SOUTHDOGROCK - 'Old and Tired Dog'
'Old and Tired Dog' is a track that pours smooth, silky melody and rhythm into the ears. With open-room, inviting sequences of instruments playing at their best, the energy that is formed in the song is just outstanding. We hear a flawless escalation of pace with a notable kick drum alongside the snare keeping toe-tapping time with other percussive instruments. Along with the drums and percussion, we are given one of the coolest basslines in the song. This combination of percussion and bass covers the low ranges extremely well. An electric guitar plays a memorable and juicy riff while sprinkling its fillers all over the song.

A touch of blues is introduced perfectly with genre-respected instruments like sax and organ. Further along, we hear a seamless blend of blues and rock elements that fuels the atmosphere with the ultimate power of performance. A resonating piano shows its colours among all elements and holds its contribution steady. The composition unleashes the tune through immaculate coordination and a combination of all these sounds.

Moving towards the vocals, they simply dominate and accentuate the groovy vibe with their execution. The harmonies during the chorus are creative, ensuring that the overall vocals are passionate and dynamic. With such an amazing voice, the meaning behind the song is galvanised with emphasis on powerful emotions and sentiments. The music and the singer convey the depth of feeling of timeless and enduring connections to others within this remarkable and unforgettable song.

Definitely listen to 'Old and Tired Dog' by SOUTHDOGROCK on Spotify.

'Old and Tired Dog' was twice awarded as 'Best traditional blues Album' and third place as the best song of the year 2021 in English by the '39th German Rock & Pop award 2021.


"The blues forms the root of most modern popular music. With the new song, "Old and tired dog" SOUTHDOGROCK bowing to the greatness of blues and blues-rock, bringing along a very own interpretation of this style. Memories and associations of the unforgettable songs of the Blues Brothers, Eric Clapton and many other blues-rock legends will definitely come into your mind.

The earthy guitar riffs in “Old and tired dog” and the fundamental bass line are topped with crisp brass and typical Hammond licks. The soulfulness of the voice tells the emotional story of the tired old dog from the south who is just looking for a place to rest."


Florian Döppert
"The southern region of Germany, close to the Swiss and French border, is home to Florian Döppert (vocals, lyrics, sax, keyboard). With his first solo project, SOUTHDOGROCK, a long-held wish comes true: creating songs based on his own lyrics and musical ideas together with a professional producer. Florian found a very competent partner for this project: Frank Schultz, owner of PROTON MUSIC.

Frank accompanies Florian`s journey through the different music styles. SOUTHDOGROCK is not fixed to one music style but explores different genres with the involved musicians.

The participating musicians and singers waive their fees and support the project with their skills. Without this voluntary support, the quality of the pieces of music would not be possible. Thanks to all friends and supporters of SOUTHDOGROCK.

Many songs are still waiting to be produced. After the first creation “Ride with me” and the social critical song "The Street", the ballad “Same girl with emerald eyes" was released in February 2021. SOUTHDOGROCK will release three new songs, two of them for the first time with German lyrics.

SOUTHDOGROCK is a non-profit experiment that tries to use the available resources to produce outstanding songs. Fifty percent of each sponsorship, from our fundraising campaign, will be spent to cover the production costs of the next song.

The other fifty percent will be donated to the OFFROADKIDS FOUNDATION, which aim is to create prospects for street children and young homeless people in Germany.

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