Chanteuse Cindy Doire embodies the passion of soul music, the heart of the blues, and the grit of rock n' roll. Her smoky folk-rock style, draped in a little jazz at times, brings forth visions of Parisian cafes and rollicking cabaret shows, but it never loses that driving backbeat or storytelling nature born from the Great White North, or in Cindy's case, Timmins, ON. Now based in Toronto, Doire's performance reveals charm and vulnerability, combined with bold intensity and a fun loving spirit. With two highly successful French albums under her belt, 2007's La Vie en Bleu and 2009's Chapeau de Pluie (produced by Colin Linden), Miss Doire is now releasing Sticks and Mud, a collection of captivating acoustic and electric folk rock tracks, all told by her whisky and honey voice, this time in English.
"She unleashes sensuality while securing the feeling that at every moment there's an urge to explode. Her voice is coarse and full, and sometimes simply just a breath that can suddenly transform itself into a howl."
Eric Robitaille, Radio-Canada Sudbury
Sticks and Mud is a collection of ten original songs that will infiltrate your playlists and your psyche. It keeps a steady drum beat through the rockin' Charlie Boy or the 'sea shanty' reminiscent Anne Bonny and the bluesy Rose Pink Wine, while the upbeat folk-pop of Too Long in Coming will have you singing along. A little country shows up in the quick paced Creek Don't Rise and the slide-laden Road's a Temptress. Though the album shows the influence of many genres, Doire's signature edgy and soulful folk-rock sound is consistent throughout, beautifully showcased by producer Colin Cripps. Sticks and Mud officially releases in April 2011 and Cindy is embarking on a Canadian tour to celebrate its release.
"Her albums are absolute gems (at the station)."
Cindy Doire's exceptional sound and style are exemplified by her many recognitions, La Vie en Bleu earned her MFM nominations for Best Album, Best Songwriter and Best vocal performance. She won Meilleur Decouverte (Best Discovery) at the Gala des Prix Trille Or in 2009 and in the same year took home the Songs From The Heart Award from OCFF. In 2010 Miss Doire was awarded Best Album by a Solo Artist by the Northern Ontario Music and Film Awards, and so far in 2011 she has won Prix Festival International de Granby and Prix Festival de l'Outaouais Emergent from Contact Ontarois, as well as being nominated for three awards at the upcoming 2011 Gala des Prix Trille Or. With Sticks and Mud releasing now, the authentic Cindy Doire, in her boot stompin' stance with a temptress demeanor, is sure to continue to grow in popularity and recognition. Listen once, and you'll want to hear her again and again!