Douglas R. Docker

Douglas R. Docker (born 16 June 1967) is an American-French musician, singer, songwriter and producer known for his work with Docker’s Guild, a progressive-metal space opera, and as a member of Cheap Prick, an Italian Cheap Trick tribute act. He has also worked with artists including Shining Line and Tony Mills. Docker is also the founder and owner of the Black Swan Rock School of Music, a music and ESL teaching facility located in Italy.[1][2][3][4]

French-American musician

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Douglas R. Docker

Douglas R. Docker performing live (May 2012)
Background information
Birth name Douglas Ralph Docker
Born (1967-06-16) 16 June 1967 (age 54)
Auxerre, France
Genres Rock and others
Occupation(s) Musician, singer, songwriter, composer, producer
Instruments Piano, keyboards, bass, vocals
Years active 1977–present
Labels Lion Music, Massacre Records
Associated acts Tony Mills, Shining Line
Website Docker’s Guild Official Website
Musical artist

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From 1977 to 1981, Docker performed as a second violinist in the orchestra of the Istituto Musicale Corelli of Pinerolo.[5][6][7][8][9][10][11] From 1978 to 1988 he competed as a pianist in about a dozen international classical piano competitions (Senigallia, Stresa, Bardolino, Torre Pellice, Capri), receiving two first prizes.[12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19][20][21][22] He also performed in recitals as a classical pianist throughout the 1980s.[23][24]

In September of 1989, he obtained a BA in Classical Piano at the Conservatory of Cuneo.[25] He was then hired to play piano and organ on the album Ave Maria by Italian tenor Antonio Caffaro.[26]

In June 1996, Docker briefly returned to classical music with a recital called “Paesaggi Esotici“, performed at the Turin Museum of Natural History. Featuring Mio Nakamura on vocals, the program included operatic arias and traditional songs linked by the common theme of “the exotic” (particularly Asia).[27]

In November 1999, he performed Allegro de Concierto by Enrique Granados at the SFI-Västertorp in Stockholm for its yearly Kulturdagen (Culture Day).[28]

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