NAKED IN PUBLIC is QUIRKY, FUN POWER POP. With terrific hooks and witty/silly/deep lyrics. SOUNDS LIKE: a blend of the Beatles, the b-52's and Frank Zappa.
As a child, Doug was fascinated with his parent’s record collection. He absorbed the 60’s sounds of Glen Campbell, Barbara Streisand and Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass.
He also loved the comedians, Bill Cosby, Jonathan Winters and John Byner and author Kurt Vonnegut.
If you mix in the funk/soul of Earth, Wind and Fire and Brothers Johnson, toss in some Talking Heads, the B-52’s, Primus and the Police; you begin to see where the songwriting influences come from.
Always the late bloomer, (he went on his first date last week) Doug got the music bug at age 18 while serving in the US Air Force. Next he spent 4 years a Los Angeles area pop rock band, but was “just the bass player” and he was not able to express his musical desire to “be different”.
Later, after writing many fun, quirky songs, he joined a Sacramento area alternative rock band. But soon, Doug found the band members were not open to collaboration. Even though they had local and commercial radio play and a CD in stores, Doug decided to leave the band to start his own project.
Moving to Southern Oregon, Doug was bored out of his mind one night at a classic rock jam session. That was the “camel that broke the donkey’s back”. Within 1 year, Doug had completed a collection of 16 original songs at world renowned, multi gold and platinum record producer Sylvia Massy’s Radio Star Studios.
NAKED IN PUBLIC is a metaphor for exposing your inner self to the world with no sense of shame or remorse. The playful concept for the project was obvious from the get-go by the catchy hooks, dynamic attention- grabbing lyrics and Doug’s winsome vocal style.
Heartwarming and fun-filled; poignant and profound all at the same time, NIP delivers irresistible - gems, ditties, and jingles disguised as alternative pop/rock.