The ORANGE Dream

MonaLisa Twins sitting on the floor and sifting through an old 60's vinyl collection


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 Growing up, our peers would think of anything older than a few months as outdated and not interesting anymore.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 celebrates and cultivates 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 often joke about how we must have picked our parents wisely. We were born into a family with a dad who was a musician himself 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 creative 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?

9 albums, 120+ music videos, 45+ million YouTube views and a lot of blood, sweat and tears later, we have moved to live and work 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 collaborations with Woodstock legend John Sebastian 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 and our popular MLT Membership Club 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, 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 YouTube 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 towards our music/video projects, joining the MLT Club, 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 original album “ORANGE”. 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 have 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 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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Steven Clarke

Hi ladies, during this lockdown period, I discovered your u-tube video’s. Amazing performances especially the Beatles numbers. What a refreshing change to find talented musicians, who can actually play live. I’m very impressed that you didn’t go down the get famous quick route.
I love your work keep performing.

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Mark Keetley

I texted you the 1st time and my mobile says there was a tech prob' so I texted again some hrs later- anyway they both went through to you.
My wife and friends would love to hear you sing songs from your ORANGE album at the Rescue Rooms, Nottingham. That is when CV 19 is over.
You have what we want back youth and excitement. I'm listening to more than the Fab 4 just now xx.

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You girls are really cool. I was a teenager in the 60's and a fan of the British Invasion. I am also a musician and learned every Beatles and Stones song ever made. So I get where you young ladies are coming from. Very talented. Your original songs on The Orange album are great too. Very fresh and well done. Keep it up. Have you any plans to come to the U.S.?

Stay Well.
Peace and Love,

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Stephen Abrams

Hi from tampa

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Hey,thanks for the welcome and 3 tracks to listen to.Your great so nice to hear all your covers from bands in the 60"s and 70's.My era as I was 11 when the Beatles first came to Australia but a bit young to appreciate all that good music till a few years later.

Great era and thanks for all the fine music.

Hope you come down under when all the planes and us are allowed to start raveling again.I love travel and music and you two.:-)

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Danny Farren

Hi Ladies .I actually just found out about you when You Tube played one of your Beatles covers randomly one day while I was listening to John Prine (R,I,P,).I was in my kitchen at the time and had to go into the living room to see who was performing as it sounded so good .I then typed your name in and listened to most of your tunes as was surprised to hear what a great cover you made of The Easybeats number "Monday,i've got Friday on my mind "one of me favourites.Since then I have been a fan and received your Christmas and Orange Album package as part of my Christmas from my daughter.I enjoy your music very much and wish you every success.It's a pity that it may be a long time before live gigs are back but keep making music .All the very best .x

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Steven Kim Kensok

This is one we did....

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Steven Kim Kensok

We hope you've been able to meet the remaining Beatles! We're from the 60's, also musicians....so happy to find you guys and your great family. You're soo GOOOOOOOD! (10,000 hours+)

So beautiful, funny and TALENTED!!

Your harmonies are as good as the Beatles! Great drumming, guitar, bass, etc.!...your dad is a wonderful pianist...he's fortunate to have you 2 bless his life!!!!.

And..We are so lucky to find you!! StevenKim ❤

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