Now celebrating his 50th year as a professional singer/songwriter/performer, London Music Hall of Famer and multiple award winner Doug Varty “is a national treasure” according to Canadian Music Critic Greg Simpson.
A professional performer since 1970, Doug has been writing, recording, releasing, selling, and promoting music most of his life. He’s appeared live with Bob Seger, Tina Turner, Rush, and Roy Orbison. He’s released 12 albums and 18 singles in his career, writing over half of the material himself. He’s sung jingles for Tim Horton’s and TSC Stores. He’s sung TV themes for NBC’s Hang Time and Timothy Goes To School. He’s lectured at OIART and Fanshawe College on songwriting, recording techniques, and music theory. With his band he won “Canada’s Best New Original Act” in Labatt’s Band Warz, a nationwide contest with over 1500 entrants, and he’s worked with legendary record producers Jack Richardson (The Guess Who) and Terry Brown (Rush).
Doug continues to write, record and perform with his band and solo, focusing exclusively on his own material these days.