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The Dog Roses
The Dog Roses are South London's most original country rockin' bluegrass sextet. Influences: Johnny Cash, The Clash, Elvis, Flatt & Scruggs, Stanley Brothers, Louvin Brothers, The Ramones, Hank Williams, The Beautiful Game, American Old-Time.
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"The guys in black! You know them, we love them, you love them! Catchy, addictive and twangy Anglo-Americana songs with a foot-stomping rootsy vibe, all propelled along by fiddle and mandolin" – Steve (What’s Cookin’)
"Highly Proficient....Deliver lyrical doses of worldly wisdom, spinning a sweetly sincere line or being witty and wry: taking idioms and giving them twists, showing indeed things learned from Hank (Williams)" - Traditional Music Maker
"The Dogs light up the stage, get your toes tapping and your feet stomping" - online TV
“Cosseted by Guinness, I watched five suited and booted fellows take the stage and start playing songs that had your imagination by the throat. A tempo so pure you were powerless to stop your foot tapping; harmonies so sweet it would do the local tabernacle proud; a lamenting violin and a super charged mandolin. But the lyrics were different to the American Country Music I'd been listening to. It was like going to see Hank Williams if he'd come from your home town and sung about those girls at school who would never go out with you, the perils of supporting your team, the compensating pleasures of the bottle. If you've never seen them, I recommend that the next time they play somewhere near you, that you too get on down and maybe begin your own story.” - Rich Bennett
“An eclectic mix of uptempo folk, alt.country and jazzy blues” - Time Out