A female fronted, five piece Toronto band, incorporating downtempo trip hop, indie alt-pop/rock, dark atmospherics, hints of drum and bass and break beats, moody melodies, heartbreaking lyrics and sultry vocals, UNDADOGG‘s sound is familiar, but refreshingly unique and difficult to forget. Formed in 1998, UNDADOGG is singer/lyricist Andrea Lucarelli, twin brothers Ruben-guitar, and Remi Miguez-drums, and keyboardist Christian Kada who have all been playing together since high school, and newest member bassist Rene Rodriguez.
UNDADOGG have just completed their new recordings with the help of a FACTOR demo grant they were awarded earlier this year. The band plans to tour and shop the new material to the Canadian, US and European markets.
Presently, UNDADOGG are gigging regularly, in and around Toronto, Montreal and surrounding cities. The band plans to be extremely busy with their performance schedule, especially through the summer months, playing festivals and outdoor events on top of their regular club gigs.
UNDADOGG’s live performance is definitely their strength, and always satisfies their ever-growing fan base. Appealing to an odd mismatch of trip hop/electronic fans, hip hoppers, goths, indie rockers and even punks, UNDADOGG create a mood that sets them apart from the masses. Music lovers and critics are easily won over after seeing UNDADOGG perform: “They can pull off sexiness without being raunchy. They’re just plain cool.”- Manuela Spizziri, Chart Attack CMW Review, “sexy enough to seemingly be the audio equivalent of thigh high stockings.”-J-Sin, Smother Magazine. UNDADOGG recently played in front of a crowd of 500+ as part of Toronto Alternative Fashion Week. The band has also been featured live to air on CKLN 88.1FM radio, performing live acoustic sets and interviews as part of the Dub and Beyond program numerous times this past year.
UNDADOGG can also accommodate to smaller, more intimate venues by playing stripped down and acoustic, incorporating upright bass, djembe, acoustic guitar, accordion and xylophone.
UNDADOGG have released 3 independent discs to date; “Ano De Dolor” (1999) “Jinx” (2005) and the brand new “Jinxed“ (2007) EP, featuring new songs, remixes and bonus cuts. The previous releases have sold very well and continue to receive great support from college and Internet radio, and UNDADOGG hope the new disc, being professionally recorded with the help of FACTOR, will have even greater success and get them the notice they deserve! Lead Singer Andrea has also just released a 3 song CD single collaboration entitled “Breathe“ with Toronto DJ duo Version Xcursion. The track debuted at 1 on CKLN’s electronic chart.
Over the years UNDADOGG have gained respect, credibility and established themselves as one of the few bands in Toronto doing something different. Playing the live circuit in a sea of punk, metal and rock, UNDADOGG’s music can’t help but stand out and get noticed. Known for their captivating style, stage presence and alluring live shows; this band always leaves you wanting more…
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