from by Raphael Doyle

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Compact Disc version of Never Closer by Raphael Doyle with artwork by Guy Sexty. Supplied shrinkwrapped in a jewel case. CD price includes instant high quality 24 bit FLAC download of the album. Additional postage & packing will be charged at checkout: £1.50 in UK and EU, airmail to rest of the world: £5.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Never Closer via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      £12 GBP or more 


  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      £1 GBP  or more



My family were very involved in the Celtic culture but I absconded for the hipppy/Americana/rock 'n' roll circus. So I'm wary of claiming an Irish folk song - but this is the nearest thing to it that I've done. The whole lilt of it came in pretty much one sitting so it must have been inside at the back of a cave somewhere fully formed. It's been great to work with Gerry Diver and get the sounds right, to give that side of me room to breathe.


from Never Closer, released January 27, 2017
Never Closer by Raphael Doyle
℗ & © 2017 Raphael & Louis Doyle under exclusive licence to Cooking Vinyl Limited. COOKCD659

Engineered by Gerry Diver and Daniel Moyler
Produced by Gerry Diver and Louis Doyle
Mastered by Barry Grint at Alchemy
Executive producer Tom Robinson



all rights reserved


Raphael Doyle Saltburn By The Sea, UK

First discovered by Alexis Korner, Raphael Doyle formed the acoustic trio Café Society with Hereward Kaye & Tom Robinson in 1973. Ray Davies of The Kinks produced their debut album in 1975.

4 decades on Raphael has recorded his definitive solo album Never Closer with help from his son Louis Doyle, producer Gerry Diver and old friend Tom Robinson. It was released on Cooking Vinyl in January 2017.
... more

contact / help

Contact Raphael Doyle

Streaming and
Download help