The Winery Dogs

The Winery Dogs

The Winery Dogs Concert & Tour Photos

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Fan Reviews

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ShawmanFromUpstateNY
I'm 54 years old and love old school rock and roll, as well as R & B, prog and metal. I'm soooo disappointed with the acts that are on top of the charts these days. That's why it's so refreshing to hear three phenomenal musicians at a small venue. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed these guys show at The Tralf in Buffalo. If it were the 70's, they'd be playing and selling out stadiums around the country. They are arguably the best three piece band touring today. Great vocals, showmanship and total mastery of their instruments. What's not to love?
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA - Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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Georock42
The Winery Dogs were absolutely fantastic! The venue was packed and they delivered one of the best performances I've ever seen by a power trio.
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA - Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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mporter44
OMG! Best show I have ever seen! You Don't want to miss these Boys! Tight & Heavy! I am still High!
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA - Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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2bfeet
Seeing such an accumulation of eclectic talent on stage in such an intimate venue was extra special. They played with the same intensity and enthusiasm for this small gathering as if they were playing before10,000. I truly was impressed by the display of prowess by all 3 members in their respective disciplines . They looked like they were having fun also. Fresh music in our time of musical stagnation. Bravo!
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA - Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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Daisyroo
This is a fabulous show! I'm am female and probably not your typical "rock fan". However this group appealed to me as soon as I heard them on Cirrus. I don't know why more people didn't go at the Effingham show. I just don't think they've had enough radio time. Maybe people didn't recognize the artists in the group? These musicians are some of the best from 90's era rock industry. Very talented musicians and excellent near perfect sound (stayed on key on pitch not screaming). Their voices were perfect, unlike a lot of rock singers in live performance. They have a classic rock sound. Kotzen sounded fabulous, though he didn't play to the crowd as much as the other two. He was pulling off a lot musically though, playing guitar and singing lead. His keyboard solo was great. He's famous for co-writing and playing the song Stand for Poison and music in the album Get over it by Mr. Big. His sound was perfect. Sheehan was fabulous and if people aren't aware he's worked with Steve Vai, David Lee Roth, and Mr. Big so he has to be one of the best. Portnoy (drummer) was the most entertaining of the bunch. Constantly playing to the crowd (even though our crowd was small) throwing drum sticks to lucky audience members, and doing all kinds of tricks with the drums while continuing to play flawlessly. He's a true musician technically and was given a scholarship to Berkley in his early years. He's the youngest member of the Drummers Hall of Fame. I guess the main issue with why this band isn't fabulously famous yet in the main stream (radio/cirrus listeners) is maybe people expect a traditional tribute band. But they are not that for sure. Don't expect to hear Mr. Big or Poison. They are awesome in their own right, without needing to replay the oldies. My favorite song is Elevate and they rocked that. It has a pop rock feel and should appeal to everyone. That song should be playing on every radio station, I don't get why it isn't!
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA - Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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PaulfromMadison
What a treat to see 3 exceptional artists/players make it look so easy. From the sound to the venue itself, the night was more that I could have hoped for. Support this band, tell your friends and get out and see the show!
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA - Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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JessieD505
Great show. I'd come back to see them again. It was impressive and great music.
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA - Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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Fingerpickerguy
I traveled from Minneapolis to see the Winery Dogs in Milwaukee. It was worth the trip. They are masterful musicians and songwriters. The sound system and mix were spot on. The venue was very comfortable. It is fun to watch Richie Kotzen shred with out a pick. Jeff Beck doesn't use one either, but he tends to play slow and melodically. Richie does the beck thing AND the shred thing. Great tone. Great phrasing. Full sound. It has been years since I first saw Billy play the bass. He hasn't lost his edge. He fills up so much space with his bass. He is like a rhythm guitarist and a bass player at the same time. When he is playing high notes on the bass, his foot is playin the really deep stufff on the synth. Portnoy is very entertaining. Throwing sticks. Spitting. Barking orders. Most importantly, keeping a solid groove with nice deep background vocals.
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA - Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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Anonymous
Great sound, not too loud. The band really brought it. They seemed enthused and glad to be in Seattle. Fun show!
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA - Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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Pinneo
The Winery Dogs are very good. I saw the Who at the Filmore is SF in 1970 and this band is better much better.
The Crocodile - Seattle, WA - Fri, Oct 11, 2013
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DroppedD
As a musician there are many aspects in music that I'm drawn to...with the winery dogs they absolutely are masters in all areas. Songwriting, performance, vocals, technicality what ever blows your skirt up!(make sure you wear underwear.) I can't wait for the next album and next world tour.
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 3, 2013
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Anonymous
The Winery Dogs are as amazing as the names in the band! Portnoy and Sheehan shredded, and Kotzen better than expected...too big of band for small venue!
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 3, 2013
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jake44
As an avid Portnoy fan when I first heard the Dogs I was enthusiastic to say the least having recently seen him perform with Sheehan a few months back and the new music is great. However, Richie Kotzen was out of this world, his performance along with Billy and Mike provided an unforgettable night of music, this band is better live than in the studio, obviously the individual talent is without question, but Richie's vocals live are spectacular, I cannot wait to see them again !!! This is must see for anyone who loves the power trio !!
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 3, 2013
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Sparklz1
First band was pretty good, Jolly was awesome and the winery boys were indescribable. For $16 a ticket it was the best kept secret!!! The chameleon club was small and a great place to see a show. Looking forward to going to chameleon club again.
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 3, 2013
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Rebaldo
Well, it isn't often that the rock & roll genre is represented by so much virtuosity in one band. Richie Kotzen is a band unto himself. Now he is teamed up with co-members that are up to the task of countering his staggering talent. And let me tell you these cats work hard for their money. There is clearly inspiration amongst them and I hope they stay together for a long time. Hopefully, they'll be back in NYC very soon. The fickle nature of popularity and the tastes of the American public are hard to plumb, but anyone with half an ear lobe will want to be at every Winery Dogs show they can. Come on now!
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 3, 2013
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loonytunzz
Awesome show. Won't be able to afford tix at this rate !!
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 3, 2013
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Anonymous
Best show I've seen in many years. Seen DT 2002, DT 2003, DT 2012, Rush 2008, Rush 2011, King's X 2009. This was a very good show! Bill, Mike, and Richie are awesome together!
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 3, 2013
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LeeGuitarist
Witnessed the birth of the new kings of Hard Rock tonight @TheWineryDogs #bbkings #nyc Awesome night.
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 3, 2013
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Karruby
I had a great time at B B King ! The Winery Dogs are awesome and i really enjoyed seeing so many musicians in the audience who came out to support Mike Portnoy, Richie Kotzen and Billy Sheehan. I traveled from Europe (Greece) to see these guys and it was worth it !!
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 3, 2013
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JOCKO220
Unbelievable night.sold out show. It was the first show in the states. 3 rock superstars played their debut album plus some Mr big / poison and Elvin Bishop. A true super group.
B.B. King Blues Club and Grill - New York, NY - Sat, Aug 3, 2013
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Anonymous
The Winery Dogs are truly a super group... The band is amazing, the music is unbelievable and the energy level was unmatched... Well worth the 400 mile drive. Would do it again tomorrow.
Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA - Fri, Nov 6, 2015
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mradu
The show was incredible! This is a ROCK BAND not to be missed!
Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA - Fri, Nov 6, 2015
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Musickay
Best show I have seen all year! If you don't know Richie Kotzen's massive catalog, you should! He is amazing! BB Kings was great spot to see them.
Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA - Fri, Nov 6, 2015
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Pacfan6969
The Winery Dogs is THE BEST new band in 20 years!!!!!!!!
Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA - Fri, Nov 6, 2015
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jrdds
I knew they were great musicians individually, but put those 3 together and something greater than the sum of their parts happened at BB Kings. RK's vocals were the biggest surprise.
Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA - Fri, Nov 6, 2015
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Misha66
This was the best show I have seen in many years. All three artists just ooze with legendary talent and have brought old-school rock back with fresh lyrics and amazing scores. I feel privileged to have experienced this show, the very first in the US, and in such an intimate venue. Can't wait to see what TWD bring next!!!
Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA - Fri, Nov 6, 2015
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Jeffcar
The of the world's finest musicians together on the same stage playing a set of great new music.
Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA - Fri, Nov 6, 2015
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LosChuck
Virtuosos all three. Powerful hard rocking throughout.Tasteful and energetic.
Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA - Fri, Nov 6, 2015
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neukoln6
Saban Theater was great. Beautiful setting, great sound. Band was good, but the bass solo was awful, long, too long and boring Some songs sounded repetitive
Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA - Fri, Nov 6, 2015
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KnockingIT
Horrible performances by all three artists. Don't get me wrong. All three performers show they really know their stuff, but they each cancelled each other out from their over playing of one another. Before it started I asked the guy next to me how he liked them since this was my first time. He said, Richie's a great lyricist!" Well I wish I could've actually heard a song, but all his vocals were cancelled out by the over playing of instruments. They were arrogant and unlikeable... especially the drummer spitting loogies across the stage. The only reason I didn't walk out was because I was with friends who apparently love them. I learned one thing for sure... my friend and I do not share taste in music. When I go to hear a band play I love hearing a variety of songs. Winery Dog's is a one trick pony with all their songs sounding alike. I couldn't wait for it to end.
Saban Theatre - Beverly Hills, CA - Fri, Nov 6, 2015
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muthaplucker
Talent is off the charts. Even if you are not in love with the songs they are a treat to see live.
State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL - Thu, Oct 15, 2015
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212rockscom
Tight package from song 1 to encore. Hitting all the right notes and tunes from both releases.
State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL - Thu, Oct 15, 2015
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LunaticRic
The Winery Dogs ALWAYS put on a phenomenal show! Every time I see them they get better. Three of the best musicians on the planet
State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL - Thu, Oct 15, 2015
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LunaticRic
The Winery Dogs ALWAYS put on a phenomenal show! Every time I see them they get better. Three of the best musicians on the planet.
State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL - Thu, Oct 15, 2015
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bryanArz
Winery Dogs gave it their all!, very impressed! The band was just tight and was engaging the audience!
State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL - Thu, Oct 15, 2015
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LuvLiveMusicinnashville
While there is no doubt these guys are fantastic the sound at the Wildhorse was incredibly bad. You have 3 musicians and 3 vocal mics, why can't I hear the bass player? Why can't I understand the singer? Same way for both bands. Extremely disappointed in the sound and in Nashville there is NO excuse for bad sound.
State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL - Thu, Oct 15, 2015
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Arpaboa
Amazing music, and incredible guy's!!!! is one of the best concert I have seen..... virtuosos....
State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL - Thu, Oct 15, 2015
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IMN7Florida
One of the best power trio bands ever. Pure awesomeness.
State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL - Thu, Oct 15, 2015
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sjk711
I love the Winery Dogs, saw them two times last year, and I've been a huge Kotzen fan for years, however, the sound at this particular show was really disappointing. Seems they were having some technical problems. Kotzen even stopped the show in the beginning to try and get things straightened out. You could tell he was distracted and bothered by it the rest of the show. These guys are true professionals and so they powered through the show playing many of the songs I was hoping to hear, including the best of the new release. Just too bad Kotzen's great voice wasn't coming through.
State Theatre - St Petersburg, FL - Thu, Oct 15, 2015
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