Doug Ferony has the kind of voice that you can listen to for hours. His sound and style, a mix of traditional pop standards, big band, show tunes, and jazz, are showcased on his recently re-released track, "Let the Good Times Roll". It is part of the album with the same title, a 13 track project that is easy listening at its best. Ferony hits all the right notes with this one. His perfect mix of raspiness and melodic soul really shine on the title track, recorded by him and his orchestra. He sings, "If you wanna have a ball, you gotta go out there and spend some cash."
Doug Ferony is from the same school of singers that produced the talents from whom he took his performing lead: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Bobby Darin. He is comfortable and at home with a repertoire of tried and true standards and traditional pop, bringing to these warhorses some fresh ideas and perspective on their presentation, which he delivers with an unpretentious but exceedingly lyrical baritone.
His initial self-produced album, "This One's for You", was released in 1996 and confirmed that Ferony is equally at ease in both a big band and small group setting. It was his love for big band music that pushed him into a singing career. Ferony has also hooked up on a couple of occasions with fine singer, arranger, and pianist Dena DeRose.
Ferony has worked the hotel, concert, and nightclub circuit, including appearances at New York's Tavern on the Green and casinos in both Atlantic City and Las Vegas. He opened the 1997 U.S. Open Tennis championships with the "Star Spangled Banner." Ferony is a member of good standing of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared in such TV shows and movies as Goodfellas, Back to School, You've Got Mail, Law & Order, and HBO''s OZ. When he's not on-stage or appearing in a studio (TV, film, or recording), Ferony enjoys sitting back and listening to his influences, such as Rosemary Clooney, the Buddy Rich Band, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
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