Happy New Year Folks. Hope you all had a great Chrissy and that 2015 is off to a great start. We have been in Victoria for just over a month so far and have had the pleasure of playing a few shows along the Great Ocean Road, which included bringing in the new year with a gig in Apollo Bay (one of my have places in Victoria) We have a couple of shows left before we start heading up the East Coast…
Fri 9th January Sandbar (Ocean Grove)
Sat 17th January BUTTERFLY CLUB Melbourne
Supporting the fabulous Timothy Nelson.
Hope to see you at a show soon
xx Karin Page
HEY THERE SOUTH AUSTRALIA!!
After many more miles, a quick visit to the amazing "Rock" (uluru) and checking out the quirky little town of Coober Pedy, we have finally hit the coast again. We are currently travelling around The Eyre Peninsula and have a couple of shows coming up this weekend…
Fri 24th October - MOCEAN (Streaky Bay)
Sat 25th October - SEABREEZE HOTEL (Tumby Bay)
ALSO… we are releasing a new single very soon, so to keep up to date with our news be sure to like our Facebook page or join our mailing list by clicking on the links below
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GOODBYE WA - HELLO NORTHERN TERRITORY
Well well well… After 4 months on the road, we have travelled over 13,000 km's and played 31 shows so far! We arrived in Darwin 2 weeks ago and have already played some really cool venues including The Darwin Railway Club, The Pint Club, Browns Mart Theatre, Chippo and Humpty Doo Hotel. We have met so many lovely people, and are pretty much living the dream… For Real! Life on the road is soooo great. Loving every minute. Just working on locking in the next bunch of show dates, so stay tuned… Peace and Love KP
ROAD TRIPPIN' 2014
So here we are - almost 2 months into the "The Endless Summer Tour" For those of you that haven't visited for a while, I am currently on the road (indefinitely at this stage) working on my new album. I have been super busy playing loads of fun shows and am really looking forward to supporting Phil Jamieson from Grinspoon next Friday the 4th of July at Divers Tavern in Broome. For more show dates visit the gigs tab at the top of this page. I am also taking this opportunity to get better at social media and just keeping in touch in general, so hopefully it won't be so long between catch ups. xx KP
BIG ADVENTURES ON THE HORIZON
Make way for the 1st of May… Howdy folks! Karin Page here, China Doll's front woman… For those of you that haven't heard, I am about to embark on an amazing adventure. I will be playing shows all the way around OZ and writing my album, whilst my partner (Adam Nyeholt from Rhythm and Drift photography) will be documenting the entire thing. On our return, we are going to be doing a big exhibition showcasing our love for music and photography. You can follow our adventures by "liking" our Facebook pages China Doll music and Rhythm & Drift photography
Stay tuned for more details x
RECENT WINS AND EXCITING THINGS!!
Well… Much too our surprise, we are stoked to announce that China Doll took out the "BEST GROUP AWARD" for the second time running at The Boyup Brook Music Festival a couple of weeks ago!! We were up against some stiff competition so it was an honour to have won!! Also we have just found out that our song "She Don't Need To Know" is a Semi finalist in the International Songwriting competition. Its pretty crazy to be shortlisted alongside the likes of other Aussie artists such as Bertie Blackman and Kimbra. There were almost 19,000 entries from 100 countries, and making it through to the semi's means we were in the top 8% - SUPER STOKED!!!
FESTIVALS AND NOMINATIONS
We are pleased to announce that we have been booked to play at The Boyup Brook Country Music Festival in Feb this year and have also been nominated for Best Group for the second time running! We are also very excited to have recently found out that we will be playing at the FAIRBRIDGE FOLK FESTIVAL again this year :)
FREMANTLE SONG OF THE YEAR WINNERS
In December 2013 - China Doll took out the Fremantle Song of The Year competition with their song "She Don't Need To Know" This was the first time the comp had been run and it was great to be a part of it. Thank you so much to Pirate Radio 88fm Fremantle!
WAM SONG OF THE YEAR NOMINATION!
We are very excited to announce that our song "She Don't Need To Know" has been nominated in the Pop category of the WAM Song of the Year competition! To see a full list of all the nominees and to listen click here
CHINA DOLL HIT THE NORTH WEST
Well, a bunch of things have happened since playing in Broome back in June. We just recently played at The Spinifex Spree Carnival in Port Hedland and supported Eskimo Joe at The Walkabout Hotel the following night. Thanks to everyone that came to the shows - we had a great time. We've decided its best to keep escaping the winter and are currently back in Broome to play The Broome Cup Races this Saturday (Aug 17th) and Divers Tavern on the 18th. We will also be playing a WAM Schools Alive gig at Broome Primary
SUNNY BROOME - HERE WE COME
We are really looking forward to hitting the sunny shores of Broome this weekend. If you live or are heading up that way, come along to Divers on friday the 14th and Saturday the 15th of June. We will be playing 3 sets from 8-11pm. Also - Karin will be playing a solo show at Zanders on Monday the 17th of June. Hope to see ya'll there!
FOLKWORLD FAIRBRIDGE FESTIVAL
We have been so excited about this weekend for so long! It is our first time at the Folkworld Fairbridge Festival. If your heading along, be sure to come and say hi. Happy weekend festivaling peeps!
TRIPLE J PLAY
We're very excited to announce that Sarah Howells from Roots N All on Triple J gave our single "She Don't Need To Know" a spin the other night. If you want to hear us on the J's more often, be sure to request China Doll "She Don't Need To Know" by texting it through to this number 0439 75 7555 (Your usual SMS costs apply) or you can help us out by rating/reviewing our song HERE
NEW EP AVAILABLE NOW
If you weren't able to get down to the launch and haven't yet picked up your copy of the new EP, then you can do so right HERE. Alternatively, you can grab yourself a copy from any of these fine record stores... Fat Shan's, 78's, Mills and Planet.
EP LAUNCH - SUCH AN AMAZING NIGHT!
Big thanks to everyone that came along to our EP Launch at The Fly By Night Musicians Club in Fremantle on the 6th of April. We had the most amazing night and are ever so grateful to everyone who was involved and everyone that came along and made it such a special night! THANK YOU
COMING UP IN 2013
In January 2013, the band head back into the studio to record their second EP with Joel Quatermain. (Eskimo Joe) The launch will be in early April, so stay tuned for more details.
The band have a huge line-up of dates so check the Gigs page for details
NEW BAND MEMBER
We'd like to introduce our newest member, guitarist and singer - Steve Hensby
"JUMP" has been nominated in the folk category for WAM Song of the Year
Since launching their EP to a sold out crowd at The Bird in January, Spoonful of Sugar have played a bunch of successful shows, including the Nannup Music Festival where they took out the EMERGING ARTIST AWARD as well as being selected as 1 of 3 finalists in the Breakthrough to Blues and Roots competition. Read More>>
Wow - words can not describe how amazing the last month has been!!! The tour went really well. We sold a heap of cd's (infact we are almost out of the 500 we released at the end of January) and have been invited back to Broome to play some shows in early September! Read More>>
She Don't Need To Know EP