Buzzard are a Grunge Rock power trio with Punk undertones to their sound. Formed in 2011, they produce and perform mostly original material and are based in Stourbridge, UK. A recent quote by a fan upon the release of their latest music video for their single “Kamikaze” perfectly describes the bands musical sound… “excellent work, Nirvana meets Motörhead springs to mind!” “Kamikaze” is the second single to be taken from their up and coming second album “Vallium Gorillas” and has enjoyed receiving a fast rate of online views and positive feedback since being uploaded to the bands YouTube channel. The video also features guitars provided via endorsment by Quincy Music.
Buzzard have earned the honour of being on the front cover of Nov 2016 Ryans Gig Guide which also includes an in depth two page feature on the band.
Buzzard have hit the ground running hard showcasing new material for “Vallium Gorillas” live at venues across the UK along with their now local cult classic debut album songs mixed in. Bassist Andy recently quoting in an interview “We all love the Black Country, add to this its central location, all the U.K.’s towns are within easy reach and we have no fear of the commute, Birmingham International is just a stone’s throw away…”
Along with being main support for Motörhead tribute “Motorheadache” Buzzard have had the pleasure of supporting many great bands and up and coming acts over the years including metal legends Diamond Head at The Haygate Charity Weekender, the fast rising Weak13 at Subside, American band Four Star Mary at The Slade Rooms, and Evil Scarecrow at The Queens Hall.
”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).
Other live highlights for the band definitely include performing at The 2015 Rebellion Punk festival in Blackpool, headlining a live and unsigned show at the Robin 2, Wolves Fest, The North East Wales Diversity Festival, headlining The Giffard in Wolverhampton, and last but not least performing at a private chopper club party event… “You guys have a real connection and love in the ranks” (Sam Liddicott-musicmusingsandsuch)
After perfrming for many charity events over time, the band decided to run their own event in November 2016 and raised £300 for Birmingham Childrens Hospital.
Prior to unleashing “Kamikaze”, their previous single ”Step It Up” was a big underground breakthrough for the band receiving great feedback and a large amount of online airplay still ongoing to this day, reaching no.1 on the Reverbnation charts thanks to their fans on Christmas Eve 2015.
”Step It Up is the premiere track from their forthcoming second record, If you like what you hear – and you will, then you buy the song right now”
(Andy Thorley – Maximum Volume Music)
Since its release on the 5th of April 2014, their debut album ”All Roads Lead To…” has proved popular locally with a continually increasing fan base still drawing from it today. Pressed copies are still available to buy in S.T Records in Dudley. The band received their first buzz of airplay from highlight tracks off the record on most notably Australia’s Valley FM 89.5. The album proved to be a strong foundation platform for the band.
‘’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).
Jimmy Croutear – Guitar / lead Vocals
Andy Vernon – Bass / Vocals
Justin James – Drums / Vocals
Buzzard are endorsed by Quincy Guitars:
Buzzard – Kamikaze
Buzzard – Step It Up
Band location – Dudley England
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