DOUGLAS S. FORD, M.M.
Classically trained percussionist and independent drum set artist.
In addition to 25 years of experience, Douglas holds a Master of Music degree in Percussion Performance and a Bachelor's degree in Music Business from Illinois State University. Douglas has performed at the professional level both live and in the studio with multiple talents/ensembles of various genres from Country/Pop/Prog-Rock/Jam on main stages of outdoor music festivals to Classical/Musical in concert halls and pits. He instructs private lessons and ensembles at the collegiate level, and is in the final stages of publishing his first method book, "Constructing the Groove: an advanced study in mixed-meter drumming."
Whether you desire solid back-beat drumming or creative multiple percussion parts layered atop one another, Doug Ford will provide recordings of the high quality sought after by the industry's leading professionals.
"Constructing the Groove: an advanced study in mixed-meter drumming," method book with play-along tracks and instructional DVD by Douglas S. Ford is yet to be released. Follow Doug on Instagram, @dsf.drums, for updates and examples/variations of grooves from the book. Doug is not scheduling further private/group/Skype lessons at this time, but may have openings in the near future.
Douglas prides himself on providing professional demeanor both on and off the stage. If in need of a fill-in drummer, Doug will learn existing parts as-is and show up for rehearsal prepared. He is also fully capable of writing suitable drum parts to help compliment your music for live performance. Doug can bring explosive energy to the stage, or sit back and groove in the pocket if you prefer. Contact Doug with serious inquiries at DougFord@dsfdrums.com.
CONSTRUCTING THE GROOVE
From "(???)," by Kuh Nives.
Original, creative grooves:
Grid > Basic > Complex
Doug is currently performing/recording with Pop Country singer/songwriter, Aileeah Colgan, as well as with his instrumental Prog Jam trio, Kuh Nives. He has adopted the moniker, DrUGFOoD, for his solo works for drum set, percussion, and synth/backing tracks.
New DrUGFOoD EP, "Matter of Time," available here:
Doug has performed/recorded professionally in many cities across the United States, including Nashville, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Denver, Chicago, and many more. Recent recordings include soon to be released EP's by Aileeah Colgan and Kuh Nives.
-Complete DW drum sets of different sizes and shell orientations.
-Proud endorser of Soultone Cymbals, Vratim shoes/apparel, and 64 Audio IEM's.