About The Locals

The Locals are an alt-pop, indie-rock trio from Chicago.

The Locals have been a part of the Chicago music scene for over a decade. Founded by lead singer, Yvonne Doll, the band has toured extensively in the US and played some dates in the UK. They have played marquee stages and music fests all over the US, including Summerfest (Milwaukee, WI), YouBloom (Los Angeles, CA), Dewey Beach Pop Fest (Dewey Beach, DE), MidPoint Music Fest (Cincinnati, OH), Halstad Market Days (Chicago), Milwaukee Pride (Milwaukee, WI), Chicago Pride (Chicago, IL), House of Blues (Chicago), Lincoln Hall (Chicago, IL), Double Door (Chicago, Il), The Metro (Chicago, IL), Schubas (Chicago, IL), Hard Rock Cafe (Las Vegas, NV), SXSW and more.

Working once again with producer, Steven Gillis at Transient Sound, The Locals released "Minutes, Seconds, Degrees" (Fall 2019).

The band is:

Yvonne Doll is a fine artist and musician originally from Cincinnati, Oh. She made her way to Chicago to attend The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.Yvonne is the lead singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Aaron Coleman Aaron “ac” Coleman is a transplant from Lansing, MI. He loves music and loves to play drums. After seeing a Sheila E drum solo at the age of eight he knew that is what he wanted to do with his life.

Colin Mercer is the newest addition to The Locals. Also a Michigander, he's influenced by Stevie Wonder, Led Zeppelin, Queen, Rage Against the Machine, Tool & more.


  • "It’s hard not to fall for Yvonne Doll, the sexy, in-your-face badass lead singer/guitarist of The Locals.." --Shewired Magazine

  • --Radio1 Blog

  • "Doll writes upbeat Pop Rock songs with great melodies and a dash of Punk, but it's Doll's powerful, evocative voice and guitar that sets The Locals apart" --Mike Breen, CityBeat

  • "If you like The Pixies, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Whigs, etc, you will surely enjoy The Locals."

  • "Doll proves she has the alt-rock style of singers like Karen O, but also exhibits a unique blend of sultry sounds that definitely sets her apart and makes this track noteworthy. With a blend of old and new sounds and lyrics about letting go, the songs on "Salt" prove to be worthy contenders for Chicago indie anthems..." --Time Out

  • "Obvious skill occompanied by a punky attitude" -- Guitar Player Magazine "Top Female Musicians You Should Know"


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