The BeachDogs band.


...Patrick Leonard--guitar/ vocals. Hailing from Minnesota, Patrick has become a South Florida staple, playing in such bands as The Dreadnoughts, Crossroads, Slaw Dawgs, Stirup, Katpi, Southern Star, Paradox, and Gone South. The lad likes to gig. He and Rik have worked together for years.

...Rik Shafer--guitar/vocals. Rik has opened for acts like The Rascals, Smokey Robinson, Mitch Ryder, and has held songwriting workshops with Harry Chapin. Starting at age 14, he has worked in 65 bands. One of the bands he was in had a top 40 record for one week in the metro NY market (whoopee)  and gigged at the Metropole Cafe in Times Square. He’s been to the rodeo.

...Carlos Hernandez--bass/vocals. Influenced by McCartney and Jack Bruce, Carlos plays multiple styles. Always in the pocket.

...Barry Madison--drums/perscussion. Barry plays many styles: Latin, Jazz, Rock, Country, and Pop. He played with the Marine Corps Band (Semper Fi) and in NYC clubs like CBGB’s & My Father's Place, as well as on the Glen Campbell Variety Show. This is a versatile guy.

BeachDog has, in one South Florida incarnation or another, gigged at:

Seminole Coconut Creek Casino .....Hard Rock Cafe/Hollywood .....Hollywood Beach Bandshell concerts (Johnson St) .....Backyard At Boynton Beach..... Jo (Rosey) Baby..... Buzz’s .....The Roundup .....Sands Resort on the Intercoastal .....Dania Beach Bar & Grill .....Big Dawgs .....North Broward Medical Center .....Irish Mist....much more. (Who remembers?)

To book BeachDog, call Rik at 954-290-1845
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