The Waifs - IRONBARK Album Out Now
26th February 2017  



AUSTRALIA - THE WAIFS "IRONBARK" ALBUM OUT NOW
(NORTH AMERICA - FRI MARCH 3RD)

Our 25th anniversary album "Ironbark" is out now Australia ; go buy it!

It is our thank you to the fans for staying loyal to our band for the last 25 years. We are so appreciative of your support.

25 songs recorded in one fantastic session at Josh’s house in southern NSW.

For the next 25 days you can buy it through thewaifs.com/store and it will only cost $6. This just covers postage and manufacture costs.

Or you can go to your fave CD shop and it should be there for no more then $10.

Or to iTunes for $9.99 and you can also get any of our old catalogue for the same price. ( until March 19)

Or come to the show and buy a signed copy for $20.

If you pre purchased the album it will already be in the post to you! Enjoy.

Digital downloads will be sent by Hightail today ( Friday) so please look out for them in your email box.

Any problems please email; heather@watefrontrecords.com

Lyrics to " Ironbark" are now on www.thewaifs.com.

Australia and North America tour dates

Australia;

Get in quick , shows are starting to sell out. Quindanning Tavern and Bangalow Tues April 4 shows have sold out. And many of the venues are closing in on selling out.

We have added a second Melbourne show on Wed March 29th which will feature Mick Thomas and the Resurrection( Mick from Weddings Parties Anything) .

We have other wonderful supports around the country. you can check these out at the website.

USA;

We have announced Kate Wolf Festival for the last weekend in June, in Laytonville, California. There will be more announcements soon!

All tickets are available via thewaifs.com/tour page

25TH ANNIVERSARY MERCHANDISE

We have some wonderful new merchandise to accompany our 25th Anniversary tour. They have been designed by our fave artists.

Here are a couple of examples. Both of these will be available at shows and also at the webstore in the very near future.

There are plenty more shirts, hats, posters and stuff at the shows!




Thanks again for an amazing 25 years. Heres to the next 25!

The Waifs Mgmt.

 




More Waifs News
14th February 2017  

More Waifs news coming your way. It's download Tuesday as well as announcing our special guests for the anniversary OZ tour ! Today's Waifs song from Disc 2 of Ironbark is called Take Me To Town written by Vikki Thorn.Head to http://www.thewaifs.com/store.html to get your mitts on it!

We are thrilled to announce all special guests , apart from Alice Springs and Broome. Nearly of these wonderful musicians have played with The Waifs somewhere in their 25 years on the road and we are honoured to share a stage again with them on this Australian tour.

Thurs March 2 Perth Concert Hall - Lucy Peach
Sat March 4 3 Oceans Winery, M. River- Dave Mann
Sun March 5 Castelli Winery, Denmark - Ziggy Alberts
Mon March 6 Quinanning Tavern - Polly Medlen
Thurs March 9 Freo Arts Centre - Toby Beard
Tues March 14 Eastbank Centre, Shepparton - Jordie Lane
Wed March 15 Albury Arts Centre - Liz Stringer
Thurs March 16 Canberra Theatre - Liz Stringer
Sun March 19 Anitas Theatre, Thirroul - Jordie Lane
Sat March 25 The Odeon Theatre, Hobart - Emma Anglesey
Sun March 26 The Don Centre, Devonport - Emma Anglesey
Tues March 28 Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo - Jordie Lane
Wed March 29 Hamer Hall, Melbourne - Mick Thomas and the Sure Thing
Thurs March 30 Hamer Hall, Melbourne Jordie Lane
Sat April 1 The Enmore Theatre, Sydney - Jordie Lane
Tues April 4 Bangalow A and I Hall , Bangalow - Abbie Cardwell
Wed April 5 Bangalow A and I Hall , Bangalow - Jez Mead’s The Golden Mile
Thurs April 6 The Tivoli , Brisbane - Abbie Cardwell
Sat April 8 The NIght Quarter , Gold Coast - Jez Mead’s The Golden Mile
Sun April 9 Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns- Garret Keto
Wed April 12 Alice Springs - TBC
Thurs April 13 Darwin Ent Centre, Darwin - Serina Pech
Sat April 15 Roebuck Tavern Broome - TBC




IRONBARK - The Waifs 25th Anniversary
9th January 2017  



2017 marks The Waifs 25th Anniversary. We are celebrating and commemorating this event by releasing 25 songs recorded live & acoustic at Josh’s beautiful house in the bushland of South Coast NSW, Australia.
You had a say in all this!  We asked ourselves what do our fans want to hear?  Over the years we have experimented with songs and instrumentation in the studio. This time, to really capture the essence of our music and the essence of who we are today as artists, we decided to sit around a couple of mics with our guitars, a makeshift junk kit & a double bass, press record and play.  
So this one is for you guys. 

A makeshift studio was set up (with audio engineer James Newhouse) in Josh’s unfinished kitchen. Initially it was going to be some covers and acoustic versions of old favorites. But the songs kept flowing. We recorded 30 songs in 2 weeks and didn’t even get to the covers. There are very few about Homesick and Highways!

Playing new songs completely live was exhilarating and sometimes exhausting. Some of the takes that made it on the album are the 3rd or 4th time we have ever played the song and it sounds like a band listening closely to each other, musicians that have been playing together for a long time.  Huge love, thanks & credit to Dave (Ross Macdonald) and Ben (Franz) for holding the songs down again & again while we read lyrics from our tablets and came up with three different versions of everything. If we are the bread & butter these guys are the raspberry jam sweetening it up, making it extra tasty and bringing the sounds together.  Some of my favorite moments in the studio are when Josh, Dave and Ben start jamming. (A PUN!)  James Newhouse was amazing to work with and helped with everything from harmonies, to getting the best sound out of that old suitcase and taming the reverb of a live band in a kitchen.  We were fortunate to have Tamara Dean (http://www.tamaradean.com.au) come to stay & take stunning photos for the artwork around the property. We’d get back in a leech infested dam for you any day Tamara.  Thank you.

The album is called IRONBARK referencing the majestic eucalyptus standing sentinel over us and the resilience and inner strength of the wood as opined in the song of the same title.  

IRONBARK will be released as a double disc in March

at a very discounted price via the Website. You can preorder from this Thursday Jan 12th.
Every Tuesday we will give one or two of the bonus songs
as free downloads on the website starting with Josh’s “Song For Jacqueline” today.

DOWNLOAD

“IRONBARK” TRACK LISTING
1/ Ironbark
2/ Higher Ground
3/ Not The Lonely
4/ I Won’t Go Down
5/ Important Things
6/ Lion and Gazelle
7/ Done And Dusted
8/ Dirty Little Bird
9/ Grand Plans
10/ Something’s Coming
11/ Syria
12/ Amazing Everything
13/ The Shack
14/ Long Way From Home

Bonus Tracks; Disc 2

1/ Song For Jacqueline
2/ Standing Strong
3/ Sugar Mama
4/ Don’t You Ever
5/ Strangest Thing
6/ Take Me To Town
7/ Goodnight Lil’ Cowboy
8/ The Coast
9/ Shiny Apple
10/ Willow Tree
11/ Take It In

Please note re Pre Order of  Ironbark albums as part of Ticket bundles or via webstore;
CD’s will be sent out physically on March 1st  for delivery on March 3rd, day or release.
Digital download codes will be sent out on March 3rd.

We will be touring extensively in Australia in March & April and if we miss your town this time around we’ll be back in November & December to do it all again. 
We will be offering a very special Ticket/CD bundle for as many venues as possible. Check out the website today for more details.
Ticket/ CD Bundle will be available as a presale to you the fans from this Thursday Jan 12th.
We will also be visiting some favorite festivals and towns in North America in the summer.

The Waifs fans are legendary in the industry for their loyalty and enthusiasm. It feels as if we have grown up together. We are now the band you can bring your parents AND your kids to hear!

Your involvement in our career means everything to us. You are the very reason we are still playing music together 25 years on. You know all about us… meeting in Broome, West Australia, traveling around - that old tale has been told many times.
SO, WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR STORIES..
If our music has played a significant part in any event or time in your life we’d love to hear about it. 
Send us an email to; Waifsstories@jarrahrecords.com AND post them on our Facebook. We would like to share some of your stories onstage, play some songs and weave it all together and celebrate.

We want to thank you for this incredible 25 years and look forward to the next 25! 




Australian Tour Presale starts this Thursday Jan 12th
9th January 2017  



Check Ticket CD/ Bundle

Please note re Pre Order of Ironbark albums as part of Ticket bundles or via webstore;
CD’s will be sent out physically on March 1st  for delivery on March 3rd, day or release.
Digital download codes will be sent out on March 3rd.




WOMADELAIDE - Lineup Announced
8th January 2017  



The Waifs are pleased to be celebrating our 25th anniversary and Womadelaide's 25th anniversary this year. Final line-up has just been announced.

Check out the full 2017 line-up here
https://www.womadelaide.com.au/program




The Waifs - The Songs of Your Streets
8th November 2016  



The Waifs jumped in a campervan in the early-‘90s and left their hometown of Albany, Western Australia for a life on the road. For years they trekked around the world playing to adoring audiences wherever they could. 

Since those early days, they have won a swag of ARIA awards and their songs tell a uniquely Australian story about the roads they have travelled and people they have met along the way

This Wednesday, Double J is bringing you a special Ausmusic Month program, The Songs of Your Streets. Hosted by Jacinta Parsons, the program will celebrate how place has influenced the lives and the music of one of Australia’s most celebrated bands.

Join the live studio audience as we jump in the campervan and travel with The Waifs to hear a great yarn and some live songs and explore the places that have been important to them.

Double J presents Songs of Your Streets with The Waifs, an AusMusic Month special. Join us Wednesday 9 November from 7pm AEDT. Listen online, on your digital radio, phone or TV.

Broadcast Times

Sat 12/11, 7-8pm – Perth & WA

Mon 14/11, 8-9pm – Melbourne & VIC

Wed 16/11, 7-8pm – Brisbane & QLD

Wed 16/11, 8-9pm – Hobart & TAS, Darwin & NT, Sydney & NSW, Canberra & ACT

Fri 18/11, 8-9pm – Adelaide & SA

http://doublej.net.au/programs/special/the-waifs-the-songs-of-your-streets




Waifs at Womadelaide
18th October 2016  

The Waifs have just been announced to play 2017's Womadelaide Festival on 11th March 2017.

http://www.womadelaide.com.au/program/the-waifs

One of Australia's iconic festivals, WOMADelaide presents four days of the world's best artists, thinkers, dancers and creators in a celebration of music, tolerance, goodwill, cultural curiosity and joy amongst the green oasis of Adelaide's majestic Botanic Park.

"WOMADelaide creates an immersive experience that goes beyond the music. It's a four-day feast for the senses." - The Age




Lost Lands Festival
26th September 2016  

We are really looking forward to playing at LostLands Festival at the Werribee Mansions, just outside of Melbourne, on Saturday October 29th.
It's a new style festival with a strong focus on family.

View the new video on Facebook




The Waifs - Lost Lands
8th August 2016  



We cannot wait to being back in Australia for the Lost Lands Family festival in Werribee, ( just outside Melbourne). This will be our only Australian show for the rest of the year. It's a great line up with Missy Higgins, Tim Rogers and The bamboos and many more.. You can now get in on the presage very special deal. It may only last for 48 hours. One day tickets are $99 for adults and $38 for children , and two day tickets for $160 for adults and $45 for kids. On sale now at 
http://www.thelostlands.com.au/.

Get a complimentary ticket.

As well as being an amazing festival for adults, The Lost Lands is a great event for kids.
During pre-sale when you purchase an adult ticket (1 or 2 day) you get a child's ticket for free! 
Take your own kids, and if you don't have any, give the tickets to a friend who does. 

Accommodation Give Away

Buy purchasing during the pre-sale period you automatically go in the draw for a complimentary room night at The Werribee Mansion. This is an amazing way to spend a weekend at the festival.

Accommodation - Pre-sale

During pre-sale get access to a very limited number of rooms at the Werribee Mansion. The room price includes Two Adult Tickets to the festival. These are not to be missed and are an incredible way to spend a weekend at the Festival.




The Waifs on Double J
3rd May 2016  

Everything was going pretty well for The Waifs up to 2003.

They had sustained life as a band for over a decade and built up solid followings both at home and overseas. They drew decent crowds to their own shows and dazzled crowds at festivals as big as Bluesfest and the Newport Folk Festival.

But then, in 2003, they released Up All Night. Everything changed.

The album went double platinum. It was nominated for ten ARIA awards and won four of them. "London Still" was voted number three in the Hottest 100 and quickly went on to become an anthem for Aussie expats and backpackers everywhere.

But there's so much more to The Waifs than that. Across seven records and hundreds of live shows, this band has touched so many people and continues to do so.

Sarah Howells looks back at the entire career of The Waifs on The J Files from 8pm AEST on Thursday 5 May.



http://doublej.net.au/programs/jfiles/the-waifs



USA TOUR
14th April 2016  

Hi  to old friends and music lovers !  

It’s been a long while since The Waifs did an extensive USA tour so we are excited to announce this  coming April/May tour . Starting at the  "Festival International De Louisiane" next weekend. We have great memories of this free festival celebrating everything French & more. The first  time we walked on stage there was a sign stating LE WAIFS-PARIS. That's Paris, Australia, of course.  If you’ve been looking for an excuse to escape the northern spring we highly recommend flying into this free festival to spend a weekend steeped in cajun culture.   I can taste the crawfish & beer as I write.

Then we head over to Nashville on Sunday Night for a City Winery Show and we’ll be recording a Daytrotter session on Monday,  I’m looking forward to getting into a Nashville studio again cause I’ve written a few country songs since I’ve been out here on the farm. (no tractors or ford trucks I promise) Will post details about where you can hear that. 

Nashville …next stop Chicago. What a life ! I’m getting sweaty palms just writing about it.  We are performing at fantastic venues on the east side…Birchmere VA, Rams Head Annapolis, the Ironhorse in Northhampton and many more, before we head west to Boulder Theatre, CO.   Following that my hometown of Salt Lake City at The State Room, before finishing up in Bremerton  Washington and the famous Freight and Salvage in Berkley. 

We have a few more albums out since you saw us last and we are gearing up for  our 25th anniversary next year with a new release and lots of touring.  

Thanks to our wonderful Agent Anne Marie Martins At SRO artists, everyone at Compass Records in Nashville.  We feel blessed to be writing & performing after so long, we love what we do and are fortunate to be working with such wonderful people who are music lovers & continue to devote their lives to promoting independent artists.

And to all of you who lend theirs ears. Who turn off the screens and enter the dark theaters of life to get lost for a short while in other peoples stories . We thank you and we’ll see you there.

The fame haired rocking  Miss Ruby Boots will be opening the shows with Mr Ben Franz on the lap steel . - See her link below.

http://www.rubybootsmusic.com/

Vikki




City Winery Tour with Ruby Boots
15th February 2016  

The Waifs are pleased to announce 3 new dates appearing at City Winery in Nashville 24th April, Chicago 26th April and New York May 3rd. These shows will be supported by the lovely Ruby Boots.
Tickets available now on our Tour page.




New Shows Announced
18th November 2015  



Australia day Jan 26th HOBART!!
Three of Australia’s most captivating live bands, The Waifs,John Butler Trio and San Cisco will come together exclusively for their Tasmanian fans to deliver a unique concert event at the beautiful and iconic St David’s Park in central Hobart. This special concert will take place on Tuesday January 26th (Australia Day public holiday). Fan pre sale starts tomorrow at 9am http://tickets.oztix.com.au/default.aspx?Event=57807

Geelong
Our last show sold out in just a couple of weeks. We are thrilled to be coming back to Costa Hall to play with our label mates John Butler Trio on Thursday Jan 28th. 
Fans Pre sale tickets available now ; http://bit.ly/1HAksjY

USA shows - all info on Facebook

More shows announced next Tuesday for OZ.




Beautiful You
11th August 2015  



THE WAIFS have a new album coming out this week, titled "Beautiful You”.  You can listen to new tracks & check out the little video Vikki made for her  new song "Black Dirt Track”. It was recorded back in Jan 2015 in Byron Bay. 

We are excited to be touring in the USA starting his week and we’ll be hitting the east coast of USA in March/ April 2016.  IN  September  we’ll be road tripping up the West Australian Coast. This is where we cut our teeth in the camper van and we’re looking forward to playing in towns that we haven’t visited in many many years.  (Gero & Canarvon !)

Then we’ll cover as much of the rest of Australia in October & November. Due to family commitments there are always a few places that we don’t make it to. Don’t take it personally if your town didn’t make it on the schedule this time  we’ll come back around. We always do !

Hope you enjoy the new tunes. 
See you out there
Vikki




North American Tour
19th June 2015  

The Waifs are  excited to be touring in North America again.   With a new album due out later this year we are hitting the west coast next week with a run of festivals and theatre dates, including a gig in Vancouver as part of the Jazz Festival.   And we’ll be back for more in August. Check our Facebook or website for details.   This will be our first tour in the North America  in 4 years ! Looking forward to seeing you all again. 

Vikki 






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