Russel Crowe, Alan Doyle at the Jetty Theatre with The Garden Party. Photo: Leigh Jensen/ The Coffs Coast Advocate
Russel Crowe, Alan Doyle at the Jetty Theatre with The Garden Party. Photo: Leigh Jensen/ The Coffs Coast Advocate Leigh Jensen

The gig we’re all crowing about

COFFS Harbour audiences which attended the Crowe and Doyle Indoor Garden Party have raved about the musical partnership shared between Russell Crowe and his Les Miserables` co-star British actress and singer Samantha Barks.

Combining with Canadian songwriter Alan Doyle, the pair were joined on stage by an ensemble of talented performers for the sellout series of shows at the Jetty Memorial Theatre.

Posing for photos before taking to the stage, Russell said he was happy to bring "a little bit of New York here in Coffs Harbour".

The Indoor Garden Party has also previously been performed in London.

The Coffs Harbour shows went ahead amid rumours that Russell and various performers had spent the week at Nana Glen laying down tracks for an album.

Russell Crowe and Alan Doyle have ventured into a number of joint musical projects since meeting during the days of Russell's bands 30 Odd Foot of Grunt and The Ordinary Fear of God.

Together they produced and co-wrote several songs on Russell's album My Hand, My Heart and in 2011 released The Crowe and Doyle Songbook.

The friendship also led to Alan's casting as Allan A'Dayle alongside Russell, Cate Blanchett, Kevin Durand and Scott Grimes in Ridley Scott's Robin Hood.



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