This was a one-man comedy/rock act in the vein of TENACIOUS D, WESLEY WILLIS, WEEN, UNKNOWN HINSON, MOJO NIXON, GWAR, THE DEAD MILKMEN and MR. BUNGLE.In 2013, the one man live act became a full band with the addition of YANCE COVINGTON(drums/bagpipes) and ANGELA BARBRE(bass) RAW DOG is an alternative rock/comedy project that was created in 2006 by founding members BIG D and MK5, also of the Raleigh punk band SIXTEEN SHOT CLIP. The group was an outlet for their non-punk rock ideas.

In March of 2007, ANA MONZON joined the group, in order to contribute female vocals. One year later, the band went into the studio to record their debut album, RABID. It was released in July of 2008. In October of that year, ILL BILL, from Durham's punk band, DEAD TO SOCIETY, joined the group on bass guitar. ILL BILL, MK5, and BIG D recorded 17 new songs for the upcoming album. While the album's release was delayed because of financial problems, MK5 performed as RAW DOG whenever possible. I'm aiming to play a lot more shows in 2012-2013. The 2nd album, PROUD TO BE WEIRD/PROUD TO BE WHITE TRASH was finally released in early May 2011. MK5 continued to perform as a one-man act and did a "mini-tour" in the Spring of 2013 that took RAW DOG to St. Louis, Indianapolis, Pittsburgh, New York City, and Chapel Hill, NC. There is a video of that 'mini-tour' on the page. In the summer of 2013, YANCE COVINGTON and ANGELA BARBRE joined RAW DOG on drums/bagpipes and bass. They continued to perform. the third album, IT'S JUST WRONG!(Demos 2006-2014), featuring re-mastered demos that were not included on the two albums, was released online in March 2015. MK5 plans on releasing a full-band RAW DOG album in 2015 too. Stay tuned!

Thanks for the support-MK5

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Band Members
Manning "MK5" Kimmel Studio Members: MK5, BIG D, ANA MONZON, ILL BILL, Yance Covington, Angela Barbre
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Comedy / Alternative Rock / Electronica

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Raleigh, NC

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