Dog Called Phenix
<i>"Rigid, razor-sharp and fast like an escalator running out of control"</i>, this was how a journalist described Dog Called Phenix, after seeing them perform in the Melkweg, Amsterdam.
The Amsterdam based band - influenced by Arctic Monkeys, Danko Jones, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age and White Lies - released their debut album "Someone's Gonna Love Me" end 2008.
DCP became 3FM Radio’s Serious Talent, finalist of Emerganza Festival and the Amsterdam Popprize and have played many shows in the club circuit. Their highlights so far are; playing as a support act for a sold out Melkweg, on the main stage of the Zwarte Cross Festival, as the final act for the Amsterdam Uitmarkt and at The United Island Festival in Prague.
This year the band, in collaboration with Stefan Schmid of Zuco 103, will release new songs and will do a tour across the Netherlands and abroad.
DCP is: Guido Vrouwe (basgitaar), Keimpe Bloem (drums) en Robin Verkaik (zang/gitaar).
Venues: the Melkweg, Paradiso, P60, Stairway to Heaven, Waerdse Tempel, P3, Merleijn, the Paard, Atlantis, the Gigant, Plein 79, Altstadt, Cul de Sac, Panama, LVC, and more.
Festivals: Zwarte Cross, Liberation Day Festival Amsterdam, Uitmarkt, United Island Festival (Czech Republic), Madness, Prilpop, Kultuurkuur Festival, Roparun Benefit concert, and more.