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DONE WITH DOLLS
Formed in 2008, Done with Dolls is an all girl act hailing from Toronto’s East end. These girls have more musical notches on their belts than some veteran rockers twice their age. Done With Dolls consists of four members: sisters Jordan (lead vocals and bass guitar) and Kylie Miller (vocals and guitar), Eliza Enman (drums), and Megan Fitchett (guitar). As the youngest all female band ever to chart on the Much Music Countdown, Done With Dolls has achieved success with youtube fanaticism, headlining performances, a national tour, hit singles and two nationally-viewed music videos.
Polished live performances at several Toronto venues also confirm that Done With Dolls have the musical chops to tour and build a loyal fan base. An impressive sold out show at The Rivoli, a headlining performance at Toronto’s newest outdoor concert venue, Echo Beach, a notable show at Canadian Music Extravaganza, as well as a seven city national tour as lead support for Allstar Weekend all in 2011 alone.
“I Don’t Like” was the only Canadian single to get simultaneous video play on Family, YTV and Much Music in Spring 2011. Collectively “I Don’t Like” and “Story of My Life” have earned them an impressive 17,917 singles sold digitally world wide, while reaching #15 on Billboard’s Top Emerging Canadian Artists. “Story of my Life” was Licensed by Fresh Entertainment to be used on their hit show, “Really Me” which airs on the Family Channel, as it’s theme song; Done With Dolls promoted the use of the song with an on screen appearance. The videos made for “Story of My Life” and “I Don’t like” have exploded on Youtube, hitting 540,000 plays in the last year, and the “I Don’t Like” video reached #19 on the coveted Much Music Countdown. In 2012 broadcast appearances through Juicebox and CBC.
On a marketing front, Done With Dolls has already been sponsored by Dairy Farmers of Canada in support of a six week mini series and contest that aired on Family Channel and family.ca. With more than 8.3 million viewers and over 40,000 contest entries received, this program helped boost the sales and garner interest of the recently released singles. The Dolls also headlined the DFC sponsored MMVA Party in tandem with the 2011 live broadcast.
Canadian Music Blogger David Farrell poses an interesting question in his February 25, 2011 blog. “What does it take to bring out a room full of taste makers for a showcase these days? Good question, but last week the Rivoli was thick with record company execs–including 2 major label presidents, and high-profile talent managers for an SRO all-ages, booze-free, brownie-chomping 7:30pm showcase by 4-piece teen-girl act, Done With Dolls .” The answer is large potential and authenticity. As with their teenage story, thankfully the music of Done With Dolls has a long horizon ahead that will continue to evolve and progress moving from pop-rock to true strong, unique and fan-identifiable artistry.