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Alan Doyle
Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies

 

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Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies

8:00 PM

Artist Website: www.alandoyle.ca

 Alan Doyle, actor, producer, newly-minted best-selling author, and best known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let’s Go, in January 2015. Title-track lead single So Let’s Go, is a rousing rallying cry that’s only further proof of Doyle’s ability to draw the listener under his banner. Equally adept at drawing a crowd, Doyle & the Beautiful Gypsies are taking their energetic show across Canada and the US in early 2016, including a stop at our very own venue. 

Alan hails from Petty Harbour, NL, and formed Great Big Sea in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallett, and Darrell Power, in which they fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. 

So Let’s Go continues to cement Alan Doyle’s reputation as one of our country’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”

 Tickets go on sale to Members Only at the Stockey Centre on Thursday, November 24 at 10:00 am. 

And tickets then go on sale to the public on Saturday, November 26 at 10:00 am. 





Artist Biography Click to show

Made in collaboration with Thomas ‘Tawgs’ Salter (Lights, Walk Off The
Earth), Jerrod Bettis (Adele, Serena Ryder), Gordie Sampson (Keith
Urban, Willie Nelson), and Joe Zook (OneRepublic, Katy Perry), the
album follows Doyle’s first solo outing, Boy On Bridge, released in
2012. “If there’s an over-arching theme on this record, it’s one of
optimism…not that this is in contrast to my previous doom-laden songs!”
laughs Doyle, who says this album is freer than Boy On Bridge in the
respect of being open to all influences. “On my last solo record I wanted
to explore musical backyards of friends of mine in different parts of the
musical world. It was as much a physical as a musical journey away
from home. On So Let’s Go, folks will hear much more stuff from my
backyard and all the traditional and Celtic influences I grew up with,
married with the most contemporary collaborators out there.” A nontraditional
marriage for Doyle was writing his first book simultaneously
with the album, the best-selling memoir Where I Belong, released in
late 2014. 

The album’s eponymous song is consistent with Alan Doyle’s ethos:
we’re lucky to be here so let’s make the most of it. This spirit also infuses
the heartfelt Take Us Home while Sins of a Saturday Night celebrates
a come-what-may approach. The album also gets reflective in moments,
such as the plaintive Laying Down To Perish, inspired by a visit to Fogo
Island. As a whole, So Let’s Go remains consistent with Alan Doyle’s
enthusiasm for the wider world combined with a love for the comfort of
home.



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