Look out Las Vegas, the “Theme Man” has arrived and he’s vowed to not only make his mark on the entertainment scene, he hopes to change it’s face. Those positive feelings were expressed by John Dote‘ as he sat in the living room of his home where no less than 10 gold records cover the walls.
Dote’ is the first to admit that “it isn’t easy” but in the record buisiness, he’s considered hot stuff. The New York-born singer, drummer, actor and television host is also a record producer and arranger who is credited with helping create some of television’s top themes ranging from Dallas to Dynasty.
One of his gold records, in fact, is for an album he produced called Hooked On Themes, which includes an amazing number of
TV show themes that he’s been involved with HOOKED ON THEMES BY JOHN DOTE’ . But all that’s behind him now. These days, Dote’ is striking out on his own as an entertainer, disc jockey and his current album Hard Life reached number 1 on internet radio airwaves and is starting to take off in several markets. Most notably in Europe.. JOHN DOTE’ / HARD LIFE / SOUNDTRACK ALBUM .
The confident sounding Dote’ has his foot in the door, is off and running-and expects to bring the local entertainment scene to even higher levels. His concert on the fourth of July at Nellis Airforce Base in North Las Vegas was sold out to 10,000 screaming spectators.
Dote’ made quite an impressive entrance in his Rolls Royce with the Colonel of the United States Airforce as his Chaffuer. “I want to contribute to this town”, said Dote’, who may come off sounding brash but, in reality, seems sincere in his goals. “I have helped do it for all the big stars-now I want to do it for this town” Dote’ can back up his words. He’s been involved in record production for such names as Tony Bennet, Pearl Bailey, James Darren and Liberace, just to name a few John Dote’ Produced Liberace – John Dote’ Produced Liberace … . And other themes that he’s worked on include Charlie’s Angels, Hawaii Five-0, The Untouchables, Perry Mason and Rockford Files. Dote’ comes by that producing and arranging naturally.His father was also in the buisiness-and his biggest claim to fame was discovering The Doobie Bros. in, of all places, a San Francisco laundromat. He went in to do a load of wash and heard The Doobie Bros. jamming in a back room, the son said. Now the son has followed those guidelines with his own record-with growing success.
If his approach to the TV show is anything like he put’s his music together, it has certainly proved to be different, that’s for sure. “I design music” he said. “That’s because I go from one extreme to another (when writing)-like combining rock and reggae. Contending that “when you dress with color”, Dote’ said he does the same with his music.