About

DJM_Portrait_SmDoug spends equal time on the road as a founding member of the iconic 80’s rock band Loverboy, (providing keyboards, sax, vocals & Harmonica) and at his home studio in the Vancouver area of British Columbia.

Doug’s original compositions are heard around the world on TV  shows, radio stations, movies, and on the internet. He has written commission pieces for the City of Surrey’s Winter Olympics 2010 torch lighting ceremony and the BC Summer Games 2011/2012 opening ceremonies.

Doug’s diverse musical capabilities includes live performances in rock, jazz and classical concerts. His many awards include induction in the Canadian Musical Hall of Fame. Leo Award nominations, and ARCT Silver Medal Status.

Highlights

1962 – began piano lessons
1972 –  began transcribing Oscar Peterson, Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman
1975 – graduated Silver Medal A.R.C.T.
1976 – became piano teacher at Langley Community Music School.
1977 – played with original band “All the Rage in Paris” (aka “All Our Wages Perished”)
1978 – joined CBS recording artists “Fosterchild”
1979 – began collaborating with Paul Dean and Mike Reno to eventually form “Loverboy“.
1982 – won 1st runner up Keyboard magazine “best new talent.
1988 – began second career as composer for film, TV and documentaries.
1998 – co-composed (with Dean Beattie) musical theatre piece “A Time to Remember”
2001 – graduated from the Film Music Institute
2003 – co-composed (with Dean Beattie) “Song of the Sicamous”
2009 – “Loverboy” inducted into The Canadian Music Hall of Fame
2010 – wrote “From My Home” Winter Olympics 2010 Surrey, BC theme song.
2011 – wrote “Because We Dream” for BC Summer Games 2011-2012
2012 – Loverboy tours with Journey (80s shows) on North American tour.
2013 – composed original score for “Native Planet” TV series for Real World Films
2014 – released “Notes to Self”, a collection of original classical compositions