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Most recent album, Lights Down Low (covers, 2008)
Wikipedia's entry for Damhnait Doyle
Co-writes songs, some covers, occasional traditional material
Her name is pronounced "Dav-nit", and she's from Newfoundland. She was recommended to me by someone who knows I like female singers. And not recommended by me to you. I find her songwriting weak and her vocals average at best. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Recommended first album:
Sounds like Hyperdramatic is the one to choose
1996—Latitude Records—02 50422
Wide in Canada
Recommended only for lovers of pop/rock who will care more about her voice than the material
Damhnait Doyle—lead vocals, background vocals
This is perfectly pleasant listening. Damhnait Doyle has quite a lovely voice and can belt it out when she needs to. The original song I like best here is "Jumping The Shadows", but the only song on this album that I really love is her cover of the traditional song, "As I roved out"—actually if not for that song I would probably never play this disc. (Neile)
2000—EMI Music Canada—7243-5-20836-2-6
I like this album quite a bit, and it gets stronger as it goes along. It's pretty straightforward pop/rock, with some e(le)ctronica thrown in. Still, her voice and the atmosphere set it apart from other pop artists, and there are some really catchy songs. Reminds me somewhat of Tara MacLean. I can't compare it to her first album, which I haven't heard, but I do like it enough to look for her debut. (JoAnn Whetsell)
Thanks to JoAnn Whetsell for work on this entry.
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