Making music also helped him cope with a difficult childhood. His biological father disappeared when Doucette was just a baby. The man who legally adopted him, and taught him how to play guitar, left when he was in Grade 6, leaving his stay-at-home mom struggling to make ends meet.
“He just came home one day and they just decided to end it, and that was the last I seen of him. It affected lots of different aspects of my life, for a long time,” he said.
“A lot of the things that I was caging up in and holding in I had an avenue now to release that, and some sort of therapy I guess.”