THE DOYLE FAMILY FUN SHOW

THE DOYLE FAMILY FUN SHOW

We are a Duo or 4pce or 5pce what ever the budget supplying kids interactive entertainment .... music, dance steps, face painting, clown, magic, balloon sculpting etc.

Cairns, Cairns, QLD, Australia

The Doyles are a Cairns based father and son band and entertainment supplier. Terry and Jake Doyle have over the past few years been acknowledged as being one of the hardest working acts in the Australian music industry performing in excess of 250 performances a year. With many years of experience, versatility and originality they perform mainly their own originals but also have a repertoire of music that includes Up-tempo Jump Blues, Australiana Bush Music, Rock and Roll dance music and now Children’s music. It is most likely the ‘do anything to entertain’ attitude that is the reason The Doyles are so in demand. Back in 2006, as son Jake finished up at Cairns High School, The Doyles released an album ‘The Doyles live at Johno’s Blues Bar’. The CD proved very popular with international visitors and still sells strongly today through the American online music seller CD Baby.com. That year, as well as performing locally, they did some shows in Vietnam as well as New Zealand.

Early 2007 saw The Doyles record and release another album ‘4:A.M.’ which is still in demand locally and internationally, and they travelled overseas again this time performing in Quam and America through the months of May, June and July. Apart from music they also have performed their popular ‘Toad Races Comedy Show’ for the past six years here in Cairns. Their show was seen world-wide on the Discovery Channel World in 2007 recorded live at Johno’s Blues Bar with Russell Crow as the narrator and then in October it was also screened primetime on the Seven Network Australia wide. More recently Terry has conducted the infamous Toad Races ‘live’ for the Nine Networks Today Show.

Terry and Jake also started The Doyle's Family Kids Show which consists of sing-along’s and dancing, with each child being encouraged to take up an instrument whether it be shakers, tambourine, bells, clacker sticks, three quarter guitars etc. don a funny hat or wig and join The Doyles on stage. For the past three and half years The Doyle's Family Kids Show has proved a huge success at its Tuesday night residency at Mondo Cafe Bar and Grill at the Hilton Hotel Cairns. The night has proved very special for not only local children but also for children and families visiting from all over the world and the evenings continue to go from strength to strength. Due to son Jake travelling constantly these days with his own music Terry has recently teamed up with the very talented Rachel Bradley, better known as the singing face painter. Together they have improved the format of the kid’s shows and have carefully tailored theme nights including circus nights, pirate shows, bush dance nights etc. for ages ranging from twelve months to twelve years.

Terry started writing his children songs for the Tuesday night shows and some of the songs include dance steps and actions etc. such as 'The Mondo March', 'The Crocodile Song', ‘Are we there Yet’, ‘Big Barramundi', ‘Like to See That' etc. which they perform each show along with the usual aussie anthems and favorites like 'Home Among the Gumtrees', 'Waltzing Matilda', 'Grasshopper Loose in Queensland', 'Click go the Shears' etc. “Entertaining young kids is a real hoot, if they like it they really get into it and come along for the ride, but, they will be the first to let you know they think you are trying to put it over them,” says Terry. “After forty odd years of playing in rough and not so rough pubs and clubs all over Australia I am really enjoying this part of my musical journey, making kids laugh and laughing along with them is very rewarding”. The ten track album ‘MONDO FUN’ is Terry Doyle’s first venture into children’s music and already sales have been encouraging with a number already sold to USA, England, Germany as well as across Australia.

Terry’s songs represent some of the great Australian animals and mammals that are so loved across the world from the cute, but unique, platypus to the pre-historic crocodile. Terry continues “As I have seven grand children of my own I have found it very easy entertaining kids and in turn I find it easy to write children’s songs, plus it is a great avenue to road test them every Tuesday night. The kids really love it when I have a new song and the mums and dads get into them also, so I thought we had better get an album of these songs out". Already Terry is busy writing new material for his second kid’s album and if all goes to plan it should be available around the middle of the year.


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