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S H O W C A L E N D A R
H E L L O, D O L L F A C E
ASHLEY EDWARDS -vocals, keys, synth, guitar
JESSE OGLE- bass
DR. EASTON STUARD- keys, organ, flute, vocals
JULIAN FRITZ, MICHAEL PRATT- drums
Hello, Dollface is currently working on their new studio album, releasing single WARRIOR OF LIGHT 7.11.15 and the new LP to follow in 2016.
This single follows the 5 track "Live" EP the band released last year, their first collection of live recordings as a kickoff for their busy touring calendar- boasting 230 shows in 2014; celebrating new music,their roots in the west coast, and first international touchdowns in Canada and Mexico.
The CO-based indie soul project is comprised of Ashley Edwards vocals, lyrics, keys, guitar, Jesse Ogle bass, Dr.Easton Stuard keys, synth, organ, & travels as a 2-10 piece live band. Most often the band is touring as a power quartet kicking the sound with a gutsy, fresh, soulful, raw energy over a tight rhythm section.
A well lit female-fronted eclectic soulchild born into a sea of evocative bass heavy, disco-plated live percussive backbeats. Noteably "salty, sweet, aggressive, and visceral," Hello Dollface delves into a genre touring sonic scope more associated with rock idioms, all the while throwing back deep r&b grooves with newschool ploys that seal the energy in this group of golden soul-funkster vagabonds.
It's in the blood
in the heat
in the light
in the beat.
THE WHOLE ENCHILADA
Before we banded together in band chemistry paradise, Jesse Ogle (bass) had been finishing a degree on bass under Joe Debartelo (the Tonight Show) and touring hard with his own brand of an Oregon-based electro-jazz-funk project, with a strong calling back to the high desert. A Northern Cali native, dubbed with some Maui roots, Ashley Edwards (vocals, keys, guitar) grew into her own studying, living, writing, and wandering Spanish coasts and Scandinavian shores and into the Southeast Asian marketplaces. Serendipitously our life paths both landed us smack dab in the middle of no capital of music, southern Colorado. We banded in 2009, 200% consumed by passion for music. Dr. Easton Stuard (keys, flute, vox) and Jesse had toured and composed while studying their undergrad at the U of O in OR. Stuard continued his education in Jazz Studies for several years, finishing a Masters in Jazz Pedagogy and his D.M.A. in jazz piano performance, winning 2 Downbeat awards, and climbing charts with his original jazz project Old Style Sextet (IL), then rebanding with long-time touring buddy on the bass. Boom. The current line-up of HDF is born. This lifestyle is not short of adventures and challenges and we are full-time artistpreneurs.
Roy Hargrove said, "if you go all in... the music will take care of you".. and it has in so many ways.
"What music do you play?" -Our music has a home in soul, because thats where it comes from.
Magnetized together like elements sparking in the Four Corners, not your average music buzztown, we are adventurous and aggressive in heavy pursuit, treading mountains and deserts to put our music and energy on the map. We have been working toward establishing a global community with a shared a vision of passionate, purposeful, conscious, creative living. Hello, Dollface has been treading 800+ shows in the US, adding CAN and MEX this past year. We share shows and reach out to artists in other markets and we create a healthy network we call our #soultribe.
Our character and music is always evolving. Our sets have shape, diversity, and direction. We begin a journey, taking the listener to different places within and outside themselves. We call it a genre tour...its a conundrum of a slower soul ballad moving into a more fresh, gutsy technical-piece with elements of electronica and jazz, tailed by a few synthy pop songs, and then followed up with a lyrical, rootsy, indie-folk, driving into a heart wrenching r&b jam with some maui remnants of reggae in there somewhere.
The lyrical content is empowering to the individual, geared toward motivating our inner-selves to reach beyond the average buzz of what society and media convey or portray as acceptable existence, in other words- live your passion!
OUTREACH & MISSION
In 2013, we founded iAM MUSIC, which is now a 501c3 non-profit music education organization as well as professional artist network, in which we both actively teach students of all ages and all skill levels with the mission of creating a conscious society through the power of music. www.iAMMUSIC.us
We love our community and we work hard to give back as much possible. We have hosted and participated in numerous benefits and have raised funds for scholarships with an array of non-profits in our region. As a response, our community has supported us, helping us raise $10,000 in a 30-day Kickstarter campaign to distribute our last studio release "Virtue" nationally.
Community is not only the place we live daily, but in a broader sense, it is where we belong, grow, nurture, share our talents, make our living as full-time artists, and exchange ideas. Humans are ignited and inspired by each other and we wish to expand and bridge our connections beyond individuals, urban cityscapes, and social or political boundaries. We are all magical beings; we came here to create!
Live new track.
Film Courtesy of Paul Mcpherson and SHUTTERFREEK
Encore: Doo Wop (Lauryn Hill)
and Carry Me (original track)
Encore set in Reno, NV. Northwest Warrior Tour 2015
Film Courtesy of STUDIO ON 4th Reno, NV
A sweet videoblog captured while writing a new song called "Slow Down" on tour in Mexico shot with our very own quality iphone cam. ;)
Title inspired by Miles Davis Sketches of Spain, the soundtrack of the Desert Beaches Mexico Tour.
SKETCHES OF MEXICO
A live vid of an original track as a 3 piece at the Animas City Theatre in CO.
FILM courtesy of Inside Durango TV.
A live vid of HELLO DOLLFACE presents BOB MARLEY as an 8 piece at the Henry Strater Theatre in CO.
FILM courtesy of Secret Burger Media.
"THEM BELLY FULL"
A live original track HELLO DOLLFACE as a 4 piece at Taste of Durango Fest with B-Side Players and Ojo De Buey.
FILM courtesy of Jen Hartzog.
An original track acoustic self-session HELLO DOLLFACE as a 6 piece in Jerome, AZ
feat. Gen Gaus and Charlie Hall
Check out Gen and Charlie in the Socials (Tucson, AZ)
Prince Cover. HELLO DOLLFACE presents Party Like Its 1999
NYE SOLD OUT SHOW as a 6 piece feat. Tim Mclaughlin.
Film courtesy of Lauren Merrit.
A Lykke Li (SE) cover. HELLO DOLLFACE as a 4 piece.
Film courtesy of High $ociety.
"I FOLLOW RIVERS"
An original track at our LIVE ep release. *poor audio quality*
HELLO DOLLFACE as a 3 piece.
An original track filmed in the desert. HELLO DOLLFACE as a 4 piece in 2011.
Film courtesy of C&S Films.
=HELLO DOLLFACE acoustic 2.o
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