With his perfect personification of Frank Sinatra, he crowned himself the undisputed winner of the Sound Mix Show in 1986.
Nearly 8 million viewers witnessed a unique performance, which he would perform countless times from then on. Peter Douglas was born!
The unparalleled vocal similarity between Douglas and Sinatra became the talk of the day and still captures the popular imagination.
His world-wide hit, 'Stars On Frankie', took him from New York to Tokyo and all corners of the world. In this way, Belgium and Germany also fell under the spell of the 'New Blue Eyes'.
The Knokke Star Festival praised him for his vocal qualities and stylish presentation and our eastern neighbors were glued to his guest appearances on the television shows of Rudy Carell, Harald Junke and Carl Dahl.
His album: ‘Just Swing’, which included the song, "Thank You Frank", which he co-wrote with the late composer, Lucy Steymel, brought him closer to the Sinatra family. On the 81st birthday of ‘The Voice’, he performed this self-composed song.
In 2019, Peter Douglas released his single, "Fly Me Through The Years", co-written by himself, Bruce R. F. Smith & Ralph van Manen. Jan Wessels signed for the great arrangement.
Peter: "I am so grateful that, after all these years, I can still make my voice heard to audiences. This new song is a Peter Douglas song but, of course, with a definite nod & a wink to where it all started."
2020 "Five Star Man" released. A song he co-wrote with Eddie Conard during a short tour. The two artists stayed in a five-star hotel on a sunny island, which inspired the writing of this swinging song. Jan Wessels also signed up for the arrangement here.
2021 Peter released the beautiful cover of John Denver "My Sweet Lady". Kees Koek signed for this great production. May 14, 2023 marks 25 years since Frank Sinatra closed his eyes and of course Douglas couldn't just let that pass! "Thank You Frank" the track that was part of the 1996 album "Just Swing" was remastered and sung again.
"Sinatra is like a red thread through my life and I think I can say on behalf of a lot of people..THANK YOU FRANK!"