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Extra Blang
Monday, 13 September 2004

There's a Blang extra this month on Wed the 29th headlined by David Cronenberg's Wife. See Blang

Back from holidays
Sunday, 05 September 2004

Buzfuz return from holidays this Wednesday at Blang and Joe is promoting the night with a song on the Glass Shrimp show on Resonance 104.4 FM somewhere between 5 30 and 6 that day. JoshuaGabriel, one of the night's Blang guests will also play a song. Also on bill: Ricky Spontane and The Man From Uranus, see Blang.

First ever Antifolk festival
Tuesday, 27 July 2004

Joe is playing a solo gig at the Antifolk Festival at The Buffalo Bar this Sunday Aug 1st under the name Joe Buzfuz. He'll be playing all-new songs. Also on the bill: Milk Kan, David Cronenberg's Wife, Filthy Pedro, the Purple Organ, and loads more (who would want to miss Martin Amis And The Cripples?). More details on the Gigs page.

Truck thanks
Monday, 26 July 2004

"Thanks to everyone who came to see us at Truck! We had a great time." Sergeant Buzfuz

Truck Fest schedule
Monday, 12 July 2004

Buzfuz now scheduled to play at 4.30 Sunday 25th at Truck Festival. Remaining tickets are now in double figures so move quick if you want one!

Truck Fest
Tuesday, 29 June 2004

Sergeant Buzfuz have been confirmed to play at this year's Truck Festival in Oxfordshire on July 24th/25th. Buzfuz are scheduled to play at 4 pm on Sunday 25th but this is subject to possible change, we'll keep you up to date here. Others playing include Misty's Big Adventure, Chris T-T, Simple Kid, KaitO, Holly Golightly, The Electric Soft Parade, Lach, Thomas Truax and The 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster. More details at Truck Records site
Tickets are only 35 pounds for the weekend and are available here.

Resonance report
Saturday, 19 June 2004

On Resonance yesterday Joe and Kate, Milk Kan and The Rebel took turns to play 2 songs each, interspersed with Sam Love reading from the Blast Manifesto. Then everyone jammed for 45 mins with Johny Brown on decks adding ambient stuff and trombone. There were some wild moments and with Simon Milk Kan rapping over the top it was a kinda Velvets/Amon Duul meets The Streets groove. The show is repeated tomorrow Sun 20th at 11 am.

Blang radio session Friday
Tuesday, 15 June 2004

A stripped down Buzfuz line-up of Joe and Kate play live this Friday June 18 on Resonance 104.4 FM on Johny Brown's Mining For Gold show which you can hear in inner London between 1 and 2 pm and at around the globe. The show is a Blang special and Buzfuz are joined by The Rebel and Milk Kan.

Sky Saxon plays Blang
Friday, 11 June 2004

Sky Saxon of 60s West Coast psychedelic punk legends The Seeds played a secret set at Blang on Wednesday. He played at the end of the night with The People's Republic Band which included Sofizel on bass guitar. They played a 20 min improv piece which could probably be titled "Ronald Reagan Is Dead". You had to be there!

April update
Thursday, 22 April 2004

Joe and Kate are playing 2 or 3 songs at the Brixton Windmill on Sunday with The Rebel and others, see Gigs.
New (and last ever) May edition of The Face has a half page feature on Blang Canvas with some hilariously inaccurate text (Blang is a monthly event at the Tate with lots of mariachi jazz) and luvverly fotos of acts and audience. Do you know people who shimmy down to Blang know you are called "Blangers"?

Lost Club
Tuesday, 06 April 2004

Buzfuz appear at The Lost Club in New Cross this Friday. See Gigs.
More reviews here.

Interview with Drowned in Sound
Tuesday, 30 March 2004

Exclusive interview with Joe at Drowned In Sound, and a lovely review at New-Noise.

Another review
Tuesday, 23 March 2004

More reviews of "Fire Horse" here.

More reviews
Monday, 15 March 2004

See reviews for The Fly. Did anyone see the review in cheesy men's mag Nuts last week? A complimentary review meriting 3 nuts. Joe says he's now going to join a circus and he doesn't believe the guy listened cos every comment was copied from the press release.
Gig in Cambridge on March 29th with Wooden Ghost who are an NYC band led by ex M. Peaches/Dufus drummer Brent Cole.
And Joe is playing a solo show in Oxford in April supporting Chris T-T. See Gigs

Tate event on Friday / Tasty review
Wednesday, 03 March 2004

If you're in London don't forget Blang! Canvas is on Friday, 6 to 9 pm in the Tate Britain, Pimlico, free entry, bar, visuals and 13 Blang acts. Was 14 but Misty's had to pull out.
Another review: at Tasty

Sunday, 29 February 2004

First couple of reviews for new album "Fire Horse" are out. Flux magazine has a half page feature and we'll try and scan and put it here soon. And there's a review on shakenstir
Radio Improv
Joe and Kate improvised for an hour on Mining For Gold on 13 Feb. Joe played guitar and FX, Kate dulcimer, violin and vox and Johny played decks, mixing the duo with voodoo drums, Philip Glass, Ravi Shankar and loads of Sheffield soundscape artist Dual.

Friday the 13th Resonance Session
Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Joe and Kate play a live radio session on Resonance FM this Friday the 13th. They'll play 1 or 2 songs and a couple of improvisations celebrating the legends surrounding Friday 13th. You can tune in on 104 FM in inner London or at everywhere else. They are playing on Johny Brown's "Mining For Gold" show from 1 to 2 pm.

Blang at the Tate - March 5th
Saturday, 31 January 2004

Buzfuz celebrate the release of 2nd album "Fire Horse" with a special Blang at the Tate Britain on the eve of release featuring 15 of the top Blang acts. See Gigs page for more details.

Chris T-T 7" and album featuring Buzfuz members
Wednesday, 21 January 2004

Chris T-T releases his debut US single this month on 7" vinyl and the A side, "Bored Of The War", features Joe Murphy on accordion. It's out on San Francisco's Isota records. Chris' 4th album "London Is Sinking" released last September on Snowstorm also features guest appearances from Joe. And Buzfuz cellist/T-T member Jon Clayton produced the album as well as playing bass guitar and cello. More info: Chris T-T

Diet of Spires
Friday, 16 January 2004

The improv gang Diet Of Spires advertised to play Blang on Wednesday turned out to be Sgt Buzfuz in alter ego mode. Eilish was missing but Joe, Kate, Jon and Martin played a 25 min improvised set which featured Kate playing her dulcimer with a violin bow and soundman Alejandro as a 5th member playing with the sound through the mixing desk.

Blang moves to Wednesdays
Monday, 12 January 2004

Blang is moving from it's old Monday slot to Wednesdays starting this Wednesday with special guests Timothy Victor of The Folk Orchestra, David Cronenberg's Wife and the mysterious Diet Of Spires. See Blang page.

Friday, 12 December 2003

"Untitled # 1" from first Buzfuz album "Obsessive Compulsion Pour Homme" is December's "Noise Of The Month" over at

December update
Monday, 08 December 2003

Normal service is resumed!
We've had problems with the website but they're now sorted (thanks Filthy Pedro) and the site will now be regularly updated.

Joe and Kate have been busy rehearsing with 3 new musicians and a new 5 piece line-up made it's debut at the last Blang! night on Nov 10. The full band is now Joe Murphy - guitar, vox, Kate Arnold - hammered dulcimer, violin, vox, Eilish McCracken - violin, whistle, flute, percussion, Jon Clayton (bassist in Chris T-T's band and Stuffy/The Fuses) - cello, Martin Parker - drums. And they're playing again at Blang! Mon Dec 8.

The second Sgt Buzfuz cd album "Fire Horse" is out on Audio Gland Records on March 8. Mixing was finished last December and finally it's been programmed, mastered, designed, illustrated and manufactured. Launch gig will be March 10 at 12 Bar Club. Followed by dates around UK and maybe Europe. Watch this hyperspace.

Truck Fest
Monday, 07 July 2003

Yesterday Joe journeyed up to the Truck Fest in Oxfordshire with antifolk inventor/singer Thomas Truax. Joe guested on analogue synthesiser in Thomas' set.

Last night's Blang
Tuesday, 01 July 2003

Much fun at Blang last night with Jeff Lewis joining Buzfuz at the end of their set to play SK1 piano on 2 Julian Cope songs, "Sleeping Gas" and "Sunspots". Then Joe, Kate, Paul The Girl and Grandmaster Gareth guested in Jeff's amazing set with at one point an improbable 7 musicians on the tiny stage. (Tiny: would comfortably fit inside the back of a football net).

Joe plays with Jeffrey Lewis
Sunday, 18 May 2003

on Saturday may 17 Joe joined Jeffrey Lewis and his band onstage at The Spitz as an impromptu guest on psychedelicate existential dronerock ode "Springtime". Buzfuz played the band's SK-1 keyboard.

Buzfuz appeared live in session on Johny Brown's Resonance FM show "Mining For Gold" on May 2. Joe and Kate played "Ghost", new song "Pour It From The Kettle" and "Swim" and Kate read a Keats poem over some ambient glitches! The Rebel popped in to play "Death Is Just A Dream", Joe brought in some Nico and Johny saluted Joe's Sheffield roots by spinning Clock DVA's classic '4 Hours".

Buzfuz session on Resonance FM
Sunday, 13 April 2003

Joe and Kate are playing a live radio session on Resonance FM on May 2. They'll be doing 2 songs on the Friday afternoon show hosted by Johny Brown from the magnificent Band Of Holy Joy. Johny's show airs from 1 'till 2 pm.  Joining them live on the show: The Rebel, who headlined last July's Blang! and who delights in picking the scabs off country music and feeding them up the ass of rock'n'roll. 104.4 FM.

Joe Buzfuz records accordian for Chris T-T's album
Tuesday, 18 March 2003

Joe has recorded accordion on 2 tracks and vocals on 1 track on chris t-t's upcoming 4th album due on snowstorm records in the summer. see

February update
Monday, 03 February 2003

joe is playing a solo show at the 12 bar club on monday feb 10th.( see blang! and gigs sections for more details). 2 nights later kate returns to action for a buzfuz duo line-up at the hope and anchor. (see gigs). and a week later joe plays a short solo set at the camden head, angel. (see gigs).
joe has finally whittled down the 14 finished studio tracks to 11 songs and decided a running order for the 2nd buzfuz album which should be out by the summer. watch this space.

Welcome to the Sergeant Buzfuz website
Wednesday, 01 January 2003

welcome to the Sergeant Buzfuz website. Maybe you stumbled here websearching info on sergeants, majors, corporals etc. but you're probably here looking for info/stories/rumours/lies about sergeant buzfuz and his music or the monthly blang! nights he puts on at the 12 bar club.
keep checking back regularly and of course you can always click here to join our This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

'Blang! runs the 2nd monday of each month at the 12 bar club, denmark st, london. i put on acts from new york's incredible antifolk scene as well as people from over here with a similar lyrical or musical edge and non-corporate attitude. It tends to be acoustic based cos the 12 bar stage is q. tiny, but anything that fits physically and musically'.


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