The Waifs (The) are an Australian folk rock band formed in 1992 by sisters Vikki Thorn (harmonica, guitar, vocals) and Donna Simpson (guitar, vocals) as well as Josh Cunningham (guitar, vocals). Their tour and recording band includes Ben Franz (bass) and David Ross Macdonald (drums).
The band’s album Up All Night reached the top five of the Australian Albums Chart, achieving double platinum status and winning four ARIA Awards in October. Two further top five albums were issued in 2007 and in 2011. The Waifs have three top 50 singles, “London Still” (2002), “Bridal Train” (2004) and “Sun Dirt Water”. The band supported Bob Dylan on his 2003 Australian and North American tours.