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Dawg is on a mission to leave the World a little better than he found it. He is a Music and Film Producer but all with awakening purpose.
Dawg has been acting all of his life and has also been playing the bass since 5/16/95. He has performed all over NYC and even put together A Day in the Park, an all free, all day music festival on 8/23/03 in Battery Park Manhattan to raise money for kids in the Greenwich Village Youth Council and revitalize NYC with positive energy.
This event was entirely a labor of love. Dawg convinced everyone involved to donate their time and services as an energetic offering of good will. EVERY DIME raised went to the kids. His reward was to help kids make music, revitalize NYC's morale, and for his band to close out the event. Performing with all of Manhattan in front of them with a gorgeous sunset, that included the Statue of Liberty to their backs, was ". . . [one of the] most scenic shows I've ever played and DEFINITELY a personal trophy to know we sold out of t-shirts by 3pm, while EVERY dime went straight to the kids of NYC's, GVYC." says Dawg.
The music festival was a goal Dawg set after being seriously injured in a house fire on February 27th, 1999. Dawg literally burned in his sleep, spent 8 days in a coma, then flat lined before being given his second chance.
Dawg continued to play 5 string bass in several different bands, exploring new flavors of funk, hip hop, rock, ambiance, and more. Although he found several solid bands in this time, he never quite found the team he was seeking.
In August 2006, Dawg moved to Los Angeles seeking new creative ventures. He somehow found himself doing more acting than music. He now appears in several independent and feature film projects and even made it to network television.
Music is still Dawg's first passion. So in 2009, Dawg started his career at American Radio Networks in Hollywood as a radio announcer. He quickly moved up the ranks to having a 1-hour live show on KCLA-FM. His shows innovated interviews with subtle background music and other audio treats.
In September 2011, Dawg's "day job" ("Always an artist, NEVER a starving artist," says Dawg) asked him to travel the USA extensively. This opportunity provided for Dawg to explore new flavors of music across the country.
In an interesting crossing of paths, the Occupy movement was be born around the same time. Dawg was already a "Truth Warrior" and believed that music is the key to uniting people despite their political, ethical, religious, and personal practices. Dawg immediately became involved with the movement in whatever city he was assigned. This duality resulted in his working during the day, while bringing water, white boards, and making music at night and weekends. Dawg’s gifts of leadership, multi-tasking, and organizing developed him into a VERY experienced activist.
September 2014, Dawg merges Funk, Dance Beats, Raw instruments, Activism, Electronic sounds, and visual programming with his band of friends, Super Funky TRON. The purpose of touching hearts, shaking bottoms, and AWAKENING others has only been enhanced from his original goals.
Never one to take center stage for personal or professional gain, through the TRON concept, Dawg prefers to showcase a variety of rotating musicians and support them with whatever talents they need. This creates a wide array of musical sounds and genres under one umbrella, in one band, Super Funky TRON.
Dawg continues broadcasting from several different venues, reminding everyone that the glass is half full if we choose to see it that way. All of Dawg’z media can be found on www.dawgzhouse.com and www.superfunkytron.com
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