Doug Byrkit is a St. Louis Native with a wealth of experience in performance and education. He is a professional bassist, guitarist, and vocalist and also teaches percussion. Along with those impressive talents, he is an award-winning songwriter.
Doug graduated from SIUE with a BA in Music Performance then continued his education graduating in 2009 from SIUE with a Masters degree in Music Performance. He currently teaches at two Saint Louis area universities. His extensive experience in music education and performance has offered him the opportunity to become well known as an active member of the Saint Louis area music community for several years as a performer.
Doug is not only a teacher and performer, he is the co-founder of the band ODDSLANE, a rock/pop group with outstanding recognition. Doug acts as the band's primary songwriter. Their credits include features on The Discovery Channel, MTV, A&E, E, Oxygen and OWN Networks as well as several indie film projects. In addition, Doug recently received an ASCAP Plus Award for achievements in songwriting for 2012.