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    Doosu Biography

    Casey and Eric met while attending The Colony High School and soon began jamming "because basically there was no one else around who played guitar." Their complementary playing styles clicked, and soon thereafter drummer Ray Infantes and bassist Mark Spitzer were recruited to complete what became Doosu. After a short time Jeff Holmes took over the drumming duties, and in June 1992 Doosu played their first real gig at Easy Street Theater, an all-ages punk club in Dallas. They also completed and released their first tape, Proud But Still Warring. The boys began building a following playing everywhere they could, often at all-ages shows they'd arranged and promoted themselves. In 1993, they released their second tape Ol' Joshua Hucklebrickle.

    During the summer of 1994 Jeff left town to attend college, and they recruited Todd Harwell to play drums. Things came together quickly as Doosu broke into the Deep Ellum scene, culminating in the opportunity to release their first CD on One Ton Records. That winter, on a handshake deal with Aden Holt, Doosu scrounged for every penny they could find and entered the studio to record So Called the Cupboard's Bare, which was released in March 1995. Before recording was completed, however, Mark left the band, and Doosu spent months in an agonizing search for a bass player. Flint Vasher was recruited late that summer, and Doosu commenced another hectic performance schedule. Late that fall, Doosu landed a spot in the local Dallas showcase of the National Grammy Awards Showcase Competition sponsored by N.A.R.A.S. Doosu won by a landslide and were awarded a trip to Los Angeles in February 1996 to compete in the west-regional showcase competition against other local showcase winners from Chicago, Seattle, and Los Angeles. Again, Doosu took the top prize and was awarded another trip back to LA to appear as the top band in the National Grammy Showcase as well as to attend the Grammy Awards. Doosu returned to Dallas to record demos for Columbia Records that amounted to an offer they respectfully declined. That summer Casey entered the hospital for corrective heart surgery for complications from a childhood condition. Months later, he would have to go in for a second surgery to correct complications from the first.

    Determined to persevere, though they had parted amicably with Flint, and as Casey's recovery rapidly improved, he, Eric, and Todd continued working on what would become Quick Bionic Arms, their second release on One Ton Records. The release coincided with Doosu's return to live performance for the first time in a year and with new bassist in tow, Chad DeAtley. Doosu spent the next year playing on several regional tours with label-mates Buck Jones and travelling individually from New Orleans to Toronto to Los Angeles. In the fall of 1998, they entered the studio to begin recording their third album for One Ton, and Aqua Vita was released March 31, 1999. Though Doosu played extensively over the next several months, the crowning moment occurred in September with the opportunity to appear as a supporting band for a portion the Goo Goo Dolls/Sugar Ray tour. The band's highlight was opening on the main stage before Sugar Ray and rocking out to about 10,000 screaming fans in Knoxville, Tennessee.

    Doosu ushered in the new millennium in grand celebration with friends, the Toadies and Pinkston, at Deep Ellum Live. Doosu continued performing regionally as well as writing and initiating the preproduction and recording of new material. That winter they entered the studio to record new songs to appear on One Ton's Big & Bothered Vol.3 and on their own self-released 5 song demo. Currently, Doosu continues to write and record new material as they continue in their mission to tour and release music on both the national and international levels...

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