Bio

What the press say

…women in docs, whose boundless energy, largely upbeat songs, vibrant harmonies, and good -humored stage presence are as bright and sunny as their homeland. Positive, confident, hopeful, and strong, the music doesn’t completely ignore the darker moments of life but always suggests that there will be a brighter dayDirty Linen.

[women in docs’] earthy vibe and strong voices deserve attention Rolling Stone.

disarmingly charming The Australian.

a uniquely Australian flavour – incredibly melodicInpress.

effervescent folk-pop… honest emotions and tunes you can hum, delivered with spirit and convictionThe Courier Mail.

‘dynamic acoustic duo’ a fine mix of exquisite harmony and subtle humourRave.

…[songs, by] stunningly talented duo (Chanel Lucas and Roz Pappalardo) are either masterpieces or damn close to it. So many of these tunes are a combo of things you simply do not hear everyday. – Folk Wax (Texas, USA).

...the post-Indigo girls folk-pop of women in docs, specialising in acoustic tunes for the Lilith Fair set…Austin Chronicle (Texas, USA).

About women in docs

women in docs are an independent, folk pop act (with a little bit of country), based in Brisbane, Australia. They have been compared to the Indigo Girls, the Dixie Chicks and The Waifs (Australia).

With a reputation for stirring and humorous live performances and a vigorous touring schedule, women in docs have spent ten years building a fiercely loyal following throughout Australia, as well as touring internationally to win over audiences throughout North America, Europe, New Zealand and China.

women in docs have played major festivals and showcases throughout the world, including SXSW in Austin, Texas; Folk Alliance in San Diego; Canadian Music Week, Toronto; Shanghai Spring Music Festival, Shanghai; and the International Folk Festival, Germany.

They enjoy ongoing radio airplay throughout Australia, with extensive airplay on college radio in America and Canada, as well as airplay in Shanghai and Germany.

They have sold nearly 70,000 CDs independently.

women in docs’ releases have spent time in the Top 10 of the Australian Independent Records Charts and the Top 20 of the Americana Folk/Roots Charts.

They regularly play to packed houses, touching the lives of people from a broad cross-section of ages and cultural backgrounds.

A highly coveted support slots to artists such as the Indigo Girls and The Violent Femmes have cemented women in docs’ reputation as a world class presence on the music scene of Australia and the USA.

With their refreshing acoustic style of music, women in docs, Roz Pappalardo and Chanel Lucas, are a breath of fresh air at any festival. They are loved by audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds, worldwide. Get caught up in their ever growing, homespun web of fans!

Australian performances include:

Port Fairy Folk Festival
Woodford Folk Festival
Big Day Out
The National Folk Festival
Adelaide Fringe Festival
Melbourne Festival

and more…

International festivals and performances:

Shortlisted: best folk song, International Songwriting Competition, (Nashville)
Bethlehem MusikFest, PA
New Bedford Summerfest, MA
California World Fest, CA
Vancouver Islands Folk Festival, Duncan
Forksville Folk Festival, PA
Canadian Music Week, Toronto
Folk Alliance Conference, Austin, TX
Semi finalists, International Songwriting Competition (ISC, 2004)
Nominated, Just Plain Folks Songwriting Competition, Pop Section, CA
South By Southwest (SXSW), Austin, TX
International Folk Alliance Conference, San Diego, CA
International Spring Music Festival, Shanghai, China
NEMO Conference, Boston, MA
23rd International Folk Festival, Moelln, Hamburg, Germany

Discography

women in docs; independent/ mgm (ep, 1998)
http://www.womenindocs.com; independent/mgm (ep, 2000)
women in docs live and limited; independent (ep, 2001)
crown st; um and ah/ mgm (single 2002)
under a different sky; um and ah/ mgm (album 2002) (baria/IDN, 2006)
times like these; independent/ mgm (ep, 2005)
red wine & postcards (independent/mgm 2006 & baria 2007)

Carousel (Plus One Records/MGM Distribution 2014)

Instrumentation

Roz Pappalardo (acoustic guitar, vocals, harmonica, banjo)
Chanel Lucas (acoustic guitar, vocals, bass, ukulele).

women in docs travel with other musicians who accompany their sound with violin, keyboards and drums.

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