Doug plays BASS, RHYTHM GUITAR, or KEYBOARDS in :
The Jazz Gents
Chamber Music L.A.
Pasadena Summer Youth Chamber Orchestra
He has also worked with The Burbank Concert Band, Angela O'Neill and the Unusual 8, Maxx and the Anchovies, City Beat, Richie Freedman's Cool Blue, The Rex Merriweather Big Band, Big Band Theory, Point Doom, Jetpack, Woody James Big Band, Dusty Watson's Califonia Sons, The Boardwalkers, John Blair - Marty Tippens Band, Flowmasters, The Fabulous Planktones / Hot Plankton, The Marauders, Outerwave, The Detonators, The Insect Surfers, Don and the Surftones, Buckskin Drive, Longboard Ranch, Pat Logo's Swingin' Little Big Band, The Clyde Reasinger Big Band, Off The Record, The Verdugo Swing Trio, The LAPD band, The LASD band, The Jim and Tina Starr Review, David Moscoe and Gary Gibbons, The Pay-It-Forward Band, The Buzz Maddox Octet, The Verdugo Swing Society, The Angeles Chorale, The Emi Gilbert Jazz Quartet, The Leroy Lovett Band, The Glenn Johnson Jazz Band, Lake Ave Church Chamber Orchestra, Glendale Community Symphony, The Wilkinson Dance Band, The Live 45's, The Surfrockets, The Soundwaves, The Radio Station Jazz Octet and has played in professional productions of "The Music Man","Smokey Joe's Cafe", "City of Angels", "A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum", "Good News" and "Pajama Game".
Doug has been in bands sporadically since 1963 playing many times at the Hullabaloo club and The Hollywood Palladium while in Jr. High School. After a 35 year hiatus he's back playing electric and upright bass, guitar and keyboards. During High School he designed and built a fuzztone used by Jimi James in 1967 and adapted the artificial larynx for use with guitar, which was the first talkbox for guitar and became a commercial product known as "The Bag". He attended Cal Tech and worked at Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the Space Sciences Division. He has worked for or consulted with Marantz, BGW, Fender, Lucasfilm, AMC, Paramount Pictures, Eastman Kodak, Hydraulic Research, Foxboro, Magic Mountain, Electromart, Pacific Stereo and others. He is a retired professor from College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita where he taught Computer Science, Electronics, and Music Technology for 30 years. He designs embedded systems as a consultant for companies wanting to incorporate microcontrollers in their products. Most recently a neon sign controller system for Nights of Neon.
It all started with the US band in 1963
Me John Legg sax Rick Mena guitar Mick Canale guitar and Rick Hansen drums
Next: "The Sounds of our Times"
After that a band called Tracer Field with
Steven Zaillian on Drums (Oscars for Schindlers List etc.)
and Gary Demos on Lead Guitar (Oscars for Tron, Last Starfighter etc.)
The Verdugo Swing Trio at The Huntington
The Lake Avenue Community Orchestra
Clyde Reasinger Dixieland Band
The Praise band at Lake Ave Church
Big Band Theory
LAPD Band 4th of July 2011 at the Reagan Library
on tour with Chris Blakey
Lake Ave. Chamber Orchestra
With Dean Rockwood and the Live 45s
King of the Shred Guitar
With the Glendale Community Symphony Orchestra
The Surf Rockets Live on KCR radio
The Soundwaves at The Derby, Hollywood
The Frank Palminteri Big Band
With Surf Drums Legend Dusty Watson's
Hot Plankton at the OC Fair
me and the fabulous JR
With Outerwave at The Purple Orchid
Starting Off Surfin Sundays '07 at the Huntington Beach International Surfing Museum with Planktone Ranch
King of the Surf Guitar
Tribute to Jimi at The 2007 Acid Beach Party
Pier Plaza Surf City USA
The Surfadelic Sounds of The Boardwalkers
Christmas 2006 with Billy Blastoff and the Surf Rockets
The Insect Surfers
The Marauders at
The Cowboy Surfer Cruise Night
The Fabulous Planktones
at Huntington Beach
at the Surf City Marathon
The other Flowmasters at Suzy's in Hermosa Beach
The Flowmasters at Sams Seafood
HB Longboard Crew Valentines Day Dinner
The Cool-O-Matics at Chantry Flats
The Absolutely Fabulous Detonators
Detonators at Suzy's for Tim's 50th
Detonators at the Fireman's Museum Hollywood
The Surfadelic Sounds of The Boardwalkers
at the Lava Lounge Hollywood
at Baja Cantina
Longboard Ranch at Suzy's in Hermosa Beach
I'm not a big bass fanatic but I love the beat you put down with the bass. Its as good as anyone out there and among the best for sure. . I enjoy the hell out of your guitar playing too. That day at the pier when you did the closing riff in Walk Dont Run 1964, I was WOW!!!! And the organ, that is so old school. Love it. It's guys like you that keep that music alive. I'm very thankful for that. I wish you lived closer so I could pick up a few tips from time to time.
With his adoring fan of 40 years, Claudia.
With his other adoring fan, the incredible drummer Adrien Anthony of CHUM.