The Waifs

tickets on sale Friday 9/25

The Waifs

Ruby Boots

Saturday, May 14th

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$36 adv / $40 door

We are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets will be available once the show starts at 8pm.

The Waifs
The Waifs
"There's no danger of mistaking The Waifs' broad Strine for anything less than Aussie, as the Simpson sisters deliver tales of home and heartland – and of missing them – over the infectious amalggam of country, roots, and folk. At this point, listeners see the essential connection – between the band as players, and the band and audience, which is the source of the Waifs' success."
- Rolling Stone

The trip began circa 1992 with three troubadours — Donna Simpson, her sister Vikki Thorn, and Josh Cunningham — traveling by van, playing gigs anywhere in Australia that would have them. Their effort in those early days propelled The Waifs to multiple ARIA awards, platinum albums, and successful tours internationally, even opening for Bob Dylan’s North American and Australian Tours in 2003. An easy chemistry, and profound depth of songwriting talent have bound the trio as The Waifs.

In January 2015, with their regular rhythm section, drummer Dave Ross Macdonald and bassist Ben Franz, The Waifs entered the studio in Byron Bay, with producer Nick DiDia (Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against the Machine, Powderfinger), and emerged with Beautiful You. The album delivers abundant choruses, intoxicating instrumentals, and lush, joyful harmonies. Not to mention a return to regular touring.

2017 marked The Waifs 25th Anniversary. The band celebrated by releasing 25 songs recorded live & acoustic at Cunningham’s house in the bushland of South Coast NSW, Australia.
Ruby Boots
Ruby Boots, aka Australia's sparky, truth-soaked alt-country troubadour Bex Chilcott, has just released her debut album, Solitude, through Lost Highway Records Australia, featuring singles "Middle Of Nowhere," co-written and with guest vocals by with Vikki Thorn (The Waifs), and recorded and produced with Tony Buchen (Tim Finn, The Preatures, Mama Kin) and "Wrap Me In A Fever", recorded and produced by Anna Laverty (Jae Laffer, Paul Dempsy, New Gods) at Sing Sing Studio, Melbourne.

The Album has been highlighted as "Feature Album Of The Week" on RRR, PBS and RTR FM and is receiving rave reviews around the country.

Ruby Boots' bold and unafraid music doesn't hide from what she wants. For principal singer and songwriter Bex Chilcott its all drive, and the coarse edges of raw musical passion haven't been buffed off, but embraced as her music rings more true to herself than ever. Her somewhat cowboy mouth rolls out banter with the heart-warming charm of a drunken Irishman. This is not cookie cutter country music dressed for outback B&S balls.

Adding her flair to the Australian Americana / Alt Country scene for some years now, show after show she has received accolades, nabbing coveted support spots with Shaky Graves / Shovels & Rope and Tony Joe White this year. Her signing with Lost Highway Records Australia, and most recently her gong for West Australian Music (WAM) Country Song of The Year Award with single "Wrap Me In A Fever," confirm that Ruby Boots star is clearly on the rise.

"Her earthy, streetwise vocals heave with longing, love and laughter. This brand of Americana would be as welcome at the Grand Ole Opry as an ice cold drink in a dusty outback bar." - The Age

"There's maturity and intelligence here in spades and the production is of the highest order … It's the ups and downs of real life live encapsulated in song and Ruby Boots has captured that and more on her world class debut." - The Music