The Red Hot Horn Dawgs use a five-man horn section to blast excitement into any party or event. We can cover bars, clubs, a wedding, corporate event or private party!
Our song list reflects the best of American popular music, from Classic Rock and Oldies to Country, Swing and Disco! Almost nothing is off limits!
Hire this band! Seriously, if you are looking to host the most memorable and entertaining wedding reception, hire this band. The Red Hot Horn Dawgs played our reception in May 2017, and our family and friends continue to talk about how truly amazing they were. Yes, they cost a bit more than a DJ, but consider what you are paying for: A large group of professional musicians who are engaging and know how to get a crowd moving! Not a college student looking to make a little extra money on the side by hitting shuffle on their iphone, but true professionals with experience. Included in the price is the custom arrangement of 3 songs. We chose Handclap by Fitz and the Tantrums, Move by Saint Motel, and Closer by Lemaitre. They knocked each out of the park! We could not have been happier with our decision. We had an amazing night of dancing and partying with our family and friends. You will not regret your decision to hire them!
The Red Hot Horn Dawgs are outstanding performers whose energy has the crowd up and dancing! Their set list is super entertaining and contains songs everyone recognizes. Don't miss an opportunity to see these guys perform!
The Dawgs were hired to play at our daughters wedding. They assisted with bridal party introduction at the dinner and performed after the dinner. The selection of songs and the quality of the music got almost everybody out on the dance floor immediately and through the evening. We were very impressed with their show and have tried follow them at other venues where they continue to add new songs. They are fun to dance to and or just listen to, I guarantee you will be satisfied!
I have booked the RHHD twice at my venue, once for our grand opening party, and a second time just on a whim. Both shows were fantastic, and we look forward to booking them again in the future!
I saw The Red Hot Horn Dawgs at the Point Brewery and they are a fantastic band! Great sound, great variety! The kind of band you don't see around too much anymore. They play music that people of all ages can enjoy. I look forward to seeing them play again if they are in the area.
The Red Hot Horn Dawgs have so many songs in their play list they seem like a juke box. But---they are really a super-talented group of singers and musicians. They are able to get the whole house rocking within minutes, and then pepper in some great slow dances. Certainly, they have a song for every age group. The RHHD are a fun and exciting band for all.
The Horn Dawgs are an incredible band to be entertained by. Not only do they possess incredible talent, but they are also great at including the crowd. The showmanship is so entertaining. This is a band I recommend for any occasion, as they appeal to all audiences! Love them!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 90 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
The Red Hot Horn Dawgs put out an energy packed stage show which cherry picks the best from American Popular Music ranging from the Beatles' early material through Kid Rock's "All Summer Long" a few years ago.
We play music everybody recognizes and sings along to; audience members can expect to take part in dance moves and cowbell banging!
We have fun, but have professional standards of conduct. We are safe and "family friendly" at festivals and events. We do not engage in profanity or shock material at ANY venue.
The Red Hot Horn Dawgs will add entertainment, energy, fun and great memories for the next
crowd you need to please! Go ahead, drive it around the block, kick the tires, throw the CD in and see how loud she goes.
We're The Red Hot Horn Dawgs, Madison's Party Band! We're a nine piece band with a full horn
section and loaded with extroverted showmen who can be annoying at cocktail parties and other social
gatherings, but who work perfectly when they're out in front of a crowd.
Our library spans the best years of American popular music, from Otis Redding and Elvis Presley to
Billy Joel, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Kid Rock and Toby Keith.
The tunes we play are designed to be music everybody knows (the crowd often sings along at a volume
we can hear onstage above our monitors!) We design the song list to build momentum throughout a
set, getting people out on the dance floor and keeping them there until the end!
What sets us above other bands? Our dedication to pushing beyond simply playing a bunch of songs to
creating an entertaining show. We have run limbo contests under the slide of a rusty trombone, sent a trumpet player prancing (yes, I said “prancing”) through the crowd beating on a cowbell. We have
played a “toga” party in bedsheets and dressed our members up in drag. Whatever it takes to add
pizazz to a show!
Who Are These Guys?
(A Brief History)
In late 1999 a unique band was formed to bring out the best of American popular music using a
rock-'n-roll rhythm setup fused with a high octane horn section. The heart and soul of the
group was a couple of UW Band alums who wanted the entertainment value of a performance
to match the musical presentation.
The Red Hot Horn Dawgs brought back classic material from the Blues Brothers, James Brown
and Otis Redding. Swing music was blended in from both Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and classic
sources. '50s Be-Bop, '60 Oldies and '70s Classic Rock filled out the early years.
Since then just about every popular modern genre has been added into the current show. As a
“party” band we're prepped to play fun music everybody knows and wants to dance to. The
Rolling Stones, Jimmy Buffett, Kid Rock, Lynyrd Skynyrd, The Beatles, Toby Keith, CCR, The
Monkees, Billy Joel and Elvis Presley are all a part of our active library.
Audience participation and high energy entertainment are hallmarks of a Horn Dawg show.
You might see a limbo contest in front of the stage or be called to “assist” the band on the most
important instrument known to mankind—the cowbell!
The Horn Dawgs' natural habitat includes bars, casinos, community festivals, weddings, and
private celebrations. Native to the Madison area, Horn Dawgs have been spotted as far away as
Wausau, Chicago, Sheboygan and Wisconsin Dells.
Find out how The Red Hot Horn Dawgs can add fire to your event or venue. Visit our website to hear us, view our complete library, find out when and where we'll be playing next, or sign up for our free monthly newsletter (The Dawg Pound) to keep up with the latest Horn Dawg news!
Thank you for your interest in The Red Hot Horn Dawgs!
10 Rounds With Jose Cuervo - Tracy Byrd
25 or 6 to 4 - Chicago
50 Ways To Leave Your Lover - Paul Simon
500 Miles - The Proclaimers
(phone number hidden) - Wilson Pickett
A Little Less Conversation - Elvis Presley
Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
Ain't Too Proud To Beg - The Temptations
All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor/Postmodern Jukebox
All Summer Long - Kid Rock
Am I The Only One? -Dierks Bentley
American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
At Last - Etta James
Brick House - The Commodores
Brother Love's Traveling Salvation Show - Neil Diamond
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Brown Sugar - The Rolling Stones
Build Me Up Buttercup - The Foundations
Burnin' Love - Elvis Presley
California Sun - The Rivieras
Can't Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Can't Stop The Feeling - Justin Timberlake
Centerfield - John Fogerty
Centerfold - J. Geils Band
Cheeseburger in Paradise - Jimmy Buffett
Chicken Fried - Zac Brown Band
Come Fly With Me - Frank Sinatra
Come On Eileen - Save Ferris
Copacabana - Barry Manilow
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Crazy Love - Van Morrison
Crocodile Rock - Elton John
Dancing in the Street - Marthat Reeves & The Vandellas
Daydream Believer - The Monkees
Domino - Van Morrison
Don't Pull Your Love - Halmilton, Joe Frank, & Reynolds
Don't Stop Believin' - Journey
Down On The Corner - Credence Clearwater Revival
Drink In My Hand - Eric Church
East Bound And Down - Jerry Reed
Everybody Needs Someone To Love - The Blues Brothers
Evil Ways - Santana
Fins - Jimmy Buffett
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Folsom Prison Blues - Johnny Cash
Forget You - Cee-Lo
Fortunate Son - Credence Clearwater Revival
Friends In Low Places - Garth Brooks
Gambler, The - Kenny Rogers
Get Ready - The Temptations
Gimme Some Lovin' - Sam & Dave/The Blues Brothers
Good To Go To Mexico - Toby Keith
Goodbye Earl - The Dixie Chicks
Great Balls Of Fire - Jerry Lee Lewis
Hard To Handle - The Black Crowes
Here Comes My Baby - The Tremeloes
Hey Bartender - The Blues Brothers
Hey Good Lookin' - Hank Williams, Sr.
Honky Tonk Woman - The Rolling Stones
Hooked On A Feeling - Blue Swede
Hot Hot Hot - Buster Poindexter
I Can't Turn You Loose - The Blues Brothers
I Like Beer - Tom T. Hall
I Saw Her Standing There - The Beatles
I Wanna Be Like You - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
I'm A Believer - The Monkees
It Ain't Me Babe - Johnny & June Carter Cash
Jackson - Johnny & June Carter Cash
Jailhouse Rock - Elvis Presley/The Blues Brothers
Jambalaya - Hank Williams, Sr.
Johnny B Goode - Chuck Berry
Joy To The World - Three Dog Night
Jump In The Line - Harry Belafonte
Just A Gigolo/I Ain't Got Nobody - Louis Prima/David Lee Roth
King Of The Road -Roger Miller
Knock On Wood - Eddie Floyd
Lady Madonna - The Beatles
Late In The Evening - Paul Simon
Let Your Love Flow - The Bellamy Brothers
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Letter, The - Joe Cocker
Lips Are Moving - Meghan Trainor
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers
Luck Be A Lady - Frank Sinatra
Magic Carpet Ride - Steppenwolf
Make Me Smile - Chicago
Mambo No. 5 - Lou Bega
Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett
Me & Bobby McGee - Janis Joplin
Me & Julio - Paul Simon
Mighty Quinn, The - Bob Dylan/Manfred Mann
Minnie The Moocher - Cab Calloway
Moondance - Van Morrison
Mustang Sally - Wilson Pickett
My Girl - The Temptations
My Kind Of Town - Frank Sinatra
My Type - Saint Motel
My Way - Frank Sinatra
New York, New York - Frank Sinatra
Old Time Rock And Roll - Bob Seeger
Only The Good Die Young - Billy Joel
Oye Como Va - Tito Puente/Santana
PBR - Hilbilly Casino
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Pinball Wizard - The Who
Pretty Good At Drinkin' Beer - Billy Currington
Proud Mary - Credence Clearwater Revival
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Respect - Aretha Franklin
Ring Of Fire - Johnny Cash
Rocket Man - Elton John
Rocky Top - The Osborne Brothers
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Root Beer Rag - Billy Joel
Satisfaction - The Rolling Stones
Saturday In The Park - Chicago
Say Hey - Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sell Out - Reel Big Fish
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Six Days On The Road - Sawyer Brown
Some Kind Of Wonderful - Grand Funk Railroad
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Soul Man - The Blues Brothers version
Spiderwebs - No Doubt
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Steal My Kisses - Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
Summer Wind, The - Frank Sinatra
Summertime Blues - Eddie Cochran
Superstition - Stevie Wonder
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Home Chicago - Robert Johnson/The Blues Brothers
Tequila - The Champs
Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf) - Sly & The Family Stone
Thrill Is Gone, The - B.B. King
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Toes - Zac Brown Band
Tulsa Time - Don Williams
Two Pina Coladas - Garth Brooks
Under The Boardwalk - The Drifters
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Valerie - Mark Ronson feat. Amy Winehouse
Vehicle - The Ides Of March
Video Killed The Radio Star - The Buggles
Viva Las Vegas - Elvis Presley
Volcano - Jimmy Buffett
Wagon Wheel - Darius Rucker
Wait A Million Years - The Grassroots
Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
Walk This Way - Aerosmith
Walking In Memphis - Mark Cohn
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina & The Waves
Werewolves Of London - Warren Zevon
What I Like About You - The Romantics
What I'd Say? - Ray Charles
You & Me & The Bottle Makes Three Tonight - Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
You Are The Best Thing - Ray LaMontagne
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon
You Can Leave Your Hat On - Joe Cocker
You Go Down Smooth - Lake Street Dive
You May Be Right - Billy Joel
Zoot Suit Riot - Cherry Poppin' Daddies
|Carl Gitchel||Bass Trombone, Vocals|
|Tom Halstead||Trumpet, Vocals|
|Laura Kruschke||Alto Saxophone, Vocals|
|Michael Mood||Piano/Keyboard, Vocals|
|Steve Oasen||Guitar, Vocals|
|Jamie Sercombe||Trumpet, Vocals, Music Manager|
|Brian Skinner||Trombone, Vocals|
|Mike Steen||Bass, Booking Manager|
|Todd Thompson||Auxiliary Percussion|
|Rob Vandersteen||Drum Set|
Minimum stage area of 20' wide by 12' deep. Preferred stage area of 24' wide by 16' deep.
Power requirement (option 1) - four (4) 15 amp 120V circuits
Power requirement (option 2) - three (3) 20 amp 120V circuits
Power requirement (option 3) - one (1) 50 amp 220V circuits
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