ALAN DOYLE : PUBLISHED ON PRX 3 / 23 / 2018 - BEYOND A SONG originates in BLOOMINGTON, INDIANA and is sponsored by: THE BLUEBIRD NIGHTCLUB , AIRTIME RECORDING STUDIO , AFRICA SASA , and VISIT BLOOMINGTON.COM
Host Rich Reardin has a conversation with Canadian singer/songwriter Alan Doyle. Even as a young child in the small Newfoundland fishing village of Petty Harbour, Alan Doyle was holding up a sign that said "Look at Me".
Just a teenager when he left home and moved to Newfoundland's capitol, St. John's, Doyle pursued a BA in English and religion at Memorial University and honed his musical skills as a solo artist in dozens of pub matinees. It was in the city's infamous dockside music pubs that he developed the thick skin and iron larynx needed to go with his natural talent. In 1993, he joined forces with fellow musicians Sean McCann and Bob Hallett, and together they started Great Big Sea. Now 17 years later, they're still fusing Newfoundland traditional music with their own pop sensibilities.
In his spare time, Doyle is much in demand as a producer, arranger and general musical catalyst, having produced albums for actor Russell Crowe and JUNO Award winners The Irish Descendants, among others, and furnished soundtracks for the movie Young Triffie's Been Made Away With, the television series Hatching, Matching & Dispatching, a best-selling Nintendo DS video game and an episode of Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Doyle's voice has been introduced to many new ears during the past TV season, as Great Big Sea's song "Oh Yeah" has served as the theme to the CBC's hit detective drama The Republic of Doyle. In 2012, Alan joined his friend Russell Crowe onscreen, utilizing his acting skills in the role of troubador and archer Allan A'Dayle in the new Universal blockbuster Robin Hood.
Musical selections include: Somewhere in a Song, 1234, Ordinary day, Come Out With Me, Forever Light Will Shine, Northern Plains, Summer Summer Night, Sorry.
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