Doug's 2018 itinerary!
"THE DOUG BREAU REVUE"
MONDAY SEPTEMBER 24 AT 6:30PM
MOJO (Mystic Order of the Jazz Obsessed)
Gulf City Lodge; 601 State Street; Mobile
Tickets sold at the door: Members $10. Guests $15. Students/military I.D. $12.
Featuring: Buddy Dubourg, David White, Ben Harper, Shawn Wright, Mike Lyle and Danny Infante.
More details at mojojazz.org
Big Band at the Bluegill"
Every 3rd Tuesday of the month! 6:30PM - No cover!
Under the direction of Chip Herrington, enjoy an evening of music from the Big Band era as well as vocal classics by Doug from the Great American Songbook. The 19-piece Mobile Big Band plays on the back deck / dance area of the Bluegill Restaurant. Vocalist Karmilla Ali is also featured!
Remaining Bluegill Dates: (Always Tuesday)
Thursday, December 6, 2018
3900 Pleasant Valley Road; Mobile
All your holiday favorites plus songs from the Great American Songbook, not to mention unforgettable classics from the 1950's and beyond. Oh, and a little down-home humor. Maybe a visit from Santa himself!
PLUS the annual presentation of the "Award of Excellence!"
Tickets sold at the door: $15.00
2018 Q & A with Doug
Will there be a new album anytime soon?
DB: "I've been working on an album of pop classics from the '50 and '60s for a while now and it's a long process. I am hoping for a 2019 release.
Is Doug auditioning for any upcoming plays or musicals?
DB: "Not at this time. But there are always great ones being presented by our local theaters so check them out!"
mobiletheatreguild.org cctshows.com joejeffersonplayers.com theatre98.org
Does Doug play any instruments and/or have any particular favorites?
DB: "I began playing the piano by ear at the age of about 12, just came naturally to me. I began playing snippets of things I'd hear on the radio and around the house. My parents invested in lessons for me the following year which focused mostly on the old hayride songs. I knew a lot of those tunes pretty well in my head already. So I'd hear my teacher play them and then I'd just copy him. He couldn't get me to actually read music. I ultimately switched to a more patient but strict teacher who lived across town from our home in New England. I eventually gave in and learned to read music, something I'm grateful for to this day. Those lessons lasted only a couple of years and I then became mostly self-taught. Other than the keys, I have wanted to play the drums and bass since my mid-thirties but I really don't have enough innate talent for playing them. Piano remains my instrument of choice.
My current piano is a Kawai digital baby grand which I bought years ago while living Nashville. I very much enjoy playing and singing for guests when they visit my home. I do play a song or two during public performances but it's rare. I was urged out from behind the piano to be a 'front man' many years ago. Although it frightened me beyond words the first few times, I was ultimately hooked on actually entertaining, where I could engage and interact more with my audience. I think it has paid off.
At his shows, Doug often talks about how he came up in a very musical family. Did they all sing together as children?
DB: "Pretty much. When my older siblings were growing up, my dad, George, would get out the guitar after supper and play all the old country classics by Tammy Wynette, Ernest Tubb, Loretta Lynn, George Jones and the like. At first my sisters would sing along while clearing the table and doing the dishes. Later, this shared experience spilled over to the rest of us kids (10 in all.) Growing up, most of us sang together as a family at area civic events and senior gatherings. It wasn't long before many of the older kids learned guitar, drums and other instruments. We were a bit like the Osmond family. Most everyone is musical. Making music was something we always agreed on doing together."
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Look for more Q&A in the next few months!