The latest album from Jimmy The Dog is "Runnin' with the Pack", released for download on the 19th December 2016 from all popular online stores and on CD. 15 tracks of "Honky-Tonkin’, Boundary Crossin’ Grizzly Rock For Grown Ups". Read the review HERE.
If you like the Southern Rock mixed with old school jump blues shuffle, an element of rockabilly, a Cheap Trick guitar attitude and an occasional touch of Tom Waits-esque off-the-wall humour, then you're pretty much gonna like Jimmy The Dog.
The eponymous debut album came out in March 2013 and it's 14 tracks are currently available on download from online stores at $9.99 or £7.99 for the album, depending on your side of the Atlantic. The tracks "Ten Thousand Miles", "Every Waking Minute" and "If This Old Horse Could Talk" have appeared on BBC Radio Ulster's "The Late Show" to good reviews, we're pleased to say. This album was followed up with a "double album" (for those of you who can remember what that is) called "New Tricks" released to online music stores in September 2014, incidentally priced the same as the eponymous album.
THE ALBUM PERSONNEL:
Jim Ferrie : Songwriter/Producer
All vocals/Guitars/Piano/Bass/Keyboards and Drum and percussion programming
plus the excellent contributions of.....
on "Jimmy The Dog" (2013): Kim Lenaghan (Backing Vox)
on "New Tricks" (2014): Kim Lenaghan (Backing Vox), Helen Cuthbertson (Backing vox and duet on "Last Days of the Garden of Eden", Neil Packman (Harmonica), Gary "The Slide Guy" Smith (Slide resonator guitar)
on "Runnin' With The Pack" (2016): Georgia Patterson (Lead guitar, Backing Vox), Amy Bone (Backing Vox), Sheila Moylan (Backing Vox), Mark Sharp (Backing Vox) and Guy William (Harmonica)
THE TOURING BAND PERSONNEL:
Jim Ferie (Vox/Guitar)
Neil Packman (Harmonica/Slide Guitar/Backing Vox)
Mike Muggeridge (Bass)
Will Woodward (Drums)
Dave Ferguson (Bass)
Stu Young (Drums)
London-based Jim is a published songwriter and winner of the Belfast-Nashville Songwriter's Festival Song Contest in 2006 as well as finalist in numerous prominent songwriting contests including The Dallas Songwriter's Association contest, The UK Songwriting Contest, The International Acoustic Music Awards and the Broadjam 6-Pack. He worked as studio engineer/assistant producer at Mike Myers' (Billy Ocean, The Prodigy, The Nolans, Dollar, The Dooleys) studio, Tinman Creative, in Portugal.
Neil, an ex-semi-pro footballer with Hanwell Town FC is a blues harpist very much in demand in London and the Thames Valley. Along with various band television appearances, he has played at prestigious London venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the 100 Club and the Green Note. Neil recently completed the album "Malbona Hundo Diablo Mojo" with Blues Cruise and contributed blues harp on the new Tyla J Pallas (ex of Dogs D'Amour) album, "Balancing The Ships of Honour".
Mike is an experienced bassist with several bands behind him. He has toured supporting Dodgy, with the alt-folk band Kodiak Island.
Will is a drum teacher and plays with numerous bands in the Thames Valley area.
New Zealander Dave Ferguson is a session bassist who's played in the orchestra pit at Les Miserables and plays with Black Orchid Empire, a London-based modern power rock 3-piece who supported Skunk Anansie on tour in Germany at the start of 2014. In 2013, he sessioned on Petula Clark's album "Lost in You". He is Managing Director of The Record Label Ltd., an indie label and a production house for incidental TV music. He's written and recorded backing music for BBC 1's "Masterchef" and is engaged in similar multiple projects.
Canadian Stu Young was with the Reading-based blues outfit 3 Buck Shirt and played as drummer or percussionist in a few bands in the Reading Area, regularly appearing at the annual Swanage Blues Festival before going to Spain for his day-job. He currently plays percussion with groups in the Barcelona Area.