Dates

Chasin'Aces

2016 ● 10 49 min
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  • Cigarstore indian
  • FUBAR
  • Dirty wings
  • Gumbo boogie
  • Po’boy
  • Fire in the hole
  • Mischief
  • Sin city lights
  • Salamanca blues
  • Let sleeping dogs lie

Wooden Kimono

2013 ● 10 61 min
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  • Aces and eights
  • Chained
  • Digging man’s blues
  • Black Dog
  • Wooden Kimono Blues
  • Cold Wind
  • Stuck between a rock and a hard place polka
  • Big Al’s Gal
  • Sunnyside up
  • Desert Waves

Skin and Teeth

2016 ● 11 42 min
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  • Don’t take my whiskey away from me
  • Louisianna boogie
  • If you’se a viper
  • You missed a real good man
  • Have mercy
  • Stealing candy
  • Hong Kong blues
  • Shine
  • Let me play with your poodle
  • Cutie pie

Ding Dong Sessions Part One

2015 ● 11 68 min
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  • Mardi Gras in New Orleans
  • 10cm line
  • Icecream man
  • Cutting the tie (live version)
  • Lay down the burden of your heart
  • Monkey rag
  • Keep on churnin’
  • Help the poor
  • Chained (live version)
  • Falling down a hole (live version)
  • Big chief

In The Doghouse Again (single)

2016 ● 1 3 min
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Written and performed by Pugsley Buzzard
Sousaphone Nathan Ford
Drums Adam Duffy
Additional Vocals by Eilannin Black

Hammer These Tongs

2006 ● 12 61 min
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  • Hammer These Tongs
  • 10cm line
  • Shang Hai-ed
  • No show Joe
  • Cutting the tie
  • Just the same
  • Chasin’ geeses
  • See you at Lulu White’s
  • Falling down a hole
  • Big Edna bites back
  • Buzzard’s blues #2
  • Marlboro Lites

Biography

Pugsley was the winner of the Jazz/Blues Category for the eworld music awards 2011! Pugsley Buzzard is a piano player and singer with a distinctive sound. Pugsley’s shows are exciting and captivating at the centre is his huge mesmerizing voice and dazzling piano playing all delivered with a vaudevillian nuance and humour.

Pugsley’s music spans the entire spectrum from dark hoodoo blues musings to good time rollicking boogie fuelled piano romps that never fail to get people stompin’ and shakin’ that thang. Pugsley is a fascinating and versatile songwriter who also enjoys interpreting classic R& B, Jazz and Popular tunes giving them his own fresh and unique treatment. Pugsley ‘s playing features Barrelhouse, Boogie, Stride piano stylings dripping with New Orleans funk and oozing with tantalizing improvisation which ranges from delicate and moody to wild and ecstatic.

“Without a doubt the most unique voice in Australia right now! Prepare to weep tears of joy.” Ugly Phil – Triple M

“There is something inexorable about the progress of that massive sand blasted voice and those rolling piano figures; something undeniable about the dark images crowding the lyrics; something dangerous about the snarling guitars, growling horns and clawing rhythms. ….. This is hearfelt music that can sweep you into its shady world, and have you flirting with a little good ol` fashioned evil, or smiling at the sly wit .” John Shand – Author of Jazz – The Australian Accent and critic for the Sydney Morning Herald.

Liner Notes:

Wooden Kimono Bruce Elder`s review in SMH, June 12 ” If there is a sure – fire formula for musical success, leading to lots of regular work and critical acclaim, it has to be New Orleans style piano playing mixed in with boogie and blues, that is both hot and cool, sensuous and intimate, raw and loads of fun. Think only of Fats Domino, Fats Waller, Dr. John, Jon Cleary, Tom Waits and our own home grown performer with the unforgettable name, Pugsley Buzzard.

His technique is simple: a voice with all the smoothness of a corrugated dirt road leads to effortless, raw honesty; an exceptionally good and rich backing band; a bunch of songs that range from ” Aces and Eights” , lazy, piano based blues with a dash of soul, through ” Chained”, powerhouse New Orleans- style blues that wouldn`t be out of place in the repertoire of the late Howlin` Wolf to the dark, smoky menace of ” Black Dog”, with some wailing, fat baritone saxophone from Adam Simmons.

The result is an album that is deeply rooted in African – American musical traditions and still sounds fresh and original. The most impressive aspect of this very impressive album is that not for a moment do you feel that Buzzard is an imitator or an imposter. This is so authentic and persuasive that if you were told he arrived in the country last week after a residency in some steamy New Orleans club, you`d believe it. He is that good.

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