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The Diamond Dogs plus Soraia

The Diamond Dogs plus Soraia

Sun, Nov 12 - 8pm

Presented by Gateway City Arts

$15 in advance / $20 at the door

The Divine Theater Doors Open at 7:30 pm

16+ unless accompanied by parent or legal guardian.

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Swedish rock group formed 1991 by Sulo Karlsson, Boba Lindström, and The Duke of Honk in Katrineholm, Södermanland. Influenced by British Early 1970s R&B.

After making highly acclaimed demo tapes with star producer Max Martin the members moved to Stockholm upon finding fame in 1992 and debut album Honked was recorded in Sunlight Studio with inimitable producer Tomas Skogsberg. The first single “Blue Eyes Shouldn’t Be Cryin’” launched in 1993 made its way to a rotation on MTV’s classic hard rock show Headbangers Ball.

Through constant touring, Diamond Dogs soon built a large reputation for their energetic live shows, with the charismatic and dynamic stage antics singer Sören ”Sulo” Karlsson, as well as its innovative use of the piano as a lead rock instrument, Henrik ”The Duke of Honk” Widen is a pioneer in sound and style for gritty rock’n’roll keys. Sulo is the main songwriter, and Honk serves as the group’s principal producer.

With every release, Soraia continues to gain experience, momentum, and strength. They have garnered the attention of many soulful rock legends in the music business, including Jon Bon Jovi, Steven Van Zandt, and Joan Jett. The core band features ZouZou Mansour (lead vocals), Travis Smith (bass), and Brianna Sig (drums). Together, they have unmatched chemistry and passion for the music they play.