Donna & the Devils Johnson

Donna & the Devils Johnson

After a 30-year career, as the founding member of the beloved West Australian band The Waifs, Donna Simpson has formed her own new band, Donna And The Devils Johnson. Donna’s lyrical folk stylings and command of the stage have earned her multiple ARIA Awards and a hoard of devoted Australian fans and here she brings a rock-soaked approach to the Blues Fest with drummer Steve Gibson (ex-Kill Devil Hills), guitarist Dave Lawrence (Fondula, Mister & Sunbird) and bassist Justin Cass (ex-Kill Devil Hills, The Automasters).

This quartet are all old friends, and it resonates deeply through Donna’s originals, plus a surprising selection of interpretations and obscurities.

“I’m really lucky to have found three guys who let me rule the roost, it’s like an alter ego thing, I love playing in this band.”, Donna says with a laugh, “It’s better than drugs”.

Donna & the Devils Johnson

Donna Simpson
Steve Gibson
Justin Cassley
David Lawrence

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2021