Doug and the Slugs was a Canadian alternative pop band based in Vancouver. The group was formed in 1977 and was most active throughout the 1980s. Doug Bennett was the band's namesake and lead singer. He continued to perform with the group until his death in October 2004. For the entirety of their recording career (1978-1992), Doug & The Slugs consisted of lead vocalist Doug Bennett, guitarists Rick Baker and John Burton, keyboardist Simon Kendall, bassist Steve Bosley and drummer John "Wally" Watson.