Get into the swing of things: Performer brings orchestra, big band sound to Woodstock
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Douglas Cameron will perform Sunday with his 17-piece orchestra. Audiences love his big band and blues sound with favorites from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett. <br> Special to the Tribune
Douglas Cameron will perform Sunday with his 17-piece orchestra. Audiences love his big band and blues sound with favorites from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.
Special to the Tribune
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Cameron performs hits of the Big Band Era with a blend of swing and charisma.
Cameron performs hits of the Big Band Era with a blend of swing and charisma.
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By Rebecca Johnston

rjohnston@cherokeetribune.com

WOODSTOCK — For those who like the sounds from the big band era, Douglas Cameron has just the ticket.

The Norcross resident and Columbia, S.C., native is a familiar name around Woodstock, and on Sunday those who have enjoyed him in smaller venues in the city will get a chance to see him in full swing.

Cameron will perform at the Elm Street City Center auditorium along with his 17-piece orchestra for one show at 4 p.m.

An accomplished musician on the guitar and drums as well as a song-writer, Cameron wows with his smooth, seductive vocals that have audiences showing up for more.

Performing hits from jazz to blues to big band swing, for the last two years Cameron said he has been evoking the spirit of such talents as Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett.

He started playing the drums at age 9 and grew up listening to the sounds of Glen Miller and Tommy Dorsey.

“I did rock for 25 years and then when my father passed away, I started focusing on the music I grew up listening to in the house” Cameron said. “I started honing my skills and in 2011 performed at the Peach Drop in Atlanta.”

The reception he received propelled him forward with his new sound.

The musician first played in Woodstock about a year ago at the Copper Coin coffee house in downtown.

“After the show I was walking the city, and ended up asking people where I could play. I have played here every weekend for the last year,” Cameron said.

On Friday nights, he performs at the Cigar Bar, and on Saturday evenings he can be heard at the Century House restaurant.

In smaller venues, he performs to recordings, but his 17-piece orchestra will be backing him up Sunday.

Some of the songs he will perform include “Fly Me to the Moon,” “Got the World on a String,” “Blue Moon,” and “Under My Skin.”

“Dean did them, Frank did them, now I am doing them,” he said.

Cameron said he enjoys performing in Woodstock. He performed at the opening of the Walden community, he said.

“I love the community. It is awesome. I like the people and the respect I get there,” he said.

He will perform Oct. 26 at the Georgia Aquarium for the Make a Wish Foundation and has a show planned in Cartersville at the Grand Theater as well.

Tickets for Sunday’s show in Woodstock are $15 online and $20 at the door. For information or tickets, visit elmstreetarts.org.

The theater is located at 8534 Main St. at City Center in Woodstock.

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