Pavlov’s Dog is a progressive rock group with a decades-long history of musical storytelling behind the unmistakable voice of David Surkamp. Formed in 1972 by Surkamp and current drummer Mike Safron, Pavlov’s Dog released their debut album “Pampered Menial” in 1974.
The album, containing the familiar hits “Julia” and “Song Dance,” proved both musically and commercial successful, and led to the subsequent 1975 release “At the Sound of the Bell,” featuring a heavy-hitting lineup of musicians that included drummer Bill Bruford (King Crimson, Yes) and saxophone giant Michael Brecker.
A hiatus followed the recording of the group’s third album (later released as “Has Anyone Here Seen Siegfried?”) until the group reformed under the direction of Surkamp and original mellotronist Doug Rayburn on bass, leading to the 1990 release of “Lost in America.” In 2004, David, together with wife and vocalist Sara Surkamp, revived the group with “Pampered Menial” drummer Mike Safron, a revival which has propelled Pavlov’s Dog to the present day.
David and Sara Surkamp recorded and released the solo album “Dancing on the Edge of a Teacup” in 2007. Then, with the current lineup in place, 2010 saw the much-anticipated release of “Echo & Boo,” the first Pavlov’s Dog album release in 20 years. Shortly thereafter, a set of recorded takes from their 2009 European tour were released in Pavlov’s Dog’s first live album, “Live and Unleashed.”
After 4 decades, Pavlov’s Dog continues to make beautiful music today. The band will present a different set on the Loreley (compared to recent shows). There will be songs from the latest album and also a best-of from their classic albums „Pampered Menial“ and „At The Sound Of The Bell“. And we can expect a little surprise or two.
Pavlov’s Dog will perform on Friday, 17th July 2020
DAVID SURKAMP – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Keyboards
SARA SURKAMP – Vocals, Guitars
ABBIE STEILING – Violin, Vocals
DAVID MALACHOWSKI – Guitars
MARK MAHER – Keyboards
RICK STEILING – Bass
MANFRED PLÖTZ – Drums