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Sugar Ray Dogs

Band, US
Rock and Jazz

Sugar Ray Dogs’ sound comes from an original combination of rock’n’roll, spaghetti western, country, Tex-Mex and American roots wisely mixed in the spontaneous songwriting by Ernani “Ray” Natarella, leading voice and bass player of the band. This mix is made explosive by Andrea “Bisteur” Paradiso’s refined and effective drumming and by the twangy sound of Alberto Steri’s guitar. Since the beginning, Sugar Ray Dogs carried their music abroad, playing in live club and festival in Germany, Holland and France, getting positive audience response soon. It was in Germany that they made their first move in recording, adding two tracks to the compilation “Wild Rockin’ and Boppin’ Christmas” published for Vampirette Records, Frankfurt. In 2011 they released their first album, “Vaudeville’n’Roll”, unveiled in Maloe Melo, Amsterdam, the first date of an Europen tour that brought the band around many live clubs and festival – such as Wageningen in Holland, where the band played for 10000 people. In 2012 Sugar Ray Dogs’ music reached Japan, where Rude Runner Records started the distribution of “Vaudeville’N’Roll”, released in special edition. The positive feedback received for “Vaudeville’N’Roll” album and tour encouraged the band to plan a new album and by the end of the year the band was working on “Sick Love Affair”. This time the project was bigger and the band managed to realize a dream: Freddy Koella (who played guitar with Bib Dylan, Willy Deville, Kdlang …) enriched four tracks of the album with his magic guitar and violin. Moreover, other great musicians has been involved in the project, such as Matteo Cerboncini (who played guitar with Gianluca Grignani) and Anga Persico (who played violin with Davide Van De Sfroos). Mixing and mastering by Niccolò Fragile (producer of Mina, Eros Ramazzotti, Vasco Rossi, Stadio, Gotthard) added the final touch to “Sick Love Affair”. This time the band presented the album in Italy, in the beautiful Martinetti Theatre in Garlasco. On stage, Ernani, Andrea and Alberto played with some of the guests who played in the record. In the summer of 2013, another tour took them to stages all over Northern Europe and Italy. In 2014 Sugar Ray Dogs started to work with Paolo Pagetti, producer of RIVERTALE PRODUCTIONS. Together they are working on the new album that is eventually leading them towards Tex-Mex sound. In the summer of 2014 the band reached Texas to shot the videoclip of “Mexi-Cola”, title track of the new album. The video director is Teresa Jolie and the cast includes the well known actor Billy Blair (The Last Stand, Machete, Machete Kills and Sin City 2). Besides, the band performed in some clubs in Austin and started a collaboration with Patricia Vonne, Alex Ruiz, Rick and Mark Del Castillo, Joel Guzman and David Hidalgo from Los Lobos. All these artists will take part in the new album that will be released in 2015.

Popular Tracks   
29 Palms on Absolutely Nothing by Sugar Ray Dogs
Bad Bad Santa on Wild Rockin' & Boppin' by Various Artists
Come On, Come On, Come On on Dirty Kitchen Songs by Sugar Ray Dogs
Love Will Not Hit You Anymore on Dirty Kitchen Songs by Sugar Ray Dogs
Getting Ready for Love on Absolutely Nothing by Sugar Ray Dogs
Rudolph, the Red-nosed Reindeer on Wild Rockin' & Boppin' by Various Artists
Falling Apart on Absolutely Nothing by Sugar Ray Dogs
Face Your History on Absolutely Nothing by Sugar Ray Dogs
You Should Be an Angel on Absolutely Nothing by Sugar Ray Dogs
Shame After Shame on Absolutely Nothing by Sugar Ray Dogs

Track list and 30sec audio provided by

Title Artist Year Type
Mexi-ColaSugar Ray Dogs2015Album
Sick Love AffairSugar Ray Dogs2013Album
Vaudeville`n`RollSugar Ray Dogs2012Album
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