The Dancing Dogs
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The Dancing Dogs

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"Dick Metcalf"

Dick Metcalf
Dancing Dogs - PATIENCE: This music reminds me of the excitement I had when I first listened to Bobby McFerrin.… NOT of Bobby's music, per se, but the energy behind it for having created somethin' nobody could ram in a pigeonhole! These "Dogs" are one kickin' bunch.... Yeah, it's jazzy, but there are also scorching guitar leads, from Jim Robitaille, after the fashion of SRV & maybe even a coupla' moments of FZ. Somewhere along th' way, great lil' snatches of New Orleans…. Lil' Dr. John in there, fo' sho'! Horns from Tom Short & Joe Rapoza whip up some serious frenzy on "Haute Tamale", then some smokin' funk when "Can You Get To That" comes steppin' on th' scene. If th' band could be accused of anything, it would be havin' too many styles. My favorite cut on the album, "Tribes" is about as free as fusion can get, 'specially with Matt Ryckebusch's bass, John Nieman's drums & Jimi Beauregard's percz' forming such a solid underpinning for the rest of the players... I'm tellin' ya' folks, this one gets a place of honor in th' Zzaj collection - it goes in the OFFICE library . This is some of the best & most original music I've listened to this year.... It gets a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED from my ears! Get more info, or buy the CD at

Dick Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj
Zzaj Productions & Improvijazzation Nation
Home phone: 360.438.9299

- Dick Metcalf, aka Rotcod Zzaj


The Dancing Dogs have released 3 CDs
"Fishing in the Desert"
All have received and continue to receive airplay especially "Patience " which was played on radio stations all over the country and received many rave reviews after its release in 2005 . Cuts from all our CDs can be heard at



The Dancing Dogs call New Bedford, Massachusetts home but have performed at popular clubs, festivals, and other events all around New England since 1994. The Dancing Dogs is a six-piece eclectic band that seriously jams.

Their sound is a colorful blend of both covers and original music. Their influences are quite broad and their shows are both musically and visually stimulating. The band’s uncanny flair always captivates its audience with its high energy and unique qualities that offers something for everyone.

They draw from a variety of musical styles and genres including Jazz, Funk, Soul, Fusion, Rock, Ska, World-beat, and Afro-Caribbean.