Bugg Juice

Bugg Juice

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Bugg Juice is a song-oriented jamband combining creative & infectious songwriting, soulful vocals, top notch musicianship, body shaking grooves, and uninhibited improvisation. Every show is unique and upbeat filled with good vibes, great jams, and fun times.

Biography

Jambands.com's "New Groove of The Month" for October/November 2007, Bugg Juice is a song-oriented jamband comprised of seasoned players who draw their influence from American traditions as well as music from around the world. Their repertoire of styles is vast and evolving, ensuring a new experience every show. Rock, jazz, funk & worldbeat to bluegrass, house, reggae & New Orleans rhythms, Bugg Juice keeps its audience moving with dynamic grooves that slide seamlessly through one another leaving the audience wanting more.

The members of the band have been on the New York City and Montreal Jamband music scene for years and have played in bands throughout the northeast such as Raisinhill (2003 Jam-Off finalist), Head Monkey (which went on to join forces with A-440 and become U-Melt), Throwback (Relix Magazine's number one up & coming act - June 2005 issue), monAtomic, the Asiko Afrobeat Orchastra, Ma Skillet and The Funky Fritters, Mama Roux and The Greasy Skillets, The One Tree Reggae Band, Djibouti, The Kind, and many others.

Lyrics

In the Summatime

Written By: Marc Pincus

The smoking sun fills my room
And the tune
from the night before
kicks around inside my brain
till I’m out the door

I go wandering

around
on the town
to a beat
that grooves so deep
that my feet
can move the solid ground

Hello day
how ya doin’
Shine some light
and illuminate
the things I don’t understand
or can’t hold in my hand

Set a sail for the horizon
On my way
Flyin’ high
above the fray,
can’t keep from smilin’

Hit the night
rollin’ like a boulder
Sweet starlight
beatin’ on my shoulder
Hypnotizing season takin’ over

Head’s a little hazy
From that sweet sangria wine
Some folks feel just a little lazy
In the summatime

Keepin pace
but I take my time
More often than not I find
The kind
of things that keep me up and hoppin’
Push on me until I need to

Stop

for a minute
or an hour
See the sky
eat it up
Breathe the air
and smell the flowers…

Oh the hillside is so luscious green
People loungin out by a shady tree
And the kids all got some kinda glow
Singin’ that song on the radio

And the girls in the cars they’re cruisin’ round
Sun is up and the tops are down
Make me perk right up like a rocket
Blew the fuse in my eyes sockets

Deep down in the hole
it’s kinda crazy
Ain’t been right
for six or seven days yea
You all know it’s kinda complicated

Head’s a little hazy
From that sweet sangria wine
Some folks feel just a little lazy
In the summatime

Feelin' cool
Kickin' back from the heat
How sweet she seems to be
Gettin' down in the groove
God I love the way she moves

to the rhythm
in the room
Hear it go boom boom boom
And the pulse and vib-a-ration of the drummers
carry my sisters and my brothers

to the golden road
I wish I could stay
and play forever
but better a day than never
and forever is hard to hold
that’s what I’m told, so

Kick it hard and long
for one more song
make it nine or ten
one day
we may
not be able
to have this kind of fun again

Feel it in the air
It’s like a jungle
Walls are shakin
like they gonna tumble
Listen closely you can hear the rumble…

Playin in the rain
before the sun begins to shine
Feel the frenzy fade into
a magic frame of mind
Head’s a little hazy
from that sweet sangria wine
Some folks feel just a little lazy
In The Summatime…

Sliding

Written By: Marc Pincus

Gimme a chance to climb
I know I’ll take the easy way out
I just go with the flow
Oh there’s so much to know
and so little time
There’s still nothing gonna bend the will
of the weak or strong
right or wrong
like a little temptation

And they’ll always be a reason
to go and let down my guard
And nothing works better than the same old sad sob story
that times are hard

I got this nasty little demon inside my head
that won’t leave me alone
Hey say
“Take this, do that
-don’t ya want just a little bit more?”

I can feel myself sliding
Sliding
One day I’m gonna slide away
Sliding
I worry every single day

And if I seem distracted sometimes
It’s just my mind gets caught
in a bind
somewhere else
No rhyme or reason can close the door
once the thoughts are flying
in and out of the window

And you got to choose a side
of the great divide
decide
where you wanna be
And I don’t know why
I let the same short sighted paranoia
take over me

I got this nasty little demon inside my head
that won’t leave me alone
He say
“Good God, oh no
-why’d ya gotta go and ruin everything?”

Oh, I can feel myself sliding
Sliding
One day I’m gonna slide away
Sliding
I worry every single day

Gimme a chance to climb
I know I’ll take the easy way out...

Set List

Ideal show is two sets, each about 45-60 minutes. Band can do one long set of 90 minutes, or shorten it to accommodate the venue and slot. Prefer slots at least an hour in length.

Original Songs:
Bluebird at my Window
Father Time
What I'd Be
OK
(Meet Me) Down by the Riverside
Grow
Sliding
Faces
In The Summatime
Just Me
Till Tomorrow

Covers:
(band likes to keep them, and set lists, as a surprise) - Past covers have included:
Fire Eater
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding
Late in the Evening
Use Me
Meters tunes
New Orleans funk tunes
- anything fun, dance-y and capable of putting a smile on the audience's face.