Originating from New York City, sister act ESG - or Emerald, Sapphire and Gold - transcend musical boundaries though they are often labelled as punk-disco.
The group, which was originally comprised of the three Scroggins sisters but has had multiple line-up changes, released their first self-titled EP back in 1981 with their first album following two years later.
Picking up the phone from her current base in Atlanta, singer Renee Scroggins explains what got the sisters into music in the first place.
"My dad was around but it was my mum that worked so hard to get us the things we needed," she says. "So, when we were young she bought us instruments to keep us out of trouble. Getting the instruments was an outlet to really express ourselves and we really enjoyed it and of course still do."
This will be the first and the last time ESG will be performing in Australia, as they are quitting the live circuit.
"We're not retiring because we'll still be recording and working with other artists," Scroggins says. "We've been touring for some 34 years and it gets a bit tiresome. It puts a lot of wear and tear on the body.
"It's amazing and thrilling that at this stage we are travelling to Australia, which is one of the longest flights in the world from the US. I'm not sure what I'll do to keep myself occupied on the plane, though," she laughs.
"We're really excited to come over and play some old classics and some newer material. We just want to make the audience dance and have a good time. That has always been our goal."
Although ESG have been sampled by hip-hop outfits such as the Beastie Boys and indie rockers including Liars, among other acts, Scroggins is against the idea.
"People still sample and still rip you off," she states. "They will try to tell you that they are just replaying the song but I just don't like it at all. Certain artists spend a lot of time creating new sounds and as much as I'd like to say it's cool to sample, it's not. I was living in New York back in the day when hip-hop was forming in the parks and I understand why they were doing it back then. Now rappers usually have the money to hire a band and create something new."
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