Oliver Doering works as a composer, arranger
and bandleader of "Groove Poodle". Among
many other activities he provides a vintage
guitar YouTube channel with interesting
demos and runs his own little Jazz club in
Germany. On his most recent CD, Oliver plays
a wide variety of guitar sounds, including
smooth jazz guitar, funky electrical and
bluesy semi-acoustic guitar.
loves his vintage Gibson guitars and created
a very distinct sound with his 1969 ES-150,
a special stoptail conversion with an
interesting combination of pickups. A big
Wes Montgomery and George Benson fan, he
studied jazz guitar in Arnhem, Holland. Over
the years he played in many bands and
projects: Zwiebop, Tribehouse and Doña
Guarapita, to mention a few.
With his American
wife he started a cultural center,
located in a former warehouse space in
Cologne, Germany. The center contains music
schools, over 100 rehearsal rooms, and a
small club that organizes the monthly Soul
and Jazz jam session: Orange Sunday.
"I own and have played many great Jazz
guitars. My main guitar is a 1967 Gibson L5
which sets the bar kind of high.Without
exaggeration, I can say that the Laplante
guitars, especially the 17' are some of the
finest guitars I have ever played. Love the
sound and playability – they are just as
great as they look."