Douglas P. (born Douglas Pearce, 27 April 1956), is an English folk musician, record label owner, photographer and actor who records under the name Death In June. He was born in Sheerwater in Woking, Surrey, and resides in Australia. Douglas P. is openly gay.
Pearce began his musical career in a British punk band called Crisis in 1977. After Crisis disbanded in 1980, Pearce formed Death In June with Crisis bandmate Tony Wakeford (currently of the English folk noir band, Sol Invictus) and Patrick O'Kill né Leagas (currently a member of the English band Mother Destruction).
Death In June
In 1985 Douglas P. became the sole constant member of Death In June, with rotating guest musicians serving as collaborators and live band members. Pearce continues working under the Death In June moniker to this day.
Pearce has released numerous recordings of musical work of his own and others under his New European Recordings label since 1981.
Pearce was highly influential in the creation of a musical movement often referred to as neofolk, often collaborating and playing live with various artists within the genre.