Douglas was born in Burbank. No, not in So Cal but a small town in Southeastern South Dakota! He didn’t even know there was a Burbank California growing up! It was a small town, population 90, give or take a dog or a sheep walking through. As the youngest of four kids he was always the center of attention and didn't much care for chores. He longed to move away to the big city to follow his dreams.

After growing up in South Dakota, he moved to New York. While maturing artistically in The Big Apple, Douglas attended The American Musical and Dramatic Academy, (AMDA) a musical theater conservatory. Then a move out west, Los Angeles to be exact, for a few years, only to be chewed up and spat out...... "THAT'S LIFE!"

After a three year hiatus and some domestic training (girlfriend), he returned to LA, and chose to throw his hat into the ring of the “Great American Crooners". In the very beginning his choice to become a singer of The Great American Songbook gained notoriety when LA MAGAZINE gave him the title of "Best of LA 2007."

While attending AMDA in NYC in '98 Frank Sinatra passed away. What impressed Douglas was that with the advent of Sinatra's death, the Empire State Building was lit blue! He thought to himself; "who do you have to be to have The Empire State Building lit to the color of your eyes?" It's about honor and a strong sense of respect. Douglas knows that the man and the music deserve the same great respect. “It’s the best music American has.”

© 2016 Douglas Roegiers