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The Waifs are a folk-rock band from Western Australia. Their 2003 album Up All Night has gone double platinum in Australia and reached the top 5 of the Australian album charts. and the band won four ARIA Awards in October 2003. The band has enjoyed two top fifty singles in Australia - the London Still EP in 2002 and Bridal Train EP in 2004. The band owns Jarrah Records, an independent label with John Butler of the John Butler Trio and their records are released in Australia under that label. The band so impressed Bob Dylan when they supported him on his Australian tour that he asked them to support him in his 2003 North American tour including in his gig at the Newport Folk Festival.
The Waifs formed in 1992 from a duo called Colours consisting of sisters Donna and Vikki Simpson who met up with Josh Cunningham while playing in Broome. The band changed its name to the Waifs a year later and commenced touring extensively in Australia.
In 1996, the band recorded their first self-titled album The Waifs with Jen Anderson and Michael Thomas of folk-rock band Weddings Parties Anything and commenced a year long tour. The second album <...