«I have been singing and playing piano since I was seven, My grandpa Johnny Bertino taught me the great standards and good old country western hits of the 50's and 60's..... He taught me good chord structure and basic music theory in a working musicians language and then I took what he taught me and developed my own style. In my teens began writing my own material and I fell in love with bands like Chicago, Steely Dan, Toto, Earth Wind and Fire, and artists like Michael McDonald, Chritopher Cross, and Gino Vinelli, I have played music all my adult life mainly in churches and small concert settings and kind of thought my dreams of breaking through had passed.
I am now 53 and things have totally opened up for me!!! I posted a video of me playing "Aint No Sunshine When She's Gone" by Bill withers in August of 2015 and that is when it all started. Someone in Texas heard it on YouTube and helped me make an incredible demo which got into the hands of Tom Hemby and Michael Omartian!!! Tom approached me about producing my project and the rest is history….
This has been such an amazing journey and I am humbled and honored to have these incredible artists add their touch to "Soulscripted".... What a dream come true! There is no doubt... you will feel the hearts and souls that were poured into these songs by everyone involved.... ENJOY!!!!» - Doug Brons
Soulscripted, Doug Brons’s debut CD has an amazing line-up of Grammy and Dove Award winning vocalists ans musicians. Amy Grant, Bill Champlin ( formerly of Chicago), John Schlitt of Petra, and Briana Tyson are all featured vocalists. The musicians are very impressive as well with Tom Hemby (Glen Cambell, Chet Atkins, Kenny Loggins, Michael mcdonald, Amy Grant, Donna Summer) guitar, bass, horn and percussion arranging, Michael Omartian ( Christpher Cross, Steely Dan, Richard Marx, Michael McDonald, Rod Stewart) piano and string arrangements, Mark Douthit ( Michael McDonald, Take 6, Billy Joel, Elton John, Amy Grant) saxophone, Gary Lunn (WhiteHeart, Toby Keith, The Smoking Section, Peter Cetera) fretless bass, Skip Cleavinger ( Amy Grant , Michael W. Smith) bagpipes, Doug Brons lead vocals and piano, Chris Rodriguez ( Faith Hill, Kelly Clarkson, Peabo Bryson,Michael McDonald) bgv's, Vicki Hampton ( Kenny Loggins,Carrie Underwood, The Doobie Brothers, Etta James ) bgv's, Kim Fleming ( Bruce Hornsby, Billy Joel, Vince Gill, Al Green) bgv's.