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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!

The NY-LON tour: Chris T-T/Thomas Truax/Sergeant Buzfuz
Monday, 15 November 2004

Joe is touring in solo mode in Nov/December with pop maverick Chris T-T and New York mad scientist songwriter Thomas Truax. The Ny-Lon tour (New York-London) kicks off at the Spitz in London and then heads to Northern England and Scotland. Dates here.

Sunday, 14 November 2004

Joe sends his apologies to anyone who went to the Dogstar on Thursday. He went down with flu and cancelled.

Blang & Brixton
Saturday, 06 November 2004

Blang on Wednesday headlined by the wonderful Misty's Big Adventure. See Blang Then on Thursday Joe plays a short solo set at the Dogstar in Brixton, see Gigs.

RIP Mr Peel
Thursday, 28 October 2004

Rest in peace Mr Peel. We love you.

Mining for Gold
Monday, 25 October 2004

Joe and Kate are performing live again on cult improv show Mining For Gold on London's Resonance 104.4FM this Friday 28th, 1 to 2 pm GMT.

Opposition T review
Sunday, 24 October 2004

Review just in of Joe Buzfuz solo gig at Buffalo Bar in August: opposition t.

Clear Spot
Saturday, 02 October 2004

We forgot to tell you Joe was appearing live on the radio this week. Sorry! He played on the Clear Spot show on Resonance FM on Tuesday in a programme hosted by Tom (David Cronenberg's Wife) Mayne and Simon (Filthy Pedro) Parry which looked at NYC and UK antifolk past and present. Joe talked of his love for antifolk while stressing he doesn't regard Buzfuz as antifolk. Joe and Scrappy Hood from Milk Kan took turns to sing new tunes from their songbooks at the end of the show.

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.

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