Douglas Firs is Gertjan Van Hellemont. People call him Dougie. Gertjan grew up in a sleepy town near Brussels in the nineties, and was raised on a strict Belgian diet of French fries, spaghetti and classic rock: Petty, Bonnie and Randy. Dylan, Cooder, Little Feat. The Beatles and The Stones. In junior high he once came home from school flabbergasted because his classmates had never heard of The Beatles. When he went on to study music, and considered himself safe in the company of like-minded souls, he once cut a quiz night short because nobody had heard of The Band.
Douglas Firs wants to make music that fits into that long tradition. Solid songs with decent chords, strong harmonies and melodies that will break your heart.