I have a lot of respect for anyone out there who is doing their best to make their music heard and I’m glad that we provide an opportunity for some of those bands to reach all of you. . Today we are featuring a relatively new band, Buffalo Fuzz. These guys will blow your cobwebs away. Hard hitting , fuzzed out , laying down riffs like it’s the mid 70’s. I’ve always been a fan of classic rock , it’s what I grew up on , WDVE in Pittsburgh would love Buffalo Fuzz , so if you have any connections to classic rock radio , tell your friends about this cool ass band – Buffalo Fuzz
Meet – Buffalo Fuzz
for those unfamiliar with your bands history, can you tell us all how you all met up and decided to start a band ?
The whole thing started when another project I was in ended abruptly due to a bandmate moving across the country. At that point, I was in love with playing rock and roll and I couldn’t stop. The drummer from that band and I started jamming out some bits and pieces of material that I had amassed during the prior couple years. I got a second amp and an octave pedal to split my signal off to a bass rig to find out we could do this with just two people. Once we gathered enough songs for a proper setlist, I dubbed us Buffalo Fuzz, as I felt like the name encompassed the spirit of the music flowing through me, and began booking a few shows. I worked with a couple of drummers before combining forces with my current drummer Jake Allan. We met at a local open mic in the beginning of 2015, and I always knew his as a singer-songwriter until a mutual friend advised me to consider him to fill the role of my permanent drummer. When you listen to his drumming, you will hear why it was not a difficult decision.
who would you list as your musical influence?.
Here’s the short list: John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Hendrix, Sabbath, Zeppelin, Deep Purple, and Otis Redding.
whats the coolest thing that’s happened to you as a band since you started up?
The coolest thing is every time we get a message from somebody sitting and listening to our music thousands of miles across the world and telling us how our music speaks to them and means something to them. One time, I had some kids in Turkey message me to say that they played a cover of “Perfect Man” at their show. Seeing the connection that our music is making with individual people will never grow old.
what are your hopes and dreams as a band for the next few years.
We try not to look to far ahead. So far in my musical journey, I’ve learned that some things change over night, while others evolve over years. Right now, we are trying to finish and get our first full-length album out in digital and vinyl formats. I hope our album will bring us the opportunity to play our music for people who really want to hear it. What more could we ask for?
what are some of your favorite albums from the past few years?
Graveyard keeps putting out great albums, from their self-titled to “Innocence & Decadence” and everything in between. Radio Moscow’s Magical Dirt is awesome from start to finish, and I love listening to “Abra Kadavar”.
Do you see any real use for social media , or is it all just a pain in the ass to keep with?
It’s a blessing and a curse. As much as I hate seeing zombies walking around on their phones and running into things, social media has been the only vehicle for us and other independent artists to share our music with potential fans and followers–especially when you take into consideration that most of our fan base is scattered around Europe, Scandinavia and Australia.
Do you pay attention to reviews or comments from people about your music or do you just turn that noise off.
I always hear what people have to say. I read every comment. It’s mostly good, sometimes critical. All information is useful, and we can choose to utilize it or brush it off accordingly. At the end of the day, we play the music that makes us feel something, and we hope that others will feel it too. Those that don’t like it will listen to something else.
If you could tour anywhere in the world , where would you want to go.
Well, I’ve never been anywhere in Europe. It would be amazing if our music could carry us off to see the world.
Can music save the mortal soul or is just a good backbeat to your life.
Music is everything. It’s amazing to see how music connects humanity. It wipes away our differences and makes us all feel an energy that is greater than the sum of its parts. It is spiritual if you accept it as such–and yes, it can save your mortal soul.
Any last thoughts for your fans?
I just want to thank all of our fans and friends for giving us a listen. Every time you listen to, buy, or share independent music, you give the artist a chance to take root and grow. Thank you all for your support–We notice it every single day. We can’t wait to share our full-length album with you all this Fall. We invest a huge part of our lives to make the music we love, and the fans ALWAYS make this worth it. Thank you, and stay fuzzy.