After a stint with the Marines in the Iraq war, Andrew Heine chose the artist's path, going as far as to live out of his car in San Diego, selling his paintings for burrito money. Andrew formed Dogcatcher during that time, eventually relocating to his native San Francisco Bay Area. Dogcatcher features Heine on electric Rhodes piano and vocals, Jared Milos on bass, and Ramon Esquivel on drums.
Dogcatcher took their time to carefully craft their most recent album, “Dogcatcher” (2016), with producer/engineer Aaron Hellam in Oakland, CA. While the album veers from horn-driven southwestern feels to bouncy synth-rock to raucous blues stomps, there is a cohesive string of danceable head-bobbing beats that ties it all together. The single “My Sunshine” was featured on Live 105’s Sunday-night Soundcheck show.
Dogcatcher has taken their hybrid of folk rock and hip-hop beats to audiences at the Fillmore Poster Room, Slim's, The Elbo Room, Bottom of the Hill, The Art Boutiki, The Ritz, The Blank Club, San Pedro Square and many other great venues.
Dogcatcher was chosen twice as one of the top-20 local bands in the Bay Area by Modern Rock radio station Live 105 in 2012 and 2013, and has played acoustic sets in the Poster Room of the legendary Fillmore during performances by Wilco, Haim, The Eels, Spiritualized, The Dandy Warhols, Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes), Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, and Crosby, Stills & Nash.