Cat House Dogs

Cat House Dogs

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The Cat House Dogs play grass roots rock n’ roll delivered with a spontaneous punch that has gained them a reputation as one of Canada’s must-see live acts. Based in Toronto, the group has been playing music together for over 10 years.

Biography

Originating from Toronto, Canada, The Cat House Dogs play rock n roll performed with a spontaneous punch that has gained them the reputation as one of Toronto's must-see nightclub acts. In a recently aired documentary about the band, Michael McCarty, president of EMI was given the opportunity to preview their album “That was Now”. He responded with definite interest saying;

“When you hear good music it's exciting, and that music is good.”

Each member bringing special talents to the group:

Todd Sharman, the lead vocalist is influenced by artists from every genre, The consummate entertainer, Todd grew up in western Toronto. He learned to play classical guitar along with a healthy dose of Marshall amps and Gibson guitars. His honest no bones approach to singing and song writing make him the epicentre of the bands grass roots reputation.

Almost like brothers, guitarists Stephen Ruppert and Mark Higginbottom grew up together in Windsor, Ontario. They both migrated to Toronto at a young age to study and live as musicians. Stephen and Mark are very gifted and inspired guitarists and song writers who also share a passion for recording. Mark is an amazing lyricist responsible for many of the core ingredients to the bands message. Stephen plies his talents as a producer and engineer to the group which
places him at the core of the bands sound.

Bassist Paul Whiteside grew up in Mississauga, Ontario playing music in local groups from a young age. He has a gifted ear for tone and pitch which allows him to consistently pick notes out of the air generated by virtually any source. Paul is the backbone of the bands vocal harmonies and brings tremendous depth and dimension to the sound.

Drummer Randy James grew up in Burlington, Ontario. He is a very spirited performer which led one fan to say that he is “the drummer’s Angus Young.”. He started at the tender age of ten as a member of the Teen Tour Band where he learned his chops.

Lyrics

Fine Line

Written By: Mark Higginbottom

There it is, here we are
There we go
But I don't know what to bring
Cause everything is a funny thing
To disallow
That was now, this is then
Never again will be that way
So delay the touch
I don't know much but I have to say
It's a fine, a fine line
I used to be yours now you're mine
It's a fine line
Now you're mine
The only lock is that the master clock
Will never bluff
Soon enough it'll drive us mad
We never had any time to kill
Tomorrow still calls
The summer falls
The apples rot and what we got
Is so hard to see, bet you never
thought there could be
Such a fine, a fine line
I used to be yours now you're mine
It's a fine line,
Now you're mine

Far Away

Written By: Todd Sharman

Crazy, maybe
Just a little bit maybe,
Freaking out and
Screwing up lately,
Doubt that this confession
Can save me
Best that I can do is keep
Waiting, waiting, waiting
Dreaming to the sound
Of your each and every breath
A place to go to forget
So close and yet
So Far away from here
Breaking down the path
That got me to
Shakin up but not so much
I can't take it
Caught before I'm gone
Off the deep end
Dreaming of the sound
Of your each and every breath
A place to go to forget
So close and yet
So far away from here

Never in a Million Years

Written By: Mark Higginbottom

Sweet Joey Snow takes a little
breather from his fishin'
To remember with his woman
in the sun where she's sittin'
Gone days freezin' and walkin'
on the rivers
Watchin' all the breathin'
and shakin' out the shivers
Says I know things changin' is
takin' as given
But did ever you'd figure you'd
find yourself livin'
Where the worst week of winter
weather's warmer than May
And you can water your lawn on
New Years’ Day
Never In a Million Years
Never In a Million Years
And over by the river with their
feet in the water
Boy and girl forget the world
Sittin' sayin' nothin' forever and a day
And when finally up he opens his
mouth to say
“Crazy yeah maybe but baby I bet I
could live to be thirty and never forget
This here right now the smell
of your skin
The taste of your tongue and
how it feels to be young”
Never In a Million Years
Never In a Million Years

Discography

LP Bark : 2005 (independent)
EP Five Licks : 2007 (independent)
LP That Was Now : 2007 (independent)

Set List

Two - one hour sets or three forty-five minute sets.

Playing the crème de le crème of songs from a vast reserve of cover music mixed with a generous helping of their own self-styled numbers.

Covers:
AC/DC - TNT, HAVE A DRINK ON ME, YOU SHOOK ME ALL NIGHT LONG
THE BEATLES - GET BACK
THE BLACK CROWES - HARD TO HANDLE
DAVID BOWIE - REBEL REBEL
JOHNNY CASH - FOLSOM PRISON BLUES
NEIL YOUNG - ROCKIN’ IN FREE WORLD
BEDOIN SOUNDCLASH - WHEN THE NIGHT FEELS MY SONG
CCR - FORTUNATE SON, TRAVELLIN' BAND
THE CLASH - SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO
BOB DYLAN - LIKE A ROLLING STONE
ELTON JOHN - LOVE LIES BLEEDING
JAMES - LAID
LED ZEPELLIN - HOUSES IF THE HOLY, ROCK'N ROLL
JOHN MELLENCAMP - PINK HOUSES, SMALL TOWN
VAN MORRISSON - BROWN EYED GIRL
PEARL JAM - BETTER MAN
RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS - DANI CALIFORNIA
ROLLING STONES - MISS YOU, BEAST OF BURDEN, HONKY TONK WOMAN
THE ROMANTICS - WHAT I LIKE ABOUT YOU
SUBLIME - SANTERIA
BOB SEGER - NIGHT MOVES
BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN - BORN TO