The interconnected songs were all written, performed, arranged and produced by Andy, and follow a simple plot: the narrator goes to his neighborhood dive, finds out his ex is back in town, and she eventually shows up.
Some of his characters can be found in his last album The Party. All are sympathetic people who share countless inside jokes, shots, and life-or-death musings when the night gets hazy.
It just happens to be one of the best albums I’ve heard in quite a while. The delight in the songs may not reveal themselves on first listen but the second time..the puzzle starts to show itself.
Please enjoy this chat with a true star in the making…if he wants to go down that road.
William Shakespeare’s As you like it has been called his Romantic Comedy (RomCom).
It’s got laughs, love and rejection, women dressed as men, men dressed as wrestlers.
And Director Daryl Cloran was challenged to weave the magic of The Beatles into the dialogue.
Instead of soliloquies..we get I am the Walrus.
25 Beatles songs, William Shakespeare AND wrestling. Let’s go.
Opens tonight at The Citadel in Edmonton
“As You Like” by RMTC and Citadel performed at the John Hirsch Mainstage as part of the master playwrights festival.
“As You Like It” cleverly blends Shakespeare’s gift with language and 25 Beatles songs performed live, including She Loves You, I Want to Hold Your Hand, Let It Be and Here Comes the Sun. Will you love it? Yeah, yeah, yeah.
“Like it? I loved it. This one’s a hit.” – Georgia Straight
“You’d have to be a real nowhere man not to be on your feet and singing along.” -Vancouver Sun
Tickets for the first week are nearly sold out. Book yours, and make sure to arrive early for the pre-show Superstar Wrestling match!
“As You Like It” runs from Feb 15 – Mar 15, 2020 at Edmonton’s Citadel Theatre.
Who doesn’t like Alan Doyle? Artist. Actor. Author. The favorite son of Petty Harbour and all of Newfoundland.
His solo career after Great Big Sea has achieved lift-off in Canada and now USA and Britain.
I found him in Toronto, waiting out the monster snowstorm that took over the East Coast.
We’re talking about his new EP Rough Side Out. Due Valentines Day
And his tour dates across the West starting Feb 25 in Lethbridge
Followed by The Hat, Red Deer, Calgary. Edmonton, Lloydminster, Fort Mac & Grand Prairie.
Alan also reveals that this EP has a country lean, still with Maritime influences.
There’s a great cover of John Mellencamp’s Paper in Fire from his game-changing Lonesome Jubilee.
A dollar from each ticket goes to his support of addiction and mental health organizations.
ALAN DOYLE ROUGH SIDE OUT TOUR
Wednesday, February 19 – Mae Wilson Theatre – Moose Jaw, SK
Thursday, February 20 – Conexus Arts Centre – Regina, SK
Friday, February 21 – Burton Cummings Theatre – Winnipeg, MB
Saturday, February 22 – TCU Place – Saskatoon, SK
Sunday, February 23 – Western Manitoba Centennial Auditorium – Brandon, MB
Tuesday, February 25 – Yates Memorial – Lethbridge, AB
Wednesday, February 26 – Esplanade Theatre – Medicine Hat, AB
Thursday, February 27 – Central Alberta Theatre – Red Deer, AB
Friday, February 28 – Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Calgary, AB
Saturday, February 29 – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium – Edmonton, AB
Sunday, March 1 – Vic Juba Community Theatre – Lloydminster, AB
Tuesday, March 3 – Keyano Theatre & Arts Centre – Fort MacMurray, AB
Wednesday, March 4 – Grande Prairie Live Theatre – Grande Prairie, AB
Thursday, March 5 – PG Playhouse – Prince George, BC
Friday, March 6 – Chilliwack Cultural Centre – Chilliwack, BC
Saturday, March 7 – Vernon Performing Arts Centre – Vernon, BC
Sunday, March 8 – Queen Elizabeth Theatre – Vancouver, BC
Tuesday, March 31 – Grand Theatre – Kingston, ON
Wednesday, April 1 – Centennial Hall – London, ON
Thursday, April 2 – FirstOntario Concert Hall – Hamilton, ON
Friday, April 3 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
Saturday, April 4 – Danforth Music Hall – Toronto, ON
John Mann. leader of Spirit of the west actor…songwriter. wild spirit
when his friends found out he was stricken with early-onset Alzheimers they gather at the commodore ballroom in Vancouver Nov 2017 and raised funds for his day to daycare.
I was honored to host the event but between working the microphone I did interviews with his closest friends – the fellow musicians
Saturday there is a celebration of life in Vancouver for John. and for those who can’t be there, we want to remember him here.
Jim Cuddy, Alan Doyle, Sarah McLachlan, Colin James, Jim Byrnes, Ed Robertson, and BNL, Craig Northey and Odds, Barney Bentall, Dustin Bentall, Shari Ulrich, Daniel Lapp, the Spirit Kids..and Spirit of the West and of curse John partner Jill Daum. Sail on John.
We finish with an update on the 25th Critics Choice Awards in Los Angeles…Our guest is Joey Berlin CEO
This week Terry reconnects with Headstones lead singer. Hugh Dillon They first met acting on the set of Director Bruce McDonalds second film Hard Core Logo.
Hugh’s acting career has grown to include series lead roles in Flashpoint, Durham County plus feature roles in Degrassi: The Next Generation, Yellowstone, and Twin Peaks.
Hugh was the leader of Kingston rock band The Headstones from 1987 to 2003. He attended school with Gord Downey and members of The Tragically Hip. The Headstones reformed in 2011 and have managed to survive their excesses. Hugh has found a balance between acting, music, and sobriety that at times must feel like a minor miracle.
Miranda Mulholland talks to Terry about her work as an advocate for fair compensation for musicians in a digital economy, her new solo album By Appointment or Chance, and the joys of performing as part of the duo Harrow Fair. The former Great Lake Swimmers musician also talks about her collaborations with Alan Doyle, and Jim Cuddy, and her work as founder and artistic director of the Muskoka Music Festival. On the podcast, you’ll hear four songs from By Appointment or Chance, including “Bar Rage,” “’Peg and Awl” “Hunt of Zax/Pirate Remi,” and “Raglan Road”.