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Shaye in 2004
Shaye in 2004
Background information
Years active2003–2009
LabelsEMI Music Canada
Past members

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][1]

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.

Solo careers[edit]

In 2009, Damhnait Doyle, along with Blake Manning, Stuart Cameron and Peter Fusco, formed a new band called The Heartbroken. They released their debut album Tonight Tonight in June 2010.[5] In September 2016, they released their follow up recording, Storm Clouds.[5] Doyle most recently released her solo album, Liquor Store Flowers in April 2019.[6]

In March 2011, Stockwood released her fourth studio album Back to the Water. It includes performances with fellow Shaye band member Damhnait Doyle, and Newfoundland bands The Once and The Dardanelles.[7] The album won the East Coast Music Association Award for traditional recording of the year in 2011.[8] CMT aired a TV special about Stockwood, also entitled Back to the Water, in March 2011.[9]

On 20 October 2017, Stockwood released an EP featuring Bill King on piano entitled Sometimes The Moon. This project features six cover songs including the title track by her deceased mentor Ron Hynes.[10]

Tara MacLean's fourth studio album Atlantic Blue was released on 22 May 2017 to project supporters on PledgeMusic on digital, CD and vinyl. As part of the promotion of the project, an EP called Evidence[11] was released on NoiseTrade as a free download (donation optional), which featured a mix of released and previously unreleased tracks.

Atlantic Blue is a show and an album celebrating of Canadian east coast songwriters and contains covers of songs by Gene MacLellan, Gordie Sampson, Hank Snow, Lennie Gallant, The Rankin Family, Rita MacNeil, Ron Hynes, Sarah McLachlan, Shaye, Stan Rogers and Stompin’ Tom Connors.[12]


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)
  • "God" (Single) (2020)
  • "Silver Civic" (Single) (2022)

Awards and nominations[edit]


  1. ^ a b Cooper, David (23 September 2007). "Shaye No Longer a Trio, Except on TV". Toronto Star. Archived from the original on 20 December 2016. Retrieved 10 December 2016.
  2. ^ "Twain, Lillix Take Top Honours: Shaye Among Musicians Honoured at Toronto's Radio Music Awards". The Telegram. 2004-03-09. p. B3.
  3. ^ "Jones & Co: The Artists". JonesAndCoArtistManagement.com. Archived from the original on 2006-04-28. Retrieved 2006-03-30.
  4. ^ "Tara Maclean Tour Diary - Episode 4 October 8, 2007 - Monday". Archived from the original on 2008-12-28.
  5. ^ "The Heartbroken Set to Release New Album "Storm Clouds"". 16 October 2016.
  6. ^ Collins, Dillon (9 April 2019). "Damhnait Doyle – Liquor Store Flowers". Newfoundland Herald. Archived from the original on 2023-11-30. Retrieved 2024-05-30.
  7. ^ "Saltwire | Newfoundland & Labrador". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2020-05-31.
  8. ^ "GoodLife Mississauga". GoodLifeMississauga.com. Archived from the original on 2011-02-01. Retrieved 2024-05-30.
  9. ^ "Canadian Bands.com - Kim Stockwood". CanadianBands.com.
  10. ^ "Kim Stockwood with Bill King: Sometimes the Moon". FYIMusicNews.ca. 20 October 2017. Archived from the original on 25 June 2018. Retrieved 31 May 2020.
  11. ^ "Tara MacLean - Evidence - on NoiseTrade". Paste.
  12. ^ Barber, Jim (3 June 2019). "Tara MacLean Talks Reconciliation, Reclaiming Her Solo Career, and Her Revelatory New Album – Deeper". MusicLifeMagazine.net. Archived from the original on 18 June 2019. Retrieved 31 May 2020.

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