Singer, songwriter, musician, producer heavily influenced by Sly & the Family Stone, Beatles, James Brown,Weather Report, Joni Mitchell, Stevie Wonder and Paul Simon and Yes.Raised on Big band ( Basie, Ellington, Miller, Goodman) and bebop ( Charlie Parker,Dizzy Gillespie,Thelonious Monk ) I was groovin' with the muse before I could walk.My first concert experience was Sly & The Family Stone in 1969.
It was a life altering moment that split my brain in half and left me happily comatose.I grew up at The Memorial Auditorium.James Brown,Earth Wind & Fire,Bootsy Collins,Brothers Johnson, Commodores, Rush, Pat Travers, Sammy Hagar, Alvin Lee and many more.Sly banged on the door of my creativity, The Jackson Five put it into technicolor and The Beatles knocked the door off the hinges.With the inspiration of the 50's and 60's ( Chuck Berry, Elvis,Little Richard, Everly Brothers, Beach Boys, Buddy Holly, Beatles, Stones ) revival that was happening in the early 70',my best friend and I, Jeff Cooper, ( Pharaohs ) started writing songs when we were barely 16 yrs old.From Louis Armstrong to Kate Bush, my tastes and influences are wide and varied.
I was playing the Playboy Club in Century City ( Southern California ) straight out of highschool with funk / fusion band Technical Force. We created our own hype and industry gigs at Hop Sihngs in L.A. A&R reps, managers, publishers, agents all showed up.Dry ice and crazy lights ! What a night. Marrried and raising kids, working full time, producing my own projects and under management at 23.I've had and played in every type of band from country to jazz to fusion to metal, taught bass from my apartment back in the 90's, I advertise on Khits 92.1 FM and do my best to avoid dumb geniouses who want to waste my time.
Former bassist for Sammie Winner Mind Club ( 1993 ) I've been signed ( Subgroove Records ) and internationally distributed through MTS ( Tower Records) and now head up my own label ( Pryor 2 What ? Records ) and I own the publishing catalog ( P2W ? Music Publishing ) with over 4 dozen releases in multiple genres. I now produce local artists and edit video at EME STUDIOS , Sacramento, Ca.
Some of my favroite songs:Smokestack lightning-Howlin' wolf, Chicago serenade- Jimmy Smith, Better get it in your soul-Mingus, Waking the witch-Kate Bush, Much better off-The Miracles,I am the walrus-Beatles, Bluebird-Buffalo Springfield, Cloudburst-Lambert Hendricks & Ross, Walk-Pantera, Sweetbird-Joni Mitchell, Lickin'Stick-James Brown, Close to the edge-Yes, Golden Lady-Stevie Wonder, Dreamsville-Mancinni, Hot House-Bird & Diz, Amos Moses-Jerry Reed, Stardust-Louis Armstrong, London Calling-Clash, Mas Que Nada-Sergio Mendes Brasil 66, Brilliant Mistake-Elvis Costello, Sing a simple song-Sly&The Family Stone, Deception-Miles Davis, Army of me-Bjork, America-Simon & Garfunkel, Mothership Connection-Parliament, Two Fisted Love-Phoebe Snow, Belladonna-Siouxie&The Banshees, Since I lost my baby-Temptations, The Rover-LedZeppelin, Love in Song-Wings, I'm Glad there is you-Gloria Lynne, Walking after midnight-Patsy Cline, Breakdown blues-Robert Johnson, I can understand it-New Birth, Please pardon me-Rufus, Rock Steady-Aretha Franklin, Heard it through the Grapevine-Gladys Knight & The Pips, Box of Rain-Grateful Dead, Just ask the lonely-Four Tops, Nothing but heartaches-The Supremes, Beware of darkness-George Harrison, Blue Rondo a la turk-Brubeck, Drinking again-Dinah Washington, I did it just the same-Eurythmics, Jackie Gleason-Melancholy Serenade, Blackhole sun-Soundgarden, California Soul-5th Dimension, Baby don't go-Sonny & Cher, Mama's Pearl-Jackson 5, Diamonds sparkling in the sand-Tower of power, Dreamlover-Jeff Buckley, Mind Games-John Lennon, Moonage Daydream-David Bowie, God only knows-Beach boys, Kiss of light-Be Bop Deluxe, How high the moon-Les Paul & Mary Ford, Flood-Throwing Muses,Chalkhills & Children-XTC, So many millions-Fishbone, Dig-Mudvayne.
Please find me and friend me on Facebook.The Doug Cash catalog is also available at itunes and all digital outlets.