Early in a Jazz Guitar career...CJCB-TV Sydney,

Evelyn Braithwaite/Bass, Danny Cormier/Drums 

Charles Doucet on electric bass,. with friend, Ken Davidson Sr. on guitar during stage show production featuring vocalist, Bobby Arvon

Charles and wife, Noel, in production of a music CD, one in the series, the Duo Doucet Collection. 

Charles found a natural mix for two of his professional outlets: his film & video productions frequently required musical themes... whether it was a score for his underwater tourism films such as DIVE NOVA SCOTIA, THE WRECKHUNTERS, UNDERWATER LOUISBOURG or jingles for his many TV commercials: Casino Taxi, Bens Bread, Green Gables, Sobeys Supermarkets, Lockwood Windows, among others.                                                                                                              Charles and his musical friends Tommy Vickery, Al Feeney, Scott Mcmillan, Grant Kennedy and many more, spent numerous hours in recording studios creating the musical themes. 

Not long after moving from Sydney to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Charles found a fellow musician who became a lifelong musical collaborator and friend, Charles "Bucky" Adams. In recent years they've shared the stand with musicians Gordon Fader/piano and Ian O'Donnell/drums, playing jazz concerts about town as well as a regular Wednesday night gig with other musical friends in the Harbourview Lounge in Northwood Centre, Halifax.

 

Take a peek at a clip from a concert in St. Patrick's Church in Halifax.

 

 

Also a clip from the Wednesday night dance gig at Northwood Centre... featuring vocalist Wayne Thorne and guitarist/banjo player, Steve Penny... a swinging affair! 

For a number of years Charles has been playing his guitar at local venues with 3 other musician friends, Patrick Ellis/drums, Sue MacCulloch/bass, all under the leadership of famed Chalmers Doane. Chalmers is very well known as the retired head of the music department within the Halifax school system. Using the ukulele as a tool to introduce and inspire young students to music was an original concept created by Chalmers. During their gigs, he wanders from instrument to instrument, playing ballads and up-tempo tunes from the Great American Songbook.

DUO DOUCET is a name coined to describe the coming together of two musical instruments: the flute and the guitar... in the capable hands of Noel Doucet and her guitarist husband, Charles. The name of their mini-combo adorns the cover of two CDs, recorded over the past few years in their home recording studio. CD number one was titled, RELAXIN' with Duo Doucet. Number two CD, launched in September of 2009, bore the name, DAY OF THE DUO. The combination of flute, guitar and rhythm section offers plenty of room for creativity in Swing and Latin grooves. Duo Doucet has provided background music for receptions and Art Gallery openings.

A few years ago, Charles and Noel spent a week's vacation at a cottage on the Eastern shore of the Bras d'Or Lakes. Charles went to that location because of a particular hidden pebble beach loaded with driftwood... just the right hunting grounds for his driftwood collecting and woodcarving passions, ( Link to his blog on the previous page, WALL DECOR, for driftwood story.) They shot video on the location, wrote an instrumental song to commemorate the trip and recorded it in their music room in Dartmouth.         View the results...

On July 23, 2011, Charles & Noel played at The Piazza, Bishop's Landing on the Halifax waterfront. The occasion was an exhibition of Charles's artistic works in Fine Art Photography and woodcarving. The performance took place in front of the Coal Wynd Gallery, which carries samples of his art. View a musical number from the outdoor concert. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJirXVtbe40&feature=mh_lolz&list=HL1312728110