This talented performer began his career in the US Air Force; winning talent contests held annually with his amazing rendition of the King of Rock n Roll himself, Elvis Presley! He won numerous competitions in multiple categories such as Male Vocalist, Comedian and even Master of Ceremonies.
Doug entered the Worldwide Elvis Impersonators contest in Memphis Tennessee, walking away with the First Place Crown as,"The World's Best Elvis Tribute Artist"
He joined the famous Las Vegas tribute Show "Legends in Concert" and worked with them for numerous years as “The King”, performing in locations all over the world, such as, Bangkok, Hong Kong, Moscow, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, England, Germany, Spain, Chile and many more! Later, he began touring the US and the world, with his own shows.
Doug has an impressive repertoire of 70+ character voices and has done extensive work in the voice over business. He has awed his audiences for years, leaving them totally mesmerized and shaken, by one of those voices in particular- that of Elvis Presley... Doug's voice has been acknowledged by fellow ETA’s as being the closest to "The Kings".
Doug travels extensively throughout the world performing with his band, “Kentucky Reign.” He also performs with backing tracks or with full symphony/pops orchestras. He is known worldwide as "The TRUE Voice of Elvis" by not only his fans and other ETA’s, but by those who knew Elvis personally, and is regarded as an Icon in the industry, winning numerous awards such as:
Most recently: ETIA Vocalist of the Year, 2015
Ultimate Elvis preliminary champion, Portage, IN & Ocean City, MD, 2014
Heart of the King Lifetime Achievement Award, Las Vegas, 2014
King of the World Contest Lifetime Achievement Award, Memphis, TN, 2014
Images of the King Lifetime Champion Award, 2014
Inducted into the Elvis Tribute Artist Hall of Fame, 2013