Dallas Doctor
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Dallas Doctor

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE

New York City, New York, United States | INDIE
Band Rock Singer/Songwriter

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Apr
24
Dallas Doctor @ The Bitter End

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Jan
16
Dallas Doctor @ The Bitter End

New York, New York, USA

New York, New York, USA

Nov
08
Dallas Doctor @ Arena Tavern

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Music

Press


"Manhattan" by Dallas Doctor is easily one of the best new albums of the decade! - by Bradley Huff - CD Baby Reviews - CD Baby Reviews


On-Air Radio Review:

Dallas has a ".. nice sense of humor .. kind of on the quirky side. We loved it. You will too."
- Frank Todd (WJFN-FM 99.7 Long Island, New York) - WJFN-FM 99.7 Frank Todd Show


"The Beatles-esque melodies Doctor writes practically sing themselves ..."

With the release of Manhattan on January 1, 2010, you might just be able to say that now Dallas Doctor has done pretty much everything. Doctor stated out in the music business as the lead singer of The Sounds Of Freedom, garnering an appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show before he was even out of his teens. What followed were gigs with The Family Waye (Dick Clark Concerts) and was a founding member and songwriter of Johnny & The Leisure Suits. Doctor went on to design and build studios across the South and Southwestern US, serving as a session musician or engineer for acts such as Three Dog Night, The Beach Boys and Hall & Oates. His talents as a writer can be heard in jingles on radio stations across the country, and he has also served as the VP of A&R for Centennial Records (nee Dangerous Records).

Manhattan opens with the mooning SongWriter, a hopeful song about someday being in the same company as someone like Paul McCartney. The song is a bit hokey but honest and heartfelt. Scandalous has a similar campy feel but features harmonies worthy of a Bee Gees tribute band. Manhattan is a tribute to all of the little things that make life in New York City what it is. Manhattan sounds like it might have come from an Off-Broadway cabaret show with pretentions to big-band Jazz. Where In The World is a great tune, with the narrator planning to travel the world to find the girl of his dreams. The song has a 70's Rock feel, complete with engaging harmonies and some serious guitar fills. Eat To Live addresses to irony of working to live and having no time or energy to live and enjoy life. The piano-driven rock ballad is brilliant in both message and its humorous accents. The talk/sing verse adds to a novelty sensibility, but there is real melody and composition here and it would be a mistake to write the song off as a novelty tune.

Little Lies addresses the use of imperfections of truth to make life easier both as individuals and social collectives, as well as how those same prevarications can be used to hold people back. The song is not a moral judgment, but rather an acknowledgment of their prevalence and seeming necessity at times. Now She Knows is a song about infidelity. I don't know that as a listener we're ever exactly clear on what "she knows", and the song is more of a relation of events than a story. In the end, Now She Knows rings a bit hollow, but sonically it's very enjoyable. The best song on Manhattan is I Like You, a "like" song, if you will. Pop music focuses on love as the be-all and end-all of ballads, but there's a lot of room for songs that cover the space in-between interest and love. The song is a bit campy, true, but it's brilliantly written, with the same sort of Pop sensibility you might find in one of McCartney's silly little love songs. Doctor says goodnight with Still The Same, a 1960's flavored rock song about the joys of youth and how they've yet to escape him. Sonically this song would seem to define the sunny sound that is Dallas Doctor's trademark, and the melody will be kicking around your brains anteroom for days.

Dallas Doctor and I got off on the wrong foot with Manhattan. I admit I was a little put off by the kitschy feel at first; perhaps I've become a bit cynical with all of the modern Rock and Pop I end up listening to, but Dallas Doctor's music recalls a simpler time when Rock N Roll was fun and life's problems didn't seem quite so complicated. Doctor won me over, and he'll win you over too. Even the most cynically petrified listeners will be thawed by Doctor's feel good Rock N Roll. The Beatles-esque melodies Doctor writes practically sing themselves, and the campy feel ends up adding to the fun. It's clear that Dallas Doctor had fun writing and playing these songs. You'll have as much fun listening. - Wildy's World


"These Guys "Get It!" - Morning X w/Barnes, Leslie & Jimmy - 99X - Atlanta


"As long as I have a stage, Dallas Doctor has a place to play."
- Scott Edwards - proprietor: Sawmill Saloon (Tempe, AZ). - Sawmill Saloon - Tempe, AZ


The Doctor is "IN" ... Dallas knows how to have fun with the audience ... he's a handsome man and fine performer. Check him out. It will be worth your time." by Valerie Ridenour - The Key West Citizen - Key West Citizen


Discography

Dallas Doctor - By The Numbers (2011)~Dangerous

1) Heart Of Darkness
2) I'm Sorry
3) We're All In This Together
4) Never Ever Argue With An Elephant
5) Price To Pay
6) All-American Line Dance
7) By The Numbers
8) Do You Believe In Magic?
9) Crazy Things People Say
10) Bye Bye Baby
11) For Carma
12) Girls That Got Away

Dallas Doctor - Manhattan (2010)~Dangerous

1) Songwriter
2) Scandalous
3) Manhattan
4) Where In The World
5) Someday
6) Eat To Live
7) Unlucky In Love
8) Little Lies
9) Now She Knows
10) I Like You
11) Still The Same

Physics 101 (EP) (2009)~Dangerous

The Amazing Idiots - Goin' Blind (1999)~Centennial

Dallas Doctor - A History of Western Philosophy (1996)~Centennial

Dallas Doctor - New Tattoo (1996)~Dangerous

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Bio

Dallas is an interesting guy. As a teenager, he performed as a lead singer with "The Sounds of Freedom" who toured nationally and appeared on The Ed Sullivan Show. In his early 20's, he toured internationally with Dick Clark Concerts act "The Family Waye," and worked with radio sensation Jonathan Brandmeier as a song-writer, guitarist & founding member of "Johnny & the Leisure Suits."

While still in his 20s, Dallas designed, built, managed, and worked as an engineer in recording studios in Phoenix, San Diego, Key West, and Atlanta. He lent his talents as both a musician and engineer to a great many legendary acts including The Beach Boys, Hall & Oates, Three Dog Night, and a great many others.

In addition to working as a both a studio and for-hire side musician, Dallas also honed his songwriting skills penning radio jingles for stations throughout the country, including KTLA, Los Angeles; KDKB, Phoenix; KZZP, Mesa; WLUP, Chicago; 99X, Atlanta; to name a few.

During the late-90s, Dallas went back on the road and toured as lead guitarist with Dennis Yost & The Classics IV (Spooky, Stormy, Traces, et cetera), while also serving as VP of A&R for Centennial Records.

Additionally, Dallas is a Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude graduate of Arizona State University, where he studied chemistry and social psychology, and in April 2011, he will be competing in the Boston Marathon - we told you he's not like the other guys!

THE BAND

Dallas has carefully selected some of the most talented players on the planet. Together, they present a compelling and powerful force on stage. The live vocal harmonies are astonishing, and the performances are as powerful as they are memorable.

GUILT BY ASSOCIATION

Collectively and individually the members of the Dallas Doctor band have appeared with: The Beach Boys, Three Dog Night, Neil Young, Jimmy Page, Hall & Oates, Chicago, The Ventures, Dennis Yost & The Classics IV, Tower of Power, Sly & the Family Stone, The Pretenders, Ben Harper, Bob Welch, Cheap Trick, Collective Soul, Rusted Root, Widespread Panic, Patty Smythe & Scandal, Blue Oyster Cult, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, Quiet Riot, Kansas, Cowboy Mouth, Butch Walker, .38 Special, Steppenwolf, Molly Hatchet, Pete Yorn, Mother's Finest, The Avett Brothers, The Derek Trucks Band, Rudy Vaughn, The Zac Brown Band, Dred Zeppelin, Blue Cheer, Acres, Six Ways To Sunday, Oleander, T. Graham Brown, Starsailor ... and many, many more.

See Dallas Doctor live once, and you're a fan for life.