Winston's Dog
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Winston's Dog

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The best kept secret in music


"Origivation Magazine"

Vocalist Jon Robins has a reserved, almost aloof quality to him, but his vocals conjure up passion for days. His lyrics are smart, at times obscure, but always poignant. The truth of the matter is that when Robins opens his mouth, he very simply sounds like no one else.

Any rock band is only as good as its drummer and using that logic, Winston's Dog can hang with the best of them. Wexler just exudes power consistently through the entire set without wavering for an instant.

The dual guitar prowess of Jason Murray and Bill Schwartz is nothing short of perfection. These guys are the best team of dueling lead guitarists I've seen in an unsigned band in a very long time. Their tones are warm, full, and representative of everything I love about rock guitar. - Vex X

"CD Review"

Winston's Dog proved to be musical chameleons on their self-titled disc. Every single song on the CD was great, and I won't be taking it out of my player for awhile. Why they haven't been picked up by a major label yet is beyond me. You can tell the immense talent of Winston's Dog in every song on the CD. -


Winston's Dog - self-titled (8 tracks) - released 2002

Many songs available in demo form on our website,


Feeling a bit camera shy


Catchy, energetic, and a little left of center. These are just a few terms being used to describe the unique Philadelphia-based rock band known as Winston’s Dog. By combining infectious melodies with insightful lyrics, Winston’s Dog is creating music that matters and opening eyes whenever they perform their dynamic live set.

The band features impassioned lead vocalist Jon Robins, the melodic yet intricate stylings of guitarists Jason Murray and Bill Schwartz, rock-solid bassist Colin Devine, and the heavy-handed Mike Wexler on drums. Founded by Murray, Robins, and Schwartz in 1995, the group hit their stride in the past year with the release of their self-produced album which garnered much attention, including that of the popular Philly radio station Y100. Winston’s Dog has been featured on three separate occasions at the Y100 Tuesday Night Music Club at the Grape Street Pub, a forum designed by the radio station to spotlight the best and most promising local talent. The overwhelming success of these shows led to an invitation from assistant program director Dan Fein to perform live on-air on Y100 accompanied by an interview segment.

With success squarely in their sites, Winston’s Dog has big plans for the future. In addition to performing live at any chance they get, the group is currently writing new material and working on a new album with producer David Ivory (The Roots, Erykah Badu, Silvertide) that they hope to release in early 2004.