The Tijuana Dogs are a high-energy, multi-faceted rock/dance/party band. Their performances and unique style give them an edge over the competition – they’re born entertainers who leave lasting impressions on their audience. They are the go-to band for parties, weddings and concert venues across the country, and in Mexico.
Based out of Orange County, California, the Tijuana Dogs have performed with Lynyrd Skynrd, Pat Benatar, Florida Georgia Line, Macklemore, Cheap Trick, KC and The Sunshine Band, Poison, Pitbull, 50 Cent, Flo Rida, and more.
They’ve played for former Vice President Dick Cheney, several U.S. Senators, congressmen and Supreme Court Justices; athletes Peyton Manning and Aaron Rodgers; Tony Horton from Beachbody and many others.
Clients include E-Trade, ESPN, Beachbody, ROTH Capital Partners, Travel+Leisure, Dell, Hoag Hospital, UCLA, SheaHomes, Budweiser and more.
MATT MAUSER, VOCALS
Music is the heart and soul of Huntington Beach local and entertainer, Matt Mauser. From a young age, Matt would sing and dance while making up his own lyrics to Elvis songs as his father played the guitar.
At the ripe age of seven, Matt got his first job selling stereos and speakers at the Orange County Swap Meet alongside his uncle. While working, Matt was exposed to his 17-year-old uncle’s music favorites, which included rock bands like Led Zepplin, Aerosmith, Queen, and Van Halen. On his eighth birthday his mom bought him his first guitar, and he wrote his first song that week.
In junior high school, Matt fell in love with the music of pop icons like Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder. For hours, Matt could be found moonwalking around the house or tearing up the floor at school dances. While creating impromptu moves to Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean” at one of those dances, he unknowingly cleared the floor, and it was all over from there: a true entertainer was born.
Throughout high school and college, Matt continued to play the guitar but held back on starting a band. His athletic career as an All-American swimmer and water polo player came first, but the minute he graduated college his number one priority was starting a band.
In 1997 Matt founded the party/dance/rock band, Tijuana Dogs, and their unique style was met with rave reviews. In addition to his wide vocal range, Matt is well known for his dance moves and on-stage antics - so much so that his fans created #MovesLikeMauser; a hashtag that can be found across nearly all social media outlets.
DAVE MURDY, GUITAR
Dave received his bachelors degree from U.S.C. in Jazz and Commercial Guitar. Since graduating Dave has gone on to lead a very diverse musical career; he has performed with
a wide range of artists, whose genres range from jazz to classical, pop, rock and country.
Dave was an original member of the highly successful pop/jazz band, Kilauea. In addition to touring the county with Kilauea, Dave performed on four CDs, two of which went "Top 10" on the Billboard Music chart. While performing with Kilauea, Dave released his own jazz
CD, “That Goes to Show Ya,” which made it to the airplay charts and was heard around the country.
Dave has performed with jazz artists as varied as Art Davis, Brandon Fields, Eric Marienthal, Tony Guerrero, Bobby Shue, Warren Hill, and many others. Dave has also performed with '60s pop stars Mel Carter and Jackie Deshannon, and toured along the East Coast with “Steely,” an independent artist with a national release and airplay.
Dave has released two CDs with his trio, Toxic Jazz, and also performs with the Big Band Wartime Radio Revue and the Sinatra Big Band.
Dave continues to be very active as a session musician playing on numerous independent releases, as well as arranging and writing. Dave has written, arranged and recorded original music for Universal Studios theme parks, as well as composed original music for “Muzak” which is heard around the world. Dave continues to be involved with education, teaching the studio guitar course at Orange Coast College and several private students and has written his own guitar book.
DANIEL PEARSON, BASS
Bass Player/Producer/Composer Daniel Pearson was drawn to music at an early age, and quickly began to soak up as many influences as he could from the rich musical culture of his native Chicago. Wanting a more formal music education, Daniel studied at the prestigious Berklee College of Music. Where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Music.
Always looking to expand his musical ability. Daniel has continued to study under greats like Tom Barney (Steely Dan, Saturday Night Live Band, Miles Davis) and Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones, Sting, Miles Davis, Madonna).
Daniel's professional career has run the gamut of the music industry: From major tours, national and international television appearances, record sessions, television/film recording sessions, musical direction, and theater as a bassist.
As a Composer/Producer he has placed music for Style (now Esquire Network), E! Entertainment News, and History Channel; as well as NBC's "Ed" and the feature film, "Because of Winn-Dixie."
Daniel has worked with entertainers Coolio , Jenifer Lopez, Jessica Simpson, Taylor Dayne, Clay Aiken, Ivan Neville, Kenny Latimore, Prodigy, Nick Lachey and more. He is currently under Artist Endorsement contracts with Fender Guitars, Godin Guitars, DR Strings, and Epifani Amps and Speakers.
SEAN WINCHESTER, DRUMS
Originally from the Los Angeles area, Sean started playing drums as a way to keep himself out of trouble as a teenager. In high school his two best friends encouraged him to start a band with them. In no time, he was playing iconic Hollywood venues such as the Whiskey A Go-Go, the Roxy and Key Club. He has toured alongside major performing artists such as Arrested Development, Meat Loaf and Ziggy Marley. In 2010, he got his big break when he became the drummer for the multi-platinum band, Everclear.
Although Winchester spent most of his time playing with Everclear, when he was not on tour he made time weekly to teach aspiring drummers at his rehearsal space in Studio City, CA. His desire to grow as a musician has driven him to pursue many side musical projects. He has toured with Bow Wow Wow in Europe, played with new eclectic artist August Emile and partnered with DJ Bentley Foy to create a live DJ/drummer duo called Skoolyard. Winchester’s true passion though is his own jazz/rock/fusion trio called Something.Bot.Metro. It is composed of Hoobastank bass player and longtime friend Jesse Charland, as well is keyboardist/producer Dylan Charbeneau.*
He is currently the dummer for Orange County’s hottest rock and roll band, Tijuana Dogs.
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JASON TONEY, PERCUSSION AND VOCALS
Jason's love of music developed around the age of seven, banging pots and pans to the beat of Motown, Rolling Stones and The Beatles records. After having discovered the drums as an alternative to housewares items, he joined the school band.
From grade school through high school, Jason played in the marching band and drum corp, where his love for music grew. But it was in the middle of a Queen concert when his inspiration ignited and his drive to play music onstage kicked into high gear. He was 12 years old.
During his senior year of high school, Jason and his alternative rock band won the school’s talent contest, which further sparked his desire to perform onstage. After high school, Jason honed his musical talent to become an accomplished vocalist, drummer and performer.
Jason started his musical career with the punk band, Violation, then later sung lead vocals in addition to playing the drums for the heavy metal/hard rock band, Gadnium. While playing with Gadnium, the band had music featured on “Wave Warriors” and “Crusty Demons of Dirt” videos – a series created for up-and-coming surfers/skaters and amateur dirt bike racers.
Throughout his career, he has played with several bands across an eclectic mix of music genres – from punk rock, hard rock and heavy metal to alternative, and good ol’ rock and roll.
Jason joined the Tijuana Dogs in 2013.