Since the late sixties Doug has enjoyed a significant career as a Songwriter. Working with his long-time collaborator Guy Fletcher their songs have been recorded by scores of International stars including some of the defining icons of 20th Century Popular Music such as Elvis Presley, Ray Charles, Joe Cocker and Tom Jones. Doug is proud to have received both Ivor Novello and ASCAP Awards.
Writing across most genres Doug is developing several projects and exploiting songs old and new. His Independent Publishing Company, Dreamtime Music Limited representing his Copyright interest in all his works written over the last two decades.
G&D's “Fallen Angel”, a former hit for Frankie Valli is featured in the acclaimed multi-award winning Musical “Jersey Boys”. The show has run on Broadway for nine years and been a huge success in London, Sydney Melbourne and Brisbane, New Zealand plus Singapore, Holland and South Africa.
Championing the craft of songwriting Doug says, “At this time volatile and dynamic changes are taking place across the planet, in Society, the opaque
and manipulated world of Banking & Finance, in Politics and the Environment too. An epoch ending paradigm shift is underway; an old outdated clique to which powerful, vested interest groups cling, and a challenging New Order, already impatient for change waits at the gate.” “I believe it is essential that composers and songwriters send out a message loud and clear, that the Song remains at the very heart of our Industry. Music is to be respected and its useage paid for on a transparent and equitable basis.
I urge creators of music to support PRS for Music and other composer-centric organisations and the work they do on your behalf, both domestically and globally. A talented and dedicated team work tirelessly at PRS to safeguard Creators’ rights. Don’t trash your work, nurture it. Take pride in what you do. Receive your due reward. A song is a mysterious thing often developing a life of its own. Honour and protect that.”