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Frankenmuth, MI
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My name is John Hurlahe, and I am a member of the Indie/Alternative band "Bird Dog." While I could tell you all specifically about myself... I will instead tell you more about my band with a little bit about me later.
Bird Dog has been described to be like, "A morning after intense dance punk with a taste of indie-pop in your mouth. In short, a beat that's sure to make your bed move." Well... we're pretty happy with that description.
Formed on Earth in late 2005, the indie/alternative band Bird Dog started out as a barbershop quartet, but soon realized that bringing back the twenty's was futile. Somewhere along the line, the four turned into five and thus Bird Dog was born. Bird Dog is made up of Alex O'Dell (lead vocals, rhythm guitar), John Hurlahe (lead guitar, backup vocals), Mike Carman (Bass... not the fish), John Coyle (drums), and Jordan Putnam (synthesizer, piano, rhodes, melodica... and other random instruments).
If one was to witness Bird Dog's practicing in their home town of Frankenmuth, MI (not that you've ever heard of it), one might expect to be exposed to full frontal nudity, annoying guitar feedback that would implode your soul, high pitched synth riffs played at volumes never before reached , vulgarity that would make small animals and children cry, and Mike. Aside from all of this though, the music of Bird Dog is anything but unpleasant. Bird Dog's benevolency towards our killer fans always shows, no matter what the level of kindness we show ourselves.
Bird Dog has played shows all over Michigan and is branching out at breakneck speed. We produce music influenced by a myriad of genres including indie/rock, dance, punk, pop, and jazz. While not conforming to any specific genre, Bird Dog maintains a uniqueness unmatched by, what we believe to be, any other emerging group.
As far as the CD "Disco Thunder" is concerned... here's what somebody you don't know has to say about it...
"While that may be hard to believe, Bird Dog is unlike any one band I have ever heard before. This is shown through their debut record entitled "Disco Thunder." With everything from hard dance beats to driving rock leads, pop hooks to explosive lyrics, and vocal harmonies to martian invasions (seriously), Disco Thunder shows a true depth of raw talent and inimitability."
We hope that you like our stuff, and if you do, check out our website at

With <3,
Bird Dog

And now...

More about me. My name is John Hurlahe and I am 18 years old. As a freshman at the University of Michigan I am busy as heck but still always find time for music.