Securing a New England Music Award nomination for ‘Female Performer of the Year’ the first year she took on stages solo, Wyn Doran is labeled “a force to be reckoned with” (Quincy Stallworth, Sofar Philadelphia). Also known for her work with folk rockers Strangers by Accident (vocals, bassist, cowriter) and New England Music Award winners Liz Bills and the Change (backing vocals), Wyn was classically trained in voice from a young age and competed internationally with choirs from 2003-2006, singing in the Sydney Opera House in Australia and Carnegie Hall in New York.
In 2018 Wyn was selected as one of thirteen songwriters internationally to work with Ben Folds at a songwriting retreat in California. Her soul-tinged songs dig into personal stories of living with chronic illness, with influences stemming from Adele and Amy Winehouse. Her debut EP ‘Thick of It’ released on October 2019, with sold out release shows in Boston and Chicago.
Doran's haunting single 'Cigarettes' serves as a follow-up to 'Thick of It' and released April 14, 2020. The song received many press accolades within the first week of release, called "emotional and raw" by Girls at the Rock Show, "a beautiful blend of folk, pop, trip-hop, and soul" by If It's Too Loud, and "blackened, burning candor" by Deli Magazine.