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Shaye band.jpg
Shaye in 2004
Background information
GenresContemporary Folk
Years active2003–09
LabelsEMI Music Canada
Past membersKim Stockwood (2003–09)
Damhnait Doyle (2003–09)
Tara MacLean (2003–07)

Shaye was a Canadian pop group, consisting of singer-songwriters Kim Stockwood, Damhnait Doyle and Tara MacLean. MacLean left the group in 2007 and the band folded by 2009. The band is named after MacLean's sister who died in a car accident in 2002.[1]


The Bridge[edit]

Shaye's debut album The Bridge (produced by Bill Bell and Jay Joyce) was released in 2003 on EMI Canada. The album features songs by Ron Hynes, Sinéad Lohan and Crash Vegas. Support for the album included shows in Canada and Japan. "Happy Baby", the lead single, was nominated for Single of the Year at the 2004 Juno Awards. At the 2004 Canadian Radio Music Awards the group was named Best New Group in the mainstream adult contemporary radio category.[2] Another single, "Beauty", followed in January 2005.[3]

Lake of Fire[edit]

Their 2006 followup, Lake of Fire was released on EMI Canada. It was exclusively available on iTunes in November 2006, then released physically as a cardboard Digipak in February 2007. It was produced by Jay Joyce (Patty Griffin, Tim Finn, Chantal Kreviazuk) and features songs by Van Morrison, Mike Scott of The Waterboys and Ron Sexsmith. Two singles were released from the album and the band toured Canada opening for Willie Nelson.


On October 8, 2007, Tara MacLean announced that she was leaving the trio.[4][5]

After MacLean's departure, Stockwood and Doyle announced on their website they would continue making music together as "Shaye". In 2009 Shaye's official website was redirected to MySpace where it was announced the band was officially no longer together. Kim Stockwood and Damhnait Doyle thanked their fans for all of their support.

Stockwood returned to a solo career while Doyle has formed a new band The Heartbroken which features three of the former members of Shaye's band.


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details CAN
2003 The Bridge
2006 Lake of Fire
  • Released: November 7, 2006
  • Label: EMI Music Canada

Singles and EPs[edit]

  • "Happy Baby" (Single) (2003)
  • "Beauty" (Single) (2004)
  • Selections (Second Cup Promotional EP) (2006)
  • "Lake Of Fire" (Single) (2006)
  • "You're Not Alone" (Single) (2007)

Awards and nominations[edit]

External links[edit]


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  2. ^ "Twain, Lillix take top honours: Shaye among musicians honoured at Toronto's Radio Music Awards". The Telegram. 2004-03-09. p. B3.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-04-28. Retrieved 2006-03-30. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ Source for Tara leaving Tara MacLean official blog
  5. ^ "Shaye no longer a trio, except on TV". The Star. Toronto. September 23, 2007. Retrieved 2012-08-08.