Track Dogs

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Last Show: Friday 17 th November 2017

PizzaExpress Live (Birmingham)

Track Dogs have been described as making "lively, melodic music which has an American/Latin sentiment, a strong sense of fun and an abundance of sunshine". Not surprising really since this group of English, Irish and Americans are based in Madrid where they came together in 2011 to make their unique brand of acoustic music. 2017 promises to be a break-through year for the hard working ex-pats which will see them tour across Europe and the US in support of their new album 'Serenity Sessions'. They are delighted to make their debut at the PizzaExpress Birmingham.

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"..rhythmic, soulful and simply cool. This is indie-acoustic arranged with a hippie flair...It has that genuine coolness and innovativeness about it. It’s only fitting, then, that their name alludes to a city as amorphous as their own style."

Irish Echo, NYC

Track Dogs take their name from the maintenance teams working the subway tracks in New York City. These teams have to look out for each other and are a closely-knit group much like the band of four ex-pats living in Spain. 

Eschewing the typical band line-up they have opted for Cajón (flamenco box drum) instead of drums and trumpet in place of electric guitar. Four-part harmonies steal the show.

Made up of two Irishmen, an Englishman and an American the band have just released their third studio album "Serenity Sessions". In 2016 they scored several radio hits in Ireland including “Love Me Like You Used To” and “To The End” which was also featured on Robert Elms BBC Radio London show. The song has a strong anti-bullying message and is backed up by a powerful video.

2017 is kicking off in style with a trip to the USA. The band have been selected to showcase at the prestigious Folk Alliance International conference/festival in Kansas in February 2017 where they will perform 7 shows in 5 days. They will be making a welcome return to the U.K. in March to perform in London's famous Troubadour venue and the trip will also see them make their debut in The Pizza Express Music Room in Maidstone. Over the course of 2017 the band will also be appearing at several festivals and venues across Kent and the UK including The Rochester Sweeps festival, The Green Gathering and The Broadstairs Folk Festival to name but a few. They also have a 4 day tour in Ireland in June including Bikefest in Killarney and Hillfest in Cork.

"Track Dogs' music is a mix of various styles, from folk to pop/rock, bluegrass and even some country, all perfectly measured, without clearly defining with any of them, giving a result filled with positivity and joy, which they transmit from the very first minute, turning their performance into an authentic party.”

Band Lineup

Garrett Wall (guitar, ukulele, vox)

Robbie K. Jones (cajon, banjo, vox)

Howard Brown (trumpet, vox)

Dave Mooney (bass, vox)