About Doug Sheppard
Hull, United Kingdom
I've been playing live in bands since I was 16(A lot of years)I haven't done a lot for the past 15 years but my work for the past couple of years took me to Amsterdam in Holland and I got to play quite a lot at Musicians nights/Jam nights.
I live in a town Called Hull,East Yorkshire in England,
I've always written songs.http://tinyurl.com/5cyf92
When I taught myself to play guitar from the age of 12(Started on Cornet/Trumpet in the school band when I was 10) the bands I was listening to on the Radio were,"Underground" at the time and I had to listen to them on,"Pirate Radio"http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radio_caroline
hiding my little AM radio from my Mother(Single parent family) and used to go to sleep with it under my pillow.The bands were Cream/Led Zep/Free/Black Sabbath etc.The normal radio stations would not play them here in the UK as they were considered anti-social and almost revolutionary.
As I didn't know any better when I learnt electric guitar I also taught myself Slide guitar and harmonica as I thought that's was lead guitar players had to do.
In my teenage/early 20s I nearly made it big,http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethel_the_Frog_%28band%29
We had our own record deal with EMI after we got on a compilation album with another up-and-coming band who went on to do a little better than us.They were called,"Iron Maiden".
My musical tastes have changed like most people's do over the years and I'm pretty open minded now.I've just got back into writing and recording at home hence the songs.