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Teresa Doyle is a vocal explorer with a lifelong passion for pushing the boundaries of her voice. She is endlessly ex- perimenting with new vocal colours, extended vocal tech-
niques, and vocal textures from other cultures. Her exploration has taken her around the world singing with Kenyan farm women, a Japanese lute player, Tibetan overtone singers, Soca musicians from Tobago, improvisers in New York, South Indian yogis, tradi- tional Gaelic singers from Ireland, and folk musicians from The Yu- kon Territory to the Blue Ridge Mountains. Her repertoire reflects her journey but is always firmly rooted in the Celtic music and sto- ries of her native Prince Edward Island. Her new project, Song Road, with fiddle virtuoso Jaron Freeman-Fox is a travelogue of her musical explorations.
Doyle’s ten recordings on her label, Bedlam Records, have met with criti- cal acclaim at home in the Maritimes, across North America, Europe and Japan. This body of work has garnered numerous awards including two ECMAs, two JUNO nominations and the 2007 Victor Martyn Lynch- Staunton Award for music, awarded to one Canadian musician to reward excellence in mid-career.
Doyle has attracted listeners at countless festivals and concert venues including: The Mariposa, Winnipeg and Vancouver Folk Festivals, the Montreal Jazz Festival, the 92nd Street ‘Y’ in Manhattan, England’s Salisbury Art Centre, Sound Symposium, The St. John’s Jazz festival, Canadian Jazz and World Showcases and the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo. She has two symphony collaborations to her credit and has per- formed with folk legends Stan Rogers and The Chieftans. She gives voice workshops in Canada, Mexico, the U.S. and Ireland.
“Your Irish Gaelic album, Orrachan, was my absolute favourite of the many things I collected at the North American Folk Alliance this year. I like it immensely—it is a beautiful record and you should be proud of it.”
— Cheryl McEnaney, U.S. Label Manager, Real World Records
Teresa Doyle’s last record, Late Night Parlour, is a mix of Teresa’s own songwriting and tunes from the swing and Latin era. The title track takes you to the tropical sensuality of Tobago and a mountainside rum shack called The Late Night Parlour. Inspired by performing with Soca musicians at the rum shack, Teresa began writing songs from the lan- guor of her beach chair. Her songwriting is sassy, sexy, danceable and fun. Late Night Parlour is co-produced by Teresa and David Rashed.
“Teresa Doyle is a versatile and supple singer. With the release of her latest album, Late Night Parlour, she’s now qualified to call herself an accom- plished jazz songwriter and guitarist, as well. Teresa has a gift for making
life look easy. You see it in the joy and confidence she brings to the stage accompanied by a big band or alone with her guitar. Whether singing a playful flirt of a samba or crooning a heart-rending ballad, Teresa’s vocal artistry and songwriting are rock-solid.”
— Philly Markowitz, CBC Toronto
“The Late Night Parlour is a delightful collection of jazz originals and stan- dards, sung with spunk and finesse. With her gorgeous voice, impeccable pitch and phrasing, Teresa takes supreme ownership of whatever she sings. Music from the core of one of Canada’s finest, most versatile vocalists.”
— Anne Lindsay, 2007 National Jazz Award winner and violinist with Blue Rodeo
Doyle has recorded with some of Canada’s finest musicians: Oliver Schroer, Mike Murley, David Travers-Smith, David Woodhead, Ben Grossman, Rich Greenspoon, Ian Toms, Jamie Gatti, Jaron Freeman-Fox, and others. She had the good fortune to perform with the late jazz pianist Doug Riley, Dr. Music. Together they recorded Summerfly ‘live off the floor’ at CBC Studio H in Halifax.
“As refreshing as a late summer breeze, Teresa Doyle’s voice and lively style rejuvenates both standards and quirky numbers... Summerfly fea- tures infectious and intelligent arrangements and a saucy vocal style that is sure to please both the aficionado and the casual listener.”
— Larry Rossignol, Producer and Artistic Director, The Distillery Jazz Festival, Toronto
Teresa moves effortlessly from one musical passion to another. She has five award-winning Celtic recordings including a collection of Irish Gaelic songs. The birth of her son in 1994 inspired her to create quality children’s music from the Celtic tradition. Teresa credits much of her recording success to her long-standing relationship with the now-late Oliver Schroer. Her most recent release, Late Night Parlour, is dedicated to his memory.
“I love your large musicality, your wonderful voice, your feisty enterprising spirit that is searching out both worldly opportunity and larger truth. And congratulations on a beautiful album. A lot of people are going to love this.”
— Oliver Schroer
“With both a flexible and distinctive vocal range, Doyle effortlessly carves a niche as one of the most innovative new interpreters of Cana- dian folk songs.”
— Rock And Reel, England
Music from Doyle’s label, Bedlam Records, is distributed in Canada by Outside Music, in the U.S. by Allegro and online at www.teresadoyle. com. Her music appears on more than a dozen compilations including three collections by Putumayo World Music in New York and three releases with Rough Guide in the U.K. with releases around the globe.
Technical Rider - Teresa Doyle
Teresa -vocal mike on a boom, D.I., center stage
Saxophone - mike, stage right
Bass player - D.I., stage left
One AC power outlet
A bar stool - center stage