Genres:Pop Rock, Rock - Roots Rock, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - Hard Rock/Classic
Featuring powerful vocals, slammin’ guitars and a driving rhythm section
Blackdog Ballroom provides an exciting live performance and captivating
presence. The band’s magnetic energy is fuelled by Michael Stanfield’s
provocative lyrics, infectious rhythms and insightful themes which are both
intimate and global in scope. Michael’s unique style is perfectly complimented
by Mike Spriggs’ inspired lead guitar with Rob DeSimone and Bob Crane holding down the backbeat and pulse of the band. Blackdog Ballroom have experienced many successes in the independent music scene since forming in 2005. In 2006 they were chosen as winners in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest with their song “ Alright ” which earned the band the honour of performing at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California as part of the John Lennon tour bus stage. 2006 also saw them nominated for Best Live Band at the Toronto Independent Music Awards. In 2007 they performed an outstanding set at Kingfest Music Festival ( headliners Sloan, the Trews Jim Cuddy and Bruce Cockburn ). In March 2008 the band took their talent to
Washington DC to perform a very well received set at the DC Independent
Music Festival. this was followed by an invitation to perform at the 2008
Toronto Independent Music Awards where they were once again nominated
for Best Live Band and received the award for Best A.C. band. Most recently Blackdog Ballroom's song Clearview received a semi-finalist award in the " Song of the Year Contest. "
Blackdog Ballroom consistently delivers a tight, energetic live show that keeps
the growing fan base coming back for more.