Band to Join, Vocalist, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums, Keyboard.


Meet Dougal – I'm a guitar player in his mid 40's with great attitude, gear gear and great experience living in Egham, Surrey.

Since I was in senior school I've been playing rock, pop, funk, soul etc. I have loads of experience playing both the guitar and the electric bass in rock and pop covers bands (and a few original projects) and an upright bass mostly in a classical setting in orchestras

I've got my own transport and live rig.

I'd looking for a complete covers / functions band that plays funky pop and rock in the Chertsey / Leatherhead / Guildford area.

I have a real job. I don't love this real job as much as making music, but it pays my mortgage. I'm dedicated and hardworking and honest -- and my real job is my living. Music and being in a band will only ever be for fun.

I'm open to pretty much anything.

Gigging Experience:
Started playing classical guitar age 11.
Bass guitar followed at about 14, same time as I started playing double bass.
Various pub bands - blues, Zeppelin, Beatles - are started, I play double bass in musicals, & a school orchestra.
This continues until I leave school at 18 & go to BassTech in London for a 6 month intensive course.
Come out realising I'll never cut it as a session guy.
Get to University in Salford, start a metal band. Play pubs & clubs around the place.
Move to London, get a job. Play double bass in a bluegrass band.
Move to America with my Job. Join Epithet, a Death / Thrash / Black metal band in North Haledon.
Epithet dissolves (with some lineup changes) into Liminal which gets some gigs before a work opportunity takes me to Tokyo in 2004, where I join an 80's metal covers band.
Winter 2006 sees me return to the shores of my birth where I join a band that has as many monikers as it does gigs over about two years, playing rock & metal covers.

A work colleague introduces me to some fun loving guys and "The Cheap Shots" are the result. Playing bass in a pop and 'function' party music over the course of nine years we get some good customer reviews. Check us out at www.fb/TheCheapShots

And that leaves me here, now, looking for a band to play who knows what to who knows who...?

Screen name:
Member since:
Jan 28 2007
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Bass Guitar:
Lead Guitar:
Upright bass:


Gibson Les Paul
Chapman Vee
Mesa-Boogie 50w combo
Various pedals