sexual Healing - Marvin Gaye cover
  10. Mince
  11. Nutbush - Tina Turner cover
  12. Overload - Sugababes cover
  13. Makeup
  14. Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison cover
  15. We Will Rock You - Queen cover

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