The Chocolate Dogs are a popular NSW South Coast rocking beats n blues band that gets every dance floor heaving. Singer- song writer Baxter Stone fronts The CD's on lead guitar/vocals, Jillian O’Dowd titilates on drums/vocals, and Adrian Morgan grooves on bass guitar. Adrain also adds synthesiser to their recordings on his roland keyboard. Their unique sound combines rock, blues, alt-country and rockabilly, with a touch of the psychedelic.
The Band played the main stage at The Shoalhaven River Festival in October 2019.
The Chocolate Dogs are launching their album Instinct and Magic August 15 2021, engineered mixed and mastered by Baxter Stone.
They released their last album ‘Barking Up The Wrong Tree’ in November 2017, recorded with Ben Moore of Harvest Recordings at the Shark Island Institute. This album has a digital release, on Spotify and Itunes, with national airplay. In February 2018, a revamped and remastered version of Baxter’s Slowburning album recorded in London was internationally released.
The band released their music clips on you tube of Baxter’s original songs ‘Fear of Falling’ and ‘Barking up the wrong tree’ shot in Kangaroo Valley, starring Roy Billing (Jack Irish, Underbelly fame), filmed by Sam Vines (Easybeats – Friday on my Mind ABC 2 part biopic). This was written, directed and produced by the band's drummer /singer/ manager Jillian. She plays drums and sings on the clips. They have been submitted to screen on ABC’s Rage. The latest clip produced by Baxter Stone is 'Dissappear' by the Dogs friend and colleague singer song-writer Jim Gamack.
They continue performing at select venues, such as Angels Bayside café in Jervis bay, for private parties and festivals in NSW. They play and feature guest bands/ musos on their creative music events 'Sweet Beats 'n' Blues' - A 'hall crawl' throughout the South Coast of NSW Australia, celebrating original Australian music. The first three in Camberwarra, Tomerong and Berry have sold out through Humanitix charity booking site. The next one is on August 15 2021 at The Cambewarra hall.
The CD's band members in their time have shared a stage with Icehouse, Paul Kelly, The Warumpi Band, Weddings Parties Anything, Pseudo Echo, Chrissy Amphlett and many more.
Shot by Sam Vines(Friday on my Mind: The Story of the Easybeats ABC Biopic) starring Roy Billing (Underbelly). Music by Baxter Stone performed by The Chocolate Dogs. Produced, Written, Directed by Jillian O'Dowd.
Music by Jim Gamack. Produced by Baxter Stone . Performed by The Chocolate Dogs.
Music by Baxter Stone. Live performance by The Chocolate Dogs. Produced by Baxter Stone.
“I discovered Baxter Stone and The Chocolate Dogs at The Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival! What a fantastic gig! Full of energy, fun, and just some gorgeous songwriting. They agreed to play for my 40th birthday and they were just brilliant.These guys have such a huge bag of original songs, but also so many familiar faves we all love can dance to and sing along!They got my party dancing and thats what I wanted.Thanks guys for being so easy to work with and bringing your unique and special sound to my back paddock! Forever a fan”.
“Baxter Stone and the Chocolate Dogs was one of the hardest working bands at Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival 2014. The band has a great sound, with virtuoso guitar and vocals from Baxter Stone, combined with sweet harmonies from Jilly O’Dowd. Their repertoire includes rock, blues, country and bluegrass with many originalcompositions and they were definitely a festival favourite.”.
Baxter Jilly and Adrian are reliable professional and jovial! We have them regularly at The Friendly Inn and every time they have played they have held the crowd till the end of their sets!!! I highly recommend them if you are looking for great live entertainment!
Please contact Jilly on +61 468 309 530 to discuss your music needs for your special event or email her on email@example.com.