High Mayhem is excited to present Daniel Frances Doyle with Santa Fe’s very own The Room Outside!
Daniel Francis Doyle lives and makes music in Austin, Texas. During the summer of 2005, he decided to start performing as a solo artist. He duct taped guitars onto two amplifiers and stomped on a distortion pedal connected to the amps while playing drums. Only a month into playing shows, he began to incorporate live recorded guitar loops into his songs, and after that, it didn’t take too long to ditch the duct tape. He creates a sound unlike anything you’ve heard before.
The Room Outside is a three-piece band from Santa Fe, New Mexico comprised of sisters Karrie and Roxane Hopper and Loren Bienvenu.
Karrie Hopper was a fixture of the Austin music scene before moving to Santa Fe in 2008. She crafts beautifully delicate songs and melodies made stronger by her sister on bass, whose open tone and occasional harmonic lines match the expansiveness of the band’s surroundings. Native Santa Fe-an Loren Bienvenu fills out the sound with his jazz-influenced drumming.
Those familiar with Karrie Hopper’s 2007 solo album “An Unusual Move” will recognize her distinctive voice and captivating eerie harmonies, but now that she’s switched to electric guitar and is playing with a band the sound is richer and a little jagged, reflecting the vivid, harsh beauty of the high desert.