With a pedigree that includes being one of the lead voices behind Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock, Scottish native Doogie White's pipes have been heard across a large portion of the heavy metal landscape.
White can now add the Michael Schenker Fest to his impressive career itinerary, which included Saturday night's nearly three-hour gig at Vibes Event Center. This time, White shares vocal duties with the rest of Schenker's solo-career voices: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley. But White also has his own songs on the Fest's debut album Resurrection, which came out March 2 via Nuclear Blast Records.
The concert marked the third-to-last of a month-plus tour, and the traveling has taken its toll on White. He was fairly under the weather, yet still graciously agreed to go "Into the Pit" with Alamo True Metal to discuss his wide-ranging musical stops.
Given the fact many singers don't grant interviews on Show Day even when they're 100 percent, in order to rest their voice, White could have been laying in a bed somewhere. However, much like Schenker's formation of the Fest band in adding to his storied career on the guitar, White decided to be a part of something special, joining Schenker, Bonnet and McAuley in granting ATM onsite interviews.
Click the video box below to hear White discuss his past and present, including odd jobs he held while attempting to make it as a singer. Then watch him in action from the concert on new single "Take Me to the Church."
White was so ill, he immediately told the Vibes crowd after the final note, "I can guarantee you it sounds better vocally on the record than it did there." White, who also solely sings "The Girl With the Stars In Her Eyes" and "Anchors Away" on Resurrection, can also be seen providing backup vocals while wearing a hoodie in joining his cohorts on the McAuley-led "Anytime."