Ian Doyle Live
Please note that this event will take place under current social distancing measurements as per Government guidelines.
Ian Doyle has written and produced two accomplished albums under the moniker “The Man Whom” - The Greatest Event (2011) and The Dancer from the Dance (2019). Both albums were critically acclaimed for their song-writing, sophisticated string arrangements and ambitious production.
Recently, Ian has been focusing on new, minimal material, stripped back to allow the song-writing, guitar playing and core melody of the songs take centre stage. This show in Wexford Arts Centre will be a solo performance where Ian will play new material for the first time in addition to solo intimate renditions of material from his two albums.
The Irish Times***
“New name, fresh approach, adventurous songwriter: that’s Wexford’s The Man Whom (aka Ian Doyle) for you. Songs such as I Know Your Face and The Man Who Knew Too Much display Doyle’s nifty craftsman- like process, while Call All the People and Autopilot highlight a working knowledge of the kind of music and musings that have gained him comparisons to Villagers and Neil Young. Out of the blue, then – another new, good Irish singer-songwriter”.
The Sunday Times ****
A slick production with accomplished musicians, elaborate scores and scrupulous string arrangements. Call all the People has the heartfelt passion of an anthem, including melodic bursts of melancholia, while Sing Till There’s No Songs Left, I know your Face, and Over and Under, the current single, strike all the right chords.
Photo credit: Peter O'Hanlon.
Published on 31 July 2020