In elementary school, at the age of 7, Doug Bass started out singing gospel in a talent show. By the age of 9, his parents had created “The Bass Family” gospel group and they began singing all over North Carolina.
During 1983-1985, Doug had the opportunity to sing lead and play bass guitar with a gospel group named “Dayspring Vocal Band”. His gospel years continued and in 1987, he joined “The Nobleman Quartet” singing tenor and playing bass guitar, he also sang tenor for “The Lighthouse Boys” from Cameron, NC. In 1990-1992, Doug was a part of a gospel trio, with two of his sisters, called “New Touch”.
In the early to mid 90s, Doug continued his vocal & bass guitar career & formed a county/funk/rock band with Dewey Young, Brian Ramsey, Ray Burnette & Donald Vaughan called “Saltee Dawg” in Henderson, NC. They disbanded in early 2000 and Doug joined Dewey Young, Brian Ramsey, Mike Brooks & Fred Don in “The Konnection Band” playing bass guitar & lead/backup vocals with them for several years. After leaving “The Konnection Band”, in 2009, Doug started “The DBX Band” with members Don Rangnow, Rodney Edens, Mitch Hobgood, Carmen Bass, Terry Hallock, Jim Derrickson & Rob Brown playing country/funk/rock in Henderson, NC
In 2013, after being gone for 20 years, Doug moved back to his hometown of Fayetteville, NC and was fortunate enough to run into his former gospel bandmate & great friend, Greg Adair. In late 2013, after taking a year off, Doug stepped back into the music scene, with a great group of guys, singing lead/backup vocals & playing keys with “Rivermist Band”
Doug has shared the music stage with names such as; The Spear Family, The Kingsmen, Gold City, Michael English, Charlie Daniels, Travis Tritt, Ray Scott, Nantucket and many others.