ALAN DOYLE plus Guests Royal Theatre

Atomique Productions presents

Alan Doyle
plus Guests
Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Royal Theatre & McPherson Playhouse
Doors: 7:00 PM
All Ages

Alan Doyle fanclub presale: Wed, Nov 28 10AM – Thurs, Nov 29 10pm.

General onsale: Fri, Nov 30 1PM

Advance tickets: $39.50-89.50 + s/c. Available at rmts.bc.ca (http://bit.ly/ADRMTS) and in-person at The Royal or McPherson Box Offices.

Alan Doyle chalks up a lot of where is he right now—with both his third solo album and his second book released in October 2017—to luck. “I’m the luckiest guy I’ve ever even heard of,” he says. “This was all I ever wanted, a life in the music business, singing concerts. I was lucky to be born in the family I was, in Petty Harbour. I was lucky that Sean, Bob and Darrell found me and asked me to join their band. I was lucky the Canadian music fans were into it.”

“I still think of myself as a person that has one job, a guy who plays in a band for a living, that’s me. If someone asks me to write songs, I guess I’m a songwriter too. If someone asks me to produce a record for them, then I guess I’m a record producer too. I never looked for an acting job in my life—they come to me. Someone calls who needs a hairy, Irish-looking fellow to bully someone or play the lute, come throw rocks at Colin Farrell, okay, sounds fun. It’s a laugh. Books came to me the same way, Random House said, we’ve been reading your blog, why not write a book, so I thought okay!” There’s more to it than all of that, for certain, but Doyle parries it off, in his usual way. “I’m grateful to do all of it. It’s a wonderful life and I’m very lucky to have it.”

Alan Doyle at The Butchart Gardens

Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor and recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle released his third solo album, A Week At The Warehouse, on October 13, 2017 via Universal Music.

Iconic Newfoundland singer-songwriter, best-selling author, actor and recent recipient of the Order of Canada, Alan Doyle released his third solo album, A Week At The Warehouse, on October 13, 2017 via Universal Music.

A Week At the Warehouse was recorded live off the floor with Doyle’s band and legendary producer Bob Rock at the helm. The album is chock-a-block with country-tinged, radio-ready tunes that carry Doyle’s signature blend of traditional and modern flavours. Rock’s own band, Payola$, is celebrated with a cover of “Forever Light Will Shine” – which includes a guest vocal from none other than Paul Hyde. The album’s first single, the call to the campfire salvo “Summer Summer Night” was released in June 2017.

Doyle was the lead singer of iconic Canadian band Great Big Sea, known for fusing traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have all been declared Gold or Platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada. His third solo album continues to cement Doyle’s reputation as one of Canada’s most treasured musicians and storytellers. In Doyle’s words, “I always want people to have the greatest night of their life when the house lights go down.”

You may also like other shows coming up this summer at Butchart Gardens

Live Music at Butchart Gardens

Join us any night between June 30th and September 1st to enjoy live entertainment on our open-air stage.
Each performance begins at 8pm, with the exception of Saturdays when the time varies due to our fireworks show.

Join us any night between June 30th and September 1st to enjoy live entertainment on our open-air stage.

Each performance begins at 8pm, with the exception of Saturdays when the time varies due to our fireworks show.

Below you will find Saturday showtimes and information about each performance.

 

July

July 29: Ballet E’toille

Modern & classical ballet, lyrical and humorous

July 30: Ballet E’toille

Modern & classical ballet, lyrical and humorous

July 31: Chris Millington Band

Contemporary pop classics with dancing on stage

August

August 1: Rev Sekou

A mixture of blues, gospel, Memphis soul, and a respected civil rights leader

August 2: Brishen

Original Western and Euro-gypsy swing

August 3: The Paperboys

An energetic blend of Celtic, Latin, folk for more than 25 years

August 4: The Radcliffes

Show begins at 6:30pm.

The Beatles live on!

August 5: Begonia

Something old and yet new, more than “just pop”

August 6: J.R & The Jaybirds

Masters of Bluegrass

August 7: Chris Millington Band

Contemporary pop classics with dancing on stage

August 8: David Vest

Rocking Boogie Woogie Piano and stories by a true original

August 9: To be announced

Stay tuned! We’re busy finalizing the details for your live entertainment this evening.

August 10: The Wailin’ Jenny’s

Superb harmonies and instrumental prowess, a magical performance

August 11: The Chuckle Berries

Show begins at 6:15pm.

A salute to Chuck Berry and contemporaries

August 12: Rick Scott & Nico Rhodes & Guest

Great musicians, great entertainers, great fun

August 13: Oktopus

A Quebecois take on classical-balkanized klezmer and more

August 14: Chris Millington Band

Contemporary pop classics with dancing on stage

August 15: Russell deCarle

Post Prairie Oyster; a mix of old school country, swing, the blues

August 16: Capital City Syncopators

Sounds of the Prohibition era: swing, jazz and more

August 17: The Radcliffes

The Beatles live on!

August 18: The Radcliffes

Show begins at 6:15pm.

The Beatles live on!

August 19: Sweet Lowdown

A blend of various roots styles and great harmony

August 20: Black Angus

Innovative modern West Coast folk music

August 21: Lust Life

Latin flavoured, dancing on stage

August 22: Rukus

The Golden Era of Rock & Roll lives on

August 23: The Lonely

Roy Orbison, Everly Brothers, The Surfaris – the 60’s and more

August 24: The Primary Colours

Linda McRae, Kim Richey, Doug Cox; virtuosos all

August 25: Tropic Mayhem

Show begins at 6pm.

Fun in the sun

August 26: Marc Atkinson with Cam Wilson

Internationally acclaimed swinging acoustic jazz

August 27: Shari Ulrich

A legendary voice and performer, she will steal your heart away

August 28: The Commodores Big Band

Classic Big Band with dancing on stage

August 29: The Bills

Victoria’s Favourite, Original West Coast roots music

August 30: Mad Pudding

One of the West Coasts favourite Celtic bands

August 31: Odyssey String Quartet

A potpourri of Classical, gypsy jazz and pop

September

September 1: The Radcliffes