2004 Unanimous Choice Award Recipient – Independent Funk Music Artist of the Year – 14th annual LA Music Awards
If you haven’t caught a live show from the self-proclaimed DooDoo Funk King, Tony Ozier, you are missing out. With his alter-ego Dookie Green, Tony Ozier, takes audiences on an epic ride through his fictional DookieOn world with his 10-piece Doo Doo Funk Allstars band.
Tony Ozier began playing drums in church and school at a young age. This gave him a foundation in music so that at age 20, when he decided to pursue a music career, he was able to teach himself to play the piano, his primary instrument.
He honed his skills as a member of the Urbanights, a live hip hop band that played regularly throughout the Midwest and toured Japan in 1999. This experience turned him on to live hip hop and soul performance and he has since taught himself to play bass guitar and tours nationally with the group the LifeSavas as their bass player.
Tony Ozier released his first solo album, Mental Candy, in 2006. The album received rave reviews and led to a limited tour in the UK, as well as worldwide airplay on radio. He released an acclaimed follow up album, Aural Penetration, and is currently working on a live band album with the DooDoo Funk Allstars and an instrumental album.
Throughout his career, Tony Ozier has performed with many world famous entertainers, opening up for Dwele, Maceo Parker, PJ Morton and Freddie Jackson. As a producer, Tony Ozier has created tracks for Kool Keith, Too Short and Yolanda Johnson. He is a recording engineer and live sound technician that has worked sound for Master P, engineered for Platinum Pied Pipers and holds a degree in Sound Engineering.
Tony Ozier is the front man, producer and engineer for all work coming out of BeatsGalore Records, including artists throughout the country with strong underground followings like Jimi James (LA), Mustafa Akbar (DC). Neco Redd (Detroit) and SUN (Detroit).
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Tony Ozier is a Portland-based multiinstrumentalist, vocalist and producer, also
known as “Captain Dookie Green” or the “Doo Doo Funk Captain.” Combining soul, funk and overall feel good music, his newest offering, 36 Flavors (2015, FNBeatsGalore), features business partner and labelmate Farnell Newton, trumpeter for Jill Scott and Bootsy Collins, as well as an appearance by SlimKid3 of Pharcyde.
In response to critics describing his style as “hard-to-pin-down,” Tony coined the term “doo-doo
funk,” self defined as “the funkiest thing you can think of,” to describe his unique neo-soul, jazz, R&B/hip-hop and pop-influenced funk style. In Los Angeles, Tony formed the Doo Doo Funk Crew, which blew up speakers – and ears – all over town, and earned an L.A. Music Award for “Best Independent Funk Band.” Tony also became more connected to other blues and jazz artists through “Funk With This” monthly jam sessions at 14 Below.
He took this idea with him to Portland, OR, where he became the lead songwriter and bandleader for the intergalactic-inspired Doo Doo Funk All-Stars, a 10-piece collective of heavy-hitting soul/R&B musicians. With Tony as the lead, the band throws a monthly “Dookie Jam” that has been going steady in Portland since 2008. These Doo Doo Funk All-Star showcases are huge, circus-inspired parties full of groove-heavy, improvised funk created by high-energy multi-vocalists and multi-instrumentalists.
Originally from Texas, Tony began his musical journey in Western Michigan, joining the hip-hop group“ Nocturnal Urbanights” and playing keys/bass. A successful tour in Japan opened Tony’s eyes to the possibilities of reaching diverse, interplanetary audiences. With this new awakening, Tony enrolled in Full Sail University and received his associate’s degree in audio engineering.
Tony moved to Los Angeles to hone his craft, work with big names, build his knowledge base and grow his network of killer musicians.. Tony’s first two solo albums included Aural Penetration, (2008, BeatsGalore) and Mental Candy (2006, BeatsGalore). The globally-focused Aural Penetration combined the songwriting talents of Detroit’s Neco Redd, London’s MoeZart, and Nairobi’s Neno, along with many songs penned exclusively by Tony. His smooth and sexy Mental Candy debut album was also well received overseas.
Tony’s influences include 1990s R&B/soul artists (Mint Condition, Blackstreet, Jodeci), hip-hop (A Tribe Called Quest, J Dilla, Dr. Dre) and classic funk/jazz artists (James Brown, George Clinton, Maceo Parker). Ozier collaborated with two of his own musical icons, Bootsy Collins and Al B. Sure, for tracks on his album: Keep the Funk Alive (2010, BeatsGalore). He has also put out two instrumental albums BeatsGalore Vol. 1 and BeatsGalore Vol. 2 (2012, 2013 BeatsGalore).
The new album 36 Flavas will be available on iTunes June 9th.