Double Bassist

Doug Grannell

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Double Bassist
London
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Double Bassist & bass guitarist based in London.

Doug is a sought-after and versatile double bassist and bass guitarist based in London, United Kingdom. After studying music at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, during which time he was awarded both the Ernest & Doris Haigh Memorial Award and the HTV Study Award, as well as distinctions in his Honours Degree and PG Diploma, Doug began his career with a European tour of the musical ‘Cabaret’. Since then he has performed in productions across Europe, the UK and the West End as varied as ‘Miss Saigon’, ‘The Witches of Eastwick’, ‘Acorn Antiques: The Musical’, ‘The Rocky Horror Show’ and, most recently, in the award-winning London production of ‘Titanic’. Doug has performed alongside famous faces including Marti Pellow, Richard O'Brien, Kenny Thomas, Ria Jones, Ramin Karimloo, Lee Mead, Lara Pulver, Kerry Ellis, Bobby Davro, Jack Foley, Richard Shelton and Suzie Kennedy, to name but a few. As well as a huge number of musicals, Doug also plays regularly with London’s finest swinging big band, the Denmark Street Big Band, and appears on several rock and pop albums by Welsh artists Mark Ruebery and Stephen Wheel. "Doug...makes everything feel just right...manages to make every song he plays on sound better because he's there." Rhythm Magazine

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
Musicianship
Genres:
Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, Jazz, Cabaret, Modern jazz, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Latin jazz, Ragtime, Blues, Originals, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Vintage
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Event types:
Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Composer, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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Patrick M, 2 years ago

Reliable and punctual, did the job very well.

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Rhythm M, 6 years ago

Doug...makes everything feel just right...manages to make every song he plays on sound better because he's there.

Patrick M, 3 years ago

Reliable and punctual, did the job very well.