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Dave Douglas
Birth name David Allen Douglas
Also known as Dave
Born August 19, 1979 (1979-08-19) (age 30)
Origin United States U.S.
Occupations Lead vocalist and guitarist for the band Attack Cat; former Drummer and backing vocalist for the Christian rock band Relient K, musician
Instruments drums, guitar, bass, vocals
Years active 2000-Present
Associated acts Relient K (2000-2007)
Ace Troubleshooter (2001)
Agnes (2005-Present)
Gypsy Parade (2006-2008)
Attack Cat (2008-Present)
Website www.relientk.com

Dave Douglas is a Christian rock musician, most widely known as being the former drummer of the Christian rock band Relient K. Douglas joined the band after their former drummer, Stephen Cushman, departed in late 2000. Douglas had been playing the drums and doing background vocals for the band for seven years. His style often focuses on heavy snare hits on the beat and complex kick patterns.

He sang a few solos for the band, and he has also started a side solo music project called Agnes (see below for more). Back when he joined Relient K, Douglas was also filling in as a guitarist for Ace Troubleshooter, whose frontman was future Relient K bassist John Warne. In summer 2006, Douglas announced another side project of his. This second side project is called Gypsy Parade, and he performs for this project with his wife. He is currently writing more songs for both of his side projects.

When asked to name something odd about every member of Relient K, lead singer Matt Thiessen told how Dave Douglas has two ferrets. This has proven to be true, as Douglas posted a picture of his ferrets on the Relient K Forums.

Douglas has said that he loves airplanes, and said that when he was younger, he either wanted to be a pilot or a musician when he grew up. While he is obviously a musician, he said he still wants to get his pilot's license someday.[1]

Douglas currently lives in Cleveland, Ohio with his wife, Rachel.

Dave Douglas announced October 18th, 2007 that he would be resigning from Relient K December 29th, 2007. He is pursuing new musical avenues, and starting the first of 2008, he has been devoting as much time as possible to Gypsy Parade, the project he started with his wife.

Relient K announced online, "After seven years of touring, recording, and rehearsing, Dave Douglas has decided to leave Relient K. His final show will be 12/29. As a part of Relient K, he has been an amazing drummer, singer, collaborator, and friend. Before Dave joined the band, we were plagued with drummer turnover. Although he was the fifth drummer in two years, the moment he joined was the first time we ever felt like a complete band. He will be missed on the stage and on the road, and we wish him all the best.- RK"

"I know that there have been some rumors and speculation about my future in Relient K. I suppose I should clear that up. The time has, in fact, come for me to leave the band. This has been a very difficult decision, but I know that this is the right one. Relient K has been a huge part of my life and I'm sure that it is going to take a long time to get used to not being a part of the band any more. I've had a lot of good times, met a lot of great people, and been able to go a lot of places. it's been a blessing and a pleasure to work with Matt, Matt, John, and Jon. Also, I want to thank everyone else who has been involved with the band, especially those who have been on the road with us. Our fans are amazing and I want to thank all of you for your support and enthusiasm. I am moving on to new music projects, and I hope that I will still have all of your support. Come the first of the year I will be devoting most of my time to Gypsy Parade . Feel free to look us up and say hi. Until then I will playing with Relient K, so I've got a few more shows left in me. I suppose that this is my "farewell tour." hopefully I, and the rest of Relient K, will see you at one of them. Thanks to all of you." -Dave Douglas

The band silly-stringed Dave at his final show.

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Gear

Douglas is an official endorser of Meinl cymbals, Battlefield drums, and Vic Firth drumsticks.

In the "Be My Escape" music video, he used a late-1980s Yamaha Recording Custom drum kit in the Basement scene, but a DW kit at the end. In the "Who I Am Hates Who I've Been" video, he used a DW kit with Zildjian cymbals.

Agnes side project

Agnes
Background information
Origin Cleveland, Ohio
Genres Christian rock
Years active 2005–present
Labels Mono Vs Stereo
Members
Dave Douglas

Douglas also has a solo side project, Agnes. [1] [2] His first three songs debuted on Mono Vs Stereo's My Other Band, Vol. 1, which was released in June 2006. [1] The CD was a compilation for members of Christian rock bands to get out side projects of theirs to the public. This project has its own unique sound compared to that of Relient K, although there are hints of Relient K's earlier sound in it. Douglas' bandmate in Relient K, John Warne is considering doing a side project for a possible My Other Band, Vol. 2.

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History

Dave Douglas started Agnes in late 2005, after tossing the idea around in his head for a few years. The side project was announced on MySpace by his Relient K bandmate Jonathan Schneck, around May 2006. He did the lead vocals in songs Apathetic Way To Be, Failure to Excommunicate, the second verse in the song, I Am Understood, and Life After Death & Taxes (Failure II). These can be found on the albums Apathetic EP, The Anatomy of the Tongue in Cheek, Two Lefts Don't Make a Right...but Three Do,and Mmhmm.

Douglas explained the name as being the name of a character in a book that he enjoyed - David Copperfield by Charles Dickens. Agnes is not his only side project. He also started a project titled Gypsy Parade, a softer project that he and his wife created. Now Douglas and his wife have stopped Gypsy Parade and started a new project called Attack Cat with Dave on the guitar with vocals, Rachel on the keyboard/piano with vocals (both sharing lead parts), and Josh from The Evan Anthem on the drums.

Songs

All songs can be found on Mono Vs Stereo's My Other Band, Vol. 1. [1] [2]

  • "Gravity"
  • "The Brakes"
  • "Privileged Few"

References

  1. ^ a b c My Other Band at Amazon.com, Retrieved March 7, 2007
  2. ^ a b CD Review at ChristianityToday.com, Retrieved March 7, 2007

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