Meg Doherty, Melbourne born and based, fashioned Ginja Roe (The Band) and burst into the live Australian music scene in 2004. Having sold over 2000 copies of their first original CD ‘Homemade’, Ginja Roe accomplished nation wide attention for their growth, huge potential and chemistry.
Legendary blues and rock icon Bob Spencer (The Sky hooks, Angels) joined Ginja Roe in early 2006. With over 30 years of industry, performance, and writing experience, Bob’s unique style added a soulful electric sound to the mix which in turn, helped them produce their debut album, ‘Polished’. With their influences stemming from the likes of The Waifs, Joni Mitchell, Sheryl Crow and the Counting Crows, their original style covers a mixture of genres, from country to rock, to folk and blues. In their short career, they managed to achieve reputable and memorable gigs. Most notably, they performed at the Tamworth Country Music Festival from 2005 to 2008.
Fast Forward a few years and Meg goes solo…
February 2012 brought a new adventure. Meg Doherty’s Debut Solo album was Produced by the talented Ben Franz, from The Waifs. A 13 track album resulting in an acoustic blend of country, folk and rocking country. Unreleased, Meg released ‘Catch’ in 2016 that showcases those addictive melodies and lyrics which are the trademark of Megs writing style.
It all began at age 8, when Meg started to receive Classical Guitar lessons, after she was given her first guitar from her fathers friend. By age 10 she was performing in Guitar & School concerts. At age 13, Meg learnt the Drums, which set a solid foundation for her clearly identifiable rhythm that features in her performances and teaching. Meg continued to study music through VCE Year 11 & 12, receiving many accolades for her songwriting and vocal performances through the Kool Skools recording Project, 1996-2000.
Introducing this month’s support act…
Folk Train CD Launch
Hailing from ‘The Hills’ near Melbourne, FolkTrain plays a mixture of original and traditional songs, and between them the band members play guitar, fiddle, mandolin, octave mandolin, banjo, accordion, pan pipes and harmonica. Music and videos available on Reverbnation