Bullet Backstory – The Pinklets

DSC_0090Hailing from Knoxville, TN, The Pinklets is made up of sisters Lucy, 13 (guitar and vocals), Eliza, 11 (drums and vocals) and Roxie, 16 (Piano, bass and vocals) Abernathy.

Don’t miss The Pinklets at Bob Dylan’s Birthday Bash on June 3rd as well as at the WDVX | Ijams Meadow Lark Music Festival, June 25th.

The band writes all of their own songs, and their sound is defined by their pop melodies and three part harmonies. They are excited to be working on new material and plan to record a full length album in the near future.

The Pinklets have played everything from petting zoos to clothing store openings, as well as street fairs, and bigger stages along side some of Knoxville’s best musicians.

Here’s your Bullet Backstory, featuring The Pinklets!

Lucy (guitar & vocals) 
  • Biggest musical influences – Ben Folds, Billy Joel
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career? – I don’t remember, it just happened really, but I’m really glad it did.
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? Play music with people you trust and are comfortable with
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? I like going downtown because there is so much to do in one place.
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? I would work with Ben Folds because I really like his style and stage presence.
Roxie (piano, bass & vocals) 
  • Biggest musical influences – Billy Joel, Elton John, Ben Folds, Fitz and the Tantrums
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career? – I want to be a professional actor and performer and realized I have the most fun performing in general
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? Get out there, play as much as you can for people who want to listen
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? I like downtown but I especially like the Tennessee Theatre and the gardens (UT, Botanical)
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? Billy Joel because I love him – and he’s my favorite musician and it would be an honor to work with someone as brilliant as him

Eliza (drums & vocals) 

  • Biggest musical influences – Billy Joel and Garbage. My drumming influences are Sheila E. and John Bonham.
  • What made you decide to pursue music as a career? – I love music because it is a way I can express feelings, and when I listen to it I automatically go into a good mood. Like Roxie I love acting, and I also love performing as a musician!
  • What advice do you have for young musicians who are trying to hone their craft? Just be yourself in your music, don’t try to make songs that sound like someone else’s style. It always stands out if you’re unique.
  • What’s your favorite thing to do in Knoxville? I also love downtown/market square, and I love the sunsphere because you can see so much of the city.
  • If you could work with any musician (living or deceased) who would it be and why? Honestly I think it would be fun to work with Beyoncé on some of her older songs because some are very empowering and she mixes the music up a lot from pop, even to jazz on songs. 😂Also billy Joel and they have pretty much explained why.