UPCOMING  APPEARANCES:

A U G U S T

FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2021
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

"AN EVENING WITH DOUG BREAU"
With the Magnificent 5
THE PEOPLE'S ROOM
78 Saint Francis St. Mobile, AL
Admission: $25.00

Limited seating, reserve your table today! For tickets and other info visit:
 www.thepeoplesroom.com and click on UPCOMING SHOWS.


A U G / S E P / O C T

BIG BAND AT THE BLUEGILL

TUESDAY, AUGUST 17
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19
All dates: 6:30-8:30 PM
Bluegill Restaurant on the Causeway
Doug Breau: Guest vocalist
 

D E C E M B E R 

DOUG BREAU: CLASSIC CHRISTMAS
Holiday concert featuring your favorite Christmas songs and carols plus pop and jazz classics
Details coming soon!

 

PLEASE STAY TUNED FOR MORE NEW AND INFO REGARDING DOUG'S 2021 APPEARANCES.

2021 Q & A with Doug

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 in Nashville. While I do play a song or two during public performances here and there, most of my piano playing is limited to dinner guests at my home.

was urged out from behind the piano to be a 'front man' sometime in the late '90s. Although it frightened me beyond words the first few times, I was eventually hooked on the idea of 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, we 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 and later formed smaller configurations of their own or performed solo. There's not one of us in the bunch that is tone-deaf. What are the odds, huh? Needless to say, my folks are quite happy that the music gene trickled down pretty well. Their kids all have a musical talent of some kind. We were a bit like the Osmond family. Making music was something we always agreed on doing together."

How can I book the Doug Breau Show?

Go to the Contact page, submit your best contact information, including what type of entertainment you are looking for at your event and we will be in touch!

Look for more 2021 Q&A in the next few months!

 

SONG OF THE MONTH ! 

"TOO MARVELOUS FOR WORDS"

This wonderful tuned was created by Johnny Mercer (lyrics) and Richard Whiting (music.) The tune was introduced in the 1937 movie "Ready Willing and Able." 

In one of the movies' more memorable scenes, Barry (Ross Alexander) dictates a letter to his sweetheart, Jane (Ruby Keeler.) His stenographer is Jane, (played by Wini Shaw.) After Ruby receives the letter she reiterates words from his cryptic letter while her girlfriends listen--and watch. Keeler then does a tap routine with 24-year-old Lee Dixon. The typewriter production number was staged by Bobby Connolly.

The song became very popular, recorded by several artists, namely Frank Sinatra, who included it on his album "Songs For Swingin' Lovers!" (1956.)

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