We had the good fortune of connecting with Brendan Doyle and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Brendan, is there something you can share with us that those outside of the industry might not be aware of?
My business is in songwriting and music production. Four years ago, I began working with another producer/songwriter named Evan, and after a short period of time, we decided to start our own production duo, Late Boomers Club. I think most people aren’t aware that producing music is the same as any other small business. Like any successful endeavor, you need to be organized and diligent, personable and sincere, and you need to be able to execute on a very consistent basis; you need to be the solution to your client’s problems. This is especially true during their first sessions with you. However, unlike a lot of industries, our careers and livelihoods don’t just rest on our network of clients, it rests on the success of their releases. If every song we wrote and produced was released with a good marketing/promotion strategy, our lives would be a lot less stressful. Unfortunately, most songs we write don’t see the light of day, and the ones that do may not always have the right release strategy behind them; this is true even at every level of the music world. As creators, there can be a lot of highs and a lot of lows, and I think the most important thing is to try and stay as humble and hungry no matter how things are shaking out.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
What I think sets Late Boomers Club apart from other producers or production teams is that we work in pretty much every popular genre. A lot of people specialize in specific genres or music types, and while that’s equally as valuable, I’m glad that Evan and I get exposed to a variety of different sound palettes and song styles. It gives us the ability to genre blend in a really unique way, providing artists and listeners with something familiar but also something totally unique and authentic. One thing I can say about Late Boomers Club is that we have run thousands of sessions with several hundred artists and we have never had an artist not come back to continue working with us. Building positive relationships with all of the artists we work with is paramount. As for adversity, we moved to Los Angeles from Boston in February of 2020. Because of the coronavirus, we were limited to remote sessions for the year, so we’re only just starting to cut our teeth in the LA music scene. We’re really excited to finally create meaningful relationships with other like-minded creatives.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
There are so many incredible places to check out around the city. Some of my favorites are a little touristy (mainly because we haven’t had the ability to experience enough of what Los Angeles has to offer). For casual eats, my favorite is Kitchen 24 in West Hollywood. The Ivy and Dan Tanas are LA classics, but are a little pricier. For drinks, I’m a HUGE fan of Cabo Cantina because of their 32-ounce margaritas. Nightlife in LA is super fun. I’m a big fan of EP&LP. I also find most clubs in WeHo super fun, but I think I enjoy the Abbey the most. It’s a really unique and open vibe with some of the best drinks and playlists in the city.
Some lesser-known spots that are an absolute MUST: Djusta in Venice Beach, Pine and Crane in Silverlake, and SQRL in East Hollywood. Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Evan and I would like to thank you families and our significant others. They are the most important things in our lives, and without them, we know we wouldn’t be able to keep doing what we’re doing. We’d also like to thank Red13 Studios, which is located in Framingham, Ma. That was where Evan and I met and where we worked before moving to Los Angeles. The people running that studio are incredible human beings and taught us so much about making a living in the music industry.