Dog Gone South

Dog Gone South are a busy, well honed touring blues duo, featuring Dave Dorman on guitar, double stomps and vocals and Chris Canning on harmonica. Dog Gone South are riding on a blues revival in venues and at festivals around the country. They are one of the busiest blues acts in the south and clock up around 120 gigs annually.

The Sunraysia

Ok, so the Dog Gone South train will be heading to the Sunraysia next weekend, I'll be joined on this jaunt by my trusty Harmonica playin' buddy, Chris Canning....
Friday May 5 | Euston Club
Saturday May 6 11.30am | Mildura City Mall Stage
Saturday May 6 9.00pm | Sanbar
Sunday May 7 arvo session | Mildura Brewery...


So.... The Dog Gone South Queensland Tour is locked down for 2017, 4 weeks, 18 gigs, June 30 - July 30 Airlie Beach to Cooktown and seriously looking forward to it... and I'll be joined on this one by guitar slinger, Rudi Katterl... although my thoughts right now are with the great folks and friends in Airlie Beach, I hope they get through the cyclone safely and without too much drama....


A Busy start to 2017 with gigs at The Gellibrand Blues and Blueberry Festival, we had a great time there with around 500 folks in attendance .....and a great spot to camp! As usual we've been travelling all over the state and clocking up plenty of miles.

This Friday I'll be supporting the great Phil Manning at Growlers in Torquay and looking forward to that one! Saturday we'll be doing the duo thang at Growlers, Sunday at The Ocean Grove Hotel.

The 2017 Far North Queensland Tour is pretty much settled with around 20 gigs over 5 weeks in the barrel...starts June 30....

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October update

Hi Folks, it's been a very busy time of late, had a great gig in front of a big appreciate crowd at The Dockland Blues Festival with Fast Eddy Boyle as my side man, and just returned from a whirlwind couple of gigs in SA. A busy couple of months ahead and I'll be doing a solo support set for the wonderful Fiona Boyes at Bailey's of Glenrowan this Melbourne cup Monday. I'll also be performing with Luke Davies this Friday at The Yackandandah Hotel, as well as solo shows at Tanswells Beechworth on Saturday evening and The Tolmie Tavern Sunday afternoon. If you would like a current gig guide, drop me an email

Dog Gone South Update July 2016

Hi folks, just back from a great tour of Far North Queensland, 9000kms, 14 gigs in 18 days and around 50 CDs sold. Rudi Katterl from Bright was along for the ride, a very talented musician and a great bloke! So having a bit of a pause in gigs at the moment, but the calendar is loading up for the rest of this year...will have gig updates loaded up soon....

The momentum keeps building....

After a successful Queensland tour and over 100 CD sales of their new album, Dog Gone South are settling back into the Rhythm of their Victorian gig calendar. With a number of festivals on the horizon and the gig book filling, the momentum keeps building.....

Blues Cruise May 31

Jump onboard our "Sunday Blues Cruise" & see why everyone is talking about HYGEIA'S BLUES CRUISE !!
Cruise departs at 2pm &... returns at 5pm & includes finger food & the best live Blues on the Bay
Enjoy spectacular views of Geelong's Waterfront & beyond & even the chance to see some dolphins !! Tickets available for SUNDAY 31st MAY featuring blues duo DOG GONE SOUTH
TICKETS $35 (normally $65) phone 52541111


Breast Cancer Benefit May 23

Hi folks, we are performing at a very special event on May 23, a breast cancer fundraiser complete with bonfire at Modewarre, you are welcome to come, sausage sizzle, BYO drinks etc, $10 per head and we are donating back our fee, numbers are getting up (over 120) and will be a fun night, inbox me for more details....We are also excited to be supporting Phil Manning at The Piping Hot Chicken Shop in Ocean Grove on May 30th, Ph 5255 1566 for tix....AND happy mother's day to all you mums!

Queensland tour

Dave Dorman and Chris Canning are Dog Gone South, one of the hardest working blues outfits in the Australian south. Dave drives the guitar, double stomps and vocals, Chris put the icing on the cake with the harmonica.


With more than 120 shows under their belt in the past 12 months alone, the guys clock up over 30,000kms per year gigging around Victoria and interstate.


Their new album ‘Bring Ya Foot and Stomp It’ is due for release in May. To celebrate the boys have hooked up a three-week 7000-kilometre tour in July starting in northern Victoria, then onto Far North Queensland, winding down the coast and finishing in Byron Bay.


Dog Gone South’s musical style is unique, taking in old country style blues to thumping it out Chicago style, putting their own stamp and flair on it. The sound is bigger than the sum of its parts and guaranteed to get the joint jumpin’, yet they are just as comfortable with the foot off the juice in a low-key groove, like a winery on a Sunday afternoon.


They are continuously refining their repertoire and are now breaking into the festival circuit.


Dog Gone South will be supporting one of the great Australian music icons, Phil Manning, at The Ocean Grove Piping Hot Chicken shop on May 30. They will also be appearing at The Wodonga Blues Festival and The Melbourne Docklands Festival later in the year with more festivals pending.

They are the mainstay performers on a list of venues including the successful Geelong Blues Cruise aboard the Hygeia Party Boat. They will also be touring along the Murray to Mildura as well as Tasmania before year’s end.