Julie Doiron started her music career in Moncton, in 1990, as a member of the band Eric's Trip. That band broke up in 1996 and Julie began her solo music career.
Born in Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada on June 28, 1972, Julie Doiron started playing guitar for Eric's Trip at the age of 18 with then-boyfriend and fellow band member Rick White.
Shortly before the band's break-up in 1996, she released a solo album under the name Broken Girl, which followed two previous 7" EPs also released under that name. All of her subsequent material has been released under her own name. Although most of her solo material has been written and performed in English, she also released an album of French music, Désormais.
In 1999, Doiron recorded an album with the Ottawa band Wooden Stars She shared a Juno Award for Julie Doiron and the Wooden Stars in March 2000.
Eric's Trip reunited in 2001, and have played shows periodically ever since.
Apart from her musical career, Doiron is an avid photographer, having published a book of her photographs entitled The Longest Winter with words by Ottawa writer Ian Roy. She often does her own promotional photos and cover artwork along with her ex-husband, painter Jon Claytor with whom she has 2 children.
Doiron and her partner and guitarist Christopher Leigh McLaughlin currently live in Sackville. They are expecting their first child together in August.