Douglas Barnett

 

Douglas Barnett is one of Seattle's finest and busiest musicians; A versatile freelance bassist who began playing in 1972.  He is also quite accomplished on Guitar, Piano and is a versatile Vocalist.  As a bassist  Douglas Barnett has performed and recorded with national artists like Deniece Williams, Hank Crawford, Phillip Bailey, Jeff Kashiwa, Joyce Cooling and Glenn Yarbrough.  Locally, you can often find him performing with acclaimed northwest artists Darren Motamedy and Michael Powers

Bassist Douglas Barnett's stellar musicianship, versatility and professionalism have placed him in great demand for both recording sessions and live performances.  Douglas lives in Gig Harbor, Washington with his wife and two daughters.

As a bassist Douglas appears on recordings featuring noted performers Gerald Albright, Pat Metheny, George Duke, and Grover Washington Jr. on Phillip Baileyís "Dreams". Eric Marienthal, Gregg Karukas and Luis Conte on Phil Sheeranís "Itís A Good Thing". Rodney Franklin, Bryan Mantia and Vernon Black on Becca Christelís "Initiate the Kiss".

Douglas' bass and vocal talents are on hundreds of radio station jingle packages as part of the GMI Media production team in Seattle, and can be heard all around the world from Noti Radio in Puerto Rico, to KJR FM Seattle...from KBEQ Kansas City, to KOOL FM in Sacramento.


"I've had the chance to work with literally some of the most talented studio musicians between Seattle and Los Angeles over the last 17 years on jingle and album projects and I always keep coming back to Douglas because he is one of those rare renaissance men who is amazing not only on bass and vocals, but can also pick up a guitar, or sit down at the piano and play like a monster. Douglas is also a brilliant arranger and composer and I'm really proud to have him on our team with GMI. Having said all that, Douglas is also a NICE guy and doesn't have a massive ego like so many cats do...which makes him a delight to work with. A pro's pro."

Ron Erak, President GMI Media LLC



As a music director Douglas has helmed many Northwest stage productions including Ainít Misbehaviní, The Wiz, Godís Trombones and Lady Day at Emersonís Bar and Grill.  He has also scored original music for productions of Alice in Wonderland, Deadwood Dick, Godís Symphony, Strands, and The Playground.

Douglas is a composer/arranger for Time Pools Music, which delivers professionally produced custom music for a variety of concept applications.

 

 

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