They've toured Ireland and are headed to Shanghai this summer, but PaperDoll started out in the dirty perdy Lower East Side of NYC.
Virginian Teresa Lee met Irish native Patrick Moloney in the open mic circuit and along with NJ transplants - Chip Thomas and Jack Koch - they formed PaperDoll. The quartet's high octane live shows - featuring Lee's uninhibited front woman style - soon attracted a loyal following in New York and DC's rock dance scene. In May 2009, Jack Koch (bass) left the band and Steve Paelet joined - rounding out the rhythm section.
After appearing on ImaginAsian TV, MTV Iggy, and a slew of indie films (including critically acclaimed The People I've Slept With), PaperDoll were invited to tour Ireland as part of Indie Week 2009 (the only American band selected) where they won over fans in Dublin, Gallaway, Cork, and Limerick.
Their contagiously peppy video for single If Nothing Happened (also featured in a Vick's Dayquil commercial) was recently touted by Deli Magazine as a remedy for the Winter Blues. Directed by Hip Hop favorite Court Dunn, the colorful film was featured on youtube's music page.
Often described as Pat Benatar meets the Killers, PaperDoll's unique blend of nerdy rock pop are gathering them friends on both sides of the Atlantic. 2010 brings the band back to Ireland and to Shanghai where they will play at Fresh 2010.
PaperDoll: Teresa Lee (vocals/keyboard),Patrick Moloney (guitar), Steve Paelet (bass), Chip Thomas (drums).