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Tampa Bay based Buffalo Strange has been touring the State of Florida for six years driving fans of all ages to a dancing frenzy. “The Strange” have a unique blend of styles that set them apart from other jam bands. They fuse rock, jazz, psychedelic, reggae and world rhythms into a unique blend that is appealing to just about any audience. Their repertoire consists of a mix of covers, from Bob Marley, Van Morrison and The Grateful Dead to Ben Harper and Jack Johnson, and originals that are a mix of funk, reggae, meringue, folk, and world rhythm jams. Buffalo Strange has consistently drawn large crowds playing primarily in the bay area, and played to admiring fans at festivals (Harvest Fest, Magnolia Fest, UPHONIA) and mini tours throughout the state while making new friends and building a fan base wherever they go.

Rob Pieniak – founder singer songwriter multi –instrumentalist front man for Buffalo Strange, has been playing music since 14 and has played all across America. He has been featured on the radio in New Orleans and Tampa Bay. He plays a multitude of instruments but primarily acoustic guitar, flute, vocals and percussion. Rob’s talented writing skills range from world beat to folk to Native American, East Indian and African. Currently he is selling four different CD’s : Two solo CD’s which have been placed in over a dozen stores in Florida and two Buffalo Strange CD titled "IN A FIELD OF DREAMS" and recently released "LIVE AT THE ZEN DEN”. Rob has recorded numerous CD’s ranging from experimental jazz to relaxing acoustic music to world beat jam. He has currently played at five different international music festivals in the U.S. Rob has a natural ability to mesmerize and put audiences of all races creeds and colors into a dancing frenzy…



Juan "Juanja" Montero was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and grew up in Tampa, Florida where he went to school and learned how to play many instruments including saxophone and keyboards. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Music from the University of South Florida while attending on a Tuba Performance Scholarship. “Juanja” is best known for his master saxophone skills. He is actively teaching a studio of twenty students while maintaining a busy career composing, arranging, producing as well as performing with the international reggae band Positivity. “Juanja” also provides back-up vocals for Buffalo Strange.


Buffalo Strange's bass player is Kenny McNeave. Born on September 15th 1966 in Baltimore, Maryland, Kenny moved to Dunedin, Florida at a very early age. He currently resides in Belleair, Florida. Kenny joined “The Strange” in May, 2004. Kenny, who we call “Basszilla”, is very talented with a great sound, and style. He blends rock, reggae, blues, jazz, and funk. “Basszilla” is also the psychedelic jam master and a very solid and groovy player. Kenny started playing live in a Tampa Bay based rock band in 1989, called “Clever Enemy” playing throughout Florida. The band was signed to DeepCut records where they recorded two albums, “Welcome To Paradise” and “Legend Of Blackwater Swamp”. Thereafter, radio interviews, magazines articles, and performing was a way of life. The band was played on radio locally, and in Germany for many years. The band was doing well, but decided to call it quits after 8 years. “Basszilla” found a new soulful feeling in the blues, and started the band, “Red House”, a three piece heavy funky blues band that recorded “Smokin The Blues” and “Southern Fried Blues”. After 5 years of blues, Kenny started getting into more of the jam bands, and the real roots of all music. He has played at festivals, clubs, bars, and parties throughout Florida, headlining and opening for many other bands and musicians alike.


Andre Mack is a Tampa native who began playing guitar at the young age of 12. He attended Brandon High school in Brandon, Florida before graduating from Troy State University in 1991 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing & Social Science. Through the years Andre continued to play guitar and improve his exceptional skills. In 1992, he returned to the Tampa Bay area and started playing in local bands. In 1993, he played with the “Blues News” at the Blues ship in Ybor City. In 2001, Andre played with the Rene LeBre Band. He continued to play with various local musicians until he met “Juanja" Montero in 2003. He has been the lead guitarist with Buffalo Strange since September, 2005 and hasn’t looked back.

Mike Rumore was born and raised in Tampa, Florida where he was introduced to music at the early age of six. A fan of MTV, 60's rock n' roll, 70's disco, & 80's metal, all helped Mike learn various repertoires of beats and styles of music. Rumore's drumming experience began in Jr. High School as captain of the drum line and drummer for a heavy metal garage band. Later, he expa