Gig: 9 April in Brisbane

Monday 9 April, Festival 2018, Satellite Stage, Cultural Forecourt, Southbank, BRISBANE. 5pm-8..30pm

women in docs are doing a FREE performance for Festival 2018 (during the Commonwealth Games) in Brisbane. We are playing on the Satellite Stage in the Cultural Forecourt (on the river lawn in front of QPAC) from 7.30pm-8.15pm. It’s FREE, family friendly and is only for 45 mins – so be there or miss out!

The whole concert starts with Sue Ray at 5pm and Danny Widdecombe at 6pm – so it will be an awesome evening of music!

Visit for more information about events and activities occurring as part of Festival 2018 and the Commonwealth Games cultural program.

Townsville this weekend!

It’s our final show for 2017. Thanks for joining us all around Australia this year at some of our favourite festivals and venues!

Hope you can join us in TOWNSVILLE this weekend at the Riverway Arts Centre. Tickets include cabaret seating, cheese platter and the bar will be open!

Sat 18 November 2017, The Riverway Sessions, Riverway, Kirwan, TOWNSVILLE. Tapas served to the table included in the ticket price. Bar is open during Cabaret. Seating at tables of 8.

16th July River Festival

The Rockhampton River Festival is set to return 14-16 2017! Celebrate, create, congregate and consume at the newly revitalised riverfront! The Rockhampton River Festival is a free event for all ages, however entry fees apply to specific ticketed events throughout the festival.

WOMEN IN DOCS (Chanel Lucas and Roz Pappalardo) perform on SUNDAY 16th July. They are known for their raw, exciting, upbeat sounds, well-considered (and often humorous) lyrics, crisp, acoustic guitar and soaring harmonies. The act gather large, loyal crowds wherever they play – including all major music and folk festivals across Australia and the USA. Their music is reminiscent of the Indigo Girls and the Waifs, with a little bit of Dixie Chicks thrown in.

Originally from Townsville and Innisfail, Chanel Lucas and Roz Pappalardo, first sang their way into the hearts of the Australian music loving public in the late ’90’s with their self-titled EP from which the track, ‘Tin Roof’, was immediately playlisted by ABC radio, launching them onto the main-stage of the Australian music industry.

Key performances at South By South West, Austin, Texas; International Folk Alliance, San Diego and Memphis and Canadian Music Week, Toronto; 50 000 CD’s sold independently, 8 releases later has cemented women in docs’ reputation as as one of Australia’s most enduring independent acts.

Illawarra Folk Festival 2017

women in docs perform on Friday 13th Jan, Saturday 14th Jan, and Sunday 15th Jan 2017 at Illawarra Folk Festival in Bulli, NSW.

The annual Illawarra Folk Festival is four exciting summer days of folk, world, roots, bluegrass, gypsy and Celtic music, as well as poetry, comedy and dance.

It commences Thursday with a Charity Concert and concludes on Sunday evening with a huge finale with the Festival Choir, Orchestra and special guests.

In 2017, the Illawarra Folk Festival will celebrate 32 years of presenting of live music.

Fringe events include the Honk! Oz (15 to 17 January 2017), Folk Music School (11/12 January 2017), Green Music Train (14/15 January 2017), Tripe Dinner and Dinner Italian Style (12 January 2017) and more. Check the FRINGE EVENTS Calendar



Fri 28 October in Brisbane


women in docs are an upbeat songwriting duo from Queensland, Australia. They are known for their entertaining and funny concerts, poignant songwriting, and soaring harmonies. Their show is a little bit songwriter, a little bit cabaret, with lots of storytelling and laughs. They have toured around the world to the USA, Europe and China. Their music has been played on ABC Radio, Triple J and stations around Australia and the world. This is a rare show in Brisbane – catch them in October.

This concert is part of the 2016 West End Festival. West End Festival is a community led festival which celebrates and promotes the vibrant and diverse West End community across a range of platforms. This year’s week-long Festival will run between 22-29 October featuring highlights including the much loved Kurilpa Derby and Beggars Banquet.In Boundary and Russell Streets and an action-packed program of live music, arts, cultural and community events utilising a variety of spaces such as businesses, shops and venues.

THE WEST END SESSIONS is an alcohol-free listening room right in the heart of the cafe and bar district of West End, Brisbane (book for dinner before or after a show and support our local traders!). The music featured includes folk, acoustic, jazz and world music from around the world.

The concerts happen every few months, or in a short series, inside the West End Uniting Church, cnr Vulture & Sussex Sts, West End. Tickets range from $25-$50 and are available online.


Nimbin Roots Fest

women in docs perform at Nimbin Roots Fest (17 & 18 September 2016). The festival is a celebration of Americana, early Blues, Alt-country, Australiana, and traditional music. Over 40 acts will be presented throughout venues in Nimbin, NSW – Australia’s counter-cultural capital.

ARTISTS: Abbie Cardwell, Alison Forbes, Barkersvale Brothers, Benjamin Bunting, Ben WIlson, Buddy Knox, Caitlin Harnett, Chris Cavill and the Prospectors, Cliff Fletcher, Cole Finlay, Dana Gerhman, Dark Town Strutters, Daryl James, David Spry, Den Hanrahan, Floyd Family Breakdown, Gallery, Gambira, Garrett Kato, Guy Kachel, Harmony James, Indigo Parade, James Street Preachers, Jen Mize, Jimmy Dowling, Jody and Innes, Kelly Cork, Lachlan Bryan, Manoa, Mick Daly and the Corporate Raiders, The Mighty Kind, Mitch Power, The Moon Hounds, Murray Kyle, Nick Payne, Oh So Lovely, Out of Range, Owen Campbell, Paddy McHugh, Paul Greene, Reilly Fitzalan, Richo Richardson, Rory Faithfield, Ruby Gilbert, Sam Newtown, Sarah Booker, Sian Evans, Tom Dockray, Tori Forsythe, Trombone Kelly Gang, Val Ockert, Walrus and the Carpenter, Wayward Henry’s, women in docs.





Palm Creek Folk Festival 2016

We are very excited to announce that women in docs are playing the 2016 Palm Creek Folk Festival.

It is the 25th anniversary year of this fantastic festival. It is held in the bush just south of Townsville in North Queensland. Come for the day or camp for the weekend. Kids welcome!

This was the very first festival we ever played. We were part of the the ‘Queen’s Birthday Concert’ which featured a bunch of female artists from all around NQ. It must’ve given us the bug – because we have loved playing festivals ever since and have been all over the world to play at them including China, Germany and many months in the USA.

We’ll be joined by our full band – Geoff Green (george, Honey, Harmony James) on drums, with Michael Patrick (The Company) moonlighting with us for the weekend.

Hope you can join us! Festival details HERE. women in docs’ gig details HERE.







National Folk Festival 2016

We’re excited to be in CANBERRA from 25-27 March 2016, for the National Folk Festival,  Exhibition Park, Canberra, Australia.

It’s the 50th anniversary of this awesome Australian festival and they have a line-up which includes performers from all around Australia and the world. If you haven’t been before – this should be the year! If you are a regular – see you in the session!










GIG: 2 Jan Brisbane

We’ve got a little post-Woodford show booked at the Old Museum in Bowen Hills on the 2nd January. We’re performing alongside Scottish folk act the Paul McKenna Band (they are awesome). Hope you can join us!

2 January 2016, The Old Museum,

480 Gregory Tce, Bowen Hills,

with Paul McKenna Band (Scotland).

7pm, all ages. Tickets.