Worry Dolls are a compelling duo born out of the joint talents of multi-instrumentalists Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones. Serendipity brought them together at an open mic night when they were 18, both studying music in Liverpool. Both redheads with guitars, on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters. Paired by their teachers for an opportunity to have their songwriting critiqued by Paul McCartney, they were inspired to start co-writing, and could now be described as an telepathically linked songwriting force.
Blending the tender urgency of Zoe’s Irish-influenced voice and unique banjo style with the fiery integrity of Rosie’s vocals and rhythmic guitar, the duo signed to indie label Bread & Butter Music, who released their debut LP, Go Get Gone in 2017. A 'Song of the Year' nomination lead to them performing at London’s historic Hackney Empire with Ethan Johns at the UK Americana Awards, alongside Robert Plant and Marcus Mumford (Mumford and Sons). The duo are about to embark on a 7 week UK/EU tour, coinciding with their much-anticipated follow up EP in autumn 2019.
"Great harmonies and stirring folk-pop songs. Has Appalachian flourishes but owes as much to clever pop songwriting as rootsier influences." R2 magazine
"Worry Dolls combine a great sensibility of American Country music with their own English folk influences to create a warm and infectious sound." Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2
"The brilliantly quirky duo Worry Dolls - a super-shiny beacon of joy in a dreamland far, far away from the persistently 'regular' sound of folk that's flooding the charts right now." The Huffington Post
"It’s no secret that we think Worry Dolls are pretty special." For Folk’s Sake
"Two girls about to break your heart, sew it back together and leave you smiling for days." Declan Bennett (Once the Musical/Eastenders)
"Humorous and charming folk-songwriting combined with sublime harmonies." Neil Cowley (Neil Cowley Trio, Adele)
"What sets Worry Dolls apart is their sense of humour. See tongue in cheek single 'Oliver' about their infatuation with a West End drag queen as a prime example." FolkGeek.net
"Gorgeous harmonies and sassy lyrics." Laura Cooney (Entertainment-Focus) C2C 2017