Having majored in piano at Westminster Choir College, Doug’s formal piano training is based in the classics, with substantial forays into the styles of jazz and popular pianists such as Dave Brubeck, Frankie Carle, Eddie Duchin, Liberace and Roger Williams.
He has provided the music for the Springfield College Gymnastics Exhibition Team, as the piano accompanist, doing over thirty 2-hour shows in cities throughout the Eastern U.S. and has performed in restaurants and nightclubs in New Jersey, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin.
In the Mid-Sixties, when immersed in rock and roll, he recorded under contract to Shelby S. Singleton Records (an affiliate of Mercury Records) as bass player and singer in "The Rusty Chain" band.
Doug has sang as a tenor in distinguished choral groups such as the Shrewsbury (NJ) Chorale, the Monmouth (NJ) Civic Chorus, and the Springfield (MA) Symphony Chorus.
As a solo vocalist, currently emulating the styles of singers such as Nat King Cole, Johnny Mathis, Brook Benton, Perry Como, Billy Joel, Tony Williams (Platters), Andre Bocelli, Josh Grobin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, and Elvis.
Using various combinations of Vocal and Piano repertoires, he has performed for many anniversaries, weddings, banquets, senior citizen events, holiday events, summer community concerts and private parties of various types.
Doug’s repertoire is drawn mostly from the Top Forty lists of the Thirties through the Seventies.
Using his own studio, he has produced over 250 recordings, among which are the high quality accompaniments used for solo vocal concerts. The music behind his singing in these shows ranges from simple bass/drum/guitar/piano quartets to full, lush orchestral and choral arrangements of 20 or more tracks.