Douglas Willett

Douglas Willett

 Greensboro, North Carolina, USA
BandR&BSoul

Uplifting vocals and sweet harmonies to the listeners ears. Lyrics that is personal and relatable to the listeners. Stage presence and showmanship that you just have too witness. Douglas's music complements his style and purpose . "My goal is to encourge my audience and have fun while doing it"


Biography

In search of personal fulfillment is a quest Douglas Willett has uncovered since relocating to Greensboro, NC in 1990. He was placed and raised in foster care at the age of 2 in Providence Kentucky. Thirteen years later, during his first church solo, Willett first experienced his Gospel Roots and ability to touch the hearts and souls of his listeners by taking personal experiences transcending them into memorable moments for everyone.

His style and music can be paired with Earth Wind & Fire’s inspirational value, self healing, and love. Vocally he can be compared to Brian McKnight, Johnny Gill, and Fred Hammonds. His writing skills are developing everyday through life experiences being around people and listening. He compares his writing to India. Arie, Kirk Franklin, Brian McKnight Norah Jones, and Sade. Willett said," My melodies are influenced by listening to all genre's and being alert to unique pitches in my surroundings." His unique voice quality has made him a requested voice at showcases, weddings, beach shows, and special music programs.

Currently Douglas is studying Entertainment Law, another goal is to obtain his own music publishing co one day. He enters songwriting competions, workshops, and seminars to continue his education. Over the past ten years he’s been studying voice and 3 years of music theory with his private music instructor. This he feels will give him the elements and foundation needed to secure a professional career in music. His accomplishments include a featured soloist for the Greensboro Orchestra Symphony, first single; “Candle Lit For You" was selected as a finalist for the 2005 (ISC) International Songwriting Competion in Nashville Tenn. The single also was in regular rotation with local radio stations. In addition Douglas also made it as a finalist for the (TJMS) Tom Joyner Morning Show 2005 Big Break. His upcoming single entitled, “Move On," was selected as the theme song for a dramatic play in North Carolina. He was also selected a finalist for The Donald Lawrence Demo Critique and just recently was featured on the home page of B E T.COM/yaheard artist.

In the past, Willett has shared the stage with performers such as the Righteous Brothers, Impressions & Kenny Loggings and is looking forward to working with more artists. Consequently each performance has progressed him to a higher means of personal achievement. When asked what sets him apart from other solo artists Willett replies, “ I challenge myself to write a song in any setting at any time and make it conversational."

He will continue to pursue his career as a vocalist, songwriter, performer, and recording artist. For more information, Douglas Willett can be contacted at (336) 255-6803/218 8602 email at dglswillett@yahoo.com

Lyrics

Babe

Written By: Dennis DeYoung

Babe
Written by Dennis DeYoung
Lead Vocals by Dennis DeYoung

Babe, I'm leaving, I must be on my way
The time is drawing near
My train is going, I see it in your eyes
The love, the need, your tears
But I'll be lonely without you
And I'll need your love to see me through
Please believe me, my heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you.

You know it's you Babe
Whenever I get weary and I've had enough
Feel like giving up
You know it's you Babe
Giving me the courage and the strength I need
Please believe that it's true
Babe, I love you.

You know it's you Babe
Whenever I get weary and I've had enough
Feel like giving up
You know it's you Babe
Giving me the courage and the strength I need
Please believe that it's true
Babe, I love you.

Babe, I'm leaving, I'll say it once again
Somehow try to smile
I know the feeling we're trying to forget
If only for a while
But I'll be lonely without you
And I'll need your love to see me through
Please believe me, my heart is in your hands
And I'll be missing you
Babe, I love you.

Move On

Written By: Douglas Willett

"Move On"
Written by Douglas Willett
Intro...
"You know sometimes in life you going to have ups and downs and if you're not growing you need to move on and this is my story".

1st Verse
I'm tossing and turning and can't get no sleep cause my mind is bother and I feel incomplete. Wake up in the morning and I still feel the same can't stop this feeling there's no one to blame. Over and over, day by day it's the same routine something has to change.

Chorus
Move On, move on it's time to move on.
Move On, move on it's time to move on.

2nd Verse
If it's not one thing it's another when problems come got to get it together.
It doesn't make sense to go through this I should be happy just not content.
I've got a plan I know what I'm gonna do I can't look back cause it's time to move.

Chorus
Move On, move on it's time to move on.
Move On, move on it's time to move on.

Bridge
The time is ticking it won't stand still so I'll take my chances I'm for real.
No more tossing and turning when I sleep at night.

3rd Verse
Life comes at you in so many ways good or bad now I look forward everyday.
One day at a time is what I pursued, I'm so glad that I made my move.

Chorus
Move On; move on its time to move on.
Move On; move on its time to move on.
Keep on moving, keep on moving...

© Copyright 2009 Douglas Willett

Discography

Latest debut cd released "myJOURNEY"
Top Singles "Move On" and Babe

Set List

"Move On"
"@ the cafe"
"babe"
"Candlelit For You"
"Can u Hear Me?"