Dobacaracol’s album SOLEY is now certified gold in Canada, reaching 75 000 units sold!!!!! Dobacaracol is a world class act. A 6 member world music group, fronted by two exotic dreadlocked girl singer/percussionists, backed by four sharp shooting seasoned musicians, who deliver a unique blend of African, Reggae, Pop, Rock and Funk influences mixed with beautiful, enchanting and hypnotic harmonies.
SOLEY, their 1st full-length album, has reached Top 10 in Quebec and Top 40 in Canada (surprising for a mostly French language album) on the Neilsen Soundscan sales charts. Their single “Étrange” hit No 1 on the Quebec radio charts and the video stayed a record 3 months on the Musique Plus TV Top 5.
Dobacaracol also performed at Canada’s Live 8, in 2005 along side other top Canadian acts such as Bryan Adams, Bare Naked Ladies, Blue Rodeo and Neil Young. Their album SOLEY won the Best World Album, the ADISQ’s Felix Music Award. (Quebec’s equivalent to a Juno or a Grammy) and recently recorded john lennon’s “hold on” for the AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL “MAKE SOME NOISE” campaign.
May 2006 saw SOLEY released in France, Switzerland and the Benelux on Wagram (20 000 sales so far) where 60 tour dates were booked throughout the year. It was also released in Australia and New Zealand on Filter/Shock Music and sold 4000 copies. Their 15 date October 2005 Oz tour (including MusiCairns) had SOLEY hit No 1 on HMV’s Australia World Sales chart and broke the 10 year Bellingen Global Carnaval record for album sales. They had their second successful Oz tour in April, 2006. (Including the Great Escape Sydney and the Byron Bay Blues & Roots Festivals). SOLEY is now due out early in 2007 in Germany and Austria on silversonic/phoenix music group.
Interest is developing world wide (Europe, Asia, South America…) as in this past year alone, Dobacaracol have toured in Canada, Africa, Mexico, France, UK, Germany, Japan, Australia and New Zealand. Expect dates throughout Europe in 2007, as well as tours in U.S.A. and Asia.
Dobacaracol’s live performances have enhanced and thrilled audiences around the globe and to unanimous rave reviews. Catch them in your area soon!!!