Doogie White (born 7 March
1960, Motherwell), is a Scottish rock
vocalist, who has sung for Sack Trick, Midnight Blue, Praying Mantis, Rainbow, Yngwie
Malmsteen and Cornerstone.
Early life and career
Doogie formed La Paz in 1984, playing around Scotland for four
years, before in 1988 joining melodic rock combo Midnight Blue,
cutting one eponymous LP of AOR (released on Zero records
exclusively in Japan.)
A trip to Japan in 1991 singing with Praying Mantis
in a NWOBHM
revival tour followed.
After a demo tape was forwarded to Ritchie’s management a few years
earlier it sat in a box for a few years until Candice Night
discovered it and presented it to Ritchie Blackmore when he was
looking for singers to audition for Rainbow. Consequently, White
was asked to audition for Rainbow
subsequently joining the band in 1994. He had also auditioned for
metal band Pink Cream 69
and Iron Maiden
, only losing out to Wolfsbane
To indicate how quick his fortunes had changed in the year since
meeting Blackmore, when Rainbow played the Labbatt's Apollo in
Hammersmith, London in November 1995, he joked with the audience
that the last time he was at the venue only a few years before, he
was selling hotdog's in the lobby.
Just before the Rainbow job Doogie had been busy laying down tracks
with Cozy Powell
and Neil Murray
for a solo Powell
After the end of the Rainbow in 1996, he then worked with former
Midnight Blue guitarist Alex Dickson with the intention of securing
a solo deal.
Sessions on several tribute releases were next, the Whitesnake
tribute ‘Snakebites’, and several
tracks included on ‘666-Number of the Beast’ a two-volume tribute
to Iron Maiden out on Deadline.
Doogie also guested on Nikolo Kotzev
conceptual ‘Nostradamus’ 2001 release.
A contribution to Royal Hunt
Steen Morgensen’s solo project ‘Arrival’ (under the moniker
Cornerstone) was released in late 2000. A further series of albums
were produced this time with Doogie’s creative input.
Doogie also joined Yngwie
's band, touring through South America in late 2001,
while 'Attack' -released in late 2002- was Doogie's first studio
effort with the Swede.
‘Once Upon Our Yesterdays’ was the next Cornerstone album, and a
set of dates for the band across Europe marked their live
In 2005, Doogie fronted another Malmsteen opus, entitled ‘Unleash
The Fury’. In this year, he also recorded an album with guitarist
Bill Liesegang under the Liesegang/White moniker. He also put
together a part-time band with Mostly
personnel monikered White Noise. A DVD from their
support stint in the UK with Uriah
features a live airing of ‘Tarot Woman’ as well as other
In 2007, the fourth Cornerstone album, ‘Two Tales Of One Tomorrow’
was released. Later the same year, Doogie replaced Tony Martin
as the frontman of the
German band Empire. Empire released their fourth album ‘Chasing
Shadows’ in November, with Doogie handling all vocal duties.
On 26 February 2008, Doogie announced on his website that he would
no longer be a member of Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force.
On 20 December 2008, Doogie was announced to be the new singer for
In 2009, Doogie is performing with La Paz again, as well as Tank.
He also record the vocals for an english version of the latest
album of Argentinian rockers Rata
Doogie continues to work on a solo album.
- Midnight Blue: Take The Money And Run / 1994 / Zero
- Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow: Stranger in Us All / 1995 / RCA+BMG
- Chain: Eros Of Love And Destruction / 1997 / G.A.W.D. Music
- Cornerstone: Arrival / 2000 / Massacre Records #CD0266
- Yngwie Malmsteen: Attack!! / 2002 / Steamhammer SPV
- Cornerstone: Human Stain / 2002 / Massacre Records #CD0310
- Cornerstone: Once Upon Our Yesterdays / 2003 / Massacre Records
- Gary Hughes: Once and Future King Part II /
2003 / Frontiers Records
- Takayoshi Ohmura: Nowhere To Go / 2004 / Yamaha Music,
- Liesegang / White: Visual Surveillance of Extremities / 2005 /
Escape Music #ESM112
- Yngwie Malmsteen: Unleash The Fury / 2005 /Universal #UICE
- Cornerstone: In Concert (2 CDs) / 2005 / Massacre Records
- Cornerstone: Two Tales Of One Tomorrow / 2007 / Massacre
- Takayoshi Ohmura: Emotions in Motion/ 2007/ Tricycle TNCH-28/
- Empire: Chasing Shadows / 2007 / Metal Heaven #00043
- Rata Blanca: The Forgotten Kingdom /
- White Noise: In The Hall Of The
Mountain King / 2004 / Classic rock #CRP1790 [Mostly Autumn
- M 3: Rough an’ ready / 2005 / Classic pictures #8052X
[Whitesnake Members play Whitesnake]
- Rainbow: The ultimate review (3 DVDs) / 2005 / Classic rock
#CRP1916 [with stunning statements of Doogie]
- Guitar Gods - Ritchie Blackmore(DVD) / 2008 / [interview