Bio for Stan ‘Scooter’ Benson

Stan, bass player in the Kingdogs
Yeah, Ed and I started the Burlap Underwear in 9th grade, and had many groups after that. We toured the rural northwest with Manx, then I was in Windfall for a while. I was in Gallery when we got Ed back and wound up being the Impacts with Chris. After the Impacts I was in the Protons for a few years, then played “suburban blues” with the Rhythm Addicts. My wife wanted me to “grow up” so I took about 15 years off. Now that’s history so when Chris asked me to join the Kingdogs, I said “Let’s Rock!”.

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Bio for Mike ‘Bandit’ Adams

Mike, guitarist in the Kingdogs
Heavily influenced by loud, fast guitarists. Oh yeah, and good ones too. John Lennon, Paul McCartney,George Harrison,Jimi Hendrix,Alvin Lee, Alex Lifeson, Eric Johnson, Tony Iommi, Randy Bachman, Nick Gilder, Buddy Guy, Isaac Hayes, John Lee Hooker, Jeff Beck, Joan Jett, Israel Kamakawiwo’ole, Ray & Dave Davies… If you read this send an email to michael@michaeldonadams.com, subject line Kingdogs Bio

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Bio for Ed ‘Duke’ Barbuti

Ed, guitarist in the Kingdogs
Hi all.. Well lets see.. I started playing guitar in the 9th grade when Stan and I had a band called Burlap Underwear.. We totally rocked.. but never did get signed… I could never figure that one out. Anyway.. Stan and I have been in various bands throughout the years… Chris played with us for a while too. So out of no where Chris shows up at my house one day and says hes on a mission from the penguin… go figure.. so we decided to throw the Kingdogs a bone to see who bites… The rest is history.. short… but so far so good! Come check us out!

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Bio for Chris ‘Rex’ Egerton

Chris, vocalist with the Kingdogs
In 1979 I played drums for Ed and Stan in The Impacts, but they were really good musicians and way too serious, so they fired me. I wanted to sing, so I put together The Eagertones to open up for other bands for fun. But that band was too successful and way too much work, so they fired me. I tried singing the blues with Mike and Ken, but they were also good and serious musicians, so they fired me. I took a 17 year break from serious music, but I missed the fun — and a seriously good and fun band called The Kingdogs was born. So far, they haven’t fired me.

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