THIS SHOW IS BEING RESCHEDULED. New date TBA.
It is with great pleasure that The Shedd welcomes West Australian folk rockers The Waifs back to Jaqua Concert Hall. The original members of group are Josh Cunningham (guitar, vocals), and sisters Vikki Thorn (harmonica, guitar, vocals) and Donna Simpson (guitar, vocals). Their current tour band also includes Ben Franz (bass) and David Ross MacDonald (drums). Their 2003 album Up All Night reached double platinum in Australia and reached the top 5 of the Australian album charts, and the band won four ARIA Awards in October 2003. The group enjoyed two top fifty singles in Australia, the London Still EP in 2002 and Bridal Train EP in 2004. The band so impressed Bob Dylan when they supported him on his 2003 Australian tour that he asked them to join him in his 2003 North American tour, including a gig at the Newport Folk Festival The Waifs own Jarrah Records, an independent label with John Butler of The John Butler Trio, and their records (most recently 2015's Beautiful You and 2017's Iron Bark) are released in Australia under that label.