SongVault Artist Profile
Massachusetts, United States
New Age / Pop
Doug Hammer is a highly sought-after musician, composer, producer, arranger, and engineer. Music has always played an important role in Dougís life, as he was called to it at a very early age. He showed musical interest at age three and began piano lessons at the age of six. He had some wonderful teachers in contemporary and classical styles of music.
He began composing songs (mainly pop) while in high school and then went to Berklee College of Music in Boston on a partial scholarship to study songwriting, commercial arranging, and jazz. He helped put himself through school by doing solo piano gigs at local bars, restaurants, hotels and at Bostonís Faneuil Hall. He learned a lot of standards and contemporary songs that way. Because of his composing skills, he gained a lot of studio experience at Berklee, as the music production majors needed material to record.
Doug has always enjoyed the recording and production process and later decided to open his own project studio and production company, Dreamworld Productions. During this time, he was getting involved with accompanying many local singers. In time, they would also work with him in the studio. Doug would add production and engineering to his list of abilities. His company grew and later included his wife Emmanuelleís graphic design talents, which now became Dreamworld Productions and Design. They moved north of Boston and built and opened a larger studio in 2000 which includes a Schimmel concert grand piano.
Doug works on a variety of projects such as CDís, jingles, soundtracks for film, TV, and radio, and music for corporate events. He produces countless local artists in many different styles, including cabaret, pop, rock, folk, jazz, R & B, african, and classical. He also produces guided meditation CDís with various speakers.
Doug has been composing his own music as well, and at the end of 2007, his debut solo piano CD, Solace, was finally released. Doug has also just released Baby Music 1 and Baby Music 2 which are solo piano improvisations created for the births of his two sons. Each CD is a 78 minute piece which creates a quiet, peaceful landscape, sometimes melodic and sometimes contemplative. Doug has also just released NoÍl, a solo piano Christmas CD which includes original arrangements to many Christmas standards, as well as a new original Christmas song.
Dougís music has been getting both internet and radio airplay all over the world, including Spain, The Netherlands, Canada, and all over the US. Dougís music has been featured regularly on Soundscapes, a Music Choice channel available on a variety of media outlets. Please visit www.doughammer.net for more information.