Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor, and recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle returns to Charlottetown in support his third solo album, A Week at the Warehouse.
The album is recorded live off the floor with Doyle’s “beautiful band,” as he calls them, with producer Bob Rock at the helm, is chock-a-block with country-tinged, radio ready tunes that bring with them the flavour of some of Alan’s favourite artists, from John Mellencamp to Rock’s own band, Payolas. Of the band, Alan says, “I am so by far the worst person. I wish I was being modest. They’re an incredible band to sing with every night. I look around the stage and I can’t believe my luck.” Alan’s desire was to have an album that sounded and felt like the live show, and A Week at The Warehousedoes just that.
“I still think of myself as a person that has one job, a guy who plays in a band for a living, that’s me,” Alan offers. “If someone asks me to write songs, I guess I’m a songwriter too. If someone asks me to produce a record for them, then I guess I’m a record producer too. I never looked for an acting job in my life—they come to me. Someone calls who needs a hairy, Irish-looking fellow to bully someone or play the lute, come throw rocks at Colin Farrell, okay, sounds fun. It’s a laugh. (My) books came to me the same way, Random House said, we’ve been reading your blog, why not write a book, so I thought okay!” There’s more to it than all of that, for certain, but Alan parries it off, in his usual way. “I’m grateful to do all of it. It’s a wonderful life and I’m very lucky to have it.”
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