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Alan Doyle w/ Fortunate Ones with Fortunate Ones



Sat, April 21, 2018
Norfolk, CT
Show: 8 PM

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Price: $29 - $44

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Folk / Rock
Alan Doyle w/ Fortunate Ones

Click on the video… go ahead. Alan Doyle is one busy man!! When he’s not touring with Oscar-Winning actor Russell Crowe, singer-songwriter Alan Doyle is bringing his upbeat music, and high-energy performance all over the world. You do not want to miss this Canadian folk-rocker as he takes our Norfolk stage by storm!



A Week at The Warehouse Available Everywhere October 13
Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor and recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle today announces that he will embark on a 45+ date North American tour in 2018 to support his third solo album, A Week At The Warehouse. The album drops October 13, 2017 via Universal Music.
A Week At the Warehouse was recorded live off the floor with Doyle’s band and legendary producer Bob Rock at the helm. The album is chock-a-block with country-tinged, radio-ready tunes that carry Doyle’s signature blend of traditional and modern flavours. Rock’s own band, Payola$, is celebrated with a cover of “Forever Light Will Shine” – which includes a guest vocal from none other than Paul Hyde. The album’s first single, the call to the campfire salvo “Summer Summer Night” was released in June of this year, with a second to follow.


Doyle was the lead singer of iconic Canadian band Great Big Sea, known for fusing traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have all been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. His third solo album continues to cement Doyle’s reputation as one of our country’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. In Doyle’s words, “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”


Alan Doyle

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Artist Bio

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”.

Petty Harbour is a small fishing village, located deep amidst the rugged shoreline of Canada’s most isolated province. Known worldwide for its stunning beauty and unique dialect, Newfoundland is a place that holds tight to its traditional culture. When Doyle was a boy, his home village was small and close-knit, with only one small winding road connecting it to the world. The Atlantic Ocean was their front yard and play-ground.

Even then, Doyle yearned to make his place in the world. Although he was inclined to be the leader in anything he did, there was no place for a singer or guitar player in the school band, so he learned drums, all the better to make the maximum impact. Like many Canadian boys, hockey was his other passion, and only the vital and dangerous role of the goalie appealed to him. It was also in Petty Harbour where he had his first brush with Hollywood, when during his childhood the small town surprisingly became the set for two infamous “whale” movies, the Jaws’ knock-off Orca, and the made-for-TV A Whale For The Killing.

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.

Doyle still lives in downtown St. John’s with his wife and son.

Fortunate Ones

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Fortunate Ones are a Newfoundland indie folk duo composed of Catherine Allan and Andrew James O’Brien. Through dynamic, high-energy, harmony entwined performances, and songs that celebrate the resilience of the human spirit, they are endearing audiences across Canada and beyond. Their 2016 debut album “The Bliss” was nominated for a JUNO Award, garnered two #1 singles on CBC Radio 2’s Top 20, won the 2016 “Rising Star” ECMA, the 2015 “Vocal Group” Canadian Folk Music Award, and four 2015 Music Newfoundland and Labrador Awards. Fortunate Ones’ sophomore album, produced by Daniel Ledwell, is slated for release in 2018.
Since the release of their debut album The Bliss in 2015, Fortunate Ones has brought their wide-eyed energy, pragmatic optimism, and earnest mission for connection to stages throughout Canada, the US and Europe, making relentless touring a hallmark of their young career.
Andrew and Catherine grew up on opposite sides of the island of Newfoundland – Mount Pearl and Corner Brook respectively. It was in St. John’s where the pair met and began to sing together. One night in 2010, Andrew heard Catherine sing harmony with her brother at a private gathering in downtown St John’s. He had to sing with her. The next day he got up the nerve, left her a note, she acquiesced, and within 48 hours they were singing together on stage. While it was a road from that evening to the formation of Fortunate Ones in 2013, their beginnings are in keeping with one of the core messages they carry. That sometimes the most important decision you can make is to just say YES.

From a musical family, the Allan home was a constant eclectic flow of instruments, singing and the stereo. Catherine studied classical piano, taught herself guitar in secret, and discovered the accordion by chance when her brother brought one home over Christmas in 2011. Musical exploration was the norm. After moving to St. John’s, Catherine’s induction to the East Coast music scene was rapid – performing with Andrew, recording and touring extensively with JUNO award-winning songwriter Amelia Curran, and appearing at festivals with Curran and East Coast songwriter Don Brownrigg.

Andrew James O’Brien launched his music career with a well-received solo album Songs for Searchers (2011) – nominated for Best Pop Recording at the 2012 East Coast Music Awards. He toured heavily in Canada and the UK, opening for artists such as Sharon Shannon and Paul Brady. Catherine accompanied him. It was on a UK tour that they realized the direction their collaboration was taking. The appreciation shown by UK audiences bolstered the pair’s sense of purpose. Their music began to evolve to represent both of their sensibilities, skills and sounds.

“We put a name on something that was naturally occurring, and then we took steps to follow it up. We would share equal duties vocally, musically, and conversing with the audience. It wasn’t Andrew James O’Brien with Catherine Allan anymore – it was already Fortunate Ones.”

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