The ORANGE Dream

We don’t know about you but we for the most part are disappointed with the current chart music …

Hardly anything that is aimed at our generation has ever appealed to us, so we usually find ourselves digging deeper and deeper into the past to discover music that excites. 

Age and time are strange things. Growing up, our peers would think of anything older than a few months as outdated and not interesting anymore. But we felt they are missing out on so much!

For us the Beatles kicked it all off …

It was like a magical transformation taking place. The same thing that teenagers experienced back in 1964 all over the world happened to us in 2007 when we went through our personal Beatlemania at the age of 13. Life changed drastically from then on. We found our purpose, if you will.

Listening to the opening chord to “A Hard Day’s Night”, the raw and unadulterated drive of “She Loves You”, the intimate and enticing sound of “Yesterday” or the impressive orchestral cacophony of “A Day In The Life”  – even thinking about those moments sends shivers down our spines.

Our interest for music skyrocketed, and we started playing and writing music predominantly inspired by the 60’s. We wanted to continue this spirit, we wanted to write and play music that had the magic and the same impact that those classic tracks had on us.

But how? …

We were born into a country (Austria) that celebrated classical and traditional folk music and that was rather detached from the humorous, easy going 60’s spirit we associated with England or the States.

We joke about how we must have picked our parents wisely. We were born into a family with a dad who was a musician himself, who had a great taste in music and would make us fall head over heels in love with music. In addition to all of that he was running one of Austria’s most successful recording studios! We really couldn’t have chosen any better 😉

The beginning of our journey …

So together with him and our equally awesome and musical step mom Michaela, who also happened to have lots of experience in business and marketing, we made plans: How are we going to make this insane dream a reality?

10 years, 5 albums, 99 music videos, 15 million YouTube views and a lot of blood, sweat and tears later, we are now living and working in the UK.

With a host of live shows in Europe, the USA and Australia, a UK tour with Steve Harley & Cockney Rebel, a recording session in Abbey Road Studios, a 2-year residency at the legendary Cavern Club (2014 – 2016), a collaboration with Woodstock legend John Sebastian (The Lovin’ Spoonful), a Glastonbury performance and regular features on BBC and international radio stations under our belt, we can say we’ve come a long way since daydreaming about the future at the age of 13.

And we cannot help but feel very proud about the fact that we did all of it our own way! Every video we released, every song we’ve written, every album we put out, every blog post on our website comes from the collective brain juice of our small but mighty team. (Sound of Music 2.0? 🙂 )

Our values and priorities …

By no means should that come across like we don’t want or need the help of other people, but it means we’re not willing to compromise. We simply won’t give away our creative freedom or values for any short term success. We created our own label – Woolgoose Records – and were able to build this incredibly supportive, like-minded fan community with the help of Social Media and the Internet.

Yes, there were many tempting offers from “X-factor”, “Talent”, “Idol”, “Voice” and other “GFQ” (Get Famous Quick) shows but after taking a closer look we quickly realized that this path wasn’t for us.

We love the internet for making it possible to have a direct relationship with our audience. In that regard we’re terribly lucky to be alive in this day and age as that was simply not possible before. It’s so much more fun receiving feedback on our new album through our website or social media than having to wait for what self-proclaimed “authorities” write in the newspaper the next day.

It’s because of people like YOU …

Therefore it’s people like you that could make “The ORANGE dream” a reality – by donations, buying and sharing our music, purchasing our merch or getting tickets to see us at our live shows. People who share our yearning for change in the entertainment industry, who value honesty in music and can connect with our type of song writing.

Many of you are musicians yourselves, many are into the same music as we are, many of you have grown up in the 60’s and miss the spirit from back then, while others grew up in a later decade that musically didn’t speak to them, looking for an alternative. Whichever way you came across our music, we’re glad you did!

Join the movement …

We love to share our creations for free like our many, many free videos. But to sustain and expand our activities we are dependent on the help of our listeners. We often get asked how one can best support us, and the answer is simply by donations, buying and sharing our music, purchasing our merch or getting tickets to see us at our live shows.

The ORANGE chapter  …

So if you enjoy what we do, you can head over to the shop to get our new album “ORANGE”. First, we’d encourage you to check out the reviews that already dropped in, because some of them are real masterpieces. We could hardly believe how much time and diligence people put into writing them, and how so many of them are extremely spot on about our intentions with this album. 

What do you think about the “The ORANGE dream” of getting wit and melodious and harmonious songwriting back in today’s music? We’d love to hear your thoughts on this in the comment section below.

Thanks for reading and thanks again for listening to our tracks!

Stay groovy,
Mona & Lisa

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1

Hey MLT,You guys are the best,I hadnt heard about you until about 12mths ago whilst watching Foxtel a show came on which i cant remember the name right now but it was a 30 min show with bands foing covers of well known bands eg The Eagles cover band,then at the start of the dhow one day the hosts of the show said we have a treat at the end of the show for all you Beatles fans + then it was you guys doing 3 ×Beatles covers,+thats when i started to look into who you guys were,+the rest they say is history,I live in Perth,Western Australia,Would love you guys even more if you guys toured here one day,maybe ?? But love what you guys do,love your harmonies love the songs you do,so keep them tunes coming,Love you guys to bits,Cheers Tony

2

Keep up the great music girls.

3

Great sound! I absolutely love it

4

I love the new orange. Heck i don't think you two can do anything bad THANK YOU.

5

Please don't stop doing what your doing. you and the music are awesome. I agree todays music is so so. i just found out about you lady's a month ago and have been hooked since. I love love the old'es. i watch your video's daily .i love to watch two beautiful young lady's perform. You have fan forever . Thank you very very much.

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hello, im spanish and english is very basic and bad, but i try, beautiful girls with beautiful voices, im in love, great great job i wish you the best for you, im a little guitarrist i know some chords and like sing, but never you do, jjjjj, millions of kisses for you, congratulatoons for your music

8

You are fantastic!
two twin lights in this disenchanted musical universe.
thank you very much
A french fan

9

Thanks a lot for your The Beatles music's covers! Especially for heartwarming version of While my guitar gently weeps.

10

Hey. I like the performance of the song "This Boy" in your performance. Such a sad, moody mood of the past. Very beautiful song. I wish you all the best. A lot of good songs.

11

Ihr seid ziemlich genial! Kommt Ihr mal nach Salzburg? Schönen Gruß von dort 🙂

12

I couldn't agree more regarding today's music and I use that term loosely. Most of what they call "music" today is pure rubbish in my opinion. The 60's ruled musically. You two remind us of what music should be with your original work and the songs you choose to cover. It will be a sad, sad day if MLT decide to call it quits but I don't see that happening in my lifetime (now there's an advantage of being old enough to retire). So keep up the great work you two are doing and while you're busy Waiting For the Waiter, I'll be waiting on your next original or cover. Stay safe, keep your heads straight and never forget your humble beginnings and the blessings you were given both musically and with parents that supported your dream. You two are loved by all of your fans.

13

Hi Mona, hi Lisa!
I love what you are doing, how you are doing and what you've reached so far. Keep on going, keep on rocking. I personally love "Count on me" from the Orange album most, bec. it "opens" slowly like a tender blossom to the end of the song.

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Fernando Escasany

Siempre estoy buscando covers de temas que superen el original. Soy fan de las instrumentaciones y los arreglos. El tema "Still A Friend Of Mine" me parece una de las composiciones más lindas que he escuchado.
He estado en Londres, en Edimburgo y en Liverpool. Tuve la suerte de estar en muchos de los sitios en los que ustedes se presentaron a cantar como "The Cavern".
A mi en lo particular me gusta la música que va desde 1964 a 1969 porque es (creo yo) donde se produce un "brainstorming" de composiciones melódicas y originales que perdurarán por muchas décadas más interpretadas por otras bandas y con otros arreglos.
Mis felicitaciones a las 2. Van por buen camino y las sigo en vuestro canal.
Fernando
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I'm always looking for cover songs that go beyond the original. I'm a fan of instrumentation and arrangements. The song "Still A Friend Of Mine" seems to me to be one of the most beautiful compositions I have ever heard.
I've been to London, Edimburgh and Liverpool. I was fortunate to be in many of the places where you performed as "The Cavern".
I particularly like the music that goes from 1964 to 1969 because it is (I think) where there is a brainstorming of melodic and original compositions that will last for many decades more performed by other bands and with other arrangements.
My congratulations at both of you. They're on the right way and I'm following on your channel.
Fernando.

15
Michael Blankenheim

Regarding the MonaLisa Twins new "Still a Friend of Mine" ORANGE vid, my own words can't describe it. Instead, from poet John Keats: "A thing of beauty is a joy for ever: Its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness; but still will keep..." https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsiKXfFkRoA&feature=share

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It's great hearing music from the 60s again. The things they play today just don't stick with you. It's great hearing new versions of the old songs that you ladies do. They get into your head and your heart, not like the guitar bashing of today. Someday I would really love to hear you Ladies play, Johnny Rivers, Summer Rain. Today I turned 63 and hearing you two Girls play the oldies, with all your enthusiasm, and your lovely eyes and smiles. Takes me back to a Time when life was simple, when all you needed in life is a frisbee, a joint, and the music you two Ladies are bringing back to life. Thank you so much. Your truly amazing with all you do.

17
Michael Blankenheim

New MLT self-description from their Twitter: “Music-making twins that decided that the world needs a lot more orange and a lot less clockwork!” Absolutely correct. Damn TOO MUCH clockwork, not enough orange.

18

Hi,

Just found out about you. Really nice that someone picks up this music style and write new songs.

You also play covers with great respect for the original songs. Great work!!

Beeing an old Beatles fan it really reaches my heart.

When can we expect to see you in Sweden or Denmark?

I'd book a ticket (to ride) immediately!! 😁

Best Regards and hope to see you soon in a theatre near me!!

Johan /Landskrona, Sweden.

19

I just received my first purchase (2 cd) in a package with little touches. fantastic. I love you girls. I ordererd 2 others .

20

Love your work. So talented and such good songs. You mention a trip to Australia. When may that happen?

21
Michael Blankenheim
22

When will we see "MonaLisa Twins Play Beatles & More Vol. 2"?

23
Narinder Sharma

Dear Mona and Lisa, I absolutely loved reading your blog, it really spoke to me. I love 60s music, especially the Beatles. Growing up after the 60s had passed, I didn't witness the Beat scene first hand, but I developed a passion in my teens for everything Beatles related and 60s music in general. I'm still on a journey going back in time and rediscovering little gems of songs from the past, so reading about your own musical journey really resonated with me. Loving your renditions of the songs and loving all your vids, keep 'em coming. I hope to see you play live one day. With best wishes, Narinder

24
Michael Blankenheim

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2h9udS8mxkE&feature=push-u&attr_tag=jJ0ug0kcwDCplW01-6
A simply beautiful presentation of a powerful song, performed in that special place where art becomes magic!

25

I agree with you whole-heartedly. The music industry has taken creativity and originality out of today’s music, instead choosing to flog a standard sound that “sells”. The television singing competitions are glorified karaoke contests and finding good musicians who play and write original music is an exercise in futility. You’ve made the right decision to keep control of your music, and the many fans that you have attracted shows that there is definitely a desire to return to the glory days of music. Keep up the great work girls, you’re very talented artists.

26

The more I listen to ORANGE(I listen everyday) the more i hear new things. Such as the influences of the Zombies, BEATLES, Lovin Spoonful, John Sebastian, just to name a few. Mona and Lisa have Transcended a sound born 50 years ago into today's market. ORANGE brings the 60's back into our lives like never before. They may be only 23 but, they have captured that PHENOMENAL SOUND once again. ORANGE will be talked about for decades to come. Ladies you and your INCREDIBLE team have done something no one else has done in 50 years. All songs on this album could stand alone on their own but, having all them on the same album BRILLIANT! Once you have it you can't put ORANGE Down.

27

Dear Mona and Lisa, you are simply magic. I am right back from my music room where I accompanied "wide, wide land" on my drums. Your vocal harmonies are incredible. I had the luck to grow up with the Beatles... and am so glad for your "Orange" record that really gives back meaning to music in our days. I live in Berne, Switzerland. When will you perform in our country?? With lots of love Markus

28

Quite often I play around at YouTube enjoying rare or unknown live performances, usually back to 60's and 70's as I get bored about all the new "modern" style of music. Suddenly I discover these wonderful girls rocking around with Beatles songs like they have never done anything else! WoooW! The sound, the rhythm, just amazing! I just love it!

29
Michael Blankenheim

It is now 2018, and the world needs to know what they say about Austrian girls is true: Don't mess with their guitars! 2:34 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PeZWbOdniMk

30

There was an explosion of music in the 60's unlike any period before or after it. This explosion didn't occur only in rock but multiple genres of music. I remember the 60's as a time of unbelievable transformation due to social unrest and the belief that we could challenge injustice, evil wars and environmental degradation. I remember being involved in marches, political and environmental clubs during this period. It's hard to believe how much attitudes changed over the 60's: civil rights, feminism, sexuality and peace versus war. I think it was this energy and optimism that powered the musical creativity of the period and that's why so much of the music is upbeat and often carries moral messages. Unfortunately, I feel like we are in a period where that optimism, energy and determination is needed more than ever before. Between the 60's and now, disillusionment, cynicism and greed seem to have overtaken hope. The Mona Lisa Twins bring back a sound, a rhythm and an optimism that is sorely needed in our times. All the best to the MLT team and their wonderful music. Maybe it is possible to bring back that 60's attitude along with its music.

31

Any hints on what fans can expect soon from the MLTs in early 2018? Hint, hint. Come on.

32

You best believe I'm in!!
The MonaLisa Twins are the epitome of 60's style Music. They have transcended the music that was lost and forgotten 50 years ago by today's society. Mona and Lisa are the most phenomenal group rising on today's music scene. There harmonies are reminiscent of the Beach Boys. They continue to impress and their album ORANGE is the best to come along in the last 50 years

33

This is a little unrelated however I think you have some of the BEST music videos out there and I would love to see you transform then into an multi-channel HD video DVD/Bluray format for us audiophiles to enjoy. You have clearly worked hard on your productions, We would love to see and hear them to their full potential. Anyone agree???

34

So after over 2 months of listening to the Orange album almost every day, here are some additional thoughts I have of the Orange dream.

In 1966 the Beach Boys produced Pet Sounds album which was a revolution in rock and roll music song writing and studio production. In the studio Brian Wilson (at age 23) experimented with multiple tracks, and an array of instruments and studio production creativity never before seen in Rock music. Pet Sounds, http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/beach-boys-pet-sounds-15-things-you-didnt-know-20160516, would be hailed by many critics as one of the greatest of all time Rock albums, although it did not have the same chart topping success as the Beatles “Sargent Peppers” Album would enjoy . The Beatles took notice and a year later did their own revolutionary album, Sgt Peppers http://www.rollingstone.com/music/albumreviews/review-the-beatles-sgt-peppers-anniversary-editions-w484397

These two great albums would elevate Rock music to newer artistic depth and heights than ever before. When I listen to Orange, I hear influence from the kind of creativity and great song writing that went into Pet Sounds and Sgt Peppers, in a modern and unique sound of the MonaLisa Twins.

These two Beach Boys and Beatles covers Mona and Lisa did early in their careers, (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SdqMB1GEQAM, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0R-5xkbAAUA ) are just a couple of examples of the kind of musical influence they inherited from the greats of the 60s era. The studio versions of these classic songs they were able to re-produce in their very own unique style are just delightful, and it is this kind of experience that has made them the great songwriters, singers, and musicians they have proven to be today in Orange with their original music.

I just love “Sweet Lorraine”, among many others from Orange (like “Close to You”, “Count on Me”, “Club 27”, and “Still a Friend of Mine” etc…) with a wonderful beat music sound reminiscent of the 60s, enriched with the sounds of trumpet, band, and children’ chorus. As I have said previously I think their Orange Album take the elements from the greatest in Rock music over the last 50+ years in a fresh modern unique sound that is so missing today.

Just for fun: Pet Sounds vs Sargent Peppers

https://music.avclub.com/which-is-better-pet-sounds-or-sgt-pepper-s-1798288198

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Tony Pellinghelli

..Love your article !!,Love your music !!! Keep up the good work.Your Orange Dream should be a big success !!!! Keep on ROCKIN'

36

I cannot think of a better Christmas/holiday gift for anyone on your list. The Orange dream brings music to the listener that has not been heard in quite some time and cannot help to leave you lifted and happy. The 60s are certainly alive through Mona and Lisa and they have made the genre very relevant today! We all can use more positive upbeat influences in our lives and there is no better place to find it. Please try and see how wide the smile on your face becomes! 🙂

37
Michael Blankenheim

Regarding the proper care and feeding of the MonaLisa Twins Orange tee shirt: If you wear it often, that means of course you will have to wash it often. AVOID, if you can, putting it in the dryer. Instead, just let it hang in the laundry room and let it dry naturally, which it does quickly as it is not one of those thicker tee shirts. The MonaLisa Twins tee has an incredible soft, satin-like feel to it. By putting mine in the dryer too often, it has started to lose some of that satin-like feel (I had this happen with sheets before. Should have known better!) OH WELL—guess I’ll just have to order another MLT tee! LOL

38

Not only have the MonaLisa Twins given the world an ingenious album but,also the best album in the last 50 years
Now they have taken it one step further. UOU CAN NOW GET ORANGE FOR THE UNHEARD OF 20% OFF PRICE! What are you waiting for? The Waiter? Rush out before its too late and treat yourself and others for Christmas! Sale ends Tuesday! Thank you Ladies for this incredible treat and your gift of music

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Michael Blankenheim

Fun techie things to know and tell: The MonaLisa Twins "Waiting for the Waiter" vid has up to 4k resolution on Youtube! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCANQRkzKtY

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Michael Blankenheim

Regarding a U.S. holiday, Happy Thanksgiving everyone! This Mona Lisa Twins vid expresses my thoughts well...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K5u0EFwSezg

41

The MonaLisa Twins have once again proven their fine musicianship, their wonderful voices (beautiful singly, but transcending to another level when united in harmony), their nimble senses of humor, and their appreciation of deeper values, in their new album "Orange". These young ladies will never settle for being a face in the crowd or just another cog in a machine. They have the joy of doing what they love for a living, and they have the ability to infuse that feeling into their music. Hooray for the MonaLisa Twins!! Keep living that beautiful dream. And stay forever ORANGE !!!

42

Hello again!

I wanted to write a second review, to expand on my previous initial comments. In many of the reviews here in this blog and on the other Orange CD album reviews, there is reference to both the "Orange" and the "When We're Together" albums.

I don't know if this bears any weight, but as mentioned in my previous Orange CD review, I stipulated that I'm an experienced songwriter; and I've also produced an album and various songs. So in my humble opinion I wanted to express some more of what the MLT have meant to me...

The Orange album is outstanding and the "When We're Together" is remarkable also! For me it is a complete package to have both albums. The blend both these albums together (like a double album) you end up with something extraordinary.

On the earlier album, the percussion/drums are up front more in a few of the songs (e.g. "Birds That Well" which gives a great beat & groove and "Nothing In Vain" with such a dream-like feel", plus "Falling In Love" with more adventurous Crash and snare drum fills). I also should mention "June", as this is an excellent song!

Now... we have "Orange" - wow! what gifted talent these girls have in their songwriting! There are so many good songs on this album! I've already given my review on Orange, but just to single out a few tracks here, we have "Close To You"... what beautiful singing by Mona! Such rich and smooth warmth in her vocals. Check out "Sweet Lorraine" - in a few bars of the second verse the guitar bends the note. Little segments like this show such creativity and talent that really works in experienced songwriting. Then we have "Still A Friend Of Mine". A pure masterpiece! Lisa's vocals are spine-chilling and so moving. What an outstanding performance. "Orange" in short, is pure brilliance.

For me the album Orange is a "must have" and to couple it with "When We're Together" is a necessity.

The whole MLT team deserve a pat on the back for their hard work which has really paid off.

"The Beatles had Apple. The MLT have Orange. Why?..Because they're sweeter!" 🙂

(I couldn't resist putting that in)

The Orange album is phenomenal. You definitely won't be disappointed in having this album to listen to; with the tracks growing on you each listen; sounding as fresh as the first time you heard them. It is vibrant and so alive with such a rich texture and mixture of well written songs.

43

I agree with everything you said, but I can't always tell when it is Mona or Lisa singing, but it doesn't matter because I love both their beautiful voices. 🙂
Indeed beautiful, rich and warm, spine chilling singing by both throughout the ALBUM!!!

44

I grew up on The Beatles and started playing drums to their albums at age six. I lived their music religiously, they were my favourite of all Sixties bands.

I happened upon MLT on YouTube, noticing their Beatles covers. I’ve never been a big fan of Beatles covers and generally don’t go out of my way to listen to them. My instinct said listen to This Boy and I was astounded. By the time I had listened to all of them, I was smitten! I was amazed, not only how well Mona and Lisa sang harmonies, but just how good musicians they are, too. It’s easy to see why this era of music is their drug of choice. Their cover of The Hollies Bus Stop is arguably one of their best.

I admire MLT decision to write music that is true to their influences, as well as pursuing their career the way they feel comfortable. It’s not about stardom; this way they avoid the control of a label more concerned about the number of albums they sell and projecting an image.

Both albums of their original material — particularly Orange — show they are excellent songwriters who can hold their own and make music incorporating Sixties sounds while still sounding refreshingly new. They encourage fans to send them mail (they love creativity!) which they always read. It’s wild to see how personally connected they are to their fans.

If you’ve got this far and still haven’t bought Orange, go for it, it won’t disappoint. Like so many other fans, you’ll want When We’re Together next, then their first album of covers. Then you’ll want another new album and a whack more YouTube videos. They’re definitely groovy. May Fortuna always smile down on Mona and Lisa on their long and winding road!

45

I love the girls' 'no compromise' outlook to their music, that's refreshing and rare in itself. In these days of autotune, over production, limited talent and lowest common denominator outputs, it's so wonderful to come across an act which is so musically competent. What's more they can perform their music with great aplomb, live and, if you get the chance a gig is definitely worth attending.

They are multi instrumentalists, can harmonise in that unique way that only siblings are capable of and their song writing skills are continually improving.

"Orange" is a wonderful collection of songs, demonstrating the breadth of their musical and song writing skills. You can definitely hear the influences but in no way is it copying anyone. This is a truly original, clever, witty and beautiful production which will disappoint no one.

46

I agree with hearing the influence but not copying anyone. It’s great hearing the originality of MLT and their musical talent.

47

I have listened and read what other fans and critics are saying about Orange.

I agree with those who say that the MonaLisa Twins have given us their Rubber Soul and Revolver, maybe with a bit of Sgt Pepper for good measure. They are in a league of artists who create music that has breadth, depth and longevity, and they are producing music that can shine brightly today and beyond.

The variety of song styles, the perfect instrumentation for each song, the layers of melodies and harmonies, the quality of the lyrics, all make this album worth listening to, again and again. Orange is very worthy of all the words of high praise from critics and fans.

48

Some great comments here.

I think the pop/rock music of the 60’s, led by the Beatles and a host of many others was very special and unequalled in the decade leading up to it and the many decades that followed.

Having grown up through the 70s, 80s and 90s myself with the music of those times, I’ve always personally felt a more lasting impression from the music of the 60’s. Many critics would argue the 60’s was the greatest decade of Rock music ever. Legends of that time like the Beatles and Moody Blues would create some of the greatest songs ever written.

Sure there were some great music that came afterwards but not to the same intensity and frequency of that decade. The sound of the 60’s was magical and full of genius. Penny Lane, Let it Be, Nights in White Satin, or Sounds of Silence are just a few examples of the timeless classics from then that still sound as magnificent today to new listeners as they did when they first came out.

Orange captures that kind of timeless great music writing in Mona and Lisa’s own unique and modern original sound. For me the album Orange reveals the MonaLisa Twins, as song writers and musicians, are at the level of the very legends that they look up to as their heroes.

Just listen to the track, “Sweet Lorraine” (one of the many great songs in this album). It sounds as good as something John Lennon and Paul McCartney would have written. “Close to You”, “Count on Me”, and “Still a Friend of Mine” are so absolutely beautiful and touching with such meaningful lyrics. From a bluesy “Waiting for the Waiter” to the rock anthem sound of “Club 27”, there is a lot of variety in this album. The songs in the album are each so intimate, weaving great music with smart and inspiring lyrics about living life and being human. Love, romance, friendship, issues facing our world etc..

Their music will truly move you, make you smile, tap your feet, bring you to near tears at times, and at the end, you just can’t help but feel good by the end of the album. When I first heard their cover of Scott McKenzies “San Francisco”, Beach Boys “God Only Knows” and Beatles “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” I knew these girls were something very special and I was hooked. With Orange Mona and Lisa reveal to the world just how truly great they are as song writers and musicians.

I should also mention their “When We’re Together” debut album is a gem. “Wide, Wide, Land”, “Nothing Is In Vain”, “I don’t know Birds That Well”, “June”, and “All About Falling In Love” are some of my favourites.

On a more personal note, I was first introduced to the world of Mona and Lisa Twins music one evening last March when I was feeling down and listening to some You Tube videos of Scott McKenzie’s “San Francisco”, which is one of my favourite songs and reminds of the last time I visited that wonderful city with my Mom before she became ill with Alzheimers and passed away last year.

I came across Mona and Lisa’s video of San Francisco, and their beautiful voices and harmony just uplifted me and made me feel good and melted away the sadness I was feeling. I found their youtube channel and the rest is history. I find their music, art, and everything they do just radiate beauty and make you forget all your problems and feel better. Aside from their music and talent, they are just wonderful people who really care about and appreciate their fans.

I can’t recommend the album enough.

I think it’s the “Sergeant Peppers” for the 21st century. Every track is so enjoyable, you will be letting it play over and over again on your phone or CD player.

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Christomir Rackov

Now what could I possibly think about the “The ORANGE dream” you are talking about?

Of course I think it shouldn't be just a dream, and more artists and bands should be doing the thing that you do ("That Thing You Do!" 😉 LOL), with more focus on melodies and harmonies in music, rather than "looking cool" and "up to date"...

Unfortunately, very few are. But at least I am grateful the world has you, doing that (though most of the world doesn't know it... yet).

So I can only say THANK YOU for all the great work you do, for your talent and inspiration, and for being who you are, and staying true to yourselves!

50

What marvelous comments and observations!

Orange is not just a dream but, a reality that will be talked about 50 years from now.

It is one of the best albums to ever come along period! What a tremendous tribute to their producer dad in No More Worries Company. Its very easy to see where Mona And Lisa got their love of music and writing style.

A remembrance to Woodstock in Once Upon A Time. A Woodstock Legend who Plays Blues Harp on tracks 3 and 6. The Legendary John Sebastian. Mona and Lisa's dad play Piano on a couple of tracks.

The most mind blowing part? Mona and Lisa play all the other instruments on the album! Nothing short of PHENOMENAL! No other Musician does this I know of. Still A Friend Of Mine is as beautiful a song that has ever been written. Club 27 is about the artists that have died much to early at the age of 27. It also reminds of the feeling I get when I listen to Chicago's 25 6 to 4. Sweet Lorraine is a sassy night club song. Waiting For The Waiter is some serious Blues. The kind you would hear in New Orleans or Memphis. That's Life written 2 years ago is a poingent tell about life. Close to you is about missing a dear friend that has gone on to different things in life but is very much missed. Count on Me is just that.

No matter what happens you can still Count On Me.Its Alright and In it For Love are what you would have heard from the Mamas And Papas Mona and Lisa's harmonies are extraordinary.

Something that can't be taught.

Orange will be a worldwide Hit! Believe me The MonaLisa Twins will be Huge! #ORANGEisthenewalbum

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Gert Just Jensen

I came across the MonaLisaTwins years ago on youtube, looking for a cover of Mr Tambourine Man and theirs popped up. I was impressed with their musical skills at such a young age ( 13 back then ).

I went through their other videos and immediately subscribed. I, like Mona&Lisa love the 60`s sound, but they are not a retro band. They have, like The Beatles did, taken the sound of their heroes, added their own style and turned it into something that is uniquely their own with harmonies of the same perfection as the Everly Brothers, so if you don`t know them, check them out on YouTube. They are definitely worth your time.

Their new album Orange is one of the best albums i have heard in years. They have grown into brilliant songwriters in the old singer/songwriter tradition who can write great songs in any genre, like the rock song Club 27 or the ballad Still A Friend Of Mine. One of the most beautiful songs i have heard in a long time.

So again, if you don`t know them check them out. Their songs are guaranteed to put a smile on your face.

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Hi Mona and Lisa,

As you very well know, I had the fortune of discovering you over 3 years ago after looking for good covers of Hollies songs on YouTube. The thing about Hollies covers is 1) there aren't very many of them (except for 1928739873987 versions of "Long Cool Woman in a Black Dress" played wrong...) and 2) they have to be something pretty special to so much as get my attention, let alone impress me.

Your cover of "Bus Stop" instantly grabbed my attention well and truly by the throat and not only got me to sit up and take notice, but to be very, very impressed indeed!

After picking myself up off the floor, I went on to absorb myself in discovering your other recordings and videos and was even more blown away!

I knew that I had stumbled across something truly special and magical.

What soon began to stand out to me was the quality of your own original material and your natural gift for writing, performing and just infusing that certain 'something' (you will have heard me refer to this on many occasions as "fairy dust"!).

What I already knew about you in this regard was totally blown away when I heard "Orange". It's been a very long time since listening to an album has actually made me feel excitement - and I don't mean just the excitement of receiving and listening to the new album. I mean that I felt physically excited by the music itself and, believe me, it takes some darned special music to affect me to such a degree!

Of course, I have my favourites - "Once Upon a Time" is a powerful, clever track on so many levels and it's one that has to get turned right up when listening in the car! And "Still a Friend of Mine", well, what can I say about this? Absolute, sheer beauty and genius! I can't really say more than that - it has left me pretty much speechless since the moment I first heard it!

You know that I will always be 100% honest with you because, as a musician and songwriter, I know how important that is. You know that I will never just give you gushing 'fanboy' praise, so whenever I commend you on something, it is truly deserved. Equally, if I don't like something or if I think something doesn't work, you also know that I will tell you.

With "Orange", commending you and giving you genuine praise is so easy. You were already fantastic and "When We're Together" is an amazing album that still contains some of my favourite songs of all time. But "Orange" has gone leaps and bounds beyond anything you've done before.

I am still astonished at just HOW good it is!

It is so good that I actually find it difficult to find the words to describe it! Suffice it to say, this is album that should be in the collection of all true music lovers, especially if they're looking for something with good musicianship, songs with strong melodies, lyrics and harmonies and an overall "Wow!" factor that is so sadly and obviously lacking in the majority of modern chart music.

I've certainly missed popping over to the Cavern to see you, but as much as I've missed you (can you believe it's been a whole year since we last saw each other!?) I have to say that the result has been worth it in the end.

Congratulations once again on such a great job on such a fantastic album!

»Glenn«

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I agree on their cover of Bus Stop, it’s excellent! Paint It Black is another ripper they do well.

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