"The Red Herring is officially the unofficial Dockers band. Loving Albert!" -Dockers Official Facebook Page. Chasing Windmills was produced in part by a Man Grant from Dockers.com. Following a tradtion of philanthropy inspired by German immigrant and company founder Levi Strauss, The Man Grant is issued through The Wear the Pants Project which, “Gives men the resources and inspiration they need to finally do something great.“ The Man Grant award was used to produce four original songs by The Red Herring at Musician’s Institute in Hollywood by Dan Hughley of Crazyville Productions. The rest of Chasing Windmills was recorded at the historic 4th Street Recording studio in Santa Monica by Sejo Navajas (Cold Blue Rebels, The People’s Party) and mixed by Denise Barbarita (The Roots, Stevie Wonder).
The Red Herring achieved radio play for Chasing Windmills coast to coast, making playlists in major markets including WPPJ in Pittsburgh, PA, WRNR in Annapolis, MD, WRUW in Cleveland, OH, KUNM in Albuquerque, NM, WXDU in Durham, NC, WEFT in Champaign, IL and KMNR in Rolla, MO. The Red Herring also showed strong support from New York, charting for two weeks on WPNR in Utica, as well as getting play on WHRW in Bighamton, WMVL in Purchase and WCVM in Morrisville. The Red Herring also charted on WXIN in Providence, RI and are still holding on the Los Angeles indie rock charts for The Deli Magazine. Chasing Windmills also received great support in Massachusetts on the world famous WUML, getting airplay on a variety of the station’s programs including Moustache For Men, Junk & Stuff, Smith…Brings Only Nice Goods and the heralded program Live From the Fallout Shelter which has been featured in SPIN Magazine.
Big Dave, Brooke Trout and Vincent Perea are not The Red Herring. The Red Herring is a fish. Armed only with a guitar, harmonica and drum kit, the band has already played some of the hottest venues on the historic Sunset Strip including The House of Blues, The Rainbow Room and The Viper Room. The Red Herring achieved number 3 of 75 bands with over 600 votes during Eventful.com’s battle of the bands and won their contest to perform at The Roxy. Not only did they perform for these clubs but also for charitable causes including Nette Radio’s annual Nette for Vets book drive and St. Jude School's Battle of the Bands Benefit for My Stuff Bags. The band also received recognition during the centennial celebration of Canoga Park’s All American City arts walk in The Daily News newspaper.
The Red Herring was the first featured musical act and house band for The Rad News Sketch Show, a political comedy troupe at Bang. Theatre. Bang has fostered the undiscovered talents of such comediennes as Sarah Silverman and Jane Lynch. The band collaborated with Rad News alumni Tony Bartalone on a standup comedy tour entitled “The Open Road.” The Red Herring recorded a Beverly Hillbillies parody with Alejandro Spreanza for the project’s Kickstarter campaign video that includes endorsements by Orlando Jones and Maria Bamford. The Red Herring performed interstitial music live for The Open Road Show, among the likes of Jen Kober of Curb Your Enthusiam and Mr. Goodnight who affectionately compared the band to no less than The Electric Mayhem, Canned Heat, Cream and Los Lobos.
“The threesome demonstrate their individual talents including but not limited to Dave Perea’s ever-present, often haunting ‘dead man’s’ harmonica, Vincent Perea’s frequent pounding percussion and Trout’s versatile vocals. If The Red Herring keep rockin’ like this they just may find their music taking the world’s ‘cities under siege’.” - William Phoenix, The LA Music Examiner, Los Angeles, CA (Full Review: http://www.examiner.com/art-in-los-angeles/the-red-herring)
"Our DJ's are loving the album!" -Kelsey Kahla, WPPJ AM in Pittsburgh, PA
"The Red Herring charted here at WXIN and got a good response from our listeners and our DJs." -Brian Christie, WXIN in Providence, RI
"Your band ROCKS!" -Nate Roberts, Shake Some Action on WEFT in Champaign, IL
"I'm listening to The Red Herring CD its super good, you should pick up a copy...;) Cities Under Seige is so good. Trout you #&^$ing rock!" - Audrey in New Orleans
"We got Chasing Windmills and really enjoyed it. I've charted it at number 17 in our Radio 200 category for CMJ..." - Zach Hudson, WPNR FM in Utica, NY
"Congratulations on your CD release for The Red Herring. We especially liked the track 2. Instigate." - Greg, RadioIndy.com
"We have taken a liking to your music. My personal favorite track is "Valhalla." -Harry, Wavelength Promotions.
“Red Herring honestly sound sublime. The harmonies are really impressively interesting. I recommend giving their whole album a listen. At times they have guitar melodies and riffs that could have Kings of Leon cancel another tour. Blues are a dying art and I’m happy to say there are still people out there innovating and bringing more music to the table. If you’re looking for somebody to tell you a few stories, nod your head, or chill out and lose yourself in infectious melodies, then I highly suggest the Red Herring.” - Joe Mullin/WSBU FM, New York (Full Review: http://ambientaftermath.tumblr.com/post/16135561546/red-herring-with-chasing-windmills)
"The Red Herring reminds me what rock n roll is about!! Great raw garage sound... check it out!" Cat Hennebury, Cat's Litter Box Music Blog -Alberta, Canada
"Listen to 'The Well'; then listen to Muddy Waters' 'Tom Cat' from the Electric Mud LP. Then tell me what you hear." -Manny P.
"The Red Herring sounds like a throw back to the great blues rock bands of the 60s like The Animals or Cream." -Carol A.
"The Red Herring will grind you under a stone of garage rock neanderthality." -Sam K.
"Your sound is totally reminding me of Wall Of Voodoo's song 'Factory' from their 'Call of the West' album." -Mike D.
“I finally got to hear the album. Love it! You guys' creativity has merged into something really exciting. Great job!” –Carmen in Santa Barbara, CA.