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HISTORY

The Raindogs were a band formed in Boston around 1985 after several members had disbanded the rock band The Schemers. They combined Celtic and American music to form their own hybrid of rock and roll. Based in Boston, the ‘dogs were made up of former Schemers (songwriter/lead singer/guitarist) Mark Cutler and guitarist Emerson Torrey, Red Rockers rhythm section Darren Hill and Jim Reilly (of Ireland’s “Stiff Little Fingers"), and Celtic fiddle king Johnny Cunningham, formerly of Silly Wizard. The RI based Schemers had previously won the Providence Rock Hunt and the Boston Rock Rumble band competitions, and their singles, "Some Fun", MPG: and "Remember" were widely played on Providence FM radio but the band broke up when a major record contract eluded them.

The Raindogs toured extensively throughout the United States with Warren Zevon, Don Henley, and Bob Dylan and were noted for their incendiary live performances. Their CDs garnered critical raves and "I'm not Scared" received airplay in Boston and Providence but ultimate success eluded them due to record company shakeups and lack of publicity.

Information borrow with kind courtesy from Wilipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Raindogs

 

CONCERT WE PRESENTLY KNOW ABOUT

DATE VENUE MAIN BAND SUPPORT SUPPORT AD TICKET PICTURES TAPE
March 20, 1987 Living Room, Providence Crowded House The Raindogs   YES      
May 20, 1988 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence The Raindogs Living Colour          
June 17, 1988 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence The Raindogs MX          
July 22, 1988 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Roomful Of Blues The Raindogs Ken Lyon & Tombstone        
July 24, 1988 Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel, Providence Young Adults The Raindogs          
August 5, 1988 The Last Call, Providence The Raindogs     YES      
August 12, 1988 Living Room, Providence The Raindogs MX   YES      
October 14, 1988 The Last Call, Providence The Raindogs     YES      
December 10, 1988 The Last Call, Providence The Raindogs     YES      
April 14, 1989 Living Room, Providence The Raindogs MX   YES      
May 12, 1989 The Last Call, Providence The Raindogs     YES      
May 20, 1989 Living Room, Providence Roomful Of Blues The Raindogs   YES      
August 25, 1992 Providence Performing Arts Center Bob Dylan The Raindogs          

    

 

 

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