Big moments in the life of Doozer McDooze.
Bands/gigs/life decisions that have shaped the musician you see before you today.
Form: The Rejects
In an Essex College the band was formed fresh faced and unaware of the drinks they would ingest and the people they would insult along the way.
Rejects Embark on World Tour
Drinking the bars dry everywhere they go. We say World … we mean UK really. But World sounds better … so go for World.
The Rejects Album Release: Welcome to Essex
Full band, with a brass section .. sounds pretty good. Want an album? Rare these day :-)
Form: Get Girl Save The World
Start side project with drummer of The Rejects called Get Girl, Save the World. 2 piece noisy pop band with drum machine and a lot of shouting.
Oct: UK Air Guitar Champion
Who thought arseing around on stage WITHOUT instruments is a thing? Previous experience WITH an instrument obviously a vital piece of experience.
Injury and Deferred Sucess!
Does back in while working as a Grave Digger, while off work hang around 8 ball studios on Canvey Island. Jams loads with Steve Weston, Deferred Sucess is born!
Driver and Busker Extraordinaire
Becomes driver for many bands, including: The King Blues, Pama International, The Smoking Hearts, Thomas Tantrum, Engerica and The Big. Off the back of this plays solo in car parks, queues, and venues all over the place.
Meets Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs
Writes them a song and joins them on stage supporting the Levellers.
Summer with Hobo Jones
Spends Summer joining Hobo Jones and the Junkyard Dogs on stage at places such as The Avon Stage, Glastonbury and Main Stage at Beautiful Days. Also plays in the Something Else Tea Tent for the first time at Bearded Theory.
Tries to get a normal jobs, has loads of them.
Gives normality the finger! Doozer McDooze is born!
Quits trying to have a job, and from the money earnt doing workshops, brought a van off ebay and hit the road with The Famous Artist Birdy Rose.
RELEASE: LETS GIVE UP EVERYTHING AND GO LIVE IN A VAN
Hits Personal Record of Number of Shows
78 gigs and 34 Festivals including a tour in Holland and the States.
Kickstarter / Album Release: Not Going Back To That
Kickstarter Goal reached in two weeks! Launch Party in Camden is completely SOLD OUT. Happy days.
Constant Gigging / Headlining Festivals / Crowdfunded Van
A very busy year. A new van was needed to get us to the gigs booked throughout the year. An average of 1 gig every 1.5 days! The van was possible through crowdfunding and selling #vanlife shirts, hoodies and vinyl decals.
Begun recording with Sam Duckworth (Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly) / Busy summer of Festivals / Winter Tour / Form: Smokin\' Donuts
Approached by Sam Duckworth of Get Cape, Wear Cape, Fly who offered advice and the opportunity to record and be produced. We set up a Patreon page where we released an EP every 2 months along with other exclusive content and goodies. Played a number of large festivals including Fairport Fringe Festival, Barking Folk Festival and Watchet. The winter tour kept me busy supporting Funke and the Two Tone Baby, Abdoujaporov and being invited to play the Carter USM vinyl boxset Launch Boat Party. PLUS - At some point in the Summer 2018, Les Carter (Carter USM, Abdoujaparov, Ferocious Dogs) and I, joined forces to do what is now called Smokin\' Donuts. The concept is simple... we play one of Les\'s songs then we play one of mine, till we get to the end of the set.