High energy lead vocalist/keyboardist/storyteller Doug James leads The Pocket, a veteran band of Chicago musicians who lay a groove so deep you’ll never climb out of it. Blues/Rock/Swamp Funk/R&B – it’s all there with an entertainment value that’s through the roof!
DJP can be seen & heard annually at Chicago Bluesfest, Naperville Ribfest, Taste of Wisconsin, and The XSport Fitness Rock n’ Roll Half Marathon to mention only a few. Influences range from the Three Kings, BB, Albert & Freddie to Muddy Waters as well as Dr. John & Funk & R&B legends James Brown, Otis Redding & Wilson Pickett. Mixing original material with the old school as well as today’s artists such as Tommy Castro, Joe Bonamassa & Jonny Lang provides a pool of material that keeps their ever growing fanbase on the dance floor or movin’ in their seats.
With three powerful singers, DJP is an uncommon amalgamation of sensational vocals and musicianship. When you want a groove and a raucous great time, you want Doug James and The Pocket!