Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2020
featuring women in docs and Karl S. Williams
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!
– The Australian
‘A uniquely Australian flavour – incredibly melodic.’
‘Earthy vibe and strong voices deserve attention.’
– Rolling Stone
…[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).
…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 day – Dirty Linen.
Karl S. Williams built his reputation over many years playing around South East QLD before his debut album Heartwood was released in 2013. In 2014, he was signed to Footstomp Music, an imprint of Warner Music Australia, and re-released Heartwood to widespread acclaim. He was recognised as artist of the year at the inaugural Gold Coast Music Awards in 2015 and took out a QMA in 2018 for the single ‘Blood To Give’.
Karl has toured extensively in Australia including festivals such as Bluesfest, Woodford Folk Festival, Dark Mofo, Panama, Queenscliff and Festival of The Sun. He has shared the stage with artists such as Donavon Frankenreiter, Mia Dyson, Tex Perkins, Don Walker and Busby Marou.
Delivered with powerful conviction that takes your breath away, a Karl S. Williams performance is frequently referred to as a visceral and ‘spiritual experience’, leaving an audience slightly altered in the best way possible.
Following a departure from previous industry relationships, Karl went back to the studio as an independent artist to begin recording Lifeblood. In February 2020, he released this next offering, a pint of his lifeblood and an album of new material that replies with vitriol to the ills of our time while offering the ageless solution – love more. As the long-awaited follow up to Karl S. Williams’ debut, Heartwood (2014), Lifeblood is the move towards longevity as an artist, a songwriter and a human. With this offering, Karl cleanses the slate and redefines the terms of engagement. Lifeblood is ultimately an album of hope – a revolt against the powers that be and proof that with art and love, we shall overcome.
“He’s a wrecking ball, a loaded gun. He’s an unmerciful magistrate. He’s “a daisy-cutting, motherf***ing judgement day.”
– Martin Farrer, The Guardian
“I love discovering artists who have that special IT – the Zeitgeist – watch out for Karl!”
– Peter Noble, Festival Director – Byron Bay Bluesfest
“So good it may even save your life.”
– Noel Mengel, The Courier Mail (review of 2013 release Heartwood)
Festival of Small Halls Summer Tour 2020 featuring Women in Docs and Karl S. Williams
Popular and wide-ranging regional music tour Festival of Small Halls has announced the Summer Tour 2020 featuring Women in Docs and Karl S. Williams.
WOMEN IN DOCS
women in docs have played to packed houses having built a fiercely loyal following throughout Australia, as well as internationally. With a reputation for stirring and humorous live performances, women in docs provide a refreshing acoustic styled experience which is loved by audiences of all ages and cultural backgrounds
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KARL S. WILLIAMS
Multi-award-winning singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Karl S. Williams brings complete humility and the charisma of a ‘rock-star’ to the stage. Returning to the industry with a new album, Karl cleanses the slate and redefines the terms of engagement.
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Festival of Small Halls events operate under an approved Queensland Health Covid Safe Event Checklist, and has stringent Workplace Health and Safety requirements for all travelling artists and crew. Under the terms and conditions of all events, you must not attend if you feel unwell, have a fever, runny nose, loss of smell or taste, fatigue, shortness of breath, a sore throat or a cough.
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