Grand Piano

DOUGLAS KING

WELCOMES YOU

Original Keyboard

Piano and Synthesizer

 

About Douglas King

MINDWORM RECORDS

DOUGLAS KING IS A FORMER PUBLIC SERVICE CEO WHO RETURNED TO HIS LOVE OF KEYBOARD.  AFTER ATTENDING THE PRESTIGIOUS WISCONSIN CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, HE WON AWARDS AT JURIED PIANO COMPETITIONS AND FILLED CONCERT HALLS.


HE HAS PLAYED ON TELEVISION, IN CLUBS AND FOR SPECIAL EVENTS.

HIS MUSIC HAS BEEN FEATURED IN NATIONAL MAGAZINES, PLAYED AT FILM FESTIVALS AND USED FOR MOVIES.

PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD HAVE DOWNLOADED HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF TRACKS IN 40 COUNTRIES.

BOOKING AGENCIES INCLUDING DANIE CORTESE ENTERTAINMENT, BRYAN FARRISH PROMOTIONS AND A&R REPRESENTATIVES IN LONDON HAVE OFFERED PERFORMANCE TOURS IN LOS ANGELES, NEW YORK, CANADA, JAPAN AND THE U.K.

DOUG IS REPRESENTED BY BROADCAST MUSIC OF NEW YORK, N.Y.


NONPROFIT PROCEEDS FROM SALES ARE DONATED TO HOSPICECARE.

CONTACT

Mindworm Records

Mount Horeb, Wisconsin USA

douglasking@mindwormrecords.com

608.832.6455

 
Music Performance

Behind the Music

DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE MELODIES

THE ALBUMS ARE VERY DIFFERENT IN STYLE AND FEELING.

SOME ARE RELAXED; SOME ARE INTENSE.  SOME ARE LONG; SOME ARE SHORT.

SOME ARE FAST; SOME ARE SLOW.  SOME ARE WARM; SOME ARE COOL.  SOME ARE RHYTHMIC; SOME ARE HALTING.  THEY INCLUDE A CROSSOVER OF CLASSICAL, JAZZ, ROMANTIC, BLUES, RAGA, CELTIC, NATIVE AMERICAN, INDONESIAN, NEW AGE, ROCK, FUGUE, WORLD AND RETRO.  AN ORIGINAL STYLE FUSION OF LIZ STORY, GEORGE WINSTON, MICHAEL HEDGES, KEITH JARRETT AND JEAN MICHEL JARRE

WITH RAVI SHANKAR, CHOPIN, MOZART, SCHUBERT AND J.S. BACH

THIS MUSIC DEFIES CATEGORY.  THE MELODIES WEAVE INTO YOUR MIND LIKE MUSICAL WORMS.

THEY ALL HAVE ONE THING IN COMMON: 


THEY ARE DECEPTIVELY SIMPLE.  YOU WILL REMEMBER HOW THEY MADE YOU FEEL.

 
Vintage Records

MEDIA REVIEWS

MAGAZINES NEWSPAPERS TELEVISION

 

MEDIA REVIEWS


Keyboard Magazine:


“We’ve all heard stereotypes about “new age” music.  Accepting those preconceptions would mean that you’d never hear gems such as Douglas King’s delightful Deceptively Simple Melodies Series.  Though arrangements remain sparse and unhurried, Douglas paints his musical watercolors with shimmering synth textures that bring to mind Joe Zawinul in sound design, harmonic landscape, and skillful performance. Meditative but never sleepy or overly simplistic, these tracks make clear another, more accurate truth: Douglas has chops for miles and has created some truly engaging music for your more chilled-out moments. His conscience matches his music, too — King donates profits from CD sales and appearances to HospiceCare, an end-of-life care organization in his native Wisconsin.”


-- Michael Gallant, Executive Editor, Keyboard Magazine


Wisconsin Trails Magazine:


“Relax with the soothing acoustic keyboard songs of artist douglas king.  The musician combines elements of jazz, classical, eastern and native American to create mellow melodies that are worth a listen.”


-- Wisconsin Trails Magazine Book and Music Editors


The Shepherd Express:


“Every now and again, a recording artist knows exactly how to describe his or her music. Milwaukee's Douglas King calls his gentle way with a piano "new age classical ambient acoustic keyboard music."  King delivers motifs with just enough embellishment to give his miniature melodies a heft that might otherwise escape them by combining King's pianistic imagination with his audience's need for pleasant, unobtrusive background sounds for their lives.”


-- Jamie Lee Rake, Music Reviewer, The Shepherd Express Milwaukee.


WTMJ TV - Milwaukee Television


“This guy is just amazing.  I had no idea we were going to hear this on our television show today.   I predict you are going to be listening to him again very soon.”


--Gretchen Colnick, WTMJ-TV Television 


The Wisconsin Film Festival


-- “Douglas King crafts music as Chopin did with his short little Preludes, which are definitely deceptively simple melodies!  People have been humming those for hundreds of years.”  “Some of these could be the next American Film Institute’s 100 best film soundtracks ever made.  They are like movie themes for films that have not been made yet.”


--Wisconsin Film Festival Box Office Staff


The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel


“Keyboard artist Douglas King wowed an audience of over a thousand people with a stunning concert of jazz married to classical themes to win the annual performance competition at the University Of Wisconsin – Milwaukee for the second year in a row.” 


-- The Milwaukee Journal 

Amplifier
 

SCROLL DOWN TO HEAR 15 ALBUMS

They Are All Very Different Styles

Using Different Keyboard Instruments

From Jazz And Classical

To Raga, New Age and Electronic

No Two Are Alike

Try Them All

 

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