Shake Shake Shake
Doug Fleming, Jr. is committed to creating and performing engaging music primarily for children ages one through eight-years that promotes movement, learning and having fun. Music has always played a prominent role in Doug Fleming's life. He launched his professional music career early when, in fifth grade, he landed his first gig as lead guitarist in a local band, 'The Peacemakers.' Besides playing in and writing pop-style songs for Seattle-based bands throughout his youth, Fleming regularly participated in school musical events including a lead in 'The Mikado' and minor roles in two other Gilbert & Sullivan operettas. As a student at University of California Santa Cruz, CA, he began writing pop tunes in earnest. In the mid-1980's, he returned to his native Seattle whrer he continued to play guitar with regional groups, write music and pursue an early childhood education certificate and teaching credential. In the early 1990's, Fleming landed a teaching position in Seattle's Head Start program. Inspired by the need to jazz up the curriculum, he began writing and performing music that taught kids while they had fun singing and dancing. His songs were a big hit. After almost a decade of teaching and writing tunes for his class, Fleming decided in the year 2000 to take the next step and cut his first CD-'Little Square Wheels.' In quick succession, two more discs were released in the next three years: 'Shufflin' Farm' in 2001 & 'In Our Circle' in 2003. Released in October of 2004, 'Shake, Shake, Shake' is another in a line of rockin', fun, dance & smile inducing music. In addition to the usual movement/interactive tunes that lace all of Fleming's CD's, we have a little fire safety in 'Stop, Drop, & Roll'...a little parent/child struggle in 'I'm The One Who Wears The Clothes (So I Should Have Some Say)'....the eternal fountain of youth for your inner child in 'House Of Balls'.....a bit of Irish Flavor in 'Natalie'....to bathtime fun in 'Soap Bubble Geometry'!!! There's even a song about Gilligan's Island! Where else are you going to find that?!!