“This ain’t no symphony,
this is a Rock n’ Roll epiphany,
this IS Blackdog Ballroom!”
First and foremost Blackdog Ballroom is a Rock & Roll band that resonates an immediate passion. Their music exudes personality and charm highlighted by their exhilarating live performance and evident in their captivating presence.
“Very tight and well structured, seems like a band who knows what they’re doing!”
— Stuart Epps, Producer - OASIS, Led Zeppelin, George Harrison
Currently in the studio preparing for their fall 2012 release, Blackdog Ballroom are primed for an exciting year. The new release is reminiscent of a time when you couldn't wait to hear what the next song would offer. With an eclectic mix of influence ranging from Pop to Punk, Mod to Motown and Rock to Roll, Blackdog Ballroom have cultivated a distinct blend to create their unique sound.
“Blackdog Ballroom knows all the rules which allows them to break them at will”
— Pezmosis Music Radio
Featuring powerful vocals, slammin’ guitars and a driving rhythm section Blackdog Ballroom's magnetic energy is fuelled by Michael Stanfield. Michael's provocative lyrics, infectious rhythms and insightful themes are perfectly complimented by Mike Spriggs’ inspired lead guitar with Rob DeSimone and Bob Crane holding down the pulse and backbeat of the band. Since their formation Blackdog Ballroom have experienced such accolades as Michael being named a winner in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest for the Blackdog Ballroom song " Alright ", three times nominated for " Best Live Band " at the Toronto Independent Music Awards ( TIMAS ), an invitation to perform at the TIMAS award show where they received the award for " Best AC Band " and most recently the song "CLEARVIEW" from their upcoming release receiving a semi-finalist placement award in the International "Song of the Year" contest.
"Their music is undeniably amazing!!! Yes the name of this band is Blackdog Ballroom, and they are nothing short of impressive. From the amazing vocals to the strong instrumentals this band will definitely keep you rocking!!
- March to the Beat
Blackdog Ballroom's performances are high octane celebrations filled with heart and soul delivering an invitation to once again believe in Rock & Roll keeping their ever growing fan base coming back for more!
Band MembersMichael Stanfield - lead vocal,guitar
Mike Spriggs - Lead guitar, backing vocals
Bob Crane - Bass,backing vocals
Rob DeSimone - Drums