These artists appeared at Festival 2017
Dog Trumpet is a family affair spearheaded by brothers Peter O’Doherty and Reg Mombassa, former founding members of iconic Australian Aria award-winning and Hall of Fame band Mental As Anything. The Mentals having had over 20 top 40 hits in Australia, Including, In 1985 their song Live It Up reached number 1 in Scandinavia No. 2 in Germany and No. 3 in the UK. You’re So Strong peaked at no. 21 on the US dance chart in 1985 and Too Many Times was also a top 20 hit for the Mentals in Canada in 1981.
Over the last twenty years as Dog Trumpet they have released five albums: Two Heads One Brain, Suitcase, Dog Trumpet, Antisocial Tendencies and River of Flowers. 2014 they continue their sonic alchemy of roots based, folk, pop, country and semi-abstract blues with their sixth and best release, a double album, Medicated Spirits.
Reg's distinctive slide guitar and Peter's melodic acoustic guitar and mandolin.
Reg is well known for his idiosyncratic work for Mambo Graphics and as a fine artist. See more of Reg’s art here: Reg Mombassa. Peter is also a successful and much sought after painter, see more Peter O’Doherty. For over three decades the brothers have exhibited in Australia, New Zealand, Europe and Asia and now the USA.
Dog Trumpet will be releasing a Best of in 2016 as well as more touring both here in Australia and overseas.