Flood Alleviation Scheme
Born & raised in Melbourne or Irish-Australian parentage, Malachi moved South London 2 ago, where this album was recorded. It is entitled \'Flood Alleviation Scheme\' named after a river works scheme. In these years Malachi has played over 200 shows, including supports of Alabama 3 & The Babyshambles. The influence of cultural rich, finacially poor South of London is all-over the lyrics. The album was begun as an acoustic Blues album, but quickly became something broader sounding. The album is filled in parts with layered harmony vocals, however the main stay of the record is Malachi\'s vocals, his acoustic guitar & slide guitar provided by Austin Boss (aka Terry McCarthy). It contains 8 original compositions + re-workings of songs by Mississippi Fred McDowell, Don Walker & Motley Crue's Nikki Sixx. Overall, Doyle has released a very enjoyable and quirky collection; world music of a different sort. This is music that draws upon the musical traditions of multiple cultures and continents, mostly successfully.