Nfld. & Labrador

First Listen: Storm Clouds by The Heartbroken

Damhnait Doyle is quick to point out that her latest project, an album called Storm Clouds by the band The Heartbroken, is a group effort.

Singer-songwriter Damhnait Doyle is lead singer in a band of veteran musicians

Damhnait Doyle (second from left) is the lead singer for The Heartbroken.

Damhnait Doyle is quick to point out that her latest project, an album called Storm Clouds by the band The Heartbroken, is a group effort, not a Damhnait Doyle album. 

"When we started this band we made a conscious decision to separate from anything I had done before," said Doyle.

"[We're] starting from scratch."

Doyle met her current bandmates, Peter Fusco, Blake Manning and Stuart Cameron when they were touring as backing musicians for Doyle's former band, Shaye, with Kim Stockwood and Tara MacLean.

"We would be the last ones up at night, and we'd be sitting around, having a glass of wine and singing songs," said Doyle.

"And we just wrote a song one day."

Have a listen to Damhnait Doyle's conversation with Weekend AM host Heather Barrett.

Newfoundland singer-songwriter Damhnait Doyle talks with Weekend AM host Heather Barrett about Storm Clouds, the new album by her band, The Heartbroken.

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You can hear First Listen Sundays on Weekend AM from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. (5:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. in Labrador) on CBC Radio One. 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Heather Barrett is the host and producer of Weekend AM on CBC Radio One in Newfoundland and Labrador.

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