Dennis Newman began his professional career in music at age twelve as a drummer/singer when he formed a pop group called “The Runaways”, and played local events in his hometown of Rye, New York. He later switched from drums to keyboards and founded another rock band, “The Saratoga Wrecking Crew”, and performed at high school and college dances. He also took up harmonica and fronted the “Odds ‘n Ends”, a rock’n’roll band gigging throughout the New York/New England area.
Newman relocated to Los Angeles and hooked up with various bands, and developed a unique playing style, backing his soulful vocals with swirling Hammond organ and stylish blues harp. In 1995 he released his self-titled debut CD - ” MULE NEWMAN “, using the nickname he picked up because of his reputation as a hard-working showman who carried a heavy load… a five hundred pound Hammond-Leslie rig, and an even heavier load… of the blues! The CD got extensive airplay worldwide and was critically acclaimed.
In 1997 he teamed with veteran guitarist Don Caplan, solid bassist, Al Seeley, and dynamic drummer Charles Ezelle and percussionist Wayne Mills. In 1999 The Mule Newmand Band released Sea of Blues.
Newman pursues his own songwriting, continues his collaborative efforts with Caplan, and also co-writes with Knight and Ugarte on the new CD.
Now, in 2005, the Mule Newman Band proudly announces it's brand new, all-original, eclectic selection of blues/rock/funk/jazz/pop entitled Actin' Up! 2005 also marked the death of DON CAPLAN, the band's beloved guitar player...
But the band plays on for their fallen friend... they are joined by talented guitarist MIKE HUGHES, and a new chapter of ass-kickin' blues begins!