The Winery Dogs
On 11 October, we’re welcoming supergroup The Winery Dogs at De Casino, Sint-Niklaas. The trio formed in New York in 2012 and launched their self-titled debut, filled with tracks varying from hard rockers to blues rock and more intimate ballads, the following year. With their debut being so well-received there was a lot of pressure to come up with an even better sophomore album and ‘Hot Streak’ (2015) did the job. Their most recent album ‘III’ (2023) is their best work yet!
Drummer Mike Portnoy gained widespread recognition as a co-founder of Dream Theater but he also made crucial contributions to a number of other successful acts such as Avenged Sevenfold, Adrenaline Mob and Metal Allegiance. Bassist Billy Sheehan is an ever-smiling and good-humoured class musician with an impressive CV that includes such illustrious names as David Lee Roth, Mr Big and Sons of Apollo, where he also teamed up with Portnoy. The duo is joined by vocalist/guitarist Ritchie Kotzen, who first made a name for himself as a solo artist before joining Poison and co-founding Mr Big. Also, he recently released an excellent record with Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith.