Boneyard Dog is an Irish Classic/Blues Rock Band founded in 2015 by German/Italian Rock Singer/Producer Rob Mancini (Hotwire, Crush, Stagma & Scar For Life).
Added to the line-up in early 2016 was American rock drummer Ron Wikso, an established artist known for his recording and touring work with some of the best musicians and known entertainers in the world including Cher, Richie Sambora (Bon Jovi), Foreigner, David Lee Roth (Van Halen), The Storm, Gregg Rolie (Santana/Journey), Eddie Money, CCR (Creedence Clearwater Revisited), Player (featuring Ronn Moss & Peter Beckett), Randy Meisner (the Eagles), Denny Laine (Paul McCartney & Wings/The Moody Blues), Dave Amato (REO Speedwagon/Ted Nugent/Jimmy Barnes), Michael Monarch (Steppenwolf), Dave Meniketti (Y&T), George Burns, Sammy Davis Jr., Peggy Lee and many others.
Half way through the writing of the debut album, Mancini contacted Tony Carey, former keyboarder of Richie Blackmore’s Rainbow. Carey played on the classic albums ‘Rising’ and ‘On Stage’, in the Rainbow line-up including Ronnie James Dio, Cozy Powell, Jimmy Bain and Ritchie Blackmore, touring the world for 2 years. He has recorded and released over 40 records, and produced records by John Mayall, Chris Norman, David Knopfler, Joe Cocker, and Peter Maffay (Germany’s top-selling rock artist). He has done several film scores and published well over 1,000 songs. Initially planned as a guest keyboarder on one of the tracks, Carey was impressed by the material and offered to fill the slot as keyboarder on the entire album.
Staying true to their roots in rock’n’roll music, a style all members are involved in for over a decade, the band also implemented their love and passion for blues into the project. With a lot of experience, compassion and inspiration the foundations are set for a new Classic Rock album that will find many new friends and listeners.
Mancini’s and the band’s song writing is combining harmonies, killer riffs and solos as well as creative lyrics to create an outstanding work of art with further guests include Marc Lynn from Swiss No1 Hard Rock band Gotthard, former Firefly and Roxbury Drive vocalist John Pratt on Backing vocals and Ex-Whitesnake Bass player Neil Murray.
Boneyard Dog recorded their debut album ‘Bluesbound Train’ between March and September 2016 at Total Control Studio Austin/Texas and GMG Studio ONE in Donegal/Ireland. The album was produced, mixed and mastered by Rob Mancini. In August 2016 the band subsequently signed to German label AOR Heaven.
In December 2017 the band announced the first dates of their 2018 UK and Ireland Tour followed by appearances in Mainland Europe later in the year. In 2019, Boneyard Dog underwent some line up changes with Marc Lynn filling the slot on bass permanently, Rob Robbins (Moxy) on lead guitar and Dennis Leeflang (Within Temptation/ Lita Ford) on drums
Boneyard Dog is currently writing their long awaited follow-up album and will be touring the southeast of the USA Spring 2020.