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Latest Update: October 10, 2014

The tickets for the last "Guitar Noir" performance of 2014 will go on sale tomorrow, October 11. Call for tickets: (315) 473-4343 or swing by Sound Garden in Armory Square! ($20 in advance - $25 at the door)

Don't wait too long, there are only 150 tickets available.

The concert will be held at Onondaga Community College in Syracuse, NY - Saturday, November 22.

More details tba soon.

Past Updates:

June 25, 2014

After an artistically and commercially triumphant sold-out concert at Auburn Public Theater on May 16, Mark Doyle’s Guitar Noir will be performing at Syracuse Jazz Fest on Friday, July 11 at 6:30 PM. This Show features all-new string arrangements of a lot of the material from Guitar Noir and Out of the Past that the band performed without strings at the theater show, plus a version with strings of Cannonball Adderly’s Jive Samba that has never been recorded. The band is comprised of Mark on guitar, Joshua Dekaney on drums, Bill DiCosimo on keys, Edgar Pagan on bass, Terry Quill on guitar, Ally Brown, Shelby Dems and Leila Dean on violins, Michelle Wilcox on viola, and Kate Wilkinson on cello.

We finally have some great videos of Mark Doyle’s Guitar Noir created by Sandra Jackson up on Mark’s YouTube page. Look for them here, and be sure to subscribe to the channel so you can be the first to see any new videos.

Mark also performed at the final Apple Jazz 30th Anniversary concert with Charlie Bertini and a whole host of luminaries That concert was filmed and recorded for an upcoming DVD release.

Mary Fahl returns to Mauch Chunk Opera House on Saturday, June 28, with Mark as Music Director/Guitarist/Grand Pianist and a band of Syracuse musicians that includes Bill DiCosimo on keys, Edgar Pagan on bass, and Joshua Dekaney on drums. The show will be recorded for an up-coming Live CD from Mary. Look for lots more dates in the Fall.

And Mark Doyle and The Maniacs are all over the place this summer, and just landed a show at Mauch Chunk Opera House on Sept. 27. Check out The Maniacs’ website.

Finally, don’t forget the reunion of The Doyle-Whiting Band on Saturday, Aug. 2 at Deauville Park in Auburn. This is guaranteed to burn!

March 13, 2014
Last Friday, at the 2014 Syracuse Area Music Awards, Mark Doyle and The Maniacs proudly accepted the SAMMY award in the Best Blues category for "Pushin'." Both albums "Pushin'" and "Live and Burnin'" were nominated for the coveted award.

February 19, 2014
Mark continues his gig as Music Director/Guitarist/Grand Pianist for long-time friend Mary Fahl. The band played The Cutting Room in NYC on February 10 to ecstatic reviews, and a live CD and DVD from the Mauch Chunk show from last October is in post-production now.
Mary and the band are taping the syndicated NPR radio show “Echoes” on March 15 and playing a show that night at The Kennett Flash in Kennett Square, PA. The following week they will be performing on March 22 at the Katherine Hepburn Theater in Old Saybrook, Conn. Other upcoming dates include a return to Mauch Chunk Opera House on June 28 and a Syracuse date at The Redhouse Arts Center on October 4.

Mark Doyle and The Maniacs were nominated twice in the same category for this year’s SAMMY Awards: both “Pushin’” and “Live and Burnin’” are nominees in the Best Blues CD category. The Sammy Awards take place at the Palace Theater in Syracuse on March 7.

In other exciting news, Mark is reinstating his Guitar Noir project for a special concert at the Auburn Public Theater on May 16. With a band that includes Bill DiCosimo, Josh Dekaney, Edgar Pagan and Terry Quill, the evening will be divided into two sets. Set one is a very special performance of the entire “In Dreams: Guitar Noir II” CD that will have the band augmented by a 5-piece string ensemble. It will be the first time that any of the material from “In Dreams” has ever been performed live. Set two will feature material from “Guitar Noir” and “Out of the Past,” sans strings. This is the only theatrical presentation of this event.

Also in the works, a reunion of the Doyle-Whiting Band featuring Mark and long-time partner Joe Whiting, taking place at the Deauville Music Fest on Owasco Lake in Auburn, NY on Saturday, August 2.

That’s it for now – Spring is coming, it really is!

November 22, 2013
Mark followed up the triumphant gig at Mauch Chunk Opera House as music director/guitarist/keyboardist with Mary Fahl with a duo date with Mary for the Voices of September 11 6th Annual Gala in NYC at Guastavino’s. Hosted by Joan Lunden and featuring a keynote address by Hillary Clinton, Mary and Mark were both very honored to be a part of this remembrance by performing Mary’s song “Dawning of the Day” and two others.
More full band dates are coming up in 2014, with the Katherine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center in Old Saybrook, CT confirmed for March 22 and several more dates to be announced.

In studio news, Mark has completed production on one song for Gary Frenay’s new album. The song, called “It’s Your Heart,” was co-written by Mark and Gary and features Mark on electric guitars, bass, and keyboards along with Gary on lead vocal and acoustic guitars, Tommy Allen on drums, Nick Frenay on flugelhorn, and Riley Mahan on backing vocals.

Mark has also completed a new jazz piano trio album, “Beautiful Love”. It’s available for purchase at The Archive Store.

October 24, 2013
The archive store has got a few new offerings. The newest addition is a live recording of FREE WILL at Mother Earth in Texas, 1971, and check out the Holiday Bundles; (13) Jukin' Bone/Free Will CDs for $140, the Mark Doyle and The Maniacs collection for $60 and Mark's Solo work for $50. Happy shopping!

August 16, 2013
Exciting news for Mary Fahl fans: Mark has been enlisted as music director/guitarist/pianist by Mary to lead a full band in concerts at select Opera Houses in the Northeast. Besides Mark, the band also includes Bill DiCosimo on keyboards, Edgar Pagan on bass, and Josh Dekaney on drums. The band’s first date is at the lovely Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe, PA. on Saturday, September 7th. The concert will consist of material spanning Mary’s entire career, including songs from her soon-to-be-released album “Love and Gravity,” as well as healthy portions of her work with October Project, selections from her Sony Classical album “The Other Side of Time,” and a big chunk of “From The Dark Side of the Moon,” which was produced by Mark and David Werner. The show will be filmed for a DVD and live CD. Tickets for the show are available here http://mauchchunkoperahouse.com/

July 10, 2013
The Maniacs are rocking across Central New York for one of the hottest summers on record. If you can’t catch them live you can now have the next-best thing: a hot-off-the-press new CD of the band recorded live to multi-track in New Hartford on June 22, 2013 called “Live and Burnin’”. Mixed painstakingly by Mark over 7 days, and then mastered by Jason “Jocko” Randall at More Sound, the CD features great art design by Sandra Jackson. This baby was turned around faster than when Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young did “Ohio!” Available at all of our gigs and at The Archive Store.

June 6, 2013
It's almost Summer! We are happy to announce two brand-new additions to The Archive Store: Jukin' Bone - Electric Lady Sessions (featuring over 76 minutes of unreleased material recorded at Electric Lady Studios in 1971) and Jukin' Bone - Shoreline Farewell 1973 (the very last performance from the band.) Lovingly mastered and edited by Mark using 24-bit technology and premium noise reduction, both feature collector's booklets. Read more about it and Order here.
Scheduled for release in the Fall, look for more rarities: Free Will Live at Mother Earth, Austin, TX 1971 and Free Will: The Basement Tapes.
The summer schedule for Mark Doyle and The Maniacs provides many opportunities to see this great band live. The full schedule is always up-to-date on the Maniacs website.

April 30, 2013
Spring has finally come to Central New York, and Mark is celebrating with a studio reunion with Andy Pratt. These two have a long history together, and work is progressing at Near Miss, Mark's studio, on three new songs: "Three Ring Circus", "Killer Smile", and "Trial By Fire". Andy is in great voice and is writing really great songs these days.
There are plenty of opportunities this Summer to see Mark play live with his band, Mark Doyle and The Maniacs. Check out the Maniacs web site, markdoyleandthemaniacs.com for all the latest tour dates.

March 18, 2013
Check out the archive store for reduced prices on several albums. Also now available are the separate albums of Jukin' Bone ("Whiskey Woman" and "Way Down East"), previously only available in the "2 On 1" CD set.

Feb. 22, 2013
It's hard to know the players without a scorecard, but Phil Broikos has left Mark Doyle and The Maniacs. The long commute to and from his home in Rochester and the day-to-day responsibilities of his family business necessitated the decision. We wish Phil all the best and welcome the great Pete McMahon into the fold. Pete is a former member of Savoy Brown and The Kingsnakes (who Mark produced) and is also a featured player on the new Pushin' CD and DVD. Anyone who was at The Redhouse CD release party on Dec. 22 where Pete was a special guest knows what a perfect fit he is. Rehearsals with Pete are starting to smoke, and this should be a really excellent line-up. First gig is March 22 at Carnegie Cafe.
The April 2013 issue of Vintage Guitar has a great review of Pushin' written by Rick Allen. We quote: " Doyle is a whiz of a guitarist and a champion of late-60s blues rock. Spirited originals run alongside cherry-picked covers like John Mayall's "I'm Your Witchdoctor" for a pugnacious little album that hits all the right receptors." Short and sweet!
Congratulations to former Maniac Jack "Penetrator" Lipton on his Sammy nomination. Forgotten Boy has been nominated for Best Rock CD of 2012! Keeping it in the family, Mark produced, performed, recorded and mixed the seven new tracks, and former Maniac Terry Quill co-wrote 3 of the songs and also plays harp and guitar on the record. Way to go, Jack - we'll be rooting for you on Friday, March 8 at The Palace Theater in Syracuse.
In other Sammy news, Ronnie Leigh's album Live at Apple Jazz was nominated for Best Jazz CD. Mark is featured as a guitarist throughout.

Fans of Mark's solo albums may want to take advantage of a March Madness Sale at CD Baby. All three solo CDs are discounted down from $14 to $9.99.

Buy GN MARK DOYLE “GUITAR NOIR”
FREE WILL RECORDS 1999
Buy OOTP MARK DOYLE
OUT OF THE PAST”
FREE WILL RECORDS 2000
Buy GNII MARK DOYLE
“IN DREAMS: GUITAR NOIR II”
FREE WILL RECORDS 2011

That's it for now - stay warm!

Dec. 28, 2012
Since the last update, the new version of Mark Doyle and The Maniacs debuted in May, with longtime drummer Frank DeFonda and Mark joining forces with Joel Kane on bass, 2nd guitar and vocals, and Phil Broikos on bass, 2nd guitar, keyboards, trombone, harmonica and vocals. The new lineup is out playing some incendiary shows, and has hit the studio to record the third Maniacs album, called “Pushin’.” After two albums that paid homage to the British Blues Boom of the Sixties, and specifically Doyle's heroes Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Peter Green and Kim Simmonds, the release of "Pushin'" shows The Maniacs standing on their own feet with a bluesy, rockin' and (dare we say it) mature release of mostly original music. Included along with the six brand new Doyle originals is a stunning version of Jukin' Bone's "Nightcrawler", a turbo-charged version of Freddie King's "Palace of the King" and a final tip of the hat to British Blues godfather John Mayall with "I'm Your Witchdoctor."
Along with the band, look for special guest artists Pete McMahon on harmonica, Darryl Pugh on upright bass, and Marcia Hagan, Kathy Goode and Jennifer Davis on backing vocals. The record was once again produced by Mark and engineered, mixed and mastered at More Sound by Jason “Jocko” Randall.
The band also enlisted videographer Juan Junco and editor Sandra Jackson to document the sessions in an excellent “rockumentary” DVD called “The Making of Pushin’,” an indispensable companion piece to the album, featuring interviews, commentary, performances, official videos, and all the inner-sanctum goings-on involved in the producing of a record.
You can order the new CD on CDBaby
http://cdbaby.com/cd/markdoyleandthemaniacs
or order both CD and DVD right here on The Archive Store.
Thanks to all who joined the band for the special CD/DVD Release Party at The Redhouse on Dec. 22.
That’s it for now – Happy Holidays!
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Mark’s brand new solo album, “In Dreams: Guitar Noir II” is out and has been garnering great reviews, which you can read by clicking on the album’s cover on the Discography page.
Also released: Jack “Penetrator” Lipton’s new album, “Forgotten Boy,” and a great children’s record that Mark produced, featuring him and his two sisters Lisa and Amy Doyle. The group has been named 3D (for 3 Doyles) and the disc is called “Lion Face Song.” All of the above mentioned discs are available on CD Baby.
Fans of Mark’s jazz piano playing who enjoyed “Indian Summer” last year may want to check out his new release, “Christmastime Is Here,” a selection of holiday favorites done in the jazz style. Available on The Archive Store page of the site.
Mark Doyle and The Maniacs won the Sammy Award for Best Blues CD for the second year in a row, this time for their disc “Comin’ Home.”
In rather sad news, The Maniacs played their last show with their current line-up at The Redhouse on Nov. 19. Terry Quill (second guitar, harp and vocals) and Michael P. Ryan (bass and vocals) are leaving because of work-related issues with their day jobs. We wish them the very best. Auditions are in progress to replace the guys and the band will continue with Mark and Frank DeFonda on drums.
That’s it for now – Happy Holidays to all! _________________________________

It’s beautiful autumn in Central New York and time for our Fall Update. This past Spring finally saw the release of Mary Fahl’s “From The Dark Side Of The Moon”, produced by Mark and David Werner and available as a digital-only release on iTunes and amazon.com. You can also enjoy the album on Spotify. Mark and Mary had a reunion at Mary’s wedding in July, where they treated the small gathering to an acoustic duo performance of “Brain Damage” and “Eclipse.”
And September 30th marks the official release date of Mark’s long-awaited follow up to Guitar Noir, called “In Dreams: Guitar Noir II.” It will be available as both a digital release and as a limited edition Pro-CDR from CDBaby. You can read all about the making of it by clicking on its icon on the discog page.






Past Updates Cont:

Mark Doyle & The Maniacs had a busy summer playing several key festivals, including Blues Fest in Syracuse, McCauley Mountain Music Fest in Old Forge, and Sterling Stage in Sterling. They also were support act for Robin Trower at the Westcott Theater in June, and will be support act for The Zombies at Oneonta Theater on Sept. 11. After Mark returns from a trip to London, England in October the band will hit the studio in November to begin recording an EP of all-original songs, followed by a live concert recording for release on DVD and CD.
Also slated for release in the Fall is an anthology album from Jack “Penetrator” Lipton, garage-rock pioneer and former singer of The Maniacs. Besides a choice few blasts from the past, there are six new songs produced by Mark. The record is called “Forgotten Boy.”
In other production, Mark and David Werner finished co-producing 5 songs for artist Maddie Georgie, now renamed Madison.
French singer/ songwriter Violette de Bartillat is still working on her follow-up CD, for which Mark is providing string arrangements and guitar.
That’s it for now – more updates to come.

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It’s beautiful autumn in Central New York and time for our Fall Update. The big news is that Mark Doyle and The Maniacs took home a Sammy at the 2010 Sammy Awards, held at the On Center in Syracuse, NY. The band was awarded Best Blues CD for 2009’s “Shake ‘Em On Down: A Salute To The 60s British Blues Boom.” The band also closed the show with a scorching 20-minute performance.
The following day Mark was part of a Producer’s Panel at the first ever MIC Conference, also at the On Center.
And October saw the launch of the band’s official website, http://markdoyleandthemaniacs.com
Mark has been busy playing live dates with the band, who enlisted manager Greg Jackson to oversee their affairs. Check the website for up-to-the-minute news and live dates.
August saw the release of Michael Gordon’s second CD, “Keep Me In The Basement,” produced/arranged/co-performed by Mark. And coming in November, the long-awaited first-ever solo album from original Free Will/Jukin’ Bone member George Egosarian, called “Songs Over Time,” also produced/arranged/co-performed by Mark.
In other production, Mark is 3 songs into co-producing artist Maddie Georgie with old compadre David Werner. The pair also lent production skills to Ronda Z’s album, “Reverie,” out now.
French singer/ songwriter Violette de Bartillat is working on her follow-up CD, for which Mark is providing string and horn arrangements.
And lastly, The Maniacs take over The Redhouse in Armory Square again on Saturday, Oct. 23rd.

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Apologies for the long time between updates. Over the course of the last year, the album Mark produced for talented singer/songwriter Michael Gordon, “Dream Board”, was released and is available on CD Baby and Amazon. As a matter of fact, Michael and Mark just finished the follow-up CD, which is due out this Fall.

French singer/ songwriter Violette de Bartillat released her album as well, also available from those outlets and featuring Mark’s string arrangements and guitar work.

Also over the course of the long winter Mark concentrated on writing and doing demos for the second album from his band, Mark Doyle & The Maniacs. The band premiered all of the new originals in the course of their live dates, finally culminating in another few days of intense sessions at More Sound in March. The result, a brand new Maniacs album called “Comin’ Home”, was released in early May. The band plays a CD Release party at The Redhouse in Syracuse on May 22.

Opportunities to see Mark play live this summer are:

May 22 – Redhouse, Syracuse (Maniacs)
June 2 – Quaker Steak & Lube, Syracuse (Maniacs)
June 5 – Dwyer Memorial Park (Apple Jazz w. Charlie Bertini Band)
July 13 – Hoopes Park, Auburn (Maniacs)
Aug 24 – Hoopes Park, Auburn (Maniacs)
Sept 1 – Quaker Steak & Lube, Syracuse (Maniacs)
Sept 25 – Harley Performance Center, Syracuse (Maniacs)

More live dates will be announced as we go. Please check http://myspace.com/mdatm for up-to-date additions.

That’s it for now – have a glorious Summer!

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Apologies for the long time between updates. Since last writing, Mark was enlisted as Music Director and lead guitarist/keyboardist/ backing vocalist for the CD Release Party of Laura Austin’s long-awaited album, “Bittersweetheart” (yes, it finally got released!) With a killer band assembled by Mark (Scott Allyn – acoustic guitar and songwriter; Peg Newell – guitars and backing vocals; John Goodwin – keyboards and backing vocals; Michael P. Ryan –bass and backing vocals, and Cathy LaManna on drums), they ruled The Redhouse for two shows on April 4, 2009 to an ecstatic response. A lot of preparation went into the shows: the band rehearsed for two months.

Also over the course of the long winter Mark produced and played on an upcoming CD from talented singer/songwriter Michael Gordon, who is expecting a Fall release for the project.

Mark also traveled to Boston to do string arrangements and guitar work on an album for up and coming French singer/ songwriter Violette de Bartillat.

And in the midst of a February blizzard, Mark went into the studio and in two days knocked off the debut album from his new band, Mark Doyle & The Maniacs. The record is called “Shake ‘Em On Down: A Salute To The 60s British Blues Boom” and is a fiery homage to the four great guitarists that most influenced Mark in his formative years: Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Peter Green, and Kim Simmonds. The band features Terry Quill on harmonica and 2nd guitar, Jack “Penetrator” Lipton on vocals, Michael P. Ryan on bass and vocals, and Frank DeFonda on drums and percussion. The record was produced by Mark and recorded, mixed and mastered by Jocko at More Sound in Syracuse. It’s just been released and the band debuted at Taste of Syracuse on June 5 to ecstatic reviews, following up with a headlining slot at Inner Harbor on July 1.

On July 25 The Maniacs go deep catalogue and play an entire night of British Blues Boom music at Bear Bones in Auburn, from 9-12:30.

Opportunities to see Mark play live this summer are:

May 23 – Paper Mill Island, Baldwinsville (The Doyle – Whiting Band)
May 30 – Dwyer Memorial Park (Apple Jazz 25th Anniversary)
June 5 – The Taste of Syracuse, Clinton Square (debut of Mark Doyle & The Maniacs)
July 1 – Inner Harbor, Syracuse Mark Doyle & The Maniacs)
July 21 – Hoopes Park, Auburn (The Doyle – Whiting Band)
July 26 – Bear Bones, Auburn (Mark Doyle & The Maniacs)
July 26 – Sherwood Inn R&B Fest, Skaneateles (The Doyle – Whiting Band)

More live dates will be announced as we go. Please check http://myspace.com/markdoylemusic for up-to-date additions.

That’s it for now – have a glorious Summer!_________________________________

The reuniting of Mark and old partner Joe Whiting for a new album, “The Truth” and a series of live dates last summer was a resounding success. As a result, “The Truth” just won a Sammy Award for Best Rock Album, and has been the impetus for a DVD biopic called “The Truth – The Story of Mark Doyle & Joe Whiting”. Directed by Timothy Daniel, the documentary spans the entire career of Mark and Joe, together and separately, over the forty years that they’ve been collaborating. The B-Side of the double-sided disc features the legendary Storytellers Concert at The Redhouse last October 20th. The DVD is out on June 9th and is having a premiere screening at The Redhouse on June 24th.

Opportunities to see Mark play live this summer are:
May 24 – Paper Mill Island, Baldwinsville (The Doyle – Whiting Band)

May 31 – Dwyer Memorial Park (Apple Jazz Band)
June 14 – The Redhouse (Mark guests on a few songs at the Andy Pratt solo show)
June 24 – The Redhouse (Premiere of “The Truth” biopic – Mark and Joe will answer questions afterwards)
July 11 – Cortland Music Fest (The Doyle – Whiting Band)
July 15 – Hoopes Park, Auburn (The Doyle – Whiting Band)
July 27 – Sherwood Inn R&B Fest, Skaneateles (The Doyle – Whiting Band)
September 13 – Emerson pavilion, Auburn (The Doyle – Whiting Band)

More live dates will be announced as we go.

Mark has been busy recording and producing. This year has seen the release of “Harboring The Day” by Jonah Cohen, “Masters of War” by Andy Pratt, “What I’ve Become” by 12AM, “Bad Woman” by The Penetrators, and “China Ranch” by Frank Briggs. All of these recordings are available at CD Baby except Andy Pratt, available at <itsaboutmusic.com>. (Speaking of Andy, he’s playing a solo show at The Redhouse on June 14th, and Mark will guest on a few songs from the Resolution era. It will be Andy’s first show in Syracuse since 1977!)
Mark has also wrapped up production on the first solo album ever from George Egosarian, a founding member of Free Will and Jukin’ Bone. Called “Songs Over Time”, the record highlights George’s singing and playing on songs that he’s written over the last 30 years. It should be out by the end of summer.
Mark also was enlisted for keyboards, percussion and string arrangements on the next acoustic album by Kim Simmonds, called “Out Of The Blue”, slated for a September release.
Another string arrangement was provided by Mark for The Flashcubes on their version of The Move’s “Blackberry Way.”
And rumor has it that the long-awaited CD/5.1 DVD by Laura Austin, “Bittersweetheart”, is ready for release and will be accompanied by some actual live dates this Fall.

That’s it for now – have a glorious Summer!


A lot of activity going on this summer, so let’s get to it: Mark has collaborated with original Jukin’ Bone partner Joe Whiting for their first original project together in 21 years. It’s a brand new album of 12 original songs called “The Truth” and was released on June 1. Mark and Joe will be out performing together over the summer to promote the record. Confirmed dates so far are:

June 1 - The SAMMY Awards, Clinton Square, Syracuse
June 23 - Hanover Square, Syracuse, (double bill with The Kingsnakes)
July 6 – Lucky’s, Cortland
July 22 – Blues Fest, Clinton Square, Syracuse
July 29 – R ‘n B Fest, Skaneateles
August 7 – Hoopes Park, Auburn


Mark was also a special guest at the Apple Jazz Fest this year on June 2. A special event led by Charlie Bertini every year, the level of musicianship was truly superb.

Work is almost complete on the 12 AM record that has been in production for a year and a half. Mark will be in Boston at the end of July to mix the record with Mike Denneen (Fountains of Wayne, The Click Five) behind the board.

The last week of June/early July will see final recording and mixing on the Jonah Cohen album that Mark has been producing off and on over the last few years. The record should be released this Fall.

Response to The ARCHIVE STORE (the area on the site that sells vintage Free Will and Jukin’ Bone recordings) has been so great that not only are we continuing it, we have added two more titles. Click here to check it out.

Lastly, there have been many inquiries about the state of the album Mary Fahl: “From The Dark Side Of The Moon.” Sadly, the original record label has succumbed to the “restructuring” that is a rampant by-product of the state of today’s music industry. Mary’s management and all involved are doing their utmost to find a home at another label for this brilliant creation. We live in hope and will keep you updated.

That’s it for now – have a glorious Summer


Hope everyone had a wonderful summer, and apologies for the LONG time between updates. Things have been busy.

Recording is now complete for the new Mary Fahl CD, to be released on V2 Records in January, 2007. Co-produced by Mark with David Werner, the record was mixed in stereo and 5.1 by Bob Clearmountain at MixThis! in Los Angeles. In addition to production, Mark did most of the engineering and played all of the instruments (except for guest appearances by Pete McMahon on harmonica and Josh Dekaney on drums and percussion). Taking as its concept the complete reinvention of a classic rock album, Fahl, Werner and Doyle dare to take on Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” on Mary Fahl: From the Dark Side of the Moon. Have doubts? Read More

Mark has also completed production on the second Kim Monroe CD, called “New Reality” and available now. Recorded with Kim’s live band, it is soulful, organic, and a big step forward from the first album, with 6 new original songs co-written by Kim and Mark. The band just finished a whole summer of touring to promote the album. Order Here

Believe it or not, manufacturing is getting underway soon for the long-promised second CD from Laura Austin. Called “Bittersweetheart”, it was produced byMark and will be released as a double disc set consisting of a DVD-Audio disc with high resolution 5.1 and stereo mixes (as well as Dolby Digital versions if you don’t have DVD-Audio capabilities), as well as video content, lyrics, photo galleries, etc. The second disc is a conventional CD for the car, iPod, etc. And pre-production has already begun on Laura’s third album, with demos already completed for 7 new songs from the pen of her husband/songwriter Scott Allyn.

Other production duties over the past year were three more songs for Jonah Cohen, making a total of 6 tunes the pair have done together. And Mark produced two songs for 12AM which helped garner them the Sammy Award for Best New Artist in 2006. Check out the MySpace sites for both of these artists togive a listen.

The only live date Mark was able to fit in in the midst of all this production work was a show over Thanksgiving ’05 with Jukin’ Bone at the Turning Stone Casino in Verona. Since plans have been scrapped to officially release either the 2 RCA albums or the Live at the Dinosaur CD, Mark is making them available as one-off CD-Rs at the new Archive Store. Click Here

That’s it for now, have a great Fall.


Summer saw the release of 18-year old Kim Monroe’s full-length CD, producedand co-written by Mark. The great live band that Mark put together for her, featuring Peg Newell on guitar, Will Tobin on keyboards, Matt Hampson on bass and Liz Strodel on drums, played dates throughout the summer and fall.

Summer also saw the Jukin’ Bone reunion at the Sammy’s and the Dinosaur Barbecue. The band cut a live CD from the Dinosaur that will be held for release until this summer when more dates are planned.

Mark worked most of the Autumn on the Solstice at the Cathedral Double DVD, mixed in 5.1 Surround Sound. Finally the show has been captured in all of its glory, recorded and filmed live in 2003. It was released in December, to coincide with this year’s awesome Solstice shows at the Cathedral. New performers featured this year were Andrew and Noah Van Norstrand, Dan Duggan, Victoria Kinney, and The Syracuse Brigadiers Drum Corps, as well as all the regular greats: Joe Whiting, Donna Colton, The Soulstice Singers, The Mandarins, Kenneth Meyer, J. Avery Head, and the fantastic orchestra featuring Jeff Stockham, Brian Scherer, Mark Nanni, Suzanne Stephenson, Matt Vacanti, Pearson Constantino, and Dave DeDiro. This marked the 5th year that Mark served as Music Director and Composer. Solstice at the Cathedral Double DVD

Recording is finished on the new disc by Laura Austin called “Bittersweetheart.” It is being packaged as two discs, one a regular CD and the other a high-resDVD-Audio in 5.1 Surround and 24-bit/88.2k that will also feature interactive lyric and video menus. Look for a Spring release.

January 2005 sees the release of the second volume of the Jimi Hendrix Tribute issued by Comet Records in Italy. It is called “Gypsy Blood – A Tribute to Jimi Hendrix Volume 2.” Along with Robben Ford, Arlen Roth, Pat Travers, Hiram Bullock, Steve Lukather and many others, you can hear Mark’s version of “Little Wing.” Here is what writer Dave Thompson says about it: “And Mark Doyle draws out such a sensitive reading of “Little Wing” that Hendrix’s own greatest performance of the song, the gorgeously soaring rendition that highlighted his In The West live album, is surely the only version you could ever compare it to – hich means there’s a lot of other versions, by a lot of other people, that simply pale alongside it.”

January also sees Mark producing young singer-songwriter Jonah Cohen for an EP, and commencing work on a full album by singer Mary Fahl (October Project) that Mark is co-producing with old pal David Werner for a record label to be announced.

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