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July 2010 Rockin Chair Gigs! - June 30, 2010

I'll be playing my lunchtime (11:30 AM - 2 PM) solo gig at the Harbor Cove Cafe every Fri - Sat - Sun in July. The Cafe is located at the very end of Spinnaker Dr in Ventura Harbor. Its such a cool , casual, dog friendly on the water place to hang out ... I just love playing there!

See the Calander Section of my site here for all dates and gig details.

June 2010 Gigs ! - May 27, 2010

I'll be doing my lunchtime solo gig at the Harbor Cove Cafe over Memorial Day weekend + 3 days a week in June on Fri - Sat - Sun. I've added Fridays for the summer season! The Cafe is such a cool , casual, dog friendly on the water place to hang out ... I just love playing there!

I've also got two Big Band drum gigs in June. June 18 in Ventura and June 19 in Ojai.

See the Calander Section of my site here for all dates and gig details.

May Rockin Chair Gigs - April 28, 2010

I'll be doing my lunchtime solo gig at the Harbor Cove Cafe every weekend in May. The Cafe is such a cool , casual, dog friendly on the water place to hang out ... I just love playing there!

There are no big band gigs in May but 2 coming up in June. See the Calendar Section of my site here for all gig details.

April Rockin Chair & Big Band Gigs - April 3, 2010

I will be playing my music every weekend at the Harbor Cove Cafe in April (weather permitting). I'll also be playing drums with the Big Band VJO on April 9th and April 22nd. If you are out and about would love to see you! See Details below
Don't Be Sittin .... Keep Rockin!
Doug

Harbor Cove Cafe

Rockin Chair Gig - Weekends April 2010 - Saturdays & Sundays 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
1867 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura Harbor California 805-658-1639

I will be playing the tunes from my Rockin Chair CD + some popular songs (covers) for your lunchtime entertainment! The Harbor Cove Cafe is a great little place located on the end of Spinnaker Drive in Ventura Harbor with a million dallar view of the Harbor and CA coastline. Its a very casual - dog friendly - place that seves great food at a reasonable price - YOU'LL LOVE IT THERE ! Stop by and say Hi - would love to see you.

I plan to be there every weekend in April - Saturdays & Sundays. Please note I will be preforming outside on the harbor walkway and all shows are weather permitting - my old guitars (+ me!) don't like the rain - wind or cold!

Friday, April 9th, 2010
Poinsettia Pavilion Ball Room
Big Band Drum Gig - VJO - 7:30 - 10:30 PM
Spring Swing Big Band Dance
3541 Foothill rd. Ventura
Ventura California
Price: $15
I'll be playing drums for the Big Band VJO (Ventura Jazz Orchestra). It's gonna be a blast to drive that bus!

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010
Famous Sports Bar and Grill
Big Band Drum Gig - VJO - 7:30 - 10:30 PM
821 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd.
Thousand Oaks - CA California (805) 497-4669
Price: $5
I'll be playing drums and driving the Big Band Bus again at the Famous Sort Bar & Grill. Its a great venue with a big bandstand (we need one with 18 players!) and a nice dancefloor. Would love to see you there!

Don't Be Sittin ...... Keep Rockin!
Doug

Rockin Chair Big Band Drum Gig ! - January 17, 2010

I've got another music project going now. I just took over the drum (Rockin)chair with an 18 piece Big Band called VJO (Ventura Jazz Orchestra). They play classic WWII big band swing music + some contemporary stuff. Its a real kick in the pants! The band swings and I drive em hard!

We will be playing 3 sets this Thursday Jan 21 from 7:30 to 10:30 PM at the Famous Sports Bar and Grill - 821 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. - Thousand Oaks CA. There's no cover so if you're in town stop by and say Hi - would love to see your smilin face!

Don't Be Sittin .... Keep Rockin (and swinging) !

Doug

Happy Holidays From The Rockin Chair - December 7, 2009

I want to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Little Christmas. Thanks for your support .... I so much appreciate it. May you score a "Perfect 10" in 2010 .... no matter what your game.

Don't Be Sittin .... Keep Rockin!

Happy Holidays ! .... Doug

Check Out This Link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=alZZC3UqJmI

Live! Video From Harbor Cove Cafe Gig ! - November 14, 2009

I've updated the "Video" section of my site here with some video clips from the Harbor Cove Cafe gig.

New Rockin Chair Gig - November 3, 2009

Things went well at my Harbor Cove Cafe gig last weekend and I will be playing there again this weekend Saturday and Sunday. If you are out and about stop by and say Hi - I would love to see you!
Don't Be Sittin ... Keep Rockin!
Doug Brucher

WHERE:
Harbor Cove Cafe
1867 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura Harbor CA
805-658-1639
Http:// www.harborcovecafe.com
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday - Nov 7 & 8
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Rockin Chair Gig ! - October 27, 2009

I know ...... I know ...... its been a long time since I've updated this ..... I'm sorry. I have been busy working on my music but sometimes life gets in the way.
I'm finally coming out of the closet and playing my music out this weekend. I will be at the Harbor Cove Cafe on Saturday and Sunday (Oct 31 & Nov 1) from 11:30 AM to 2:00 PM. I played there for the first time last Sunday and was pleased with the results. I'll be doing a single and playing the tracks off my Rockin Chair CD + some new material + some covers.
The Harbor Cove Cafe is a very casual cool little place located on the very end of Spinnaker Drive in Ventura Harbor. They serve great breakfast and lunches there ... nothin real "fancy" or expensive and the view of the harbor is just GREAT !! So if you happen to be out and about this sunny weekend ..... I would love to see your smilin face .... stop by and say Hi :-)

Doug

WHERE:
Harbor Cove Cafe
1867 Spinnaker Drive
Ventura Harbor CA
805-658-1639
Http:// www.harborcovecafe.com
WHEN: Saturday & Sunday (Oct 31 & Nov 1)
11:30 AM to 2:00 PM

Rockin Chair Update 12/4/07 - December 4, 2007

I just wanted to send out an update on what's happening with me and my music. It was such a great feeling to get the "My Rockin' Chair" CD released in April. As most of you know it had been a goal of mine for sometime to make my own music CD. I can't tell you the exhilaration and sense of accomplishment I felt when the CD shipment arrived at my house. It was one of the best days of my life ... I can only hope that you all, in your own way, will have a similar experience in your lifetime.

Since then I've been working on the CD material with hopes of playing a few local gigs. I've played at a few "open mike" venues and its getting better all the time but I still feel I'm not quite ready to come "out of the closet" yet and perform live. I will keep you advised.

I've also started work on my 2nd CD. I've acquired a new digital multitrack recorder and a vocal processor that I'm very excited about. With these new tools and my improving guitar skills I hope to take my 2nd CD to the next level. I've written the first song that I call "This Old Shed" that I feel is a special song that tries to capture the feeling of the "Empty Nest" syndrome ... a Baby Boomer issue. I've got a lot of work to do to make the 2nd CD a reality but I'm off and runnin. I'm looking forward to this new project and all it's possibilities. Again I will keep you advised.

I've also been having fun playing drums again. I'm holding down the drum chair at a Saturday afternoon open jam session at Rock City Studios ( www.rockcitystudios.org) which is a very cool music studio/school/club that opened up here in Camarillo earlier this year. Plus I'm rehearsing with a classic rock/blues band that wants to gig in the local clubs ... still love to get behind a drumkit and play any kind of music as long as its with solid players.

Last but not least I'd like to wish you all a happy holiday season and hope you make lots of new memories with your families and loved ones. "When its all said and done all you've really got is your family" (50 Years From Now) 2008 is going to be a very good year!

Don't be Sittin ... Keep Rockin!

Doug Brucher 12/4/07

Rockin Chair Press Coverage - August 6, 2007

I've attached a link to an atricle about me and my music written by Bill Locey - the Rock & Roll Reporter for the Ventura County Star
http://venturacountystar.com/news/2007/aug/06/boomer-putting-rock-in-the-rocker/

Rockin' Chair Now Available On i Tunes! - May 13, 2007

You can now buy digital downloads of my CD from the Apple i Tunes Store! Just follow the link on my "Buy" page.
NOTE - You can preview all 12 tracks from the Apple link !

Rockin' Chair CD Available ! - May 4, 2007

My Rockin' Chair CD is now available ! Just go to the "Buy" page of my website and follow the link.

Rockin Chair CD Release in April ! - March 17, 2007

My Rockin Chair CD should be available by the end of April !
I will suppy more details when they are available.
...... STANDBY TO ROCK !
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