Dog & Butterfly – Heart Tribute
Created in late 2003, DOG ‘N’ BUTTERFLY is a 5 piece band of accomplished musicians dedicated to bringing their talent and love of Heart’s memorable music of the 70’s and 80’s to the stage with unequaled accuracy and musical skill. Complete with stage show & retro- inspired costumes, Dog ‘N’ Butterfly takes the concept of “Tribute” to a whole new level!
Fronting the band is vocalist Lizann Warner whose portrayal of Ann Wilson is both eerie and un-paralleled. Her un-canny Ann-like voice has not only earned her praise from the actual members of Heart, but also landed her several tracks on video games including the popular Activision game: Guitar Hero III, singing Heart’s hit “Barracuda”, as well as “Magic Man” on Konami’s Game: Rock Revolution. Lizann’s credits also include TV ad jingles like the current commercial for Sandals Resorts [“My Blue Heaven”], airing on all major networks including: CNN, FOX NEWS & CSNBC. Lizann is joined on stage by Courtney Chambers, a talented artist in her own right. Courtney’s CD of original material titled “Bigger & Brighter” was considered “one of the best releases of 2007” by the O.C. Register, with the track “Old Fashioned Love Song” getting airtime in the original Showtime series “The L Word”! Her voice& musicianship on both electric & acoustic guitars makes her a stand out as “Nancy Wilson”! Accomplished guitarist Sean Michael Clegg, is the band’s lead guitarist. Sean delivers the tone & signature solos widely recognized in Heart’s music to perfection! He also serves as the band’s musical director, with credits that include a master’s degree in guitar performance from CSUF, a cover photo & featured article in Guitar Player’s magazine, and he was recently inducted into the national Honor Society of Music Pi Kappa lambda. Playing bass for Dog ‘N’ Butterfly is Bob Weitz. Equally proficient on guitar, Bob is a seasoned player with years of touring & stage experience in various bands & tribute groups. His credits additionally include over 13 years’ experience as a successful production engineer in the film & television industry. Completing the band line up on the drums is David Pimentel. David is an experienced drummer in a multitude of styles as well as a celebrated drum builder & designer. He graduated from Musician’s Institute with honors, and in addition to his obvious skills behind the drum kit, he is an equally accomplished engineer & videographer.
As the ultimate Heart tribute, DOG ‘N’ BUTTERFLY has performed on stage with original HEART members; Roger Fisher and Steve Fossen. And they recently performed “Barracuda” at the KTLA studios in Hollywood [live on air!] for the KTLA Morning news. Something not many tribute bands can brag about!
Dog N’ Butterfly has been wowing crowds throughout the US for nearly a decade, and even famous KLOS rock jock “Uncle” Joe Benson has said that Dog ‘N’ Butterfly is one of the best tribute bands he’s ever seen! Dog ‘N’ Butterfly performs all the 70’s hits loved by die-hard Heart fans worldwide as well as the chart-toppers that brought Heart back into the lime light in the 80’s. The members of Dog ‘N’ Butterfly painstakingly recreate every harmony & nuance of Heart’s memorable music down to the last detail. This coupled with their dynamic stage show & retro-inspired costumes makes them a virtual tour-de-force of talent and dedication, providing fans with exactly what they promise… THE ULTIMATE HEART TRIBUTE!