" I’ve not been this entertained in - well - too frickin long”
So said a satisfied audience member
Ross Douglas is an award winning songwriter and wonderfully entertaining performer.
He has been described as "Folk on out" and with good reason As a very young man the Beatles changed his life. Thus began the varied collection of influences that are evident in his music.
Initially drawn to theatre, he saw much of the world as Pianist / Narrator in the second-ever cast of the seminal BILLY BISHOP GOES TO WAR, played "Brad Majors" in the first ever Canadian stage production of the ROCKY HORROR SHOW and was in the original Vancouver production ANGRY HOUSEWIVES for which he also received a Jessie Award for "Outstanding Musical Direction'
All the while and onwards he was writing - spending 8 years as musician, writer and musical director of the Shakespearean inspired Willie and the Wassailers and 9 years as writer, musical director and performer at Theatre Royal in Barkerville, BC.
This spawned a songwriting output of great variety - 4 albums of original song full of wit,observation and storytelling - which as a solo performer, he delivers with great gusto, accompanying himself on piano uke and guitar.
His songs have won various awards. "Lovin Time" was Runner up in the Jazz category of the John Lennon Song Contest - His uke inspired ditty "Kokanee Canary Canoe" was Special Jury Award winner in the Mid Atlantic Song Contest and was a semi finalist in the 2016 Great Canadian Song Contest .
His folk laced "Town for Tired People" and "Bougainvillaea Bobby" prompted Folk Alley to name him "Folk Artist of the Month" Yes - eclectic is good.
At last count, he has fans in 115 countries and territories around the world.
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Home Base: British Columbia