David Doig
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David Doig

Bayport, New York, United States

Bayport, New York, United States
Duo World Acoustic


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"Brand New Distribution Review"

The Bridge
Laser's Edge Catalog
Talk about taking a long time to record a second a...
Talk about taking a long time to record a second album! After a 31 year break Cathedral return for the follow up to Stained Glass Stories. All of the original members are back with the exception of Rudy Perrone who is replaced by virtuoso guitarist David Doig. When you hear about these reformations your expections are automatically set pretty low since very few of them are successful. Cathedral actually pull it off!

The band took the core Cathedral sound (Mellotron is everywhere on this disc) and modernized it a bit - primarily due to current technology. It doesn't sound like it was recorded in 1976 - it has a rather crystalline clear sound. The album kicks off with the 13 minute three part "The Monsterhead Suite" which basically sounds like...Cathedral. In other words a taste of King Crimson, Gentle Giant, Genesis and Yes. The rest of the album follows suit. As you relisten to it you really pick up on a lot of the nuances that made Stain Glass Stories such a classic - but again I have to emphasize that this isn't a retro sound. For me the only downer is drummer Mercury Caronia's decision to use an electronic kit - a standard one would have been much more effective. Here's hoping we don't have to wait another 31 years for album number three - I might not be around!
- Laser's Edge


"Popular Guitar Classics" - David Doig Guitar, 1992
"Solo Music for Acoustic Guitar", 2006
"The Bridge", with the group Cathedral, 2007

I host a radio show called "Acoustic Eclectic Dream" on www.live365.com



At a recent concert performance a fan made this comment about my performance, “you sound like a good dream� I like that description!

The integration of many musical styles and influences has been the inspiration for my journey to create a unique guitar style. These styles include Rock, Jazz, Classical, Folk, Country, New Age and World Music. Some of my favorite artists include The Beatles, Miles Davis, Segovia, and BB King. Some of my favorite composers include J.S. Bach, Frederic Chopin, Claude Debussy and Igor Stravinsky.

My music fuses elements of traditional composition with improvisation. I usually "tinker around" until I have a basic sketch of a musical idea I really like. Then, I try to analyze the sketch to determine "the glue" that holds it together. Sometimes,"the glue" is the melody, the chord changes, the bass line, the musical form, etc. Once I have determined what holds the composition together, I base my improvisation on the key ingredient.

Bio Highlights:
I hold a doctorate in guitar performance from SUNY Stony Brook, performed a sold out debut recital at Carnegie Hall in 1991, was an associate professor of music at Five Towns College from 1991-1996 and I am currently the sole proprietor of the Bayport School of Music.

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