born on 25/8/1963 in Belfast, North Ireland, United Kingdom
Candida Mary Doyle (born 25 August 1963, Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) is a keyboard player and occasional backing vocalist with the band Pulp, which she joined in 1984. She joined her brother Magnus Doyle in the line-up.
During Doyle's first few years in the group, Pulp were not enjoying financial success; she has been recorded as saying that she spent more money on the band than she made from it. She kept jobs in two toy shops in Manchester, before being sacked from one for a "lack of dedication". Although Pulp "sort of split up" in the period around 1986, they went on to release Freaks in 1987 with Doyle on board for her first album.
Other artistic members of her family include her mother Sandra Voe, an actress who has appeared in Coronation Street, and two musician brothers. Her grandfather owned a fishing factory in the Shetland Islands. Doyle has lived in many places, including Belfast (where she was born), Manchester, Sheffield from the age of ten and where Pulp formed, and London, her current home.
Since Pulp began a hiatus in 2002, Doyle has occasionally appeared live with Jarvis Cocker, playing keyboards. Following this period, with Pulp's 2011 reunion, Doyle joined the rest of the 'Different Class' line-up on stage in concert for their UK comeback gig at the Isle of Wight Festival on the 11 June 2011.
- http://www.nme.com/news/pulp/57243 NME: Pulp make UK comeback... June 11, 2011 22:59
- Unofficial Pulp website
|Jarvis Cocker | Candida Doyle | Mark Webber | Steve Mackey | Nick Banks|
|Tim Allcard | Peter Boam | Peter Dalton | Magnus Doyle | Wayne Furniss | Antony Genn | Stephen Havenhand | David Hinkler | Simon Hinkler
David Lockwood | Peter Mansell | Jamie Pinchbeck | Jimmy Sellers | Russell Senior | Mark Swift | Phillip Thompson | Gary Wilson
|It | Freaks | Separations |His 'n' Hers | Different Class | This Is Hardcore | We Love Life|
|Intro | Masters of the Universe | Hits | The Peel Sessions|
|"My Lighthouse" | "Everybody's Problem" | "Little Girl (With Blue Eyes)" | "Dogs Are Everywhere" | "They Suffocate At Night"
"Master of the Universe" | "My Legendary Girlfriend" | "Countdown" | "O.U. (Gone, Gone)" | "My Legendary Girlfriend" (live)
"Babies" | "Razzmatazz" | "Lipgloss" | "Do You Remember The First Time" | "The Sisters EP" | "Common People"
"Mis-Shapes"/"Sorted for E's & Wizz" |"Disco 2000" | "Something Changed" | "Help The Aged" |"This Is Hardcore"
"Like a Friend" | "A Little Soul" | "Party Hard" | "Sunrise / The Trees" | "Bad Cover Version"
|Fire Records | Island Records | Relaxed Muscle | Richard Hawley | Venini|