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Dash and Will

Dash & Will are an alternative singer/songwriter duo from Melbourne, Australia.

Dash (Charlotte "Charlie" Thorpe) and Will (Josie De Sousa-Reay) got their band monikers from what they would have been called if they were boys. They began performing together after meeting at an arts college in inner-city Melbourne, when both girls first began to learn guitar.

Their musical connection began when they started to cover Michelle Branch songs together, and work on harmonies when they sang, which has become a key element in their songwriting today. They were put into cont ...read more

Dash & Will are an alternative singer/songwriter duo from Melbourne, Australia.

Dash (Charlotte "Charlie" Thorpe) and Will (Josie De Sousa-Reay) got their band monikers from what they would have been called if they were boys. They began performing together after meeting at an arts college in inner-city Melbourne, when both girls first began to learn guitar.

Their musical connection began when they started to cover Michelle Branch songs together, and work on harmonies when they sang, which has become a key element in their songwriting today. They were put into contact with indie-country queen Barb Waters and recorded a demo with her.

The following year, at 16 years old, the girls entered their demo into MusicOz, a national competition for unsigned acts. Coming second overall. Josie's father then gave their demo to Barry Palmer, a Melbourne-based producer and former guitarist with Hunters & Collectors and Deadstar and parent of a classmate, at a Christmas party.

Just over a week later, Palmer called the girls and offered to sign them to his music production company, Gigantically Small. Following a couple of years of small gigs, a new 5 track demo and showcases to labels, Dash and Will signed to Mercury Records, through Universal Music Australia.

Dash and Will headlined the 2008 Rock The Schools tour across New South Wales in May, as well as supporting Ben Lee, Matt Costa and Faker's Nathan Hudson. Their first single, Pick You Up, was released in May 2008, and second single 'Fighting Over Nothing' was released in October 2008. Their debut album Up In Something is set to be released August 28, 2009.

Dash and Will supported British indie rockers The Kooks on their Australian tour in August and September 2008 as well as the Futureheads, End Of Fashion and Van She. They were also on the bill to play the long-running summer festivals Homebake and Falls Festival, and played on 'The Other Stage' at Southbound in 2009 on the Saturday 3 January.

In September, 2008, the duo's version of The Easybeats' Somethin' Wrong was released on Easy Fever, a compilation of The Easybeats classic songs performed by Australian and New Zealand artists.

Dash & Will once again supported The Kooks on their second tour of Australia in January 2009, as well as other UK pop band The Ting Tings.

The duo appeared on Australian children television show Saturday Disney on 25 July 2009. « hide

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Up in Something
2009

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