The Heartbroken on Tour

~ The Heartbroken take on Canada with Tonight Tonight ~

~ i-shoot video for first single, Seventeen ~

Toronto, ON 每 February 3, 2011 每 Whether they*re on guitar, piano, mandolin, drums, banjo, bass or monosynth, it doesn*t matter who*s playing what, they are lungs to heart and heart to blood. The Heartbroken is Stuart Cameron (guitar), Damhnait Doyle (vocals, guitar), Peter Fusco (bass) and Blake Manning (drums, vocals).

They*re a group of people that found a home instead of a house. They make sense together and they make beautiful, heartache, down on your luck, get up off your butt and dust yourself off music. They*ve won over Toronto from the gutter to the spotlight and now they*re leaving the nest of Hogtown with a tour across Western Canada (see dates below). You*re going to want to be one of the people at their first show in your town, instead of lying later and saying that you were there.

※Tonight Tonight§ is their beautifully crafted debut album. A bandage for bleeding hearts and souls. It*s a visceral reaction to the blows of life and love, a moment to enjoy being on the ground, because you know you are going to be that much stronger when you get back up. The Heartbroken recorded the album at the Tragically Hip*s famed and maybe haunted studio, The Bathouse, which used to be an old coach house in Bath, Ontario. They walked in the door and didn*t leave until they*d finished nine days later. You can hear it all on the tape, every drop of love. Self-produced, the band invited Stew Crookes (Hawksley Workman and Justin Rutledge) in to engineer and mix the album.

The Heartbroken started playing live with an acoustic residency at The Three Speed in Toronto and then moved on to the legendary Dakota Tavern (owned by Shawn Creamer of The Beauties), where they stood up, plugged in and played so hard they almost fell over. Watch the Dakota Sessions video for The Heartbroken*s Same Mood Today. The band has just finished an i-shoot for the single, Seventeen, with video director Jeth Weinrich. They traveled to the desert in Sante Fe, New Mexico, to get just the right landscape to use as their backdrop.

Watch for the video soon!

Tour Dates:
February 10 每 Calgary, AB 每 The Palomino February 11 每 Edmonton, AB 每 Cook County Saloon February 12 每 Grandview, AB 每 Grandview Stage Resort February 13 每 Lethbridge, AB 每 The Slice February 16 每 Jasper, AB 每 Royal Canadian Legion February 18 每 Grande Prairie, AB 每 Champs February 19 每 Grande Prairie, AB -Champs February 21 每 Kelowna, BC 每 The Minstral Caf谷 February 22 每 Vancouver, BC 每 Media Club February 26 每 Cadillac, SK 每 Cadillac Hall February 27 每 Moose Jaw, SK 每 Golden Nugget Centre

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Rwanda: Rises Up! broadcast June 12th on Citytv

Song For Africa*s second feature documentary is in the final stages and everyone is excited to show our supporters how far we*ve come! With a line-up of artists featuring Tim Edwards of Crash Parallel, Sarah Slean, Steve Bays from Vancouverites Hot Hot Heat, and chanteuse Damhnait Doyle, Rwanda: Rises Up! raises the bar and shows Canadians how even after the horrific events of the Rwandan genocide, these people come together and rise up. Rwanda is a changed nation, and these resilient people are proud of who they are and what they are doing 每 come share the experience on Citytv Saturday June 12th 2010 at 8:00 PM local time.


October 33, 2009 - Kidney Foundation's A Brush Of Hope

On November 5th, 2009 the Kidney Foundation will be holding an auction of paintings donated from participants all across Canada and Damhnait Doyle*s painting is up for grabs! You can go the the main website of the Kidney Foundation at or join them on facebook at Brush Of Hope Facebook Page . Alex Lifeson (RUSH), Red Green (Steve Smith), Jessica Holmes, Rita MacNeil and Stompin* Tom Connors are just a few of the celebrities who have taken up brushes and paints to create small masterpieces to help the nearly 2 million Canadians who either have kidney disease or are at risk. You can also go to on the day of the auction and type in ※kidney foundation§ to find all of the paintings available for auction!

October 13, 2009 - The Great Canadian Song Quest

Just announced today is the fabulous CBC Radio 2 Great Canadian Song Quest! Canadians from all over the country have the opportunity to select their favorite place and their favorite singer-songwriter to write about it. We are happy to announce that Damhnait Doyle is one of the five contestants representing Newfoundland !

You can go to for more information and to register your vote. Voters have from today until Friday, Oct. 23, at 12 a.m. ET, to choose from a shortlist of the most popular places from each province and territory, and the artists they'd like to see create the song for those locations. Once voting closes, the final 13 artists have four weeks to compose and record an original song, inspired by the most popular Canadian location from their province or territory.

May 11 - 17, 2009 - Fundraiser on E-Bay: Mixed Media Collage by Damhnait Doyle and Serena Ryder

8§x6§x2.5§ mixed media collage in a wooden shadow-box, ready to hang.

LINK: Ebay Song For Africa

Created by the lovely and creative Damhanit Doyle and Serena Ryder, this charming 8§x6§x2§ mixed media piece encompasses elements from both land and sea. On the inside of the box is an underwater painting of a fish with gold details and on the exterior is a little person tightrope walking along a dandelion to the sound of a trumpet player. The piece is signed and comes with a Certificate of Authenticity. All proceeds from the sale of this item will go directly to the Song for Africa Scholarship Fund. To find out more about Song for Africa please visit

December 11, 2008

Damhnait Doyle receives Two 2009 ECMA Nominations

Congratulations to Damhnait Doyle on her recent two nominations for the 2009 East Coast Music Awards! Damhnait has been nominated for ECMA 2009 FACTOR Recording of the Year and ECMA 2009 Pop Recording of the Year. The Awards show for the ECMA*s will be held in Corner Brook Newfoundland on March 1, 2009. For more information about the ECMA*s, you can go to their official website at .

October 10, 2008

Shows, Dav in the News and Dav's MNL Award Nomination!

We have shows coming up with Damhnait Doyle and the wonderful David Myles. You can see them live at the following events!

Event: Damhnait Doyle & David Myles
Time: Thursday, October 30, 2008 at 8:00pm
Location: Confederation Arts Center

Event: Damhnait Doyle and David Myles
Time: Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 8:00pm
Location: Fredericton Playhouse

Event: Damhnait Doyle Performance at the Brunton Auditorium
Time: Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 8:00pm
Location: Brunton Auditorium

Recently, Damhnait Doyle participated in the Let It Be concert tour that celebrated the music of Lennon and McCartney. In a review by the Ottawa Citizen, Damhnait Doyle was quoted as

" favourite performer was Doyle, whose sassy energy lit up the stage, while her dazzling sequined mini-dress and four-inch heels lent an air of glamour to the occasion. "I'm like Yoko Ono up here," she cracked. A natural comedian, she earned the heartiest laughs with her dead-on Sarah Palin impression, dedicating her velvety sung Girl, an ode to a ruthless love interest, to the Republican party's vice-presidential candidate."
- Lynn Saxberg , The Ottawa Citizen

We are proud to announce that Damhnait Doyle has been nominated for the 2008 Music Industry Association of Newfoundland and Labrador's Female Artist of the Year award. Congratulations!

October 4 & 8, 2008


Lennon. McCartney. Rescuers of rock *n* roll. Leaders of a generation. No songwriting duo ever 每 or since 每 has made such an indelible imprint not only on people around the world but also across generations. This October, Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee Rik Emmett, mesmerizing singer/songwriter Damhnait Doyle, Prairie Oyster*s celebrated frontman Russell deCarle and renowned multi-instrumentalist Andrew Craig come together for LET IT BE, a once-in-a-lifetime concert celebrating the legacy of Lennon and McCartney.

More info available at :

Let It Be Tour (

August 17, 2008

Song for Africa/CAFAA Inc.

In the spring of 2006, several up and coming and popular Canadian musicians came together to write and record a music single and video called A Song For Africa to raise awareness of the AIDS pandemic in Africa. These artists included Billy Talent, Choclair, Damnhait Doyle, Kyle Riabko, Not By Choice, Luke McMaster, Big Sugar, Simon Wilcox, Rob Wells and Easily Amused. On August 13, 2006, the single and video premiered at The International AIDS Conference in Toronto, ON in front of 30,000 delegates. Since its premier, the music video has been in medium rotation on Much Music and the single has placed #2 on the Canadian Music Charts. Several radio and television stations including CHUM FM, E Talk Canada, ET Canada, CTV News, CBC News, Global TV and Much Music have all been extremely instrumental in lending their support to furthering the success of this project and raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic in Africa.

More info available at :

Song For Africa - About (

Song For Africa - News (

March 10, 2008


CBC TV news ran a feature story in reference to the Dav and friends trip to Kenya. She appears in several sections of the footage and you can take a look at - Sunday

March 7, 2008

The Telegram 每 St. John*s, NL


New beginning Damhnait Doyle kicked back, relaxed and put together an album of covers 'just for fun'

Damhnait Doyle's new CD happened by accident. Before sitting down to write a song at friend Danny Michel's studio, she and her pal shared a glass of wine.

The Bob Marley song "Is this love" was on the radio and, according to Doyle, one of them said, "Let's do a weird recording of this song."

They did.

Doyle's manager, Sheri Jones, later heard it and suggested they do a few more like it.

Two years and a couple of projects later - including Doyle's work with Shaye - those songs comprise the 10 on "lights down low."

More available at:

The Telegram

February 23, 2008

Edmonton Journal

At some point in every artist's career, he or she toys with the idea of recording an album of cover tunes. It just so happens that more artists than ever seem to reaching this point. In the last 12 months, we've been treated with cover collections by Jann Arden, Carly Simon, Bryan Ferry, Anne Murray, Cat Power, Willie Nelson, Josh Groban, and Herbie Hancock's Grammy-winning tribute to Joni Mitchell, not to mention the soundtracks for Control, Across the Universe and I'm Not There. Add Labrador native Damhnait Doyle to the list. Fresh out of failed girl trio, Shaye, her latest effort, Lights Down Low, features 10 covers -- opening with an intoxicating version of Joy Division's Love Will Tear Us Apart and ending with a sprightly dub take on Roxy Music's More Than This. Doyle's song selection is eclectic and delicious -- ABBA's Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!, The Hip's Bobcaygeon, The Clash's Train In Vain -- and her sultry, electro-acoustic renditions, including a demented music-box version of Cheap Trick's I Want You To Want Me and a duet with producer Danny Michel on Bob Marley's Is This Love, are simply stellar.

To Read more:

Edmonton Journal

January 21, 2008

Damhnait is crazy busy as she gets ready to launch her new recording (Lights Down Low) at the East Coast Music Awards Weekend in Fredericton on Februrary 7- 10. She will be performing with her friends "Slowcoaster" at the CBC Shift radio program on Friday, at the Songwriter's Circle on Saturday and the 20th Anniversary Show on Saturday night. The cd will be available digitally on Valentine's Day with a streetdate to follow of February 26.

The story of Damhnait's new album, "Lights Down Low"

This record was born quite by accident one lazy afternoon when songwriters Damhnait Doyle and Danny Michel decided that instead of writing a song, they would open a bottle of wine, head into the studio, and record the song that was playing on the stereo -- Bob Marley's "Is This Love."

With Danny taking the reins as producer and engineer, Damhnait literally sat back on a cozy little chair with her head laying on the armrest and Danny positioned the mic an inch above her head. The outcome was so fun and so fresh that it set them off on a journey of reinvention. The next step was choosing the rest of the songs, a process that spanned two years. The result was a quirky collection of songs from their favourite artists which crosses both genres and generations.

From the music box intro to Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me," to the wanton vocals on Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart," the interpretations are intelligent and irreverent. There are flirtatious forays into 80's pop with chart topping singles from ABBA and Roxy Music, interspersed with the 'film noire' sound of the Foo Fighter's "Everlong" and Lucinda William's "Essence".

Damhnait has already established herself as an extraordinary vocalist and a powerhouse writer, but Lights Down Low showcases her voice in ways no one has heard before. Her vocal performance is sometimes sultry, sometimes innocent, and always unpredictable. Danny's arrangements and his virtuosity as both a producer and an instrumentalist are the perfect partner to Dav's vocal versatility. Ultimately, Dav and Danny's unique partnership yielded performances that are playful yet smouldering, fresh yet familiar.

Pour yourself a glass of wine, turn the lights down low and enjoy . . .

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