Formed in the summer of 2004, The Hounds began recording their full length debut album later entitled \'Bonafied\'. The Hounds are a blues, hip-hop, reggae band served up southern style. Applying their rough swaggering wicked sound they call The Hound Sound, The Hounds are commonly compared to today\'s brand of independent west coast music. The Hounds influences range from delta blues pioneer\'s such as Muddy Waters to the west coast reggae stylings of Sublime. Three musicians from the south named Yogi, Blue and Bruiser make up this talented trio. The charismatic front-man of The Hounds is Yogi. He is known for his laid back vocal style and relentless guitar playing . Yogi\'s influences range from blues icon Albert Collins to reggae legend Bob Marley. Yogi\'s right hand man and bass player extraordinaire is Blue. His aggressive rap vocal style and relentless stage antics makes The Hounds an entertaining band. Blue\'s influences include old school hip-hop leaders The Beastie Boys and Digital Underground. Rounding out the pack of hounds is the young Bruiser. A hard hitting percussionist from the beaches of Cali. His knowledge of the drums is overwhelmingly impressive and is present in every live show.