Doug Hoyer

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Doug Hoyer
Origin Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Genres Pop, baroque pop, indie rock

Doug Hoyer is a pop-rock artist originally from Edmonton, Alberta, and currently based in Chicago. Since 2009, Hoyer has been a prominent member of the Edmonton based music collective, OLD UGLY Recording Co. Active since 2003, Hoyer began as a cast member of the reality show Rock Camp,[1] which aired on CBC Television in 2004, featuring Joel Plaskett and various guests.[2] He has released ten solo recordings and performed on several other releases by artists such as Born Gold and Jessica Jalbert.


Hoyer has toured Canada multiple times since 2008, including once with Sean Nicholas Savage, once with Michael Rault, and twice with Edmonton hip hop outfit The Joe. Hoyer has played in and collaborated with numerous Canadian artists including Jessica Jalbert, Christian Hansen, and Born Gold. Hoyer's side project, Bike Month, featured extensive collaboration with dozens of his cohort, including artists like Andy Shauf, Jessica Jalbert, and Michael Rault.[3]

In 2012, Hoyer was nominated for two Edmonton Music Awards, one for Male Artist of the Year, and one for Pop Album of the Year.[4] In 2014, Hoyer opened for St. Vincent at Sled Island Music & Arts Festival in Calgary, Alberta.[5] In 2015, Hoyer and songwriter Jeremy Witten represented the City of Edmonton in Nashville at World of Friendship, Nashville's annual Sister Cities celebration.[6] Though currently based in Chicago, Hoyer returned to Edmonton in May 2018 to celebrate the release of his EP A Trio of Quartets with Baby Jey, Tropic Harbor and Mark Mills.[7]


Solo Releases[edit]

  • Tattoo EP (2007)
  • Songs from Grand Marquee EP (2008)[8]
  • Busy Busy Busy EP (2009)
  • Two New Songs by Doug Hoyer 7" (2010)[9]
  • Walks With The Tender And Growing Night (2011)[10]
  • To Be A River (2013)[11]
  • Blood Döner EP (2014)[12]
  • Dream Life (2015)[13]
  • Stepping Stone (2017)[14]
  • A Trio of Quartets (2018)

with Bike Month[edit]

  • Bike Month (2009)
  • Ultimate Sunset Vol. 1: My Album With Andre (2010)
  • III: Bike to the Future (2015)


  1. ^ [1]Rock Camp (series)
  2. ^ "Doug Hoyer". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  3. ^ "Bike Month - Bike Month II - Ultimate Sunset Vol. 1: My Album With Andre". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Full list of Edmonton Music Awards nominees". Edmonton Journal. 2012-02-03. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  5. ^ "People Versus Nature at the Sled Island Music Festival". Noisey. 2014-06-27. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  6. ^ "World of Friendship reception". The Tennessean. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  7. ^ "Tropic Harbour with Mark Mills, Doug Hoyer and Baby Jey | Vue Weekly". Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  8. ^ "Doug Hoyer - Doug Hoyer Presents Songs From The Grand Marquee". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  9. ^ "Doug Hoyer - Two New Songs By Doug Hoyer". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  10. ^ "Doug Hoyer - Walks With The Tender & Growing Night". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  11. ^ "Doug Hoyer - To Be A River". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  12. ^ "Doug Hoyer - Blood Döner". Discogs. Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  13. ^ "Doug Hoyer "Get It Right"". Retrieved 2018-05-22. 
  14. ^ "Doug Hoyer Returns with 'Stepping Stone' LP, Premieres New Song". Retrieved 2018-05-22. 

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