Doko entered this world in late 2015 as a band trying to find their feet in a post lockout law Sydney. They have gigged up and down the East Coast searching for an identity and sound of their own, from playing full capacity headline shows, to playing to three people in a rural pub. Doko have spent the last year writing and recording a handful of singles with ARIA award winning producer Steven Schram (San Cisco, I Know Leopard), building on their sound, taking influence from New Wave acts of the late 70s & 80s. After being energised by the enthusiastic crowds on a recent NSW tour for their last single ‘Break Open’, Doko are gearing up for a six-date tour of the east coast in support of their new single ‘Borrowed Time’.
‘Top 5 Venues Keeping Music Alive in Sydney’ by Doko
The Lansdowne Hotel – Chippendale
One of Sydney’s most iconic venues, a campion of live music who stuck it to the pokies. Great sound and even a greater green room, overlooking Broadway with a mini fridge stocked with Young Henrys.
Oxford Art Factory – Darlinghurst
We’ve seen so many great artists at this venue. With a main room for larger touring acts and a side room for the smaller local artists, it’s really quite an inclusive venue with a lot to offer. Sometimes you get lucky enough to play the main stage and you’ll leave the building feeling like you just played ANZ stadium.
Hotel Styne – Manly
The band room at the Hotel Styne is the shining north star of the Sydney live scene. Over the years, artists like Ocean Alley and Winston Surfshirt have cut their teeth playing the venue. With free shows every week, artists leave with heavy pockets after playing to a crowd of locals and backpackers, what’s not to love.
Metro Theatre – Sydney
The Metro Theatre, The Crown Jewel of the Sydney music scene. It’s grimy, a little sticky and by no means the best sounding venue, but the amount of good times which have been had in this room is unparalleled to any other.
The Vanguard – Newtown
And finally, The Vanguard. An iconic King Street establishment who have graciously gifted us their high rise stage to launch our new single ‘Borrowed Time’ on the 3rd of August. One of our favourite rooms to play, even fitted out with an indoor balcony overlooking the stage. Go feel like a million bucks with a drink in your hand watching us crack out banger after banger.
SAT 3 AUG | The Vanguard, Sydney | Tickets here
SUN 4 AUG | El Sol, Cronulla | Tickets here
THU 8 AUG | Franks, Wild Years, Wollongong | Free entry
FRI AUG 9 | Selina’s Coogee | Free entry
FRI 16 AUG | Westernport Hotel, San Remo | Free entry
SAT 17 AUG | Wesley Anne, Melbourne | Tickets here
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