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“Phil Dirt & The Dozers by far and away was the finest show our concert association has ever presented.

The collaboration between the musicians and audience, and the energy flowing on stage through the entire performance was remarkable.”

Tom Gilbert,
Anthracite  Assn., Pottsville,PA





        Phil Dirt & The Dozers

            “Ultimate Musical Journey"








To join PHIL DIRT & THE DOZERS on the ultimate musical journey. Come travel back to a time when life was more simple . . . the world a bit smaller . . . and the cost of a new Chevy was about $2000.00. A time when poodle skirts, saddle shoes and the corner drug store were all a part of everyday life. Seem like a long time ago? It really doesn't have to!

 PHIL DIRT & THE DOZERS. . . America's premiere "Rock 'N R'oldies" review (and the most popular vintage rock and roll show in the nation) will help you recapture those wonderful days! With their musical talent, high energy and contagious sense of humor, Phil Dirt & the Dozers will transport you to another time and place . . . namely, the 50's, 60's, and 70's of Rock and Roll! Imagine hearing The Four Seasons' Sherry with the original falsetto vocals intact . . . or the hauntingly beautiful Righteous Brothers' Unchained Melody. Imagine the Platters' soul-stirring Only You performed with all the scratches and skips found on a well-worn 33 1/3 record, the way the Dozers first learned it! The Phil Dirt Time Machine also stops in the '70's, where you'll experience some of this decade's greatest hits including those from the Doobie Brothers, Eagles and even the O'Jays.

 The PHIL DIRT & THE DOZERS' nostalgia show encompasses three decades of great music . . . and is performed absolutely live with a sophisticated yet lighthearted approach that creates an atmosphere all age ranges will enjoy. And here's the reasons why. . .

 Steve will captivate you with his beautiful voice as well as his ability to emulate famous voices of the era as he guides you on your nostalgic journey through the 50's, 60's, and 70's; Mark, (a two-time Emmy award winner) will energize you with his dynamic keyboard, saxophone and flute work; Rick will get your heart pounding to the rhythm of  his wonderful percussions; Tony, who is likely to trigger a standing ovation with his gorgeous vocal talents, will also electrify you with his guitar work; Craig, whose bass provides the pulse, will enthrall you with his guitar work and vocal abilities. This is an amazingly talented group of musicians, yet very humble, professional . . . and, oh yes, charming!

 As the old saying goes, success speaks for itself, and in the world of musical entertainment, the name Phil Dirt & The Dozers is synonymous with success. Why? Time after time, Phil Dirt & The Dozers have proven themselves at countless events including state and county fairs, festivals, corporate and private shows, theaters, casinos, speedways, car shows, conventions, trade shows . . . and much more. Phil Dirt & The Dozers IS the nation's #1 requested vintage rock and roll show providing fun, memories . . . and professionalism! That's a proven fact.

 Based in Columbus, Ohio, Phil Dirt & The Dozers is a registered Ohio corporation and has been a full-time business since 1981. Always dedicated to the success of your special event, The Dozers have been mesmerizing and winning the hearts of millions of clients and fans from the Bellaire Country Club in Beverly Hills to the stage of the Lincoln Center in New York City . . . from the sunny beaches of Hawaii to the State Fairs of America . . . and from the Caribbean to Canada. Playing their authentic style of 50's, 60's and 70's music mixed with their own comedic style of entertainment, The Dozers have always made the enjoyment of their clients and fans the number one priority.

 Playing an average of 150 engagements per year, The Dozers have a phenomenal repeat booking rate of more than 60%. With an experienced full-time production crew that is fully self-contained, The Dozers provide their own sound and light packages that can custom-fit any audience size ranging from 100 to 10,000. And this is a surefire "winner" for our clients since there is no need for them to spend more on sound and lighting systems or backline gear.

 So start your journey now by browsing through the enclosed materials. Then lace up your saddle shoes, hang the fuzzy dice from the rearview mirror, and contact our office today to schedule Phil Dirt & The Dozers at YOUR next event. Happy cruisin'!


PHIL DIRT PRESENTS SURF'S UP: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEACH BOYS!



Trying to plan entertainment for your next corporate or private event? Fair or Festival? Tired of the same old options? Have you already tried country music, blues & jazz, comedians and motivational speakers? Well, now it's time for a big change!

It's time for some FUN, FUN, FUN!

THE CALIFORNIA SURF! SAND IN YOUR SHOES AND A GREAT BIG SETTING SUN!

IT'S THE MUSIC OF AMERICA!





Phil Dirt Presents SURF'S UP: A Tribute to The Beach Boys! SURF'S UP is the nation's hottest beach party band with over 20 years of performing experience. SURF'S UP will make your next party, corporate event, fair or festival one that your guests will never forget.

Dancing and singing along to the music of The Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, The Hondells, Ronny and The Daytonas, and other beach party bands creates a fun and enjoyable atmosphere that will entertain everyone at your event.

Phil Dirt Presents SURF'S UP: A Tribute to the Beach Boys is a five-member musical act, based in Columbus, Ohio. They are a fully contained act, providing their own production and a fully experienced sound and light crew.

Traveling from coast to coast as America's premier oldies act (Phil Dirt and The Dozers), the group has been asked by hundreds of clients and fans to perform more and more beach party music in their shows (after all, everyone loves California Girls, Barbara Ann, Help Me Rhonda, and Surfin' USA, just to name a few). Well, The Dozers have finally answered the call!

Here are just some of the beach party tunes you will enjoy with SURF'S UP playing at your event:

California Girls, Surfer Girl, Little Honda, Dance, Dance, Dance, In My Room, Sloop John B Fun, Fun, Fun, Good Vibrations, Surfin' Safari, Shut Down, Barbara Ann, Little GTO, Surfin' USA, Help Me Rhonda, Don't Worry Baby, I Can Hear Music, I Get Around, Wouldn't it Be Nice.

And if it's rock and roll you want at your party, SURF'S UP will also perform music from rock's hottest groups with songs such as:

Four Tops/Temptations Medley, Good Lovin', Shout, China Grove, I Saw Her Standing There, Johnny B. Good, Long Train Runnin', Honky Tonk Woman, We're An American Band, Play That Funky Music, Jailhouse Rock, Green River. Great Balls of Fire, Mustang Sally, Suzy Q , Devil With the Blue Dress, Pretty Woman, Glad All Over, Give Me Some Lovin', Jumpin' Jack Flash, You Can't Do That.

And many, many more!


Rave Reviews

“Phil Dirt & The Dozers by far and away was the finest show our concert association has ever presented. The collaboration between the musicians and audience, and the energy flowing on stage through the entire performance was remarkable.” Tom Gilbert, Anthracite Concert Association, Pottsville, Pennsylvania

“Phil Dirt & The Dozers ought to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. You guys are that good and sound better than many of the original artists in the Hall of Fame! We definitely want you back again for a third straight year in 2006!” Gayle Bowling, Theatre West Virginia, Beckley, West Virginia

“I booked Phil Dirt & The Dozers to open for The Beach Boys in Hiawassee. They were as good as The Beach Boys!!!!! What an awesome show!!! I had a lot of people tell me how much they enjoyed them. I plan to have them back in Hiawassee next year for another performance.” Hilda Thomason, General Manager, Georgia Mountain Fair, Hiawassee, Georgia

“We had your group in Maysville, Kentucky at the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival and along with everyone else, thought you guys stole the show! If I may say so, Linda Ronstadt paled in comparison to your performance. I’ll recommend that you come back next year, if you’ll have us.” Marti Insko, Rosemary Clooney Music Festival, Maysville, Kentucky

“What I have to say comes from experience. Your show may have been one of the finest performances I have ever seen and heard by a band in the 50 plus years I have been in the broadcasting and music business!!! Thoroughly entertaining!!! Musically perfect!!! Thank you for providing great entertainment for my family and myself.” Charles Martin, ABC News Bureau Chief, former owner radio station KCLW in Hamilton, Texas

"We originally booked Phil Dirt & The Dozers to compliment our Cruise event, but because of their wonderful musicianship, great, tight-fitting harmonies, the many different styles of rock n’ roll, and their tremendous showmanship as entertainers, they became an event themselves! We’ve now booked them for five years straight and they continue to draw thousands of people to our event. Dr. Tom Butler, Bellefonte Cruise, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania

“Surprisingly, Sha Na Na’s efforts to parody the sights and sounds of the 50’s pale in comparison to the work of Phil Dirt & The Dozers, a Columbus-based band of nostalgic rockers who have performed some memorable shows throughout the Midwest” News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio

“Foremost the finest corporate entertainment show in America and the only one we have ever booked more than once!” Debra Halliday, BWXT Pantex Corporation, Amarillo, Texas

“The Jay County Fair uses Phil Dirt & The Dozers because of their experience, their sensational first-class show, and the superior entertainment value they bring to our fair. And that’s not to mention the near-capacity crowds they draw into the grandstand every year for the past 20 years!” Rob Weaver, Jay County Fair, Portland, Indiana

“I chose Phil Dirt & The Dozers to open for The Beach Boys because of their music excellence, showmanship, and all-around reputation as one of the most popular and finest classic rock shows in the country. The Dozers are a class act and second to none!” Jimmy Jay, Jayson Promotions, Nashville, Tennessee

“Your performance was and IS the talk of the town! We estimated (4-5,000 people) that it was the largest crowd any of our concerts have ever drawn. Because of your one, single concert here in Bellefontaine, there has been more enthusiasm about our summer concert series than ever before. We are so very, very pleased with the Phil Dirt & The Dozers performance in our town. I truly thank you, the fabulous Phil Dirt & The Dozers, and the crew for an excellent, excellent concert.” Rose Sharp, Bellefontaine Cultural Arts Commission, Bellefontaine, Ohio

“You guys sing those songs as good as I have ever heard and in some cases you sing them better than the originals, well, except for the Jan & Dean songs of course. Keep it up!” Dean O. Torrence, Jan and Dean, Los Angeles, California

“I caught your shows twice this summer and not only are you a great band and great musicians, but your interaction with the audience can sure melt away the pressures of our realities. It's strange, but you help us take the concrete blocks off our shoulders at the same time you're working your hearts out. Thanks for keeping me smiling and tappin' the last 10 years!” Mike Chiteman, Fan, Erie, Pennsylvania

“You’re simply awesome! Phil Dirt & The Dozers gives me the rare outlet I need to stay in touch with who I am and who I was growing up. The music you share is the music that filled my soul since I was young. It’s that music that gives me energy, drive and the enthusiasm for life. It brightens an otherwise dull day. It moves me to be-all-things-better because it carries happiness with each note. So, I want to thank you time and time again because your gig is my gig. It’s a vitamin like no other. Your talents are amazing and you pay tribute to perfection in every song you sing.” Lorraine Boyd, Fan, London, Ohio

“Phil Dirt & The Dozers is a great example of a band that began with a passion for playing excellent music and who, several years ago, saw an opportunity and had the tenacity to create a full-time, successful business out of it. To date, The Dozers have performed their “magic of music” in 39 states to several million people and have played more fairs, festivals and corporate shows than any other band in the nation . . . Phil Dirt & The Dozers, nationally renowned and dedicated to performing classic rock and roll music in the highest style and quality possible!” Steve Cover, Manager, Phil Dirt & The Dozers, Columbus, Ohio

“Their success seems to lie in their rapport with their audience, their relatively wholesome approach to the show and their great harmonizing and instrumentation.” Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas, Nevada

“We banked on Phil Dirt & The Dozers for our 2005 Christmas party and definitely got more than our money’s worth. What a great investment!”
Dan Craft, 1st Source Bank, South Bend, Indiana


STEVE CABOT - Steve is a founding member of the band. In 1966 he joined the group that eventually became known as... Phil Dirt and The Dozers! A captivating performer, Steve has a wonderful stage presence and a beautiful singing voice. He also has that uncanny ability to emulate the vocal styles of some of the most beloved musical artists, such as Roy Orbison, Mike Love of the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli and yes, even Elvis! Musically versatile, Steve also plays guitar, percussion, keyboards, saxophone and drums.

MARK FRYE - Mark joined the Dozers in 1983. Extremely talented and multi-dimensional, Mark has the most formal music education among those in the group. Not just the Dozers' primary keyboardist, he also plays saxophone, flute and bass guitar... and makes a fine contribution with his strong vocals. Mark also has experience in many other facets of the music business including arranging, engineering, production, and composing. In fact, his work composing music soundtracks for TV documentaries has earned Mark two well-deserved Emmy awards. His solo CD entitled Jack Hanna's World is available worldwide on VIRGIN Records. We're all very proud to have Mark as a Dozer!

RICK FRYE - Like younger brother Mark, Rick also joined the band in 1983... and has made an important contribution to the Dozer sound ever since. A seasoned professional, Rick's extensive knowledge of 50's and 60's musical heritage is showcased in a way our fans have come to know and love. A low key, mellow guy until he gets on stage, his exuberance on the drums is controlled only by the fact that he has to sit to perform! And we've all come to expect Rick's dry wit to appear during each show at the most unexpected moments... which proves to be a favorite show stopper. Adding those great vocals of Chuck Berry, John Lennon and Little Richard to the mix, Rick is an extremely talented musician as well as a great asset to the Dozer sound!

TONY ALFANO - Tony joined the Dozer organization in 1993 as a veteran singer/guitar player for many bands... including the U. S. Army 5th Division Band. To put it mildly, he has been a whirlwind of enthusiasm ever since he arrived. As an avid Beach Boys fan and true lover of Oldies and Classic Rock, Tony has had the opportunity to perform on stage with The Beach Boys, Jan & Dean, The Temptations and others. A "Born and Raised" New York native, Tony brings a heartfelt emotion every song he performs.

CRAIG GOODWIN - Joining the Dozers in early 2001, Craig is the "newest" member of the group... but has been a good friend of the band for many years. In fact, Craig's instrumental CD entitled Finger Tones was produced by Mark Frye in 1997 and recorded in the Dozer's own Phil Harmonix Studio. Craig has been a professional musician for more than 30 years and has performed with such well-known acts as McGuffey Lane and the Byrd's own Roger McGuinn. Craig's range is quite extensive for not only is he the Dozer's bass player... he also lends his accomplished skills on guitar, piano and vocals too. And his enthusiasm for "the Oldies" is becomes obvious when, on the stage, he brings to life such artists as Buddy Holly, John Fogerty and The Beatles. We're all very happy to have Craig on board!

and finally...

PHIL DIRT - In 1981 on a cold, lonely night, in a dark and smoke-filled bar room... Phil Dirt was born. Those lucky enough to be present probably had no idea that this single event would have such a wonderful long-term impact on so many people. Who would have guessed that in just a few short years Phil Dirt and the Dozers would have traveled the continent performing to thousands of fans... have several albums to their credit... appear on local and national television including their own TV show... and be the focus of hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles! True, Phil Dirt is a figment of our imagination who exists only in our hearts but he HAS become an essential part of Americana: a nostalgic link to our past who continues to remind us of those great times we once shared. And like an old family friend, Phil will continue to live on in our hearts for many, many years to come.

TESTIMONIALS FROM AROUND THE COUNTRY FOR PHIL DIRT & THE DOZERS:
 
“You guys sing those songs as good as I have ever heard and in some cases you sing them better than the originals, well, except for the Jan & Dean songs of course.  Keep it up!”  Dean O. Torrence, Jan and Dean, Los Angeles, California
 
“Foremost the finest corporate entertainment show in America and the only one we have ever booked more than once!”  Debra Halliday, BWXT Pantex Corporation, Amarillo, Texas
 
“I booked Phil Dirt & The Dozers for the first time to open for The Beach Boys in Hiawassee in 2005.  They were as good as The Beach Boys!!!!!  What an awesome show!!!  I had a lot of people tell me how much they enjoyed them.  I plan to have them back as the headliner for a third straight year (2007) for another performance.”  Hilda Thomason, General Manager, Georgia Mountain State Fair, Hiawassee, Georgia
 
“Surprisingly, Sha Na Na’s efforts to parody the sights and sounds of the 50’s & 60’s pale in comparison to the work of Phil Dirt & The Dozers, an Ohio-based band of nostalgic rockers who have performed some memorable shows throughout the Midwest”  News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio
 
“Phil Dirt & The Dozers!  Best band in the United States of America!  We always have sellouts every time we have them at the zoo.  We want you back again in 2008.”  Jungle Jack Hanna, Jack Hanna’s Animal Adventures, Busch Gardens, Florida, David Letterman Show, Today Show, and The Columbus Zoo, Columbus, Ohio
“WOW!!  That’s what I said over and over and over again.  You guys are absolutely amazing and the best “entertainers” I’ve seen in ages, perhaps ever!!  My husband is from Ohio and we were back for a family reunion (2007) but we currently live in Oklahoma.  PLEASE tell me you tour other places than Ohio!  We could’ve sat and listened to you all night long!!  You made our visit to Ohio spectacular, thank you again and by all means, keep up the fantastic work!!”  Cindy Warner, Fan, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
“SOLD-OUT!  Another outstanding performance in 2007!  Phil Dirt & The Dozers ought to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.  You guys are that good, more entertaining, and sound better than many of the original artists in the Hall of Fame!  We definitely want you back again for a fifth straight year in 2008!”  Gayle Bowling, Theatre West Virginia, Beckley, West Virginia
 
“Ohio State has “the best damn band in the land” but Phil Dirt & The Dozers is the absolute best vocal rock band to ever come out of Ohio.  Ohio should be proud!”    Mayor Bill Smeltzer, Somerset Ohio Bicentennial Commission
 
“Last year (2006) I booked Phil Dirt & The Dozers sight unseen.  They ended up being by far the best band I have ever heard in my life.  They are truly astonishing and breathtaking.  Our audience members felt the same way and gave them a long standing ovation, and demanded an encore.  The Dozers won our hearts here in Mississippi, so much so that I booked them back for two days in 2007!”  Allen McDaniel, Blue Suede Cruise Festival, Tupelo, Mississippi
 
“I am always impressed with the professionalism, commitment, dedication and musical excellence that The Dozers provide us each year.  They have taken our event to the next level.”  Ceylon Leitzel, Cicada Festival, Mt. Gretna, Pennsylvania
 
“Phil Dirt & The Dozers by far and away was the finest show our concert association has ever presented.  The collaboration between the musicians and audience, and the energy flowing on stage through the entire performance was remarkable.”  Tom Gilbert, Anthracite Concert Association, Pottsville, Pennsylvania
 
“What I have to say comes from experience.  Your show may have been one of the finest performances I have ever seen and heard by a band in the 50 plus years I have been in the broadcasting and music business!!!  Thoroughly entertaining!!!  Musically perfect!!!  Thank you for providing great entertainment for my family and myself.”  Charles Martin, ABC News Bureau Chief, former owner radio station owner KCLW in Hamilton, Texas
 
"In my time as a meeting planner, I have never had a group so well received as Phil Dirt & The Dozers.  Every facet of their program from vocals to their ability to play multiple instruments was stunning.  And what a statement when our crowd gave them a ten-minute standing ovation and brought them back for more music.  I already have orders to book them back again next year!"  Ed Woll, AGP, Inc., Omaha, Nebraska
 
“When Phil Dirt takes the stage (for their seventh straight year 2007), the audience comes alive like no other musical group we’ve ever hosted at the festival.”  Pat Crow, Dan Emmett Music Festival, Mt. Vernon, Ohio
 
 “We had your group in Maysville, Kentucky at the Rosemary Clooney Music Festival and along with everyone else, thought you guys stole the show!  If I may say so, Linda Ronstadt paled in comparison to your performance.  I’ll recommend that you come back next year.”  Marti Insko, Rosemary Clooney Music Festival, Maysville, Kentucky
 
“They have talent that is deep and versatile; a passion for performing that makes us, young and old, want to keep watching them forever.  We thought last month’s show was great but Phil Dirt & The Dozers topped them all!  We’ll do it again next year!”  Denny Knippenburg, Tri-State Concert Association, Cumberland, Maryland
 
“I don’t want them to open for us any more.  How can you follow them, they’re that good”  Peter Noone, Herman Hermits, Santa Barbara, California
 
“When booking entertainment, I’ve found it critical to 1) book experienced entertainment, 2) check references and where they’ve played in the past, and 3) to make sure your entertainment is as good as you can get as your event depends on it.  Don’t second guess yourself; you won’t go wrong when you book Phil Dirt & The Dozers.  They’re the best!”  Jeff Baronick, Dubois Community Days, Pennsylvania
 
“During the past twenty two years we have drawn thousands of their fans and have raised over $400,000 for various charities such as Columbus Speech & Hearing, Easter Seals, Christmas Baskets for the needy, and other Tri Village Sertoma charities.  They are absolutely the best at what they do and deliver what they promise.  The Dozers have been great to work with, of exceptional character, and of course great musicians and singers.”  Jerry Hall, Tri Village Sertoma, Columbus, Ohio
 
“Your performance was and IS the talk of the town!  We estimated 5,000 people and it was the largest crowd any of our concerts have ever drawn.  Because of your one, single concert here in Bellefontaine, there has been more enthusiasm about our summer concert series than ever before.  We are so very, very pleased with the Phil Dirt & The Dozers performance in our town.  I truly thank you, the fabulous Phil Dirt & The Dozers, and the crew for an excellent, excellent concert.”  Rose Sharp, Bellefontaine Arts Commission, Bellefontaine, Ohio
 
“The Jay County Fair uses Phil Dirt & The Dozers because of their experience, their sensational first-class show, and the superior entertainment value they bring to our fair.  And that’s not to mention the near-capacity crowds they draw into the grandstand every year for the past 20 years!”  Rob Weaver, Jay County Fair, Portland, Indiana
 
“Let me start by thanking you guys for such a great performance for our grand opening party on April 10, 2007.  That was exactly what I was looking for.  We had a tremendous amount of positive comments about the event.  We’ll talk soon.”  Scott McGregor, Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (America)  “the world’s largest auction company”
 
"We originally booked Phil Dirt & The Dozers to compliment our Car Cruise event, but because of their wonderful musicianship, great, tight-fitting harmonies, the many different styles of rock n’ roll, and their tremendous showmanship as entertainers, they became an event themselves!   We’ve now booked them for five years straight and they continue to draw thousands of people to our event.”  Dr. Tom Butler, Bellefonte Cruise, Bellefonte, Pennsylvania
 
“For the past 19 years, Phil Dirt and The Dozers has been a staple at the Summer Arts Festival in Springfield, Ohio.  One year when we decided to take a hiatus, we got so much ''hate'' mail from our patron base, we realized that no matter how much we wanted to provide a wide variety of arts and entertainment, our audience was content as long as they got their annual fix with Phil Dirt.  Their concert in the Veteran's Park Amphitheater during the Summer Arts Festival has become a tradition.  In the world of arts and entertainment we tend to recognize those who have made a significant contribution to their field.  Well, call it art or call it entertainment, Phil Dirt is a longstanding Ohio-based tradition that has truly become a classic in the 25 years of their existence.”  Chris Moore, Summer Arts Festival, Springfield, Ohio
 
“I chose Phil Dirt & The Dozers to open for The Beach Boys because of their music excellence, showmanship, and all-around reputation as one of the most popular and finest classic rock shows in the country.  The Dozers are a class act and second to none!”  Jimmy Jay, Jayson Promotions, Nashville, Tennessee
 
“Why do we continue to contract them every year?  To everyone that has either worked with Phil Dirt & The Dozers or seen the group, the answer is not complex.  They are genuine in their love for music.  They are professional in their programming and delivery and they are the very best at presenting Vintage Rock & Roll.  Phil Dirt & The Dozers are the ''LEADERS'' in their industry.  The first and perhaps the final test of any leader is the ability to attract and keep followers.  These Dozers have not only attracted and kept followers, but they continue to add to those numbers!  They are great performers!  Jerry Marshall, Lions Club, Belleville, Ohio
 
“I chair the annual Arthritis Foundation Classic Auto Show and Cruise-In benefiting the Central Ohio Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation.  This event routinely draws 3,000 cars and 10,000 spectators over the two day event.  For 20 plus years, Phil Dirt and The Dozers have provided the Saturday entertainment.  From the early days of Jailhouse Rock in downtown Columbus to the Naples, Florida, Arts Council, I have enjoyed the Dozers and their work, country-wide.  My experience is that unlike many artists who take themselves more seriously than they should, The Dozer's are there to help their audience have fun.  The Dozer's continue to give of their time, their talent and all from the Heart.”  Jeffrey Brashares, Columbus, Ohio
 
“We banked on Phil Dirt & The Dozers for our annual Christmas party and definitely got more than our money’s worth.  What a great investment!  We want you back again next year!”  Dan Craft, 1st Source Bank, South Bend, Indiana
 
“The Dozers make life worth living!”  Robert Shine, Fan, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
 
“The first year (2005) I booked Phil Dirt and the Dozers people asked "Who are they?"  After the show, people said "When are you bringing them back? They're the best we've ever seen."  Now after three straight years of having Phil Dirt & The Dozers, the crowds keep getting bigger and bigger and The Dozers keep getting better and better.  We love them here in Virginia!”  Kes Blackwell, President, Tazewell Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Main Street Heritage Festival
 
“We were particularly impressed with the band’s ability to adapt to the requests from the audience and modeling the second hour’s performance to match the mood and attitude of the crowd at our national sales conference at Nationwide Arena.  Everything from the stage setup through the band’s performance was handled in a smooth and professional manner.  There has been nothing but positive comments from the event’s participants. Please accept my gratitude for making me look good as the event’s entertainment coordinator.  I won’t hesitate to recommend and have The Dozers back for upcoming events.”  Ric Whetro, Nationwide Insurance, Columbus, Ohio
 
“Phil Dirt & The Dozers is a great example of a band that began with a passion for playing excellent music and who, several years ago, saw an opportunity and had the tenacity to create a full-time, successful business out of it.  To date, The Dozers have performed their “magic of music” in 39 states to several million people and have played more fairs, festivals and corporate shows than any other band in the nation.”  Steve Cover, Manager, Phil Dirt & The Dozers, Inc., Columbus, Ohio
 
“Tony’s rendition of Unchained Melody Friday night should be in The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  Listening to him sing could make two cement blocks become romantically involved for eternity!  It was way and above beyond outstanding.”  Randy Cunningham, Fan, Dresden, Ohio
 
“My wife and I never even heard of Phil Dirt & The Dozers until we went to the 2006 Blue Suede Cruise Festival in Elvis’ hometown of Tupelo.  It turned out to be the best thing we’ve ever done.  Your band had the best sound we have ever heard from any concert we’ve attended.  We were totally impressed and blown away!  We’re still laughing from some of the ad-lib remarks between the band and audience members.  We were totally entertained!  We understand that the festival booked you back for two days next year.  We’ll be there and we’ll tell our friends about it.”  Ralph Waldrup, Fan, Laurel, Mississippi
 
 
“The band was fantastic!!  Everyone is so talented!  Every song "hit the mark"!  Your comedy added that extra touch to make the show truly a delightful experience.  I was smiling, clapping, movin' & groovin', and singing during the entire show.  I can’t wait to see you again.  Thanks for the memories!”  Judy Arnold, Fan, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
 
“My wife and I were visiting her sister in Centerville, Ohio when she asked if we'd go to a Phil Dirt concert with her.  I’ve never heard of Phil Dirt & The Dozers before and I was reluctant because these bands doing the oldies thing never sound right and are always a big disappointment.  BUT NOT THIS TIME!  You guys were GREAT!  PERIOD!!  I can hardly believe how good you really were and how much you sounded like the original singers who made the songs famous.  We live in Michigan and let me assure you that no band up here even begins to compare to you guys.  We bought a CD and enjoyed it all the way back to Michigan.”  B. R. Morgan, Fan, Chesterfield, Michigan
 
“I have to say, I didn’t think you guys could get any better, but when Hadden sang What”s Goin On, it’s a whole brand new band.”  Dan Morgan, Fan, McDonald, Ohio
 
“In all my travels around the country, your show is one of the BEST shows I’ve ever seen.  Perfect!  Every time I see your show, I lose about 10 pounds and 10 years.”  Barry Krampe, Fan, Springfield, Ohio
 
“You guys are great!  I can't wait to catch you again.  There were some good groups that played the park this year but you topped them all.  You have great talent and are the best.”  Jim and Peggy Schidecker, Fan, Centerville, Ohio
 
“My husband and I attended your 2007 concert last night at Lakeside and loved it.  We recently saw the Beach Boys in Florida and we both agreed your group was much, much better than they were.”  Joy Kingsley, Fan, Lakeside, Ohio
 
“My husband of 35 years was always the first to buy tickets for your annual Christmas show at the Majestic Theater.  He looked forward to that event anxiously from year to year.  You see, my husband fought cancer for seven years.  Every Christmas, he worried it would be his last show.  On June 24, 2006, he lost his battle and he is at peace in heaven.  I wouldn’t be surprised if he wasn’t standing out front of a throng of devoted fans when Rick (our beloved drummer who died January 5, 2007) reached Heaven’s gates.  I thank you for your courage in performing the benefit concert last night for the Majestic.  I can’t imagine how difficult it must have been to have your band family back on stage without Rick.  You displayed courage I don’t have.  The fact you chose to be here in Chillicothe says it all about your band.  You are a band (family) who really cares about others.  Thank you for all the years of entertainment and for the hours of joy you provided to my husband.  Those few hours each year, he could put down his struggles and just enjoy great music from the best.  Carry on with courage and know that God (and Rick) is watching over you!”  Doris Routt, Fan, Chillicothe, Ohio
 
“You’re simply awesome!  Phil Dirt & The Dozers gives me the rare outlet I need to stay in touch with who I am and who I was growing up.  The music you share is the music that filled my soul since I was young.  It’s that music that gives me energy, drive and the enthusiasm for life.  It brightens an otherwise dull day.  It moves me to be-all-things-better because it carries happiness with each note.  So, I want to thank you time and time again because your gig is my gig.  It’s a vitamin like no other.  Your talents are amazing and you pay tribute to perfection in every song you sing.”  Lorraine Boyd, Fan, London, Ohio
 
“I heard the band for the first time last night in Van Wert.  There are not enough words to tell you how great the concert was!  Being 56 years young, the band brought back those memories from the past.  Thank you!”  Ron Staker, Fan, Van Wert, Ohio
 
“I was feeling depressed from surgery (I have had eight in the past couple years) when I came to your concert at The Majestic Theater.  I immediately felt a whole lot better, happy and great about myself after you started singing and being funny.  You are great, funny and awesome. You’re my favorite band.”  Linda Chester, Fan, Chillicothe, Ohio
 
“When you think about tradition at the 2006 Summer Arts Festival, you tend to think of Phil Dirt and The Dozers.  The Dozers have this weird ability to make life look a lot easier in the rearview mirror.  They do Frankie Valli better than even Frankie Valli“  Andrew McGinn, Springfield (Ohio) News Sun
 
“Their success seems to lie in their rapport with their audience, their relatively wholesome approach to the show and their great harmonizing and instrumentation.”  Las Vegas Sun, Las Vegas, Nevada
 
“I caught your shows twice this summer and not only are you a great band and great musicians, but your interaction with the audience can sure melt away the pressures of our realities.  It's strange, but you help us take the concrete blocks off our shoulders at the same time you're working your hearts out.  Thanks for keeping me smiling and tappin' the last 10 years!”  Mike Chiteman, Fan, Erie, Pennsylvania
 
“What an awesome show in Tupelo, Mississippi this past weekend.  I saw you all last year and had to come back for another dose of great singing and instrumentals.  I brought people with me this year that missed you last year and they were absolutely amazed with your talent and excitement, not to mention your professionalism.”  Larry Ramsey, Fan, Corinth, Mississippi
 
“I wasn't certain what to expect when I read that you added a new guy to your show.  Wow, was I in for a blistering inferno of a surprise!  Not only was he excellent in every way, but the Texas firestorm in the guise of Hadden Sayers literally flattened everyone in the audience like a loaded B-17 and left us begging for more of this sensational young man.  The entire fandom of Marion left the Palace Theater that night with their ears pinned back and a permanent smile blowtorched on their collective faces.  Where in tarnation did you get that ol' boy?  I've now been experiencing Haddon withdrawal each time I hear Al Green or Sam Cooke or the Righteous Brothers.  Please, I am BEGGING you to retain this talented musician, this angelic blue-eyed wonder with the dimples and smile of a saint but the soul and rock ‘n’ roll wizardry of an old bluesman!!!  Hadden, you're sincerely amazing!!  And lastly, thank you for a great show!  I can't wait to catch you all again this summer!”  Nancy Miller, Fan, Marion, Ohio
 
“Each time I see your performances, you are not only consistently amazing and ultimately entertaining, but like fine wine, you get better and better.  Your overall talent in vocals, instruments, and stage presence is absolutely fantastic.  I’ve seen many bands trying to do what you do but you are the absolute BEST!  Thank you.”  Jan Wargo, Fan, Wooster, Ohio
 
“I saw you in Las Vegas in the early 90s at the Mirage Hotel.  It was an unbelievable show and the songs you sang were better than the original version.  I came back to Alabama and told everyone I could about your show.  I’m driving 4 hours from Anniston, Alabama to northern Georgia just to see you perform again.  My wife, daughter and grandkids are also coming with me.”  Johnnie Alexander, Fan, Anniston, Alabama
 
“We are grateful for what you do better than anyone else.  But, we are more grateful for who you are”  George & Becky Buckingham, Fans, Delaware, Ohio
“My fiancé and I moved to Ohio from Pennsylvania and had never heard of your band until a friend that works with me said to go and watch Phil Dirt & The Dozers.  So we traveled to the Ross County Fair and purchased tickets to your show.  We enjoyed your show so much that we will watch you guys again any chance we get.  Thank you guys for your wonderful vocals and a wonderful time and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.”  Scott, Fan, Circleville, Ohio
“We drove over from Detroit and it’s the third time we have caught your show.  You never disappoint us!!  Your new member Hadden Sayers really added to the show, even better than Sam Cook could have!!”  Don & Anne Stanley, Fans, Detroit, Michigan
 
“You blew me away!  You guys are the greatest !!”  Selena Sally Kitchin, Fan, Dayton, Ohio
 
 
Phil Dirt & The Dozers . . . Nationally renowned and dedicated to performing world class vintage rock ‘n’ roll music in the highest style and quality possible!  Unlike any other!
 





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