Alan Doyle - Author & Musician

Alan Doyle

Author & Musician

Alan is an actor, author, and the lead singer of Great Big Sea. He revels in all things Newfoundland and will happily “talk the face off you” about his home.

Alan Doyle is an actor, producer, and bestselling author—but is best-known as the lead singer of Newfoundland’s beloved Great Big Sea these past twenty years. With three solo albums under his belt, Doyle has been touring the world with his six-piece band for the last five years.

In late 2014, Doyle released his bestselling memoir Where I Belong, followed by a second book A Newfoundlander in Canada in October 2017. Amidst these projects, Doyle found time to write music for and appear on CBC’s Republic of Doyle, guest on CBC’s Murdoch Mysteries, and takes roles in 2014’s Winter’s Tale and 2010’s Robin Hood.

Doyle hails from Petty Harbour, NL, and formed Great Big Sea in 1993 with Sean McCann, Bob Hallett, and Darrell Power. Together, they fused traditional Newfoundland music with their own pop sensibilities. Their nine albums, double-disc hits retrospective, and two DVD releases have all been declared gold or platinum and have sold a combined 1.2 million copies in Canada.