With the release of Boy On Bridge, Alan Doyle enters a new phase of his career. After almost 20 years with Great Big Sea, he is stepping out on his own.
Boy On Bridge gave Alan a chance to finally delve into his love of country music and more classic rock and roll sounds. Fresh from their success with artists like Faith Hill and Carrie Underwood, Sampson and Verges helped create the modern country of ‘I’ve Seen A Little’, while Nashville up-and-comer Ryan Tyndall co-wrote ‘My Day’. The blues shouter ‘Testify’ was co-written by Russell Crowe, and then recorded with guitar hero Colin James in Vancouver,’Northern Plains’ features two famous collaborators – written and produced by Hawksley Workman, it features the inimitable Jim Cuddy on background vocals. Alan went to Los Angeles to work with his friend Mike Post, the musical wizard behind the Law & Order theme and countless other soundtracks. Among other fine moments, these sessions produced the heartfelt ‘The Rules Will All Be Broken’.
Alan Doyle will play The Borderline in London on August 26th.