Dorsey | The Skeleton Show

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The Skeleton Show

by Dorsey

Combining elements of rock 'n' roll, folk, pop and country, Dorsey creates a style all their own.
Genre: Rock: Folk Rock
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1. Quite Some Time
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2. Trouble Gone Tomorrow
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3. A Little Late
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4. Caroline Jones
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5. Letters to Elizabeth
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6. Back to the Jailhouse
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7. Like Father Like Son
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8. No Struggle, No Harm
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9. Family Plots
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10. My 5th Symphony
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11. Lights Back Home
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12. Bricks & Stones
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A four-piece rock outfit from Chicago, IL, Dorsey blends folk-rock, rock ‘n’ roll and pop, and do it with a swagger all their own. Led by singer/songwriter John Rowland, the band has been playing live and recording since August of 2006. Joining up with P.J. Magdziarz (bass), Alex Tighe (keyboards/guitar), and John Blades (drums), Dorsey came to life in a small three-bedroom house in Tempe, Arizona.

Within three months of being together, the band was in the studio recording their first full-length album, The Long Goodbye. In the wake of it’s self-release, it landed them a spot on Absolute Punk’s “Absolute 100”, and led to countless gigs throughout the state of Arizona. This brought Dorsey to the attention of engineer/producer Bob Hoag (Dear and the Headlights, The Format, Limbeck, Joel Plaskett). With a helping hand from Mr. Hoag, they recorded their second full-length record at Flying Blanket Studios in January of 2008. It was after this that things started picking up for the band.

In the first six months of ’08, Dorsey played shows all throughout the state of Arizona to rave reviews. The shows included a spot on the main stage at the Tempe Music Festival with the likes of My Chemical Romance and Puddle of Mudd. No more than a month later, they were invited to play at McDowell Mountain Music Festival with The Wailers, Blues Traveler, and John Butler Trio. Proving they could hold their own in front of a vast assortment of people, the band realized the limitations of the Arizona music scene.

Thus, Dorsey set their sights for a city with a major music market, and set up shop in Chicago, IL. Open for business, the band has hit the ground running already playing shows at the Bottom Lounge with Dear and the Headlights, and making an appearance at the Elbo Room in just two short months. With another self-release of their latest record, The Skeleton Show, in the works, Dorsey is moving forward constantly with no plans of stopping. So keep your eyes and ears open for the sounds of a band with the ability to influence their peers and inspire their listeners.


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Rachael Perez

Simply Amazing!
I've never heard of dorsey before, and a friend of mine saw them play in Chicago and said they were fantastic and I should give them a listen. So I checked their myspace out and fell in love with their music. I had to buy this and their other cd, the long goodbye. I haven't taken them out of my cd player since! I love how you can just sing along and have a great time listening from start to finish. Everyone should own this cd! Seriously.

It doesn't hurt that they're not too bad to look at either. ;-) Especially their lead singer, awesome voice, and super dreamy. Hope they go on tour soon!