(As Tom Hamilton)
"Surge" is ERASMITH'S bass player. He was actually born in Aerosmith Country, the great city of Boston where he lived for 30 years before moving to sunny South Florida. For most of Doug's life he has been a lead guitarist and aside from playing in various bands, has performed solo for a living. Doug began playing bass when ERASMITH was in need of a musician who could play the complex, fast, articulate, rock-funk type bass lines Tom Hamilton is famous for. Needless to say, when Doug learned Aerosmith tunes, he developed an ENORMOUS respect for Tom Hamilton's style of Rock 'n' Roll Bass. His bass playing is extraordinarily precise and very difficult to cover.