Based in London, England, Jimmy The Dog is the 'American -influenced rock' band project for songwriter Jim Ferrie. After the release of the eponymous album on iTunes during 2013 (on which Jim played everything and Kim provided BV's) it was decided that the second album, "New Tricks" - (released in September 2014 on iTunes, Google, Amazon and other online stores), was going to be more uptempo and bluesy than country influenced. It was to have contributions from other musos and vocalists. Securing some festival appearances during the summer of 2014 lead to an 'international electric' touring band with Jim on vocals and guitar and the following excellent players; Dave Ferguson is a producer and professional bass player from New Zealand and plays with the London modern rock 3-piece Black Orchid Empire, who recently toured Germany supporting Skunk Anansie. He's also been in the orchestra pit on bass for the stage production of 'Les Miserables' and writes incidental music for BBC television; Stu Young is a throbbing Canadian drummer and percussionist, formerly with 3 Buck Shirt (has since moved to Barcelona, Spain); Neil Packman, from Reading, England is a mean harpist and slide guitarist and plays regularly with the Reading-based band Blues Cruise; Kim Lenaghan, from Northern Ireland, is best known as a radio presenter with BBC Radio Ulster and sings a mean blues too. Helen Reid - also from Reading - duets with Jim on a couple of tracks on "New Tricks" and provides backing with Kim. Guest artist Gary "The Slide Guy" Smith - London's top resonator guitarist - provided slide guitar and the band's Neil Packman provided harmonica on the "New Tricks" album.
Songwriter/Producer Jim Ferrie was assistant producer to Ivor Novello Award winner Mike Myers (The Nolans, Billy Ocean, The Prodigy) at Tinman Creative Studios in Portugal and has solo projects with TV/Film libraries and major cable TV networks in the USA.