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Sunday 27 May 2018

Frank's fundraising gig is a great success

Brendan Keane

Franko Doyle and Shane Kenny
Franko Doyle and Shane Kenny

One of Wexford's finest singer-songwriters enthralled his audience recently when he stopped off at the Red Kettle cafe in Wexford town for an intimate performance before a sell-out crowd.

Frank Doyle comes from the old school style of songwriting; his songs resonate with his audience because there is a defined story to them and they are stories that people from all walks of life can relate to.

With thought-provoking lyrics and a vocal style that tips a hat in the direction of one of his biggest influences, Bruce Springsteen, Doyle is a consummate performer and that fact is underlined in every performance he does.

For fans of 'the Boss' think of tracks like 'Streets of Philadelphia' and you'll get an idea of the style of writing that Frank Doyle excels at.

The intimate nature of the setting added to the enjoyment for the audience and with another noteworthy Wexford songwriter, Shane Kenny, providing bass and backing vocals on certain tracks the gig was a resounding success.

Under the banner, 'Breathe Deep, Smaller Breaths', the gig was organised to raise money for Cystic Fibrosis Ireland and that made the night all the more noteworthy. As a fundraiser it was commendable, as a gig it was special.

Wexford People