Today Drapht released the new video to his insanely catchy single,‘Dancin John Doe’ via YouTube. Directed by Ben Young and features contemporary dancer Russell Thorpe.
“My partner at the time Louise was a contemporary dancer, and I went and watched a piece she had choreographed, that herself and a friend of hers Russell were performing in. The night ended up planting a seed in my psyche and it wasn’t until a few months down the track while tracking ‘Dancin’ John Doe’ did it all come to the forefront. I thought Russell would be an incredible fit with his dance style to express my lyrics and punchlines with movement throughout the songs entirety, with the help of some quirky animation to lighten the mood and help deliver the impact of the songs lyrics” said Drapht.
The track was instantly added to triple j and quickly became one of the most played songs of the year.
‘Dancin’ John Doe’ carries on in the spirit of Gold-selling single ‘Sing It (The Life Of Riley)’, with its irrepressible chorus and mantra of living your life without caring what other people think – a theme throughout Drapht’s body of work. This spirit of living a life true to your heart is at the core of why fans connect so strongly with Drapht.
The Dancin’ John Doe Australian tour kicks off next week at The Triffid in Brisbane, before hitting Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Adelaide. Tickets are selling fast, with a second show already added in Melbourne due to popular demand.
Joining Drapht on tour will be main support The Funkoars and I Am D (Brisbane), Ellesquire (Sydney), Eloji (Melbourne), Coins Banks (Perth) and K21 (Adelaide).
THE DANCIN’ JOHN DOE TOUR
The Ayems, NWA & Macro Music present
Thursday 6th August 2015 – The Triffid, Brisbane, QLD (18+)
The Funkoars + I Am D Tickets
Friday 7th August 2015 – The Metro Theatre, Sydney, NSW (18+)
The Funkoars + Ellesquire Tickets
Saturday 8th August 2015 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC (18+) **SOLD OUT**
The Funkoars + Eloji Tickets
Sunday 9th August 2015 – The Corner Hotel, Melbourne, VIC (18+)
+ Funkoars & Eloji Tickets
Friday 14th August 2015 – Metropolis, Fremantle, WA (18+)
The Funkoars + Coins Banks Tickets
Saturday 15th August 2015 – The Gov, Adelaide, SA (18+)
The Funkoars + K21 Tickets