Black Dog are an exciting four-piece Auckland Blues band. Formed in late 2010, the band’s members have all "paid their dues" in a number of well known Auckland blues bands, and have joined forces to share a philosophy of exploring original music, expanding and growing the blues genre, and having fun.
Black Dog’s repertoire is a mixture of their original work and interpretations of classic Blues, including material by Howlin’ Wolf, B.B. King, Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters. Black Dog’s original music covers topics such as love, lack of love, money, lack of money, women, lack of women and, of course, dogs.
The dogs love to strut their stuff to an appreciative audience, playing passionate slow songs that tug at the heart-strings, or, if the time is right and the magic’s in the air, wind up the dance floor.
Mark Foster sings the blues and plays the harp between the singing bits. He's been doing so for quite a few years now and has somehow got away with it without his wife leaving him. He's got no reason to have the blues but singing about them make him happy.
Dave Cheetham started playing guitar at 9, joined a band at 16, loves all music, particularly the Blues, and whose greatest pleasure is sharing music, either with other musicians or an audience, or even better, both. His favourite band is Black Dog.
Rex has been playing drums around NZ and overseas, for the past 45 years. During that time he has played with lots of bands of various genre's, along with touring with many local and international acts. Rex just loves playing great music with other musicians who are fun to work with, like all the guys in Black Dog, to an appreciative audience.
Steve Sussex is a versatile bass player having played with a wide variety of groups in the Auckland music scene over the last 20 years. He has been with Black Dog since mid 2011
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