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Alternate Pop Sweetheart Making Soundwaves

Emerging young Sunshine Coast songwriter and alternative pop artist Doolie has been gaining popularity while catching the attention of a host of music industry professionals in Australia and abroad. Doolie's strong lilting vocals and modern percussive driven sound is a refreshing entry into the current music scene. Putting a lot of focus in the last three years into live performances, Doolie has an EP release marked for the end of 2016 and admits, building a career whilst a challenge, is a top priority.  As she draws inspiration from established musicians like Banks, Vera Blue, Airling, George Maple and Flume, it is clear Doolie is carving her own niche in today's scene. The recent nomination for 'Most Promising Female Songwriter' in the Queensland Music Awards is an indication of her talent and dedication to her passion, as these nominations are generally reserved as a benchmark for musicians who have a more established profile. Culminating in a win for ‘Best Song’ in the schools category at the QMA’s for her soon to be released single ‘Pristine’, it looks like the momentum just keeps gathering. This award had her up with some of the most impressive artists known on the Sunshine Coast including Bearfoot, Ayla, The Brains Trust, Paul Cowderoy and Sahara Beck.

"I'm super excited to have been nominated for the QMA's in two categories. It's a great start to my year and now I can really see it heading in the direction I want it to."

So I say... Take yourself back to the last time you were listening to the radio and had to raise the volume cause you were groovin’ in your seat…smooth and confident with a little sass, the superb vocals from this young lady are going to skyrocket her to success. Doolie has been writing and recording since the age of ten with a list of festivals and performances under her belt to rival any artist. 2016 has been a busy year for and attending her recent EP Launch the crowd was certainly taken with her upbeat lyrics and catchy tunes, the upcoming release will no doubt see Doolie blast into the alternative pop stratosphere with ease. Her live band performance is something else and I can certainly see her emerging directly with a very bright future, supporting acts like George Maple, Airling, Elizabeth Rose and the like, with her amazing talent.


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