The Sour Dogs

Live Act Alternative Rock Rock
The Sour Dogs - Alternative Rock Rock Live Act in Gateshead/Newcastle

The Sour Dogs Short Info

The Sour Dogs are a 5-piece Newcastle based rock band with an eclectic mix of influences in their sound.
The band have been together for around five years. Coming from all sorts of different directions has brewed an intoxicating foot tapping noise that can only be described as Tyne Delta. Start with some rock, add in some country (but not the western), blues, surf, r’n’b, and Tex-Mex, and you are just about there!
The songs are a potent exclamation of love, loss and reconciliation wrapped up in catchy tunes and singable melodies.

Andy Banks – Vocals / Harp
John Sparkes –Guitars/vocals
Neil Nattress – Drums
Geoff Nicholson – Bass / Vocals
Russell Pickering – Guitars

The philosophy is to never join a band with people who all like the same music – it just narrows down the possibilities! Better to be in a band of good friends who share a love of playing and writing music together.
We all have our own reference points such as albums and gigs that have shaped us as musicians but the music we play hangs together with various common threads weaving through our songs.
Two guitars pushing their amps into overdrive, a solid bass and rolling drums, touches of a howling harp and some stories from the Tyne Delta……….
These songs were recorded at Polestar over a week or two and reflect where we are at the moment.
Enjoy the music. We enjoy making it!

The Sour Dogs are a 5-piece Newcastle based rock band with an eclectic mix of influences in their sound.
The band have been together for around five years. Coming from all sorts of different directions has brewed an intoxicating foot tapping noise that can only be described as Tyne Delta. Start with some rock, add in some country (but not the western), blues, surf, r’n’b, and Tex-Mex, and you are just about there!
The songs are a potent exclamation of love, loss and reconciliation wrapped up in catchy tunes and singable melodies.

Andy Banks – Vocals / Harp
John Sparkes –Guitars/vocals
Neil Nattress – Drums
Geoff Nicholson – Bass / Vocals
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Discography The Sour Dogs

  • 2015 The World is Not Enough EP | Tyne Delta Records

Media

  • Sound Sally Sometimes
  • Sound Rolling Rock
  • Sound Pulling Me Back

Origin

  • Gateshead/Newcastle GB

Founded

  • 2002

Members

  • Andy Banks Vocalist/harmonica
  • John Sparkes Lead guitar/backing vocals
  • Russ Pickering Rhythm guitar
  • Neil Nattress Drummer
  • Geoff Nicholson Bass player