Mighty local rock band Buzzard confirmed to play Saturday 3rd August at Rock The Beacon 2019. They will share the stage with many local talented bands with loads of Buzz around them in the Birmingham Live Music community.
The bands most popular music video to date is without doubt for their anthem song "Kamikaze", which features on the bands second album "Valium Gorillas", winning single of the month in Ryans Gig Guide, and has enjoyed receiving airplay and ongoing positive feedback since being uploaded to the bands YouTube music video playlist. The title for the album is actually a quote taken from an interview with Lemmy of Motörhead who once described his voice as being a gorilla on valium. - The album itself along with their debut album ‘’All Roads Lead To’’ is available to stream / download on Spotify, iTunes, Amazon etc, or can be mail ordered - Rating 4/5 review from ‘’The Rock Asylum’’.
The band are increasingly earning a strong reputation for being a live act that not only provide a tight energetic performance, but also encourage fun crowd engagement. Buzzard are an ever evolving interesting live band and pack a big musical punch for three passionate individuals, whom offstage are very approachable down to earth people who love to hang out with fans, meet amazing new people and enjoy good music. Check out the live date’s section for up and coming shows.
Buzzard have extensive live gigging experience in a variety of bill positions and venue types, performing both electric and acoustic (nationwide) and have a full professional live backline. Established 2012.
''The performance was energetic and driven which showed the band’s hunger to progress in the music industry ‘’ ‘’ these guys certainly threw everything they had into their performance which was thoroughly enjoyed by all’’ (Deb Gardner – The Rock Asylum – review of Valium Gorillas album launch show)
''These guys are obviously gig hardened veterans and that came across as they delivered a high energy and fun packed set to keep the audience entertained'', ''it was fun and a great way to cap off the night!'', ''It’s nice to see camaraderie shown by Buzzard", ''Quite possibly the best Live and Unsigned night yet and definitely one of the most fun!'' (Woody - Midlands Rocks)
THE BUZZARD VAULT:
Band top achievements: Buzz Fest Two studio albums Six music videos Airplay in USA, Australia and Europe Endorsed by Quincy Guitars & Basses Front cover and two page feature in Ryans Gig Guide Self-planned and promoted 1 week UK live tour 2017 Performed at numerous private party’s (inc chopper clubs) Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity Shows Performed at Wolves Fest (both stages) Performed at The North East Wales Diversity Festival Albums for sale in local record stores Supported international and touring bands in the UK at various shows: -Diamond Head -The Maension - Four Star Mary -The Boston Shakers - Evil Scarecrow -Theia -BOPS -Noir Project -Baltimore Gun Club - Motörhead tribute act " Motörheadache" (twice)
Music reviews: Valium Gorillas – album review – The Rock Asylum Valium Gorillas - album review - Ryans Gig Guide 6 track EP promo for Valium Gorillas album – Ryans Gig Guide Kamikaze single of the month - Ryan's Gig Guide Kamikaze music video - Ryan's Gig Guide Kamikaze single - Maximum Volume Music Step It Up music video - Maximum Volume Music Step It Up single - Maximum Volume Music All Roads Lead To... debut album - Ryan's Gig Guide
Magazine features & newspaper: Album launch and UK tour – Dudley news UK tour feature - Slap Magazine Wolves Fest 2017 – Express & Star Newspaper Front cover of Nov 2016 Ryans Gig Guide Two page feature in Nov 2016 Ryans Gig Guide
‘’This is loud music for loud people… support this band now!’’, ‘’their song Saturday Night TV lyrically is a joy to hear coming out of a cd player and as you would expect, its full of references to the brainwashing done every week by modern television’’, ‘’this album is a great introduction to Buzzard and has a very underground feel to it throughout’’ (Nick J. Townsend - Ryan's Gig Guide)
‘’The marvellous crunch of Saturday Night TV, surely set to become their anthem… this damnation of The X Factor complete with its line (pick up your guitar and grab your drums) exemplifies the DIY attitude perfectly’’, ‘’the song No Quit rumbles like Motorhead jamming out a Georgia Satellites song and as such is superb… And Friends & Foes (our only ballad smiles Jimmy) highlights a sensitive side’’ (Andy Thorley - Maximum Volume Music).
"You guys have a real connection and love in the ranks" (Sam Liddicott-musicmusingsandsuch)