KING CRACKERJACK OF GUITAR , PROJECTILE EFFECTS, UNAPOLEGETIC SHOWMANSHIP AND WITH ALITTLE "SLIDE-UP AND JOIN 'EM" BACK-UP VOCALS
DOUG BELFORD is a powerful, animated, brilliant, "Geek Freak of Nature" when it comes to his guitar, the stage platform - and demands your full attention from note one. Doug is that unpretentious "secret weapon" that every band member dreams about having in their band. With each sparkling guitar solo, the king of special effects manages to ooz out several shocking parts of a song that noone would ever expect out of a "one man band" solo guitarist.
Doug is home grown from Washington DC' area. and quite under appreciated where most are concerned. He still stays true to his undeniable pretty-boyish charm and that special virtue thats makes all the musicians want to be him, and all the women want to be with him!
+ Started playing guitar at age 12, then started playing the bars at age 15.
+ One of the founding members of The Genuine Virginia Band (GVB) that started in 1982.
+ Formed "Holy Moly" with Phil McCormack (currently with Molly Hatchet) in 1991.
+ Took a trip to LA to perform with a country band in 1995.
+ Co-started Smylin' Jack 2005 with Rick Johnson.
+ Shared the stage with many other local and national acts through the decades, which includes, Section 8, Crosstown Band, Johnny Artis Band, and Diamond Alley, - The Tramps, Blue Oyster Cult, Orleans and many others ....
Influences: Jimi Hendrix, Beatles, Lynyrd Skynyrd, - and daughter Gabby!