Dog on Fleas plans to take over the world. Their strategy is to play honest, loose and ingenious music for kids and their adult counterparts, and since kids tend to listen to music over and over and over, they are encoding special messages into the songs. Sort of like the Beatles, only less psychedelic. Actually, the only agenda the Fleas have is to make good music for decent people. And for you, too.
Dog on Fleas is just over 10 years old. But it’s members are well over 100 years old collectively.
If you have been to a Dog on Fleas show, you probably came up after the show and said “hi” because those Fleas look so friendly and nice. You probably danced with abandon, sang along, laughed and maybe cried (usually not the band’s fault), and you probably marveled at this quintet’s musicality. You heard the Fleas play their hits in fresh and exciting ways, and perhaps an unrehearsed cover song. Surprises are the norm for the Fleas. The band is like a tornado in performance, sucking up fans and whirling them around in a frenzy of fun.
Dog on Fleas have released 7 critically acclaimed CDs!
“The Bestest of the Best”, is chock full of hits from the previous 5 CDs and a version of Buffalo Gals with Elizabeth Mitchell. “When I Get Little” was #2 on the 2006 Kid’s Music That Rocks Top 20, and one of the Top 5 CDs of the year by Kathy O’Connell of WXPN in Philadelphia. “Cranberry Sauce Flotilla” is #1 on the 12 Kids’ Albums You Can’t Live Without list in the School Library Journal (7/1/07)
What’s the Dog on Fleas recipe? In a very large saucepan mix equal parts Cab Calloway and the Kinks. Stir in a pinch of Spike Jones, NRBQ and Sun Ra. Top with a sauce of calypso, cajun, highlife, soul, and reggae. Stir with Ringo’s drum-stick and simmer. Brigitte Bardot will serve you from John Cage’s hat.