Darrell Arnold and the Buffalo Fish

Darrell Arnold and the Buffalo Fish


The American singer-songwriter, Darrell Arnold, has done concerts with Eric Burdon and the Yardbirds, and he won a national CD prize in Germany in 2002. With the Buffalo Fish, he continues to bring Europe the best in the American rock tradition.


The Cologne-based, American-German band, Darrell Arnold and the Buffalo Fish, make authentic American-influenced music of a sort seldom found in Europe. Reminiscent of bands like Hootie and the Blowfish or The Crash Test Dummies, they make music for adults, or kids with great taste – timeless rock, without a lot of frills, played with lots of rhythmic variation. It's fun music. It's thoughtful music. And its the kind of music that doesn't wear old easily. In Europe Arnold has done concerts with Eric Burdon, Canned Heat and The Yardbirds, including The Yardbirds October 2003 tour. He has played festivals with Alvin Lee and Joe Cocker. With an earlier band, he also received national recognition in Germany for CD production of the year in 2002. The Buffalo Fish is his new German-based band: Klaus Marner, Sven Franssen and Guido Lehmann are seasoned musicians from the Cologne blues and rock scene. They have worked in well-known Cologne and German projects -- and for well over 20 years. Guido Lehmann, on guitar, had his own major label contract in the 90s with Lehmann Live. He has worked with members of BAP, one of Germany's legedary rock bands and he has regularly played with diverse roots rock and blues projects. He currently also plays in The Swamptones, one of Germany's premiere Zydeco bands. Klaus has done studio work with Wolf Maahn's band, members of ESL and other well-known Cologne acts, and he has loads of live experience. He is considered one of Cologne's most versatile and interesting drummers. Finally, Sven is also a versed live and studio musician, who has worked in jazz, blues, soul and rock bands. May Queen is just one of his earlier bands.


The band has just completed its new CD, "Underwater". Earlier recordings of Arnold's include "Here or Somewhere Else" and "Everyday Stories," which won a national prize in Germany for CD production of the year with the German Pop and Rock Musician's Association. Songs from both CDs have been played on BFBS, WDR radio, Deutsche Welle, Einslive, Radio Cologne and diverse other German stations.

Set List

We can offer a program of over two and a half hours of our own, very diverse material, with influences from rock, blues, soul and folk. The show includes singer-songwriter ballads and very rockin' tunes.