Hot Dogs & Gin was established in 2016 as a full band version of father & son duo Doug & Eamonn Hubert started out performing blues, rock, folk, and Irish music around the Southern Tier of NY in 2014.
Eamonn (lead guitar, vocals) is an award-winning 12-year-old guitarist who has been performing half his life. He also plays violin/fiddle, cello, piano, ukulele, mandolin, bass guitar, tenor saxophone, and is decent on the banjo and drums as well. He’s a pretty good actor and singer, too– he spent 20 weeks touring the US as a cast member of Broadway’s “School of Rock the Musical” at age 10. He’s also snagged a couple lead roles at the Endicott Performing Arts Center (EPAC) and is currently rehearsing as Prince Eric for his school’s upcoming video musical performance of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.” Eamonn was selected to both All County Band and Orchestra in 2019 and was rated Outstanding for his cello solo at the 2021 NYSSMA festival, his first time participating.
Eamonn has Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and stutters but also has perfect pitch which occurs in roughly 1 of every 10,000 people. Settle in for an informative lecture should you happen to ask him about music gear, guitar players, Roblox…
We know–you’re wondering why “Hot Dogs & Gin”, right? A family friend of Doug’s parents used to always joke with him and his brothers when they complained about whatever was for dinner: “Want some hot dogs and gin?” We think the name is an accurate reference to the three older guys and one kid who make up the band. Plus, it’s just plain fun to say “Hot Dogs & Gin!”