SUMMER OF 69 ** CUTS LIKE A KNIFE ** RUN TO YOU ** STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART
Over the past 30 years, Canadian recording star Bryan Adams has been honoured by a host of awards and sold millions of albums. His name has also sold millions of concert tickets around the globe and is emblazoned on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is also the recipient of The Order of Canada and The Order of British Columbia, not only for his accomplishments as an entertainer, but also as a fundraiser and animal activist.
Talented London, Ontario based singer, songwriter, musician Doug Varty has toured North America, opening for Rush and BTO. He has also led the house band at London's Old Chicago Club, backing such greats as Edgar Winter and John Lee Hooker.
Six years ago, a tour promoter who knew of Doug's raspy “Rod Stewart” voice, asked if he could do Bryan Adams, the Canadian rock star with a similar voice. Doug quickly auditioned and got a spot on the promoter's tour. He was soon getting rave reviews from audiences across Canada. This experience deepened Doug's appreciation of Adams' repertoire and performing style and he soon became an expert at replicating it. Since that first tour, he has been kept busy performing as Bryan Adams across the continent.
Now calling his Adams tribute “Summer of '69 Tour”, Doug has enjoyed a string of highly successful tours, across Canada, the US, The Bahamas and Mexico.