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"Brevard Live Oct 2003"

2003:
"contains the classic feel of Bonnie Rait and Fleetwood Mac while maintaining a new mellinium edge." - Christopher Long


"Brevard Live Dec 2004"

December 2004:
"has the freshness of early alternative." - Christopher Long


"Prostar Sound Stage 2008"

"There is showmanship and energy to spare when this dynamic duo takes the stage. With Leo anchoring their sound with his strong and inspired guitar work, and with Jeannie's amazingly expressive voice soaring through their songs, the audience is treated to a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Their live show is filled with passion, humor, and just plain fun."

Rocco Colello
Concert Promoter - Rocco Colello


"Tampa, FL Television Station Studio 10"

"This Vero Beach based duo has continued to impress Tampa Bay area music-lovers since their first visit to Pro Star in September 07."

Watch Sleepin' Dogz television appearance January 08 by visiting the following link.

http://www.studio10.tv/day/friday/segment.aspx/72393/Sleepin_Dogz"

- Studio 10


"Tre Amici Songwriter Series 2008"

"A Sleepin' Dogz show is a musical meal that is equal parts sweet, spicy and satisfying. With two people as obviously in tune with each other as Leo and Jeannie are, you know you’re watching something special.” - Jessie


"Local Buzz Magazine Nov 2006"

2006 The Local Buzz Magazine
(Referring to Leo Burke) "His emotional playing makes itself evident throughout the songs."
"The vocals and musical arrangments are very listenable."
"an amazingly talented duo"

Read the whole article by visiting
http://www.thelocalbuzzmag.com/buzz/11-06.pdf - Dana O'Kane


"Ft. Pierce Tribune 2004"

2004 Ft. Pierce Tribune
"Blatus is a powerfully emotive vocalist."
- Bill DeYoung


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2005 Sleepin' Dogz

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Sleepin’ Dogz is comprised of singer-songwriter / guitarist Jeannie Blatus and lead guitarist Leo Burke. Their sound is an eclectic blend of blues, rock, and country. Hook laden and catchy, Jeannie’s songs are the kind you find yourself singing all day. Her intimate, honest delivery echoes the allure of Sheryl Crow combined with the soulful stylings of Bonnie Raitt. She can conjure up the vein-popping, sweaty, powerful rocker within, then offer a healthy dose of sweet, smooth, and sultry. Leo Burke’s guitar work adds an edgy excitement to the music. His poignant playing tastefully weaves throughout the songs often harmonizing with Jeannie’s vocals. He has the ability to rip out a face melting lead or gently seduce with a beautiful melody. Their mutual love of music grew into a love for each other that is undeniably evident on stage.
Together they put on a passionate performance.

Jessie Stelik of Tre Amici Songwriters Showcase stated, "A Sleepin' Dogz show is a musical meal that is equal parts sweet, spicy and satisfying. With two people as obviously in tune with each other as Leo and Jeannie are, you know you're watching something special." Sleepin’ Dogz released their self-titled CD in 2005 with rave reviews. As quoted in CD Baby, “Outstanding, sexy vocals by frontwoman Jeannie Blatus, who writes from an honest and experienced heart. Simply put it’s fantastic. Wonderful, original stuff that gets better with each play!” The project was a compilation of songs recorded with musicians Sheldon Shrum (bass & backup vocals), John Aughinbaugh (drums) and guest percussionist Kevin Lureau combined with a number of all acoustic tracks. They are currently in the studio recording and self- producing their second LP with the projected release being Winter of 2008. They’ve toured Nationally for over 5 years performing at a variety of venues including legendary songwriter’s showcases such as Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park in Florida, The Blue Bird in Nashville, and The Bitter End in NYC. Together they have developed a loyal and ever-growing fan base.

Festivals and Notable Clubs:

· Mesa Park Amphitheater, FL
· Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park, FL
· Sandy Shoes Festival, FL
· Indian River County Center for the Arts, FL
· Indian River County Fair Grounds, FL
· Downtown Clematis Street Festival, FL
· Dodger Stadium, FL
· Jensen Beach Pineapple Festival, FL
· Budweiser True Music Concert Series
· The Deland Original Music Festival, FL
· The Famous Bluebird Café, Nashville, TN
· The Bitter End, New York, NY

Opened for Major Label Acts:
The Romantics * Blue County * David Olney * Big 10-4 * Jake Owen

Performed with Nationally Touring Indie Acts:
Boxelder * Doorway 27 * SideCar/Dynaride * Amy Steinberg * Rudy * Justin Beckler * Milka

Awards:
2002 Jeannie Blatus Finalist in Suwannee River Spring Fest Songwriter’s Competition
2004 Winners of the Budweiser True Music Battle of the Bands
2004 “Pick of the Week” 104.1 Real Radio FM

Film:
Three songs of their CD entitled “Soon…”, recorded with 4 Steps Closer, are featured in the independent film
“Dropped Frames”

Recent Reviews:
2008 Tre Amici Songwriters Series
"A Sleepin' Dogz show is a musical meal that is equal parts sweet, spicy and satisfying. With two people as obviously in tune with each other as Leo and Jeannie are, you know you’re watching something special.”
2008
"There is showmanship and energy to spare when this dynamic duo takes the stage. With Leo anchoring their sound with his strong and inspired guitar work, and with Jeannie's amazingly expressive voice soaring through their songs, the audience is treated to a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Their live show is filled with passion, humor, and just plain fun."
-Rocco Colello Concert Promoter
2008 Studio 10
"This Vero Beach based duo has continued to impress Tampa Bay area music-lovers since their first visit to Pro Star in September 07."
Tampa, FL TV 10

For All Booking Inquiries Contact:
Jeannie Blatus
Phone: (772) 913-1177
Email: jeannie@sleepindogz.com
Website: www.sleepindogz.com