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Doug Ferony is from the same school of singers that produced the talents from whom he took his performing lead: Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, and Bobby Darin. He is comfortable and at home with a repertoire of tried and true standards and traditional pop, bringing to these warhorses some fresh ideas and perspective on their presentation, which he delivers with an unpretentious but exceedingly lyrical baritone. His initial self-produced album, This One's for You, was released in 1996 and confirmed that Ferony is equally at ease in both a big band and small group setting. It was his love for big band music that pushed him into a singing career. Ferony has also hooked up on a couple of occasions with fine singer, arranger, and pianist Dena de Rose. In addition to appearing on This One's for You, she was Ferony's sole backing on one of his finest albums, Time After Time. In addition to his studio work, Ferony has worked the hotel, concert, and nightclub circuit, including appearances at New York's Tavern on the Green and casinos in both Atlantic City and Las Vegas. He opened the 1997 U.S. Open Tennis championships with the "Star Spangled Banner." Ferony is a member of good standing of the Screen Actors Guild and has appeared in such TV shows and movies as Goodfellas, Back to School, You've Got Mail, Law & Order, and HBO''s OZ. When he's not on-stage or appearing in a studio (TV, film, or recording), Ferony enjoys sitting back and listening to his influences, such as Rosemary Clooney, the Buddy Rich Band, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Diana Krall.