Flexx Bronco is the real deal from San Francisco, California. Everything they do is derived from within. Their writing style, based on collective experiences, influences and lifestyle, exposes many truths found while touring and living it over the past decade. Flexx Bronco is not just a “Rock N' Roll” band. While that is at the heart of what they do, more aptly they embody the essence of it.
“A venomous potion somewhere in between, boogie, punk and hard rock, with hard riffing, bold punk attitude and bourbon raining over every tune." (-WWW.AUDIODROME.IT - 2010)
Rooted in all aspects of outlaw, Flexx Bronco's influences draw from the bad boys of just about every guitar based genre. The typical Flexx Bronco set spans a variety of genres, ranging from country to rock, blues to pop and alternative, all firmly rooted in the heartbeat of punk rock.
The four members of Flexx bronco; Filthy, Eroc, Guy Thunderbird and Thor Bigsby come from very different backgrounds, and once musically combined their songs epitomize explosive, eccentric Rock and Roll decadence. Flexx Bronco takes the listener through the ages with drunken country sing- alongs, heavy garage blues, and then with a single down- beat, jetting them off on a lightning fast full- throttle punk and roll onslaught.
Flexx Bronco have played over three hundred shows in the last several years, sharing the stage with such phenomenal acts such as the Supersuckers, Agent Orange, The Bronx, Throw Rag, The Black Halos, Tesla, Sammy Hagar and Death by Stereo to name a few. The bands juxtaposition of old school work ethic and vivacious musical passion exudes in their dynamic stage shows, ensuring their fans a true rock and roll experience each time around. Flexx Bronco lyrics drench the soul like the first shot of bourbon to kick off an explosive night.
"I actually had more fun listening to the Flexxies than I did listening to Springsteen the other night." - (Steven Seaweed, 107.7 the Bone FM, Apr '09)
“Volume 2 – showcases Flexx Bronco at their hard-edged best.” -(Sean Thompson SF Examiner '09) What more would one expect from SF's best drawing local Rock/Punk band, packing in fans at National venues such as the Paradise Lounge and Bottom of The Hill. Flexx Bronco was voted “SF's Favorite Live Punk Band” in The SF Bay Guardian's Best of the Bay '08 and “Best Local Rock Band” in SF Weekly's Best of The Bay '09. Vol.2 is the first official release by Flexx Bronco as a four piece and solidifies their sound as more melodic, confident songwriters and performers.
With successful headlining tours on the west coast, the band looks forward to maintaining their role as best pick for national support slots on the local level, as well as support for headliners on the national and international circuit.
Sometimes you just want some “Really good music to listen to while putting down a few cold ones” (- BigWheel Magazine – 2010) Flexx Bronco can you give you that and then some.
Check www.myspace.com/flexxbronco or www.flexxbronco.com for more details. To contact the band directly, send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org or call: 415-341-7203 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 415-341-7203 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 415-341-7203 end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 415-341-7203 end_of_the_skype_highlighting
Filthy - Guitar
Eroc - Guitar
Guy Thunderbird - Vocal and bass
Thor - Drums
Volume I - 6 Track E.P. produced by Roger Somers (Rage Against the Machine, Rod Stewart) - 2006
Volume II - (produced by Flexx Bronco, Patrick B. and the Different Fur crew, Enrique Gonzalez) - 2010 - OUT NOW!
"Get ready for the kick to the balls that is otherwise known as Flexx Bronco!"
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"Flexx Bronco as a band is funny, raw, edgy, wild, unpredictable and sexy as hell." "Go and get you..."Flexx Bronco as a band is funny, raw, edgy, wild, unpredictable and sexy as hell."
"Go and get your hands on this album, light some candles, put on your ball gag and some clean lacy underwear and rock out to this album for yourself and you can thank us later….or thank us now."
Orgasmic journey of rock and booze.
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EVERY TIME I EXPERIENCE THIS BAND LIVE, MY HEART POUNDS WITH EVER-INCREASING ENERGY, IT'S AN ORGASMI...EVERY TIME I EXPERIENCE THIS BAND LIVE, MY HEART POUNDS WITH EVER-INCREASING ENERGY, IT'S AN ORGASMIC JOURNEY OF ROCK AND BOOZE!"
distilled from the wrung-out sweat of Slash's favorite leather pants
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"IT'S HARD TO DENY THIS SAN FRANCISCO GROUP'S ABILITY TO STRIKE A COCK-ROCK STRADDLE POSE ACROSS PUN..."IT'S HARD TO DENY THIS SAN FRANCISCO GROUP'S ABILITY TO STRIKE A COCK-ROCK STRADDLE POSE ACROSS PUNK, BLUES, AND CLASSIC ROCK, AND IT'S BEST MOMENTS SEEM TO BE DISTILLED FROM THE WRUNG-OUT SWEAT OF SLASH'S FAVORITE LEATHER PANT'S, AN ELIXIR AS POTENT AS THE MUSIC IT INSPIRES." - (Ben Richardson) SF BAY GUARDIAN JAN '08
superior twin-guitar swagger and gunslinger blooze!
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"FLEXX BRONCO'S COWBOY SLEAZE IS A SUPERIOR SLAB OF MACHO TWIN-GUITAR SWAGGER AND GUNSLINGER BLOOZE...."FLEXX BRONCO'S COWBOY SLEAZE IS A SUPERIOR SLAB OF MACHO TWIN-GUITAR SWAGGER AND GUNSLINGER BLOOZE." - CLASSIC ROCK MAGAZINE, MAY '08.
a double dose
"A DOUBLE DOSE OF BUTT-SCULPTING ROCK"
Volume I - Anthem worthy album
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"LISTENERS WILL BE HOOKED ONCE THEY LISTEN TO THIS ANTHEM-WORTHY ALBUM FULL OF BIG RIFF'S, ENERGETIC..."LISTENERS WILL BE HOOKED ONCE THEY LISTEN TO THIS ANTHEM-WORTHY ALBUM FULL OF BIG RIFF'S, ENERGETIC VOCAL'S, AND SOLID SONG WRITING."
Punk Rock fueled by the flames of hell
"FLEXX BRONCO ARE TRUE SHOWMEN. FLEXX BRONCO DELIVERED PUNK ROCK FUELED BY THE FLAMES OF HELL."
powerful sound and contagious energy
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"WHETHER THE BAND IS PLAYING TO FIVE PEOPLE OR THOUSANDS, IT HAS A POWERFUL SOUND AND CONTAGIOUS ENE..."WHETHER THE BAND IS PLAYING TO FIVE PEOPLE OR THOUSANDS, IT HAS A POWERFUL SOUND AND CONTAGIOUS ENERGY."
Volume I review
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Volume I FlexXBronco CD Review by DevilBoy Imagine my surprise upon my first listen to...Volume I
Imagine my surprise upon my first listen to FlexXBronco, seeing that they hail from my beloved Bay Area, yet blasting my speakers with straight-up, unrepentant, blazing-guns-included, Texas-style, balls-out rock n' roll.
This EP – while short in presented content – packs a serious punch, one that is often missing in some more established acts these days. Coming together as a unit in 2001, sick and tired of the apparent lack of bands that exhibited the sense of hardcore fun they themselves enjoyed, FlexXBronco (made up of Guy Thunderbird on vocals & Bass, Filthy and Vinnie Regret on guitars, and Thor Bigsby on drums) are no strangers to putting in their dues. Released in January 2006, six songs deep, the CD kicks down the bar door with "Scratch Me", a raunchy journey into decadence, laced with razor-sharp guitars that feel oh-so-fucking good as they rip you to shreds. "Lusty Lady" and "Dead Men" keep the pace, the dual guitar assault of Filthy and Vinnie Regret hammering through the tight rhythm section as Whiskey's vocals tear up the lyrics, punching through into what I regard as the highlight of the CD, "Scarf Struttin'". "Bar Fight" is an instant classic, painting a blood and whiskey-soaked portrait of everything that makes one love that hole-in-the-wall dive bar around the corner. The EP closes with "Northern Lights", a boozy yet somewhat introspective offering that reminds me of exactly how I feel at the end of a long night of drinking with friends. And that's a damn good feeling………
Produced by Roger Somers (Rod Stewart, Rage Against the Machine, and Tesla among others), FlexXBronco's EP seethes with dirty grooves, exulting in its sheer rock 'n roll excess. FlexXBronco's freshman effort inspires memories of the hard driving, blues-based, stripped-down boogie bands of the 70s and 80s. The band is fun, the songs kick ass, and the lyrics are full of rock anthem-worthy choruses. Closing my eyes with my headphones securely enveloping my ears, I can smell those familiar scents of stale beer, overflowing shot glasses, the powder from the pool cue chalk, the smell of sweet perfume-tinged sweat from glistening rocker chicks as the music pounds through my head and FlexXBronco drives ahead to nail everyone in the bar to the wall.
Take my word for it: FlexXBronco brings home the good times, tempting you – as if they were compatriots to the Devil – to take your shirt off and party down with them in pure reckless abandon…..straight down to Hell if necessary. And you will love them for taking you on the trip.
Go grab this EP. Watch this band. And don't miss them when they play your town.
Vaya con Diablos.
Volume I review
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METAL TO INFINITY San Francisco, Ca is the place where these rockers come from. If you're the one ...METAL TO INFINITY
San Francisco, Ca is the place where these rockers come from. If you're the one who wants to have a blasting ball, stay...if not, get the hell outta here and try something else! Guy Thunderbird - vocals & Bass / Filthy - guitar stage left / Vinnie Regret - guitar stage right / Thor Bigsby - drums delivering the goods, more defined...a mixture of very energetic, dirty and mean / streetwise Hard Rockin' and Rollin' songs with slices of Punk Rock as well.
Figure it out: hanging out at the bar with some brothers and sisters, getting drunk as hell, put up a fight if necessary, getting laid and stuff like that making true rockers proud. "Volume 1" is Flexx Bronco's debut album and is explosive loaded with six songs that kicks you from heaven back into hell in one single eye-rise! Perfect fitted singer who's got the right spirit, power and looks being the frontman in a band like Flexx Bronco. You are also warned for the rumbing guitar works of both guitarists handling their Rock 'N' Roll tuned machine guns in a very explosive manner...shoot to kill is the only way to survive. These guys' rhythms and solo's to sound staggeringly good!! Like at the most of bands, there must be a good understanding between drum and bass lines to hold the sound extra heavy but that's not a problem at all...Flexx Bronco simply rocks it all over.
"Volume 1" is independently released, the sound of this output is fantastic! The one who produced it all named Roger Sommers (Rage Against The Machine / Rod Steward), actually two icons but NOT to me in fact. I'm totally not into both but who the hell gives a shit about that!? The main point is that i want to spread the word of a damn great Rockin' band, speeding the wild and crazy ways with their awesome music made for all with a hundred percent Rock 'N' Roll heart. I'd like to discribe Flexx Bronco's style as: Rose Tattoo / V8 Wankers meets Anti Nowhere League meets American Dog / Nashville Pussy. Those familiar with these bands to know certainly and fixed what to expect, isn't it!?
This type of music gives the feeling of ultimate freedom, of being yourself and to hell with all the rest. THE attitude that leads to fun, confidential brotherhood & understanding, pleasure and also pain...what else has life to offer? According to the last rumours, Flexx Bronco is busy making for a brand new album, hopefully released very soon. Rock'N'Roll for maniacs pure!!!
More info at: www.flexxbronco.com or email at: email@example.com MY POINTS: 90 / 100
On the Record with FLEXX BRONCO
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1. For the readers that do not know Flexx Bronco, please introduce the band and a brief bio. We are...1. For the readers that do not know Flexx Bronco, please introduce the band and a brief bio.
We are Guy Thunderbird (vox & Bass, Filthy(guitar) Vinnie Regret (Guitar) Thor Bigsby(drums) Well I like to think Flexx Bronco is not your typical "Throwback" Rock N' Roll band. We always hear shit like "dude you guys are like arena rock" or some shit like that, and maybe there is that element. Probably more from our stage show than anything else, but there are so many more elements to what we do than just sleazy driving rock. We formed in 01' with an idea to put together our loves of rock, punk and drunk country sing alongs into one big fun kick as show. We call it D.S.R "DirtySexRock" It took us a while to figure it out but people kept on coming back to our shows and here we are today talking to you
2. You guys just did some Warped Tour shows, how did those go?
Ha yeah, lets just say to keep a long story short. First off, we all got free shoes out of the deal. Second, it was a great promotional oportunity that you don't get to do everyday. All day long it was handing out CD's and slapping lil girls on the butt with flexxbronco stickers. One of the guys in the band we were touring with (misled citezen out of SD) got heat stroke from drinking with us to much. The days went pretty much like that and we got it all on video. That may be a bad thing but whatever.
3. The band recently released an indie EP, describe how that came about and the plans for the record.
Well we were opening up for one of those BlackBoard Jungle shows at the Whiskey a Go Go. We played a fucking horrible set but the sound and the energy was still there. It caught the eye and ear of Roger Sommers (Rod Stewart, Rage Against the Machine, ect ect) He had heard this crappy demo that we had put out and he really wanted to help us make something that would take us to the next level. So over the next year we recorded Vol. 1 which is only 6 songs, but 6 great, very well recorded songs and not 12 half ass songs with some filler. This is a content driven industry now and we have no plans to release a full length anytime soon but rather we are going to keep dropping singles and ep's. We have talked about the next EP coming with some live footage and maybe some live songs to help the listener who has never seen us play live in on what we do.
4. Flexx Bronco recently had a big honor, opening for Sammy Hagar and Tesla at 107.7 The Bone Bonebash concert, can you tell the readers how it was to open for these legends?
Well they were boring and old and the singer from Tesla was wearing a stupid baseball cap, lets just get that out of the way. Playing in front of 2000 people was cool, getting our songs played on the radio for 3 months straight was cool. Having Bill Graham Presents tell us to tear down our merch table or we had to pay them 40% of our sales was fucked. We were in the middle of our tour, we are broke and we had to get to Vegas for a show the next night. It's like, "Hey assholes, whats 40% of nothing?" That's taking from the poor and giving to the rich, so on stage I told Clear Chanel and BGP to go fuck themselves. They didn't like that so much and wanted us to leave. So we sold as much merch as possible and took some booby picks with a bunch of 40 year old butt rocker chicks who thought we were rockstars and split for Sin City.
5. You guys are from San Francisco, a city NOT reknowned for being a very "rock 'n' roll" town. What are your thoughts on this?
We know this and hate it but it's better than being in a city with a bunch of cookie cutter wannabe skinny junkies. We play to so many different crowds out here it makes every show a new challenge and more fun. We love to play with different bands all the time from Thee Merry Widows(all girl psychobilly) to Teenage Harlets (Surf, punk garage) it makes for bigger shows also, cause you get every bands crowd and it's not just punks and rockers out to see FlexXbronco, it's the greasers and the nerds and the hipters, it rules that way. We can play with all the rock and punk bands on the road but in SF it's our family bands and friends that make our scene.
6. How is your draw at out of town shows compared to local Bay Area shows?
Depends on who we are playing with really. We do really well in Vegas, OC, Portland, Chico. Alot of that though has to do with the bands that are helping book the shows in those various cities. I get messages from friends on vacation in wherever who tell me they went to a show and saw a Flexx Bronco hoody here and a t shirt there. Thats when it's like,"ok guys time to go back to that city" ya know?
7. Do you guys have professional management or booking at this time? Label interest?
Right now we aren't signing anything exclusive with anyone because we aren't at that stage yet. We are still very much into keeping things at a personal level with most of the clubs, bookers and bands that we are dealing with. We have a booker that helps fill in the gaps in the schedule and we also have a guy that helps us with our marketing so we can get to the next stage. As far as label intrest goes, these days you have better odds in vegas than to make it on a label. Majors are a joke and the bottom dropped out a long time ago. So we figure we have made it this far ourselves why not keep on going. We incorperated and are looking into our own label and distro, most likely under the D.S.R. name.
8. With the advent of Myspace and ITunes, how do you feel about bands using these outlets for promotion and distribution versus old school methods like paper flyering and taking your music to local record shops?
Part of the reason why FlexXBronco does so well in SF and out of town is that we still get off our ass and get in peoples faces with flyers and not just myspace. Once your friends have seen you play 5 or 6 times they are going to stop going to your shows. You have to get out there and talk to people, let them know whats up. We are always dragging people from the dive bar across the street to see us play and if they come over and like what they see we give them a CD or something. Myspace has given us and thousands of other bands the chance to network and book shows without having to make 12 thousand phone calls. Like I said before this is now a content driven industry and with Itunes and myspace you don't have to keep putting out full length albums. Just keep recording good tunes, making them available and people will keep coming back
9. What "scene" do you guys consider yourselves part of?
Well it's not the butt rocker "Hey brothers let start a rock n roll revolution" scene, that already happened in the fucking 60's. I don't know how it is everyhere else but here in SF there are not that many bands that do what we do, so when we do get together with those other rock/punk bands it can get a bit boring. It is so much more fun to play a show with groups of bands that you get along with and have fun with. It's pointless to get together with 3 other cock rock bands and have a wank fest, unless your into that sort thing then we are there.... ha just kidding
10. What are the future plans for Flexx Bronco? And please don't say we wanna conquer the world because all bands say that.
Ya know always working on our stage show and figuring out ways to keep people entertained. We are getting Thor a new sparkling cod piece that might shoot something out of it so ladies cover your eyes. I would say just check out our spyspace at www.myspace.com/flexxbronco or our website www.flexxbronco.com, shoot us a message and we'll keep you posted
typically 25 - 60 minute set, mostly all originals with an occasional cover.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.