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Daniel Defoe tonight
Sunday, 21 August 2005

Joe is playing tonight at the Daniel Defoe on Stoke Newington Church St as part of the Stoke Newington Fringe Fest.

 
Stoke Newington Fringe Fest tonight
Saturday, 20 August 2005

Joe's playing 15 min set tonight at Stoke Newington Fringe Fest. See gigs page.

 
Dublin cancelled
Saturday, 06 August 2005

First day of the season. UP THE BLADES!
Joe's gig in Dublin is cancelled (long story, but due to the Hard Working Class Heroes (snigger) music industry event happening over the weekend in the city. Meanwhile he's been confirmed to play at the Stoke Newington Fringe Fest on Aug 20, see Gigs

 
More solo gigs
Tuesday, 02 August 2005

More Joe solo gigs added to Gigs page. A date at Camden Barfly Sunday afternoon on 14th and a gig in Galway which makes his Irish trip tantamount to a mini-tour.

 
Joe plays the Bodrum Cafe
Thursday, 28 July 2005

Joe Buzfuz is playing at the Bodrum Cafe, Stoke Newington on Friday, more details here.

 
Joe plays solo this August
Tuesday, 26 July 2005

The band are taking a break from live shows until September. In the meantime Joe is playing 5 solo slots, see gigs page, including August’s Blang and dates in Birmingham and Dublin. The first of these is this Friday at the Bodrum Café in Stoke Newington. Kate is learning the viola. Jon is gallivanting around playing bass for Charlotte Hatherley (they’re jetting to Japan tomorrow). Martin is recording for his other band. And Eilish is going to Ireland. In between all that Joe and Jon have 5 days booked in the studio in mid-August to add overdubs and then mix the next Buzfuz album.

 
Fruit Machine out now!
Sunday, 24 July 2005

The Blang compilation CD "Fruit Machine" featuring all your Blang favourites (UK variety) is now available to buy online through Paypal at the Blang site shop here.

 
Snooty Fox
Monday, 18 July 2005

Joe's playing tonight at the Snooty Fox, 75 Grosvenor Avenue, Canonbury. On 9-ish.

 
Blang website launches
Monday, 18 July 2005

The Blang website is up and running. It covers the monthly Blang live nights at The 12 Bar Club in London as well as the new Blang label, which is gearing up for its first release, the compilation CD Fruit Machine, on Sep 5th. www.blang.co.uk

 
Harvey Half Devoured pull out
Sunday, 10 July 2005

Harvey Half Devoured have had to pull out of this week's Blang on Wednesday. But fear not, they've been replaced by David Cronenberg's Wife. For full line-up see Blang

 
Yesterday
Friday, 08 July 2005

We hope you and your loved ones are all okay after yesterday's events. We'll leave you with this message from Lach:


"I am currently on a travel week in Estonia and woke up this morning to the horrendous news of the London bombing. On my last music tour through the UK in May I stayed with friends and fans instead of hotels. It made the tour so much more immediate, fun and real. I was charmed to find such similarity in how most of the people I met lived, more specifically, the decor of their homes. They were filled with posters, books, CDs and magazines all reflective of the underground, boho, rock and roll life. And everyone in these rooms was kind, giving, poetic, searching and sincere.

It's as if there is this global country called "Rocknrollia" or something with no borders and no government but an international populace of artists, outcasts, rebels, dreamers. And floating above it, like a polluted crust, is this mad world of politicians, fundamentalists, businessmen, liars and thieves who are violently screwing everything up. Well, they struck again today and they will strike again tomorrow but they will all ultimately lose out to the Jedi nature of the true Rockanrollians for nothing can withstand the beat, the rhythm and the melody of non-violent liberation. And I think you know what I mean . . .

Step lightly, Stay free

Love

Lach"

 
Jon plays for Charlotte Hatherley
Monday, 04 July 2005

Buzfuz cellist Jon Clayton is playing bass for Charlotte Hatherley, of Ash, on her festival schedule in August. First date is the Fuji Rock Festival, followed by Reading and Leeds.

 
Fruit in September
Sunday, 03 July 2005

The Fruit Machine CD will now be released on September 5th. But you can buy it in the meantime at the Blang nights at the 12 Bar Club. And soon it'll be on sale online and in London shops.

 
Band in the studio
Sunday, 26 June 2005

Buzfuz are in the studio today recording strings for Who Are You? and finishing Bone Tired for the 3rd Buzfuz album which will probably appear in the new year. Working title is Society For The Reformation Of Souls.

 
Spam
Saturday, 25 June 2005

The spam that has been clogging up the guestbook has all been removed, you can now go treading there again without encountering ads for chuffing vicodin.

 
Tour thanks
Sunday, 19 June 2005

We're now back online. The band had a great time on tour and would like to pass on their thanks to everyone who attended the gigs and gave them floorspace.

 
Scotland/North England tour
Wednesday, 18 May 2005

The band trek north in June for a 5 date tour of Scotland, Yorkshire and
Lancashire. They'll be meeting up with friends Thomas Truax and
Misty's Big Adventure on the way. Calling at:

WED June 1 ABERDEEN The Tunnels (with Thomas Truax)
THURS 2 LEEDS The Vine
FRI 3 PRESTON Adelphi (with Misty's Big Adventure)
SAT 4 EDINBURGH Caledonian Backpackers
SUN 5 HULL Adelphi

There'll be a 4 track tour CD on sale. 3 tracks from the forthcoming 3rd
album and "Too Stupid", an out-take from Fire Horse.

 
Radio 4's Word of Mouth
Tuesday, 17 May 2005

The name Sgt Buzfuz was discussed on Radio 4's Word of Mouth show last Friday as Michael Rosen's walk through Soho led him to the 12 Bar and a chat with promoter Andy Lowe. If there are any anal Buzfuz obsessives out there who need to hear this to satisfy an obsessive compulsive urge you can still hear it, prob until this Friday: http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/factual/wordofmouth.shtml.

 
Fruit Machine out July 18
Sunday, 08 May 2005

The Fruit Machine compilation CD will be released on July 18. Full tracklisting:

a MILK KAN Bling Bling Baby
b LOU PSYCHE AND JET SUZETTE Robot Song
c THE BROKEN FAMILY BAND Wherever You Go
d DAVID CRONENBERG’S WIFE Sweden
e CHRIS T-T A Hole Full Of Submarines
f SERGEANT BUZFUZ Indelible
g SOFIZEL Requin Blanc
h UM A Last Blast
i TIMOTHY VICTOR Fight
j THE ADAMS I Can Do Nothing
k SAM AMANT AND THE MAN FROM URANUS Song H
l FILTHY PEDRO Monotheist
m KINKAJOU Nocturne
n RICKY SPONTANE Hey, You!!!
o THE TEENBEAT Urina
p THE REBEL Death Is Only A Dream
q THE MINK TROUBADOR KAMIKAZE SQUADRON Underpants
r MISTERLEE Natural Born Blonde
s DIET OF SPIRES Ceremony
t J J CRASH Axis Of Evil
u JOHNY BROWN Denmark Street
v THE DIRTY PINS What Shall We Do When The Disco’s Over?
w KATY CARR Case In Hand
x UM When Ur Ten
y ANNA PAGE Pills
z PARTITION Not Before Time

In the meantime catch Filthy Pedro and Milk Kan at Blang this Wednesday

 
Blang compilation CD out in July
Monday, 28 March 2005

Joe is putting the finishing touches to a compilation CD of UK musicians who've played at Blang. It'll be the first release on the new Blang label and is due for release in July. It features 26 tracks from 25 acts (Um has 2 short tracks) and is titled "Fruit Machine". The CD will feature a rare solo track by Steven Adams of The Broken Family Band (as The Adams) and an alternative arrangement by Chris T-T of his song "A Hole Full Of Submarines" which originally appeared on his "Panic Attack At Sainsburys" CD. Plus contributions from Blang favourites such as Milk Kan, David Cronenberg's Wife, The Broken Family Band, Ricky Spontane, The Rebel and of course Sgt Buzfuz. Full list of artists will be revealed here soon.

 
Buzfuz on Radio Good Friday
Sunday, 20 March 2005

Various members of Buzfuz are playing live on Resonance 104.4 FM's Mining For Gold show next Friday from 1 to 2 pm. Joe will be singing Here Come The Popes Part 1 and premiering Part 2. The other guest on the show will be legendary comedian, writer and director Ken Campbell. Hear it globally at www.resonancefm.com Repeated Tuesday at 11 am.

 
Guestbook
Sunday, 27 February 2005

The Guestbook on this site is now up n running.

 
Venue change
Saturday, 12 February 2005

The gig with Kimya Dawson and Schwervon on Feb 24 has been moved from The Water Rats to The Marquee, see gigs.

 
Photos
Wednesday, 02 February 2005

More photos added to the Buzalbum.

 
Jon & Kate record with Albini
Sunday, 30 January 2005

Sun Jan 30th Stuffy/The Fuses, one of the other bands Jon Buzfuz plays with (bass), are currently holed up recording their next album with legendary Big Black and Shellac frontman (and producer of Nirvana/Pixies/etc) Steve Albini. Kate Buzfuz was due in the Shoreditch studio yesterday to record violin. We haven't heard how it went yet...

 
Matt Cole
Tuesday, 25 January 2005

RIP Matt Cole

 
Track & field
Monday, 10 January 2005

Buzfuz are playing a Track And Field gig with Kimya Dawson and Schwervon at The Water Rats on Thurs Feb 24th Gigs

 
Leeds review
Sunday, 02 January 2005

There's a review of one of Joe's recent solo gigs here: Leeds Music Scene.

 
Happy New Year
Friday, 31 December 2004

Happy New Year to all Sgt Buzfuz friends and enemies, creditors and debtors, believers and sceptics, music lovers and masochists.

Highlights of 2004 for Buzfuz:
March: Blang Canvas at the Tate Britain
March: "Fire Horse" LP released
June: Sky Saxon playing at Blang
July: Truck Fest
Nov/Dec: Joe Buzfuz solo tour north England/Scotland

2005 should bring:
Compilation CD of UK musicians who've played at Blang (more details soon).
3rd Buzfuz LP, working title "You Were A Magnet, Now You're A Fridge".

 
Tour report
Thursday, 23 December 2004

Joe had a great time on his solo tour. His sisters came to the Sheffield Grapes. Joe, Chris T-T and Thomas Truax almost got arrested by the S. Yorks Police the next day after parking outside a bank which had had it’s ATM tampered with (Chris even had to show the DI the last 2 photos in his digital camera).

The tour party stayed 2 days in Hull, Chris and Joe playing the Monday open mic at the Adelphi the night after their gig, with Bod from Fonda 500 taking Kate’s place to duet with Joe on Blanket TV. He also picked up a copy of "One Man And His Bog" the book commemorating 20 years of The Adelphi and it’s legendary proprietor Paul Jackson. The Leeds crowd were small but perfectly formed and Joe made arrangements with Russell from The Research for them to play at Blang in February. The Cumberland Arms in Newcastle was a great homely pub with an Irish session downstairs and the touring trio supporting a blistering and amusing set from Ballboy upstairs.

They then drove through the wee small hours to Edinburgh to crash at the SL Records HQ, making use of Nick Ballboy’s room while he was touring. The Edinburgh show was in a disused Methodist chapel above the Forest Café and Joe enjoyed playing Here Come The Popes (Part 1) there (a new song cataloguing papal corruption up to the 10th century). Earlier in the day he played it at an in-store session at Avalanche Records.

The final gig for Joe was at Dr Drake’s in Aberdeen, a venue now with a place in his heart next to the Hull Adelphi. In the early hours of the morning messrs Buzfuz and Truax could be seen doing the conga with the venue’s crowd and jiving to Benny Hill tunes. Joe wants to get the band at some of these venues next year. Watch this space!

 
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