Not straight out Rock & Roll and not purely Pop either, it's hard to put your finger on exactly who or what The Evening Dolls strongest influences are. Does it really matter? No, but it's interesting to speculate and it's good to be able to describe a band's sound by the sign posts that a love of other peoples music leaves. It's pointless to offer just a list of bands that we love so let's say instead that it was the 'hook' in each song regardless of artist or genre that we have concentrated our sound around. “...and no staring at your shoes.” was the early mantra back in May 2006 when we first became a band. We've always strived to communicate our songs to the varied crowds that we have faced. Whether it be the heavy rock crowd of a recent Birds of Tokyo support gig or the pop friendly crowd that came to see The Galvatrons the following week at the Republic Bar we somehow seem to fit. Regardless of who to or where from the band always stumbles off the stage spent, wild eyed and drenched in sweat. On a professional level, we have worked hard at maintaining a generous and professional reputation, always keen to share gear and always on time. It's a small thing but sometimes it about respect as well as music. This outlook has proved successful as the band has now played with some of the biggest names in the Australian music scene including Jet, British India, Magic Dirt, Dallas Crane, The Cassanovas, The Lazy's, Lost Gospel and more. 'Coming Alive' is the bands first recording, a long playing labour of love and a proud achievement. The songs are well captured and there is a sense that they are how they should be. The live shows a faithful rendering there of but imbued with a reckless energy. The Evening Dolls are: Ben Korkmaz - Vocals & Guitar, Glenn Dickson - Guitar & Vocals, Sean Gardam – Bass & Vocals and Jeremy Kearney – Drums & Vocals. Contacts: p. Ben Korkmaz 0438 126 359 e. email@example.com w. www.myspace.com/theeveningdolls
The Evening Dolls from Tasmania have taken out our Falls Festival Marion Bay spot with their big vocal, big riff, pop rock.
Tell us about your music and how you formed?
Ben pulled the original line up together, we were all unsure how it would come together, but that little bit of chemistry between us was there and like all these things that's how it started. We've always struggled to put our finger on exactly what we're trying to do, a little bit of an influence here another from there and then it comes out sounding like us. We're not trying to smash genres apart, just write songs that we like and that hopefully others will like too.
What can the audience expect from you at the Falls festival?
You can expect to see four very happy boys. This has come a bit out of the blue and we are all waiting for it to settle in a bit. But obviously we'll work on the set that we are going to play and then try to play it out to the people as best we can. What I know for sure though is that we won't just be standing there shoe gazing it will be all sweat and smiles.
Did you have plans for New Years prior?
All plans are cancelled. Luckily we didn't have a gig booked or any interstate holidays planned.
Who are you looking forward to at the festival?
The Kooks, Frans Ferdinand, The Hives and obviously anyone who looks like they are enjoying listening to us play.
What's coming up in the future?
Hopefully more little bones in the ears of the masses rattling around to the sound of The Evening Dolls!
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