Don McDougall

Don McDougall, a graduate of the Humber College Music Program, began studying drums at six years of
age with noted percussionist Gary Tomlin. He beganhis professional music career at 17 playing with “Opus Two”, a nine-piece show/private function band performing all over Ontario in such places as The Royal York in Toronto.
He is leader, producer and drummer/percussonist for fusion jazz band Top Pocket, a band that has been
together for over 32 years. They have released two CD’s: 2010’s “11:11” and 2015’s “rocket in my (top)
pocket” which Don co-produced with Robin Habermehl and legendary, Juno award winning producer/
engineer/musician Rick Hutt at Cedartree Recording Studio.
Don has also been performing and recording with the Gary Cain Band for the last seven years and is on
their debut CD “Twangadelic Bluesophunk” which was released mid 2017 and is earning world wide rave reviews. In January of 2018, the band performed numerous
showcases at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee coming away with having
achieved a berth in the semi-finals! Gary and the guys will be touring Europe, the US and Canada in
the summer of 2018!