John Doyle (drummer)
6 May 1959 |
|Years active||1978 – c.1988
2009 (tour with Magazine)
The Armoury Show
John Doyle (b. Manchester, England, 6 May 1959) is a drummer who was member of New Wave bands like Magazine and The Armoury Show. He reunited with the first band for a tour which will be played in February 2009.
While at William Hulme's Grammar School, with friends on the stage staff formed a band. He then played with various local Manchester bands, including Idiot Rouge, alongside Neil Cossar, later of power pop band The Cheaters, and Nick Simpson, later frontman of 23 Jewels.
In the last gig with Idiot Rouge, at Manchester Polytechnic, guitarist John McGeoch, who was attending, asked Doyle if he wanted to audition for his band, Magazine. Doyle joined the band in October 1978, replaced Speedometors' Paul Spencer who had completed their tour across Europe, beginning in Munich, during their Real Life debut album tour. Doyle played on Secondhand Daylight, The Correct Use of Soap, the live album Play and Magic, Murder And The Weather. In 1981, he collaborated with Ken Lockie, playing drums on some tracks of The Impossible album. He also collaborated with Armande Atti and Akira Mitake.
In 1983, he joined The Armoury Show, working again with John McGeoch, who left Magazine in 1980. The band was commercially unsuccessful, and Doyle left them in 1986 to collaborate with Pete Shelley, until 1987. He played percussion on one track on Barry Adamson's debut album Moss Side Story (1988).
Toured with Shelley in 1985-6. Had a family and eventually became Artworker working at various advertising agencies.
He also collaborated with Dave Formula, for his forthcoming solo album, 'Satellite Sweetheart', released 15 February 2010.
In 2009, he reunited with Magazine for a number of UK and European concerts, radio and TV performances.
- Give Me Everything single (Virgin, 1978)
- Secondhand Daylight album (Virgin, 1979)
- The Correct Use Of Soap album (Virgin, 1980)
- Play live album (Virgin, 1980)
- Magic, Murder And The Weather album (Virgin, 1981)
With Ken Lockie:
- The Impossible album (1981)
With The Armoury Show:
- Castles In Spain (1984)
- Waiting for the Floods (1985)
With Barry Adamson:
- Moss Side Story (percussion) (1988)
-  Born Manchester
- Chase, Helen Magazine
- "johndoyle – MUDKISS FANZINE". Mudkiss.com. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
- "MySpace.com". Profile.myspace.com. Retrieved 16 April 2011.
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