Doug Mancini, a seasoned professional from Los Altos, California, began his distinguished career playing the Bay Area club scene from San Francisco to Monterey, and was eventually tapped by an L.A. producer and moved to Southern CA. While there he played L.A. circuit venues such as The Starwood, The Troubador, Roxy, and Whiskey A-Go-Go. Some of Doug's former bands included musicians from Edgar Winter, Montrose, Sammy Hagar and The Allman Brothers. One of those musicians was the incomparable drummer Chuck Ruff, who was a bandmate of Doug's in the band UXB. "Chuck was truly inspiring to play with, aside from being a powerhouse drummer, he knew the meaning of 'Quality over Quantity' ." After playing ten years on the L.A.circuit, Doug returned to the Bay Area to relocate in Berkeley, CA., where he performed and recorded with the Rock/World Beat band Unsung Heroes. While in Berkeley, Doug also honed his recording expertise at both Fantasy and Red Rooster studios. After the break-up of Unsung Heroes, Doug decided to move to one of his all time favorite towns, Santa Cruz, CA., where his most identifiable "locked-in-groove" bass can be heard with local blues/rock band "Pearl Alley". Doug's reputation as a thoroughly prepared and versatile bassist, has kept him one of the Central Coast's busier bassists. "Always expect the unexpected be on time, IN time". Doug is also one of Santa Cruz's most requested bass instructors. He's ferociously adamant, as any self-respecting bassist should be, about "The Groove". Doug insists that all his students practice with a metronome, "Without great timing, you might as well leave the bass in the case". In April, 2003, Doug was recruited by James Armstrong for a two week stint through five mid-western states, playing at top venues in 10 cities. The tour received warm reviews from critics in Chicago, Milwaukee, Detroit, and other cities. Two of those gigs were especially memorable for Doug; "Buddy Guy's Legends", where "the man" himself joined the enthusiastic audience for an evening of Blues, and The Marshall Civic Auditorium, where the band played two sold-out shows. Doug is a superb bassist with serious groove. That, along with his creative influences and technique would be an essential fabric to any noteworthy band he chose to be a part of.