Laura Doyle
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Laura Doyle

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Aug
02
Laura Doyle @ Harmony Arts Festival

West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Jul
19
Laura Doyle @ Music In The Park

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada

Jul
06
Laura Doyle @ Backstage Lounge

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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Laura Doyle's songs are full of passion and gave the scenes in the movie "Suddenly Naked" (Wendy Crewson, Peter Coyote) emotional depth. I was so excited to discover Laura's work, and when I put it against the picture in editing they seemed to read the minds of the characaters. Her voice is full of knowing and her melodies are the kind that echo in the back of your mind for days. - Anne Wheeler


Having worked with some of the music industry’s top talent from Steely Dan & Billy Joel to Bjork & Joe Jackson, I've never experienced a more fulfilling process than collaborating and recording with Laura Doyle. Her gifted instincts as a writer, lyricist, composer and producer have made our work together on songs and movie scores reach the highest levels of emotional impact. Tireless in her devotion to get just the right feel and atmosphere of a piece of music whether a pop tune, a ballad, blues, jazz or vocalise, Laura is unique in her diverse familiarity with whatever style or idiom is required. I love working with this soul-filled artist - Jeffrey M. Taylor


Laura Doyle made an invaluable musical contribution to two of my recent films, "Dead Heat" (Kiefer Sutherland, Anthony Lapaglia) and "Happy Hour" (Eric Stolz, Anthony Lapaglia). Her music is some of the best being made in Canada at present. Working with her, watching her music take shape and weaving it into my film was one of the greatest pleasures I have known - Mark Malone


NORTH SHORE NEWS - by John Goodman
Friday, June 15th 2007

Laura Doyle - Dark Horse (Orion records)

It's been a few years between CDs for North Vancouver's Laura Doyle, six to be exact, but she picks up right where she left off on her new album "Dark Horse".

After living in L.A. and Toronto for a couple of years Doyle returned to the North Shore to record nine new songs with producer Graeme Coleman.

Everything about the disc is first-class with Doyle singing in front of a band, Passionfish, which includes Andreas Schuld on guitar, Miles Hill on bass, Randall Stoll on percussion and Coleman himself on keyboards and synthesizer. Guest musicians include Jesse Zubot playing fiddle and mandolin on one track, 100 Birds, and Dee Daniels adding vocals on Fallin'.

To celebrate the release of the new CD Doyle will perform two shows at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre (a.k.a. 'the Cultch'), Sunday, June 17th at 7:15PM and 9:15PM. Guitarist David sinclair and vocalist Camille Henderson will join Doyle and Passionfish for the occasion. - North Shore News


GEORGIA STRAIGHT
Straight Choices
Thursday, June 14th 2007

Sarah McLachlan's pretty much gone missing in action in her adopted home town, but those in need of solace might want to check out Laura Doyle, who hosts a CD release party for "Dark Horse", her second CD, at the Vancouver East Cultural Centre on Sunday (June 17).
The occasionally bluesy-sounding Doyle's not exactly a McLachlan clone, but her pop-rock-roots style is rooted in similar turf, while her lyrics of angels, forgiveness, and redemption speak to a shared concern with matters of the heart. - Georgia Straight


Dark Horse review: John P. McLaughlin, VANCOUVER PROVINCE
Tuesday, June 12th 2007

It's been a long, six year wait for the North Vancouver singer/writer's sophomore album but well worth it. Melding pop and roots, she's attracted some fabulous players and made a fine piece of work. She and band are at the Cultch next Sunday. B+
Quick Spins - The Province: June 12th, 2007 - The Province


Z95.3 listeners are digging Doyle's potent single "Let You Go". Sexy, fluid phrasing, intelligent lyrics and varied arrangements make this album's 12 tracks an all-pro deal.

- The Province Newspaper, Vancouver, BC


Laura Doyle's lyrics never seem less than genuine. The music is mostly electronic, but the programmed beats and ambient washes of synthesizer are enlivened by touches of acoustic piano and guitar. The often minimilistic sound sometimes creeps dangerously near the edge of new age, but the spareness brings Doyle's pretty direct singing to the fore. - Georgia Straight


Discography

New release - 9 song LP "Dark Horse" currently available on iTunes and at CD Baby.

"No Easy Answers" - 13 song LP - 2001
"Let You Go" and "Your Love" currently getting radioplay on ClearFM in Vancouver, BC

Happy Hour Movie Soundtrack - 2002
Laura Doyle co-wrote and performs on six songs for the indie movie starring Eric Stolz and Anthony Lapaglia.

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Bio

The first thing you notice is the voice. Sweet, husky and hypnotic, it has also been described as “full of knowing”. Next are the songs, honest (often achingly so) and uplifting, melodic and accessible, yet containing a depth that is sometimes belied by the sheer beauty of the music. Finally there is the artist herself, singer/songwriter Laura Doyle, who, with the release of her second studio album “Dark Horse”, is poised for great things.

Laura’s first CD, “No Easy Answers” won her instant and widespread recognition. Doyle was quickly discovered by the world of film and television, earning her two Genie nominations for one film, “Suddenly Naked”, and gaining her worldwide exposure through prominent use of her songs in the television series “Dawson’s Creek”. She also co-wrote and performed seven original songs for the soundtrack of “Happy Hour”, featuring Anthony LaPaglia and Eric Stolz, and gained placements of her music in the Kiefer Sutherland movie “Dead Heat”. Of course, radio took notice of Laura: Vancouver station Z95.3FM gave Laura 8 weeks of rotation on her first single, “Let You Go” and ClearFM continues to play her second single “Your Love”. Her newest single “Glass Hill” is currently getting regular airplay on Galaxy radio.

Her knack for getting to the heart of things with her lyrics should come as no surprise, given that Laura has worked as a screenwriter on a number of American and Canadian TV series (CBS’ Early Edition, MTV’s Undressed, Global’s Madison, & CTV’s Neon Rider) and has brought her storytelling skills to her songwriting.

“Dark Horse” picks up where “No Easy Answers” left off, and reveals growth and greater maturity in the music. The focus this time around is on very real performances, much of it live in the studio with her new band Passionfish which includes: Graeme Coleman on keys, Andreas Schuld on guitar, Miles Foxx Hill on bass and Randall Stoll on drums. The music has an immediacy that is lacking in many contemporary releases, and in more than one way has the “ring of truth” about it.

The combination of stunning voice and musicality, the ability to connect emotionally with listeners and an ear for indelible melodies, makes Laura Doyle a unique artist in every sense.