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Doug Grannell

Double Bass - Bass Guitar

 
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Gigs & Shows

Biography

 

A sought-after and versatile double bassist and bass guitarist, Doug studied music at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, earning distinctions in his Honours Degree and PG Diploma, as well as the Ernest & Doris Haigh Memorial Award and the HTV Study Award. He began his career with a European tour of the musical Cabaret and has since performed in theatre productions across Europe, the UK and the West End including Miss Saigon, The Witches of Eastwick, Acorn Antiques: The Musical, Grease, The Rocky Horror Show, Titanic and the Royal Shakespeare Company’s London production of The Merry Wives of Windsor.

He has also contributed performances to productions by the London School of Musical Theatre, Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, Guildford School of Acting and the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama among others, and also teaches on the Actor Musician undergraduate course at Mountview.

Doug has performed alongside famous faces including Marti Pellow, Richard O'Brien, Kenny Thomas, Ria Jones, Ramin Karimloo, Lee Mead, Lara Pulver, Kerry Ellis, Bobby Davro, Jack Foley, Richard Shelton, Mitch Winehouse and Suzie Kennedy, to name but a few. As well as numerous musicals, Doug also performs regularly with the Denmark Street Big Band, emerging singer-songwriter Georgia & The Vintage Youth, and appears on several cast recordings, rock, pop and jazz albums.

"Doug...makes everything feel just right...manages to make every song he plays on sound better because he's there." Rhythm Magazine

 

 
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Musicals & Shows

Strike Up the Band (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) - 2019
Double Bass (Alces Productions; musical director - Bobby Goulder)

The Merry Wives of Windsor (Barbican Theatre) - 2018
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (Royal Shakespeare Company; musical director - Gareth Ellis)

San Domino (Tristan Bates Theatre) - 2018
Double Bass (TKD Productions & M. Green Productions; musical director - James Cleeve)

Sirens of the Silver Screen (Upstairs at the Gatehouse/Tabard Theatre) — 2017-2018
Double Bass (Alces Productions; musical director - Bobby Goulder/Alex Maynard)

35mm: A Musical Exhibition (The Other Palace) — 2017
Bass Guitar (musical director - Joe Bunker)

Jack Pack (UK Tour) — 2017
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (Tim Johanson Productions; musical director - Graeme Taylor)

The Braille Legacy (Charing Cross Theatre) — 2017
Double Bass (musical director - Toby Higgins/Jordan Li-Smith)

Pete 'n' Keely (Tristan Bates Theatre) — 2017
Double Bass (Wallflower Theatrical; musical director - James Cleeve)

Death Takes a Holiday (Charing Cross Theatre) — 2017
Double Bass (musical director - Dean Austin)

Grease (Curve, Leicester & Dubai World Trade Centre) — 2016-2017
Bass Guitar (musical director - Neil MacDonald)

The MGM Story (UK Tour) — 2016-2017
Double Bass (Aria Entertainment; musical director - Charlie Ingles)

Allegro (Southwark Playhouse) — 2016
Double Bass (Danielle Tarento; musical director - Dean Austin)

Titanic (Charing Cross Theatre) — 2016
Double Bass (musical director - Mark Aspinall/Jo Cichonska)

The Winter's Tale (Minack Theatre) — 2016
Double Bass & Fretless Bass Guitar (Moving Stories Theatre Company; musical director - David Merriman)

Devilish (Landor Theatre) — 2016
Bass Guitar (Artfield; musical director - Ian MacGregor)

Bar Mitzvah Boy (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) — 2016
Double Bass (Aria Entertainment; musical director - Ed Court)

The Great Jewish American Songbook (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) — 2016
Double Bass (Aria Entertainment; musical director - Neil MacDonald)

Grey Gardens (Southwark Playhouse) — 2016
Double Bass (Tarento Productions; musical director - Michael Bradley)

Legally Blonde: The Musical (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) — 2015
Bass Guitar, Fretless Bass Guitar & Double Bass (musical director - Matt Abrams)

Ushers: The Front of House Musical (Arts Theatre) — 2015
Bass Guitar & Double Bass (Matthew Cundy Productions; musical director - James Cleeve)

You Won't Succeed on Broadway if You Don't Have Any Jews (St. James Theatre) — 2015
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (Collaborative Artists Ltd; musical director - Inga Davis-Rutter)

Grand Hotel (Southwark Playhouse) — 2015
Double Bass (Tarento Productions; musical director - Michael Bradley)

The Clockmaker's Daughter (Landor Theatre) — 2015
Double Bass (composer/musical director - Michael Webborn)

Spend Spend Spend (Union Theatre) — 2015
Double Bass, Bass Guitar & Fretless Bass Guitar (musical director - Inga Davis-Rutter)

Singin' in the Rain (Upstairs at the Gatehouse) — 2015
Double Bass (musical director - Matt Ramplin)

Roald Dahl's Willy Wonka (DUCTAC Theatre, Dubai) — 2014
Fretless Bass Guitar (S4K International; musical director - Michael Webborn)

Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris (Charing Cross Theatre) — 2014
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (musical director - Dean Austin)

The Liberation of Colette Simple (Jacksons Lane, St. James Theatre, Leicester Square Theatre, Tennessee Williams Theatre Festival USA) — 2013-2014
Double Bass (Spatfeather Theatre; composer/musical director - Vincent Guibert)

See Rock City & Other Destinations (Union Theatre) — 2014
Bass Guitar (Aria Entertainment/Spiezak Productions; musical director Matt Ramplin)

San Domino (Arcola Theatre) — 2014
Double Bass (TKD Productions; musical director - James Cleeve)

Carousel (Arcola Theatre) — 2014
Double Bass (Morphic Graffiti; musical director - Andrew Corcoran)

No Way to Treat a Lady (Landor Theatre) — 2014
Bass Guitar (musical director - Nicholas Chave)

Meet me in St. Louis (Landor Theatre) — 2013
Double Bass (musical director - Michael Webborn)

Titanic (Southwark Playhouse) — 2013
Double Bass (Tarento Productions; musical director - Mark Aspinall)

Next Thing You Know (Landor Theatre) — 2013
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (musical director - Michael Webborn)

A Class Act (Landor Theatre) — 2013
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (musical director - James Cleeve)

White Christmas (Lowry Theatre) — 2012
Double Bass (Michael Rose Ltd; musical director - James McKeon)

The 24 Hour Musicals Celebrity Gala (The Old vic) — 2012
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (musical directors - Gareth Ellis, Toby Higgins, Caroline Humphris & Dan Jackson)

Mack and Mabel (Southwark Playhouse) — 2012
Double Bass (Tarento Productions; musical director - Mark Aspinall)

Floyd Collins (Southwark Playhouse) — 2012
Double Bass (musical director - Tim Jackson)

Parade (Southwark Playhouse) — 2011
Double Bass (Tarento Productions; musical director - Michael Bradley)

Godspell (Union Theatre) — 2011
Bass Guitar (musical director - Michael Bradley)

Company (Southwark Playhouse) — 2011
Bass Guitar (Tarento Productions; musical director - Oliver Jackson)

Sunday Night at the London Palladium — 2010
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (musical director - Scott Alder)

HONK! (Northampton Royal & Derngate) — 2009-2010
Bass Guitar & Double Bass, click track & computer programming (musical director - Peter Woollard)

The Witches of Eastwick (UK Tour) — 2008-2009
Bass Guitar & Double Bass (Kenny Wax Productions Ltd/Cameron Mackintosh; musical director - Tom Deering)

The Wizard of Oz (Southampton Mayflower) — 2007
Double Bass (Michael Rose Ltd; musical director - Adrian Kirk)

Acorn Antiques: The Musical (UK Tour) — 2006-2007
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (Phil McIntyre Entertainments Ltd; musical director - Nigel Lilley)

Miss Saigon (UK Tour & Lisbon, Portugal) — 2004-2006
Bass Guitar, Double Bass & Sinfonia (Cameron Mackintosh; musical director - James Dodgson/Stuart Calvert)

The Rocky Horror Show (Queen's Theatre & UK Tour) — 2002-2003
Bass Guitar (Ambassador Theatre Group; musical director - Iain Vince-Gatt)

Cabaret (European Tour) — 2001-2002
Double Bass (Ballet, Classic & Entertainment; musical director - Iain Vince-Gatt)


Show Deps

Evita (International Tour) — 2010-2019
Bass Guitar & Double Bass (Bill Kenwright Ltd; musical director - David Steadman/Matthew Loughran/Tim Whiting/Anthony Gabriele)

The Magic Flute (Soho Theatre & UK Tour) — 2017-2018
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (Opera Up Close; musical director - David Keefe)

Superhero (Southwark Playhouse) — 2017
Double Bass (musical director - Joe Bunker)

Mary Poppins (UK Tour) — 2016
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (Cameron Mackintosh/Disney; musical director - Steve Moss)

The Last 5 Years (New Wolsey Theatre) — 2016
Fretless Bass Guitar (musical director - Caroline Humphris)

The Sound of Music (UK Tour) — 2015
Double Bass (Bill Kenwright Ltd; musical director - David Steadman)

My Fair Lady (Kilworth House Theatre) — 2013
Double Bass (musical director - Garth Hall)

The Sound of Music (Kilworth House Theatre) — 2012
Double Bass (musical director - Garth Hall)

Wonderful Town (UK Tour) — 2012
Double Bass (musical director - James Burton)

Lend Me a Tenor (Guilgud Theatre) — 2011
Double Bass (musical director - Colin Billing)

White Christmas (Sunderland Empire Theatre) — 2010
Double Bass (Michael Rose Ltd; musical director - Robert Scott)

Assassins (Union Theatre) — 2010
Double Bass (musical director - Michael Bradley)

Doctor Dolittle (UK Tour) — 2007-2008
Double Bass (Bill Kenwright Ltd; musical director - Stuart Pedlar)

Godspell (UK Tour) — 2007-2008
Bass Guitar (OFTR; musical director - Colin Billing)

Aspects of Love (UK Tour) — 2007-2008
Double Bass (Kenny Wax Productions Ltd; musical director - Andy Smith)

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (UK Tour) — 2006-2008
Double Bass & Bass Guitar (Michael Rose Ltd; musical directors - Greg Arrowsmith/Adrian Kirk)

By Jeeves (UK Tour) — 2007
Double Bass (Eastbourne Theatres Production; musical director - Rob Cousins)

Once in a Lifetime (National Theatre) — 2006
Double Bass


Recording

The Clockmaker's Daughter (Studio Cast Recording) - 2019
Double Bass (composer/musical director - Michael Webborn)

Rage Against the Brexit Machine, 'No, Jeremy Corbyn' — 2017
Fretless Bass Guitar (producer - Bernie Tormé)

Jonathan D Ellis, 'Grow Old With Me' — 2017
Double Bass (musical director - Michael Webborn)

Mark Ruebery, 'One Night One Chance' — 2015
Double Bass, Bass Guitar & Electric Double Bass; additional editing, arrangements & programming

Stephen Wheel, ‘Cassette Records’ — 2014
Fretless Bass Guitar & additional recording

Stephen Wheel, ‘Out of the City I Can’t Sink’ — 2013
Bass Guitar (fretted & fretless) & Double Bass; additional recording

Angharad Griffiths EP — 2012
Double Bass; additional recording, arrangements & programming

Fresher: The Musical (Original Cast Recording) — 2011
Bass Guitar (composer/musical director - Mark Aspinall)

Mark Ruebery Live Session Videos — 2011
Double Bass (electric & acoustic)

Hamlet: The Musical (Edinburgh Cast Recording) — 2010
Double Bass (composer/musical director - Alex Silverman)

Elysian, ‘Washed Away’ — 2008
Bass Guitar (Produced by Stuart Fox)

A Snooze in the City (Soundtrack) — 2003
Double Bass (Squint Films Ltd; composer - Stuart Fox)


Bands & Cabaret

Georgia & The Vintage Youth - 2017-present
Double Bass

Jonathan D Ellis and the 20th Century Foxes — 2017-present
Double Bass (musical director - Michael Webborn)

Timothy J Pebbles and his Old Time Circus Band — 2017-present
Bass Guitar & Double Bass

Alice Fearn: Where I've Been, Where I'm Going (St. James Theatre) — 2016
Double Bass (musical director - Nick Barstow)

Suzie Kennedy: A Tribute to Marilyn Monroe (Hippodrome) — 2015
Double Bass (musical director - Graeme Taylor)

Denmark Street Big Band — 2011-present
Double Bass & Bass Guitar

Stephen Wheel — 2009-2014
Double Bass, Bass Guitar, Electric Double Bass

Mark Ruebery — 2009-2015
Double Bass, Electric Double Bass, Bass Guitar

Discography