Black Dog Denim

Black Dog Denim


Now Black Dog Denim is not conceded; with their head in the clouds. They know the amount of work, both personal and as a band, that needs to go into music to reach their “goal” . "The day we stop getting better than we are to day is the day we stop period."


Who is "Black Dog Denim"?

Lead singer Dan Vass was born and raised in Saskatchewan and has loved music and performing ever since he was tall enough to stand in front of the bathroom mirror and sing along to Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody" using his mother's hairbrush as a microphone.

Dan has a wide-ranging taste in music and his songwriting reflects influences from a variety of both classic artists, including The Beatles and The Rolling Stones, and the contemporary, such as U2 and John Mayer.

Guitarist and back-up vocalist Noel Johnson was born and raised in Alberta. As a child, Noel never felt particularly inspired by music, a trait he attributes to his parents' love of those magical top 40 hits of the late 1980s and over exposure to Rod Stewart in particular.

Enter the grunge era of the 1990s, which sparked this uninspired, soon-to-be songwriter's interest in discovering new music. Noel enjoys and draws many of his musical influences from artists such as grunge's trailblazers, Nirvana and Bush, and from today's Death Cab for Cutie and The Arcade Fire.

With Noel's love for an alternative and creative sound, and Dan's passion for timeless and original music, this acoustic duet sets a new standard for beautiful songwriting, catchy harmonies and captivating performances.

Black Dog Denim was born in the fine city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan over a case of fine lager and dreams of performing on the world stage. Noel and Dan made their way to Calgary, Alberta and decided to put some of their music to wax, enlisting the services of Music Centre Canada and Brad Taylor as engineer to record their demo. They've now dived into the process of recording their debut album entitled " Death of The RockStar", which is due to be released in the Fall of 2008.

In April 2008 Black Dog Denim will release an acoustic EP entitled " Your Way Home".


One of their acoustic tracks was played on X92.9 in Calgary, Alberta on their program X-posure Feb 03, 2008.

Black Dog Denim Preformed at Energy 101.5 and Big Rock Brewery's "Untapped Brunch". On Sunday, April 6th 2008 as "Untapped" artists with Juno nominees Pascale Picard and Faber Drive.

Set List


80 minutes in length
Fool’s Gold
We’ll Change
Country Club
Change in Me
Dreamer girl
My Arms
My Oh My
My Love
What its Like
Back Down
Don’t Waste your Time
Too Late
The Crippled Man
Lovin You
Maybe Baby
The Station
60 minutes in length
Volcanoes - Damien Rice
Me My yoke and I -Damien Rice
Dogs -Damien Rice
Crazy- Gnarles Barkley
Wild Horses- Rolling Stones
Coming Home- Kayne West
The Heart of Life- John Mayor
Waiting on the World to change- John mayor
Slow Dancing in a Burning room- John Mayor
Rodeo Clowns- Jack Johnson
Gone - Jack Johnson
Follow you into the Dark -Death Cab for Cutie
Heart is an empty Room -Death Cab for Cutie
Greatest heights -The Postal Service
Running to Stand Still- U2
Two way monolgue-Sondre Lerche
Mr. Brightside- The killers