Josh Doyle, although originally from the UK, has been kicking around Nashville for over a decade. And just this past year, his career as a musician has started taking off.
Doyle started writing songs at the tender age of 13. As a teen, he even saved up his lunch money and used it for studio time. In college, he founded a rock band called The Dumdums. They had a few hits, and toured with Robbie Williams. The band put out one album, It Goes Without Saying, but broke up before they could release another.
After that brush with fame, Josh Doyle moved to Nashville. He initially got a day job, but wasn’t content with it. In 2004, he put out his first EP as a solo artist, The End of Fear. With fan support, he independently released another EP in 2009, then hit the road again as a touring artist.
He was still recording new music, and playing regularly around Music City, when he entered a contest in 2012. He sang an original song for the competition, and beat out all the other candidates to be named the “top undiscovered singer-songwriter” in the U.S. The contest was sponsored by Guitar Center, and the prize was getting to record a 3-song EP with Grammy-winning producer John Shanks (who has worked with Bon Jovi, Kelly Clarkson, and Keith Urban). Shanks liked Doyle so much that he went ahead and recorded a full-length album with him. Josh Doyle’s first album was released in October, 2012.
What: Josh Doyle
When: Saturday, February 16 at 9:30p.m.
Where: 3rd & Lindsley