Doug Cartwright is a freelance guitar player living in Willesden Green, North West London. He is a BMus(Hons) Popular Music Performance graduate and holds a Level 6 Licentiate Diploma in Music Teaching.
In 2006 he founded the heavy metal band Beneath Dead Waves, which was described by Kerrang! as “so talented it”s like they’re taking the mick”. The band released their album ‘Inertia’ in 2014, which Metal Hammer magazine in the UK praised as delivering “metal anthems executed with brainbursting technicality”. The band played shows in support of the album throughout most of 2014, supporting established acts including Monuments, Intronaut and Scale the Summit, before dissolving in the spring of 2015.
Doug also works as a producer. He is fluent in both Logic Pro and Cubase and regularly works between platforms. Asides from producing the Beneath Dead Waves record he has also recorded and mixed numerous other independent projects. His mixes have been featured on Kerrang! radio, Total Rock radio, BBC Radio and The Electric Guitar Show amongst many others. Doug is an experienced product demonstrator as well, having filmed videos for and appeared at trade shows and festivals with numerous companies including Gibson/Epiphone Guitars, Hufschmid Guitars, Swinglehurst Guitars, Diezel amps, KSR amps, Zilla Cabs and Scott Dixon Cases.
An experienced tutor, Doug teaches music both privately and at The Rhythm Studio, a music school based in Kensington & Chelsea College, as well as working as a contributor for the internationally acclaimed Guitar Interactive Magazine. In addition to The Rhythm Studio, he’s also written educational guitar courses for Lick Library, the International Guitar Foundation and Ministry of Guitar. Doug estimates he has helped more than 500 people to learn the guitar since 2004 in one-to-one and small group classes.
Doug works closely with The Rhythm Studio foundation, the charitable side of the Rhythm Studio that provides musical education for underprivileged young people. Since its inception he has provided music workshops in several local schools, taught scholarship students and sat on the panel of assessors for scholarship applicants.
Doug likes skate art, vegetarian food and pro-wrestling but dislikes hipsters, cold weather and writing about himself in the third person.