Allow Us To Introduce Ourselves!
Hey you guys!
"Random Dogs" (Indie / Alternative Rock) is here!
The band was formed in Aug' 2011 by our lead singer - Ben Rayzman and bass guitar player - Dael Campbell.
Our band is based around Tel Aviv City, Israel.
Within a few months the band is about to release its first E.P,
which will include 5 original songs and is produced by Yotam Ben Horin (USELESS ID's singer/bass player) and Guy Webb (one of the leading sound technicians in Israel - Hadag Nachash, Mercedes Band, Shabak Samech and much more). The release will be accompanied by a debut tour all around Israel.
On these days, we are working hard on the completion of our first EP.
Now, as we almost there, we concluded that we need to make out of this EP - a full album.
In August 2012 our first single, "Comeback", made its way into one of the
biggest radio stations in Israel - 103FM
In December 2012 - Music.co.il - One of the biggest music sites on Israel, titled our song "Old True Love" as "one of the best Israeli songs to 2012"
In June 2013 our 3rd single "Simple Life" was rated 8.3 out of 10 by the huge music website Reverbnation's "Radio Test Legend - crowd review".
Because of that the band will be starring on Reverbnation's featured artists' home page for one week long on Dec' 2013.
In September 2013 The Canadian blogger Michael Trike McGrath chose 3 songs and bands from Israel that he loved the most. Random Dogs are listed there as well.
How it all began (Ben's viewpoint):
The main purpose of my trip was to get to know myself better, to take a break from life for a moment, to think what I did wrong to this day, to make a self examinations.
After a month and a half there, I started to feel I was wasting my precious time.
"I have a dream and I have to turn it into reality",
"I've got some insights to share with this world before I'll disappear to an unknown place everybody goes to at the end of their lives".
I caught a flight back home.
The next day i visited at my best friend's house ( Dael Campbell )
that "by accident" he Is also an extremely talented musician - (bassist player, Vocals).
We had a deep conversation for about two hours long about life, music and everything in between.
It seemed to me, we went through a similar mental process and reached the same insights - that was definitely the right time for us both to go resolutely towards our goals all the way.
At the same night after the long, interesting conversation, we wrote a very special song together, name : "Comeback", talks about our own little comeback to the music scene, after a long long break from it.
We decided to start a project together that eventually became the band - Random Dogs.
The story behind our name:
Band without a name, it's like a lyrics without a melody, It's like FC Barcelona, but without Messi, It's like being in Vegas and not to visit the royal casino.
Have I not made myself clear enough ?!?
To pick the right name for his band, it's perhaps one of the hardest things a musician have to deal with.
He wants the band's name to be nothing less than perfect.
He wants it to be unique, cool, original. He wants it to be funny, but yet - not childish.
To be sophisticated but not arrogant, catchy but not too sweet,
Bottom line - He wants to reflect his own pure truth through that name.
Now try to imagine, five individualistic musicians who should reach to the same common ground, and agree on one poor name to represent them all.
big mess ahh ?! (mess it's an understatement!)
back to our story..
Before we even started to look for the right name, we all clearly agreed about one important simple rule - we do not want anything to do with god or political views inside of it.
Over a period of about eight months !! , we couldn't reach any agreement on the band's name.
We thought about thousands of different names, we thought in every possible thinking directions exists.
We tried to play the "association game", opened books at random points for the first word to come, we tried to analyze the names of bands who have "made it big" before, and check if there is any common denominator between all of their names.
We even got once, by accident, into a strange site that specializes in inventing names for bands : you need to write a word into a search engine, and the search engine already offering you cool ideas, related to the word you entered.
There were several times we almost came to an agreement but then we entered into Google, and found that the name we chose was already taken !
Each of us, wanted to name different the band, and no one was willing to compromise.
Dael for example, loved the names : "The Campbells", "4Monks".
I were stuck on : "Fresh legs", "Spank the monkey".
Other band member insisted on : "Good night Jesus", "virtua boy boy".
Anyway, we found ourselves in a continuous nightmare without a foreseeable end 0_0
After several months of complete disagreement, we all reached to the same insight - that it doesn't matter what the name will be, our music is the most important thing here and not the name.
One night, dael called me and said desperately : "Lets cut the bullshit! You should pick a name tonight and that's it! that will be the name of the band".
Just about that time, I was visited by a friend from NY, Charlie, and during one of our conversations, he was surprised by the large amount of abandoned dogs living in the streets of Israel.
He said : "there are a lot of random dogs in Israel, that's totally fucked up man".
The moment I heard this sentence, I knew it was the right name for the band.
It was cool, mysterious, not a wise ass, very catchy, smooth, I swear I could hear the sound in my head I was searching for so long : "DING DING DING" !!
A few days later, I met with all the band members and I brought them the idea.
The idea was accepted by everyone, without exception.
This was a huge relief, we have a name !
Random Dogs !
What is this fundraising for?As we mentioned before - We do need your help to continue to make our first album.
To record an entire album It's not cheap at all.
We all doing our best to make it big and fulfill our dreams but every time we have to face with financial straits that hinder us from succeeding.
Our plan is that our upcoming album will serve us as a kind of a respectable business card in this competitive music world.
No one has ever truly succeeded completely on their own, there has always been someone by their side helping them reach to the top!!
There's an old saying that
victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan
CAN WE CALL YOU DAD !?...