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Hosts Miss Kitty & Coyote serve up the fun for all you early birds Thursdays at the
BRIXTON'S PUB, 210 Sparks St.
Early show! 7:30-11:30pm
[map] [photos]

THE BRIG PUB 501 Hazeldean Rd. Rocks Thursdays 9pm-1am [map]
AND NOW FRIDAYS
w/The Hound
9pm-1am
.

The Brig also offers poker & euchre tournaments. See the Brig page for more specials (including the Birthday Special) [BRIG EVENTS]

VILLAGE INN PUB 313 Bank St. the little pub with the big heart continues its deliciously naughty karaoke nights every Wednesday & Saturday
9:30-1:30 w/Miss Kitty

[map] [photos]

ROYAL BRITANNIA PUB 1475 Richmond Rd. 9pm-1am Thursdays are a blast! Young, hip AND cool
w/Richie The Hound [map] [photos]

SWIZZLES, 246 Queen Street Tuesdays & Fridays 9:30-1:30 and Sundays 8pm -12:30. Yes indeedy, the Sunday show has been extended to accomodate all you party animals.

Also...catch the Dusty Owl Poetry Group the 3rd Sunday of every month at SWIZZLES(5pm before karaoke. [map] [photos]

O'BRIEN's, 1145 Heron Rd. announces their new Buffet Beginning April 11!
And now Karaoke til 1:30am!

Lunch Buffet (all you can eat) 11:30 AM - 2:30 PM, Monday to Friday
Dinner Buffet from 5-9 PM, Thursday to Saturday.
Monday- social darts 7 PM, mixed two "man" teams, no cost, and lots of fun- all levels welcome, including rookies
Tuesday- Texas Hold'em $25 sign up at bar
Wednes- Texas Hold'em $25 sign up at bar
Thursday- Buffet
Sunday- Progressive Euchre, with your new host Gerroake
Also the O'Brien's Odd Sox 3 pitch team needs lady ball players- 3 to be exact- all games on Wednesday nights $50 for the whole season- 16 games and year end party.
...and of course karaoke
EVERY Friday & Saturday 9:30pm-1:30am! see [map] [photos] for more!

THE LOOKOUT, 41 York St. Join the dog for a great howl at the moon. Wednesdays 9:30pm-1:30am [map] [photos]

General News

We recently purchased some beautiful new microphones - Audix OM2's for each system. They are the "yellow mics". You can find out more about each system, library, & host at each of your favorite venues on our "equipment page".

Tips for our singers:
You've no doubt noticed each system has a red, blue & yellow mic as well as a host mic. Did you know that the BEST mics are provided for you, the singer? We use a general all purpose mic such as the Sampson R11 for our hosts.

The yellow mics
in all systems are Audix OM2's. Perfect for tenors, altos and sopranos. They are an excellant live performance mic preferred by Alanis, Blink 182, Springsteen.

The red mics
in all systems are Behringer XM8500's. They are best suited for low bass and baritone voices as they help to clarify muddiness. Conversely, if your voice is high, weak, or thin this mic may be prone to feedback for you. The XM8500's are the mic of choice for Alice Cooper.

The blue mics in systems 1 & 3 are Shure SM58's while system 2 is an Audio Technica ATMHE41. A fantastic mic for power chicks.

We have reversed the polarity of the blue mics in all systems making them less prone to feedback when used close to another mic. So...when singing a duet, choice the blue mic and any other combination.

Nominate your favorite performers for the 2nd Annual Singer Showcase & Revue at Barrymore's

We’re putting over 40 of our best singers on the Barrymore’s stage for our 2nd DOG & PONY Sound Singer Showcase and Revue.

Who is eligible to sing on the Barrymore’s stage?
All Dog & Pony Pals are eligible. A D&P Pal is a singer who has supported D&P by attending shows at 2 or more different venues. We have posted photos of all of our D&P Pals on our website. You may choose up to 25 of your favorite singers. [see pals photos]

By choosing up to 25 people (in order of your preference) you not only help to support this event but you also have a hand in the programming.

Who will sing? You decide. You pick the singers you want to hear perform on this historic stage. The top 3 singers who obtain the highest number of peer votes will perform 3 songs each, the next 2 will perform 2 songs each and 40 more performers will each have the opportunity to perform on the Barrymore’s stage during a 4 hour, non stop talent extravaganza.

Who may vote?
Everyone! If you have a favorite singer or singers you may vote.

Each person may submit only one ballot. However, you may vote for up to 25 different people on that ballot. You may not vote for the same person more than once.

How to vote?
1. Download a voting form online [here]
or
Obtain a voting form from your host.

2. Return the form to your host with the appropriate fee. $2 per vote up to 25 votes or $50 max.

or

Pay online using PayPal

*you may email your votes if using paypal to submit your voting fee

APRIL 2005

Celebrate April Fools Day with Dog at O'BRIEN's or Miss Kitty at SWIZZLES

For some pre-halloween fun ...a full moon will grace us Sunday the 24th. Join us at SWIZZLES to howl at the moon.

Don't forget to "Spring ahead" for Daylight Savings Time on the 3rd.

Pal News

Pal of The Month
Stephane Richard

(a.k.a.Dude a.k.a. Llama)



Happy Birthday April Pals:
Jason 1st, Robyn 5th, Janice 8th, Benoit 15th, Trisha 19th, Linda & Shanon 21st, Cris, Scotty B., Steph-dude and Anne-Marie all on the 25th, Grant 28th, Geordie 29th and Dann 30th.

Add your name to the online
Pals Birthday Calendar

You can also update your DOG & PONY Palsstatus online!

In Memorium

On March 7th we lost a much loved and beautiful young man, Gabe Wynne-Jones.

Visit the Official Gabe Wynne-Jones Site


Staff News

We have two new additions to the stable: Coyote (a.k.a Terry) can be found hosting along side Miss Kitty at our newest venue, BRIXTON'S PUB on Sparks St.
and
Biny...our busy lil' Beaver has been training at
O'BRIEN'S.

You can pet the dog Tuesdays & Sundays at SWIZZLES, Wednesdays at THE LOOKOUT, Thursdays at THE BRIG PUB and Fridays & Saturdays at O'BRIEN'S.

Stroke naughty Miss Kitty Fridays at SWIZZLES, Wednesdays & Saturdays at VIP and the BRIXTON'S PUB Thursdays with the lovely and talented Coyote.

Catch Richie the Hound Thursdays at
ROYAL BRITANNIA PUB and Fridays at
THE BRIG PUB
.

Meet the entire stable


Song Library News

We recently added 400 SoundChoice tracks to all 3 libraries plus 100's more!
In fact, we added new songs March 22nd, 17th, 10th, 5th, 1st, Feb.23, 22, 17, 16, 9 and 2nd
[see updates here]

CHECK OUT ALL our Song Libraries online: [see all libraries here]

GREAT NEWS! Now you don't have to be takin' our songbooks home with you!!! You can download & print all of our newest libraries by Artist, Title and Genre FREE! [libraries here]

You can also Print your own Request Slips to bring with you. [pdf] [html]

The newest songs added to the libraries since the last songbook publishing are [here]! Check every week (as we are always adding new tunes)! Or log into our message forum where we keep everyone up on the latest news, weather & sports...uh...songs, shows & events.

Our message board has had a face lift! Check it out!

On your 1st visit you will see the General Zone, Venue Zone and Community Zone.

Let us know when you register so we can grant you access to even more special forums for our local singers...the PALS Zone.

Thanks for naming
DOG & PONY sound

Ottawa's BEST KARAOKE
4 years in a row!


We couldn't have done it without your support!

 
Show listings APRIL 2005:
  • Tues Swizzles, 246 Queen St. 9:30pm -1:30am w/Miss Kitty
  • Wed The LookOut, 41 York St. 9:30pm -1:30am w/Dog
  • Wed Village Inn Pub, 313 Bank St. 9:30pm-1:30am w/Miss Kitty
  • Thurs Royal Britannia,1475 Richmond Rd. 9-1 w/Richie the Hound
  • Thurs Brig Pub,501 Hazeldean Rd. 9-1 w/Dog
  • Thurs Brixton's Pub,210 Sparks 7:30-11:30 w/Kitty & Coyote
  • Fri O'Brien's Eatery & Pub, 1145 Heron Rd. 9:30-1:30 w/Dog
  • Fri Swizzles, 246 Queen St. 9:30pm -1:30am w/Miss Kitty
  • Fri Brig Pub,501 Hazeldean Rd. 9-1 w/Hound
  • Sat O'Brien's Eatery & Pub, 1145 Heron Rd. 9:30-1:30 w/Dog
  • Sat Village Inn Pub, 313 Bank St. 9:30pm-1:30am w/Miss Kitty
  • Sun Swizzles, 246 Queen St. 8:00pm-12:30am w/Dog
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