Summer shows announced

June 23rd, 2016

Hey all,

Excited for the Summer Gigs to get rolling in the SOO this Friday in a really cool new venue, the Machine Shop. Stoked to be joining the most awesome Arkells on Saturday for my first ever visit to Kirkland Lake. I’ll be doing a book signing in the afternoon as well. Details on the tour page. Come on out. Love to see you.

The Summer rolls on with a bunch of cool gigs in Canada and the US and the East Coast and West. Looking forward to them all, especially a grand hometown gig at the George Street Festival, easily my fav gig in Newfoundland.

Check out all the dates and stuff on the tour page. Spread the word and that. Appreciate all the buzz and support.

On the down days, I’ve been working away on writing a new album and a new book, both of which I hope to have in the can by the end of this year to be released in 2017. Lotta work, but the best kind of work.


Thanks to all who’ve grabbed advance tix to upcoming shows. Grateful for it all.

See you out there in the sun.


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May 10th, 2016

Hey All

A quick note about the details for a Roving Festival Downtown Festival we are pulling together to raise money to help the Red Cross help the victims of the fires in Fort McMurray.

Thanks for all the interest, buzz, and support. See you downtown, or if you can’t attend and would like to support, a quick and easy way to donate $5 is to text REDCROSS to 30333 and follow two simple prompts.

Thanks to all who volunteered their time, talents, and spaces.


East to West-With Love #yyt4ymm
All of us here behind East to West – with Love are overwhelmed with the support flowing in, we can’t begin to express our gratitude to all for lending a hand for our friends in Fort McMurray who so desperately need it.

Here’s the details. Thursday, May 12, 2016. This will not be your traditional concert. It will run as a pop-up festival, a travelling circus of musicians moving throughout the downtown core in what is sure to be a one of a kind, intimate and collaborative effort for one cause. Three venues. Factory on McMurdos Lane, the home and origin of the fundraiser, starts it off early with doors at 3pm and music starting at 4. Erin’s on Water Street and O’Reilly’s on George Street are open regular pub hours with music starting at 5. Over 30 acts will play in one or more of these venues with the likes of Alan Doyle, Tim Baker, and Matt Mays making appearances at all three over the course of the evening. Full list below.*

Representatives from the Red Cross will be on hand at each venue to accept suggested minimum donations of $10 for entrance and encourage digital and texting contribution throughout the night.

As if that wasn’t enough we are pleased to announce that TD bank have agreed to match our door donations up to $10,000! Molson & Old Town Pizzeria are coming on to sponsor our group event.

Come early. Stay Late. All for a good cause.

*Confirmed Participants for the evening, appearing at one or more of the venues:

Alan Doyle
Analog Age
Andrew James O’Brien
Bob Hallett
Brothers in Stereo Unplugged
Chris Andrews
Craig O’Reilly
Craig Young
Donnie Dunphy
Dylan &The Brown Eyes
Eddi King
Ennis Sisters
Fergus O’Byrne
Hot Proxy
Irish Descendants
Jeffery Quilty & Denver Drake
Jody Richardson
Jordan Harnum
Karla Pilgrim
Kelli Loder
Larry Foley
Mathew Byrne
Matt Mays
Matty Rose
Melanie Hutton
Paddy Daly
Port of Call
Sean Panting
Selina Boland
The Long Distance Runners
Tim Baker
…and more

‘1,2,3,4’ music video with Ed Robertson!

October 2nd, 2015

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For International viewers –


September 2nd, 2015

Frequent readers of this blog have heard me rave about September in the past. About how I love the Fall and the month that ushers it in. About new beginnings and getting back to what we do when we are not on vacations. About how September 1, not January 1, is my New Years Day.

A couple of nights ago me and The Beautiful Gypsies cued up a grand summer of touring. Since my last post here, where we discussed Germany and France and Thunder Bay amongst others, me and the gang have had great nights in Toronto at the CNE, Cavendish, PEI and Elora and Haliburton and a bunch more.

Really looking forward to all the gigs that lie ahead this Fall. Over two months of shows are up at Some are full Alan Doyle and the Beautiful Gypsies shows and others are support dates for us on the most awesome Barenaked Ladies Tour. Love to see you out there. Happy to say hi and take a photo and sign stuff at these shows whenever possible.

Very excited about the release of the next single from SO LET’S GO… 1,2,3,4 featuring co-writer and BNL front man Ed Robertson will be released later this month. It will surely be a worldwide smash. For sure. The video is pretty fun, as well, I must say. It has practically everything anyone could want. Ever.

It features a Rocking Band in a few Rocking Concert settings.

Really good looking talented people.

Really good looking talented and famous people.

Cory kissing people.

And Republic of Doyle fans might even get to see what Jake and Leslie have been up to.

So, clearly the entire 1,2,3,4 single is bound for international success. But just to be safe, please request it on your fav radio and video stations.

That’s probably enough awesomeness for one blog. Keep you posted here, and on Twitter and Instagram.

Happy New Year everyone.