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Dogtown

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Dogtown released to the public early 2011. Combining multiple elements of passion, musical theory, energy and experience of the South African music industry, this Cape Town-based indie rock outfit have proven to be a major contender among local bands, attracting crowds of all age and culture. <br><br>Dogtown is Bennie Van Der Merwe on vocals, Sias Visagie on lead guitar, Jaco Venter om rhythm guitar, Nelis Uys on Drums and Charl Strutt on bass and keyboard. Making their way across local Cape Town music venues, including Mercury, Zula Bar, Purple Turtle, they made massive impressions on producers and venue owners.<br><br>Dogtown's first big show was with aKING at Blizzards, Durbanville. Soon after that, they shared the stage with some of South Africa's biggest acts including Fokofpolisiekar, Graeme Watkins Project, Shadowclub and Van Coke Kartel. Dogtown then went on to play at Synergy 2011, after winning the LMG Synergy Live competition by gathering 571 Facebook "Likes" in one week's time... Dogtown is currently recording at Teejay Terblanche of CoffeeStainedVinyl Studios, full album to be released early 2012.<br><br>With "Wembley Stadium" being their dream, it's hard to put their passion into words, to describe how these guys feel for music, and the amount of time they put into every show's preparation:"..It's never too late, to prepare yourself, for making musical history.''

Dogtown was formed early 2011, when they decided to embrace their musical dreams in becoming full time musicians .. Following the likes of Kings of Leon, Jet and New Holland, they started to create unique sounds and interesting melodies, with crowds relating to the emotions in the songs.. All the members of Dogtown originated from Bellville, where they were exposed to the Indie-Rock scene.

-Rock and roll
-Parties with friends
-Road Trips
-Braai
-Fire Poi

Short Term Goals:
-Music Video's
-Full Album Release

Mid Term Goals:
-Chart hits
-National Tours

Long Term Goals:
-International Tours
-Platinum Albums
-Wembley Stadium / Madison Square Garden

On Holiday!

Information
  • Sias Visagie - Bookings

    Phone: 0741410388
    Cape Town South Africa
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Awards
  • LMG "Like the Link" competition for: Synergy Live 2011

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    "Dogtown is an energetic band on the SA Music scene that will play major stages in the near future and Rock many SA Music lovers!!"<br> Marcus Oosthuizen (Patriot Productions)<br><br> "Dogtown - a band with stage presence AND an incredible sound. 2012 is their year!"<br>Jaco Brill (Cape Town Music Scene)

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