Brooklyn Doran
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Brooklyn Doran

Kenora, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014 | SELF

Kenora, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2014
Solo Folk Singer/Songwriter




"Brooklyn Doran Show Review at The Burdock"

What’s the perfect way to lift your spirits mid-January when the cold seems to be threatening your very existence? Venture out to a cozy, welcoming music venue/brewery and allow yourself to wind down with a glass of craft beer and the soulful sounds of Greg McEvoy, Brooklyn Doran, and Mirian Kay. The tiny venue at the Burdock, with its string of hanging lights, candles, and humble stage offers the perfect atmosphere for an intimate show with your favourite artists...


...Brooklyn Doran hit the stage next with a full band backing her powerful vocals. Continuing the supposed theme of the night, Doran performed a number of heartwarming folk-inspired tunes, ranging from reflective pieces to catchy, irresistible dance numbers. During the middle of the set, guitarist Nick Posthumus joined Doran to perform a couple of acoustic love songs. The duo’s subtle on-stage chemistry and cutesy minimalistic tunes combined to create the most adorable few minutes of music ever, and if anyone in the crowd says they weren’t smiling like a fool during that performance they are most definitely lying. Overall, Doran’s set proved that there are little, if any, limits to her vocal capabilities as she almost effortlessly switches from a welcoming head voice to clear, booming vocals. - Canadian Beats

"3 New Ontario Songs You Need To Hear This Week - CBC Radio - In the Key of C"

[There's A Light On] blends folky acoustic guitar lines and horns that are right out of tin pan alley.

It’s a solid mix – and it’s all sewn together by her vocals. This is a mishmash that works. - CBC Radio

"Brooklyn Doran "There's A Light On""

"Doran's voice is light, sweet and full of a sense of mischief that you can't help but be enchanted by" - LISTEN WITH MONGER

"WATCH: Brooklyn Doran Launches Video for There's A Light On"

"Brooklyn's folk-pop style vocals offer a light-hearted and welcoming story" - CONFRONT Magazine

"Brooklyn Doran "There's A Light On""

"Crisp musicianship and flawless production make for a beautifully framed vehicle to discover this sublime artist" - FZB

"Handful #2: Brooklyn Doran"

"a delightful folky vibe that provides exactly the right backdrop for her vocals to act as the leading star// Brooklyn spins yarns that’ll draw you right on in" - We Close Tonight

"Track by Track Review"

“Cold Outside” is a beautifully written song, from the lyrics to Brooklyn’s delivery to the arrangement and instrumentation. Please do yourself a favor and listen to it." - Forrest Brown


"There's A Light On"  5-song EP (Released May 22nd 2014)



voice is light, sweet and full of a sense of mischief that you can't help but
be enchanted by" – Listen with Monger (2015)

Brooklyn Doran is an indie folk songstress, originally from Kenora, Ontario who is now based in Toronto. The singer-songwriter’s music presents a unique and harmonious blend of traditional folk and contemporary pop. Her live show weaves song and storytelling, from humorous anecdotes to emotional ballads, to delightfully folk-infused love songs.

Brooklyn Doran’s music has received airplay CBC and radio throughout Canada, and has been featured in music publications worldwide. Performing both as a solo artist, as a duo, or in her full 5-piece band, Brooklyn has graced the stages of music festivals and venues spanning across Canada.

Brooklyn’s newest full-length album “These Paper Wings” is now available worldwide.

Awards and Accolades

| These Paper Wings |

Winner Best Folk Singer-Songwriter 2016 // Akademia Music Awards
Top 50 Albums 2016 // Live in Limbo
Top 10 Debut Albums 2016 // Music is my Radar
Top 10 Artists 2016 // Top 10 Videos 2016 // Russian Winter Records
over 30,000 streams to date

| There’s A Light On |

Nominee Best Adult Contemporary 2015 // Toronto Independent Music Awards
Top 25 Toronto Artists // CBC Searchlight 2015
over 1000 copies sold to date

Festival Performance Highlights

  • Living Roots Music Festival - Fredericton, NB - 2017
  • The Moose N' Fiddle Music Festival -Nestor Falls, ON - 2016
  • The Trout Forest Music Festival - Ear Falls, ON - 2016
  • Kick Drum Winter Music Festival - Montreal, QB - 2016
  • Festival of Friends - Hamilton, ON - 2016
  • Canadian Music Week - Toronto, ON - 2014, 2016
  • North by Northeast - Toronto, ON - 2015
  • KOI Festival - Kitchener, ON - 2015
  • Via Rail Artist On Board - 2015, 2016
  • Fly Away Home Music Festival - Madoc, ON - 2015
  • THERE'S A LIGHT ON EP RELEASE - The Piston (Toronto, ON) - SOLD OUT



Band Members