Doug Ratner & The Watchmen like to be very honest when they describe who
they are, because their music is an expression of life, and life is hard
and in your face. But not TOO hard, and not TOO in your face....think of a
harder version of Tom Petty or My Morning Jacket.
Bred from the country side, these young rockers are Western Massachusetts
premier rock n' roll band. Exploding on a scene of over 70,000 college
students, DRAW is in constant demand from schools, universities, theatres,
and bars throughout New England.
The band consists of Doug Ratner on guitar and vocals, Rob Morales on
bass, Mike Lamagna on drums, and Mark Adamski on guitar.
All natives of Western Mass, these four guys are really a bunch of country
side, mountain climbing music lovers who all feel they were born in the
wrong decade....except for Mark, who loves his blackberry. Their
influences range from The Who to Green Day to Tom Petty. And they often
like to compare themselves to articles of clothing, Rob a tight t-shirt,
Mike a pack of cigarettes, Mark a belt named "Puba" and Doug to a flannel
shirt once ripped by a mountain lion...sorta.
The new album, "Eye to Eye" is a collection of passionate rock tales, some
brutally honest and some more poetically written with Townshend esq.
lyricism. The harder songs like "I Still Fall" and "Melatonin" are direct
descendants of that honest portrayal of life as a tough fight. And softer
songs such as "Arise" and "Ahead Along" give the listener a deeper
thought. It's all rock n' roll anyway.
To listen to the full album for free visit www.dougratner.com