Doja

Doja

BandAlternativeRock

honestly, love to play.

Biography

Doja had its start in 2004 when two friends, Ricky Lawrie and Brad Desjardins, asked fellow classmate Steve Kalkman to form a band with no intent other than to have fun and play music. The band continued all the way through their grade schooling in Abbotsford, BC; going through a few lineup changes and never actually having a proper band name. Throughout this period, the friends never played a single show but continued playing music for the sole purpose of creating art and enjoying the process of producing it.

After graduating in 2009, the trio were forced to separate as bassist Steve Kalkman left to pursue education at the University of Victoria and singer/guitarist Ricky Lawrie attended the (insert school name) in (insert town name), Australia. They managed to keep in contact though, with the occasional jam every time they were in the same city. It wasn't until 2012 when a former classmate offered Doja recording time at the audio engineering school he was attending that the trio reunited and finally chose to label themselves as Doja. The product was an EP, which will be released late spring 2012, as well as the rebirth of the trio of Ricky, Steve, and Brad.