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Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle

Alan Doyle, actor, producer, best-selling author, and best-known as lead singer for Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past 20+ years, released his second solo album, So Let’s Go, in January 2015. Title-track lead single So Let’s Go, is a rousing rallying cry that’s only further proof of Doyle’s ability to draw the listener under his banner. Equally adept at drawing a crowd, Doyle and his talented touring band are taking their energetic show across North America and to Europe in 2017. Made in collaboration with Thomas ‘Tawgs’ Salter (Lights, Walk Off The Earth), Jerrod Bettis (Adele, Serena Ryder), Gordie Sampson (Keith Urban, Willie Nelson), and Joe Zook (OneRepublic, Katy Perry), the album follows Doyle’s first solo outing, Boy On Bridge, released in 2012. “If there’s an over-arching theme on this record, it’s one of optimism…not that this is in contrast to my previous doom-laden songs!” laughs Doyle, who says this album is freer than Boy On Bridge in the respect of being open to all influences. “On my last solo record I wanted to explore musical backyards of friends of mine in different parts of the musical world. It was as much a physical as a musical journey away from home. On So Let’s Go, folks will hear much more stuff from my backyard and all the traditional and Celtic influences I grew up with, married with the most contemporary collaborators out there.”

Coeur de pirate

Coeur de pirate

Cœur de pirate is the solo project of award-winning singer-songwriter and pianist Béatrice Martin. She released her self-titled debut album in September 2008, to immediate national and international acclaim, before returning in November 2011 with her sophomore album, Blonde. In 2014, Martin provided the soundtrack to Radio-Canada’s hit medical series, Trauma, as well as the original score to Ubisoft’s video game, Child of Light. Coeur de pirate has now sold more than one million albums worldwide and counting. Martin returns in 2015 with her third album, Roses, a collection of songs that finds the artist boldly expanding her horizons and modernizing her approach. The intoxicating first single “Carry On”, which was recorded in Stockholm with producer Bjorn Yttling (Peter Bjöorn and John, Franz Ferdinand, Lykke Li), signals the end of an era and ushers in another, where Martin reflects more deeply on her life up to that point. Cœur de pirate has now sold more than one million albums worldwide and counting

The Glorious Sons

The Glorious Sons

There is a mechanic shop in the heart of industrial Kingston - it’s tucked in the corner of a dusty cul-de-sac, surrounded by dead trees and rusted out machinery. That’s where The Glorious Sons call home. With seven consecutive top-10 radio hits including their first #1 “The Contender”, this band’s ascent in the world of Canadian music has been quick and well-deserved. The Sons were by all metrics, the most-played artist on Active Rock radio in 2015, entrenching them as the next generation of great rock to emerge from Canada. The Glorious Sons are an everyman band, telling real stories from a blue-collar perspective. They hit their stride with their debut album, “The Union”, a collection of honest and heartfelt songs touching on themes of life, love, passion, loss and redemption. Vocalist/lyricist Brett Emmons is one of the strongest voices in rock, backed by a lush, loud and powerful soundtrack supplied by guitarist Jay Emmons, and the rhythm section comprised of Adam Paquette (Drums) & Chris Huot (Bass).

Bois Joli

Bois Joli


Bois Joli is a happy blend of traditional and popular music with a country, bluegrass and even Spanish flavour!  With their violins, pianos, guitars, bass, drums and powerful voices, these seven musicians from South-Eastern New Brunswick put on a lively show and proudly sing Acadie's praises!