‘You can’t beat siblings singing together … They make the air beat in sync.’ – Paul Kelly
Vika and Linda Bull have been singing together their whole lives: in church with their mother; as iconic members of The Black Sorrows; on their own 1994 double-platinum debut, Vika and Linda, and on number-one albums by Paul Kelly, Kasey Chambers and John Farnham. Their seven studio albums traverse rock, country, gospel, reggae, R&B, soul and blues, as well as their rich Tongan heritage. They’ve played gigs for Nelson Mandela and the King of Tonga as well as 100,000 fans at the AFL Grand Final; been nominated for five ARIA Awards; were inducted into the Music Victoria Hall of Fame in 2019; and received the medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2022.
After decades in which they were mostly known for backing up major Australian artists, they hit 2020 with a bang when their career anthology, ‘Akilotoa, topped Australian charts – the first by an Australian female duo to do so. It was quickly followed up by another chart-topper: Sunday (The Gospel According To Iso), their album recorded during the lockdowns of 2020. And in 2021, with the release of the first Vika and Linda original album in 19 years – aptly titled The Wait – they have well and truly taken centre stage. No Bull is their first book.