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Jeremy Buck & The Bang @ Fiesta Hermosa - Beer Garden Stage

Hermosa Beach, California, USA

Hermosa Beach, California, USA

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Jeremy Buck & The Bang @ St. Rocke - Outside My Window - Video Release Party

Hermosa Beach, California, USA

Hermosa Beach, California, USA

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Jeremy Buck & The Bang @ The Lighthouse Cafe

Hermosa Beach, California, USA

Hermosa Beach, California, USA

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“These guys made quite an impression when they opened for Blues Traveler, Buck’s playing keyboards with his drum sticks, drum rolls on the helmeted heads of his guitar players and as a finale, jamming his last good stick through the head of his floor tom. I’d forgotten that rock ’n’ roll is about having fun, and these guys entertain 100 percent!
- Linda Alexander - Idaho State University - Pocatello, ID - Idaho State Journal - Linda Alexander


Rock a Funk a Billy Roll

Jeremy Buck and the Bang take something old, fuse it with new to create unique musical exchange

BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG
STAFF WRITER

Want to make it big in Southern California? You could do like Jewel: live in your VW van, play at bars and coffee houses and hope a record company scout spots your act and signs you. That's the dream, but you know how it is in Los Angeles. They pave the streets there with broken dreams.

When Indiana native Jeremy Buck went west to seek out his dream, he ran into the hard reality of the City of Angels.
"I got out here and realized, nobody's going to give me anything," Buck said in a phone interview this week. "You've got to earn it."

That's what Buck and his band, Jeremy Buck and the Bang, have been doing the past few years. They've been putting in the hours and the miles, with six Midwestern tours and two trips in Japan behind them. This week, they head north to Alaska.

Buck and the Bang play at 9 p.m. next Thursday, Feb. 28, at the Down East Saloon. Admission is $10 at the door. They also play Feb. 29 at the University of Alaska Anchorage and March 1 at UA Southeast in Juneau.

"We're extremely excited," Buck said. "It's our first time in the Alaska wilderness. We've got our snowshoes and ice picks and everything else you might need just in case."

That mix of college gigs with an occasional bar booking is typical of their tour schedule. Buck got the University of Alaska tour when his band played in a showcase at the National Association of College Activities convention in Spokane, Wash. A UAA booking agent saw them and signed them up. Mike Hayes of Downward Dog Productions heard about their visit and signed them for a Homer side trip.

Buck said playing at colleges helps build a fan base.

"We're really trying to focus on that," he said. "It seems like we can hit a market with kids who are experimenting with new music."

Jeremy Buck and the Bang mix up classical rock 'n' roll with some new twists. Buck calls their music "good new fashioned rock and roll" and "rockafunkabillyroll." That's rock with a funky beat and a hint of Johnny Cash rock-a-billy music.

"It's kind of like a roller coaster ride," Buck said. "It sounds familiar We'll take a turn and go somewhere new. It's a fusion of powerful melodies and choruses."

Buck leads the three-man band, playing drums and keyboards and singing lead vocals sometimes all at once, he jokes. Oh, and he writes all the songs, too. He started out solo on his first album, "A Secret Made of Dreams" (Chateau Motel Records, 2005), but brought in Chris Hanna on guitars and vocals and Joel Geist on bass for their second album, "Fool's Gold."

Those two album titles symbolize Buck's experience crafting a career. The first album is about going out to follow the dreams.

"Then you get out here and see how it works, how the system is," Buck said. "It became fool's gold for me, something that didn't exist."

Like a lot of independent bands, Buck and the Bang use modern technological tools like My Space, the Web and iTunes to reach an audience beyond the major labels. Buck includes their press agent and manager, Darren Weller, as part of the group.

"Together with the four of us we have this team that operates independently," Buck said.

Jeremy Buck and the Bang record all their own music, design their own merchandise and book all their own tours.

"It's been a lot of work," he said. "We didn't have to sit back and wait for someone to do this for us."

"Nobody can take that away from us," Buck added. "It's not the quick way, but for us, it's the more authentic way."

Buck promises not just a bunch of guys playing music, but a show.

"That's what it really is," he said. "We try to create this dynamic exchange with the audience."

By many accounts, they do that. They won Best Live Performance at the South Bay Music Awards, Redondo Beach, Calif., and were named Best Live Band by LA's Easy Reader.

"This is a band you must see before they get big and then a couple more times after that," Kris Hemstreet wrote for Easy Reader.

Buck said they're eager to be visiting Alaska.

"I think I'm going to find a lot of peace there," Buck said of Alaska. "That's what's exciting about traveling: not just the scenery, but the people. This is all uncharted territory for this tour."

Samples of their music can be heard on their Web page at www.jeremybuck.com. A new single, "Yeah, Yeah, Yeah," will be released in March. Their music is available on iTunes and at www.cdbaby.com.

Michael Armstrong can be reached at michael.armstrong@homernews.com. - Homer News - BY MICHAEL ARMSTRONG


by Kris Hemstreet

There’s a point in every Jeremy Buck & The Bang show when the boys break into the “Gift Giving Time,” song. It’s a foot-stomping little ditty something along the lines of “Happy Birthday” or “The ABCs.” When it’s over, some lucky cuss gets to dip his hand into Jeremy’s paper bag and claim a treat. The prizes range from sliced yams to noise makers to an alleged iPod that nobody ever gets.

Well, gift-giving time has arrived and I’m gonna lay it on ya, citizens. Much like a stash of Playboys I once found in the Las Vegas desert, Jeremy Buck & The Bang are a hell of a find. The Lighthouse Café keeps them neatly hidden behind a steam-roller promotional campaign which includes—and is entirely limited to—the tiny sign above the door.

This is a band you must see before they get big and then a couple more times after that. They play free Friday night shows at the Lighthouse Café in Hermosa from 4-8 p.m.

Inherent in their music is a strange familiarity normally reserved for well-fed and popular cover bands. Yet, most of the tunes are original—penned by Buck. The popular influences are there, from the lilting, Prince-like falsettos of “Easy on You” to the Country bounce of “Who Knows What?” to the Beatles psychedelic changes in “So it Goes.” But these powerhouses remain just influences, not templates programmed into a sound board and summoned with the click of a button.

The first single from their upcoming record “Fools Gold,” is entitled “Bang! Bang!” When played live on the heels of a ballad, it puts Buck’s range as a songwriter in sharp relief. The verse is predatory—rumbling and grumbling as it gains horsepower. The chorus is explosive. And just when you think you’ve got it figured out, the song turns on you. It wraps as a heavy and pleading eulogy far too big for the shortcomings of a rock trio, or so you’d think. There’s meat-hammer power here and thoughtful song writing too.

In fact, many of the band’s tunes will surprise you with sharp turns at high speed. It’s not that you feel betrayed or bitten. This is a more adventurous bent. It’s like cruising down a placid river and then hitting rapids—the show is a white-knuckle joy ride. Jeremy is the crazed conductor front and center at his drum kit. Guitarist Chris Hanna and bassist Joel Geist provide pro-grade ballast to keep the thing from spinning off the stage and crashing through the ceiling.

The fellas do sprinkle in some covers, but, like their originals, they are unusual choices that work completely. Geist takes the lead on the best live version of “Another Brick in the Wall” you’ll hear. Buck then yanks the wheel hard-over and you’re toe-tappin’ to Willie Nelson’s “On The Road Again” and Johnny Cash’s “Folsum Prison Blues.”

There are slower moments in the show, somewhere between all the chest pounding and gift giving. For most, an original ballad from a bar band means a hasty trip to the john or maybe a cigarette before the next Green Day cover. Not the case with these blokes. Their ballads are ballads the way “Braveheart” was a romantic comedy. They won’t play in a Volkswagen commercial wreathed in soft lighting and plump with non-threatening multi-cultural good fun. There’s too much grit for that, the kind you can’t loop on a drum machine.

It’s this grit that seems to tie it all together: the ballads, the covers, the originals, and the circus spectacle. There’s a real make-or-break urgency to a Jeremy Buck & The Bang show. The music either pulls you in or spits you out. If it’s the latter, then adiós; enjoy Patrick Malloy’s or Hennessey’s; they have shiny TVs! If it’s the former, bottoms up and hang on.

Buck’s Keith Moon percussion explosions will jerk your head right out of any nearby conversation. Ultimately, however, it’s the great songs that bring the rest of you about and keep you there for the remainder of the show. Watching is half the fun after all. This is where I have to praise The Lighthouse: first for hosting great music and second for dropping it right in your lap in an intimate setting.

The chatterheads and hipsters tend to flee the scene early—not enough attention to go around. A nice mix of local music junkies emerge from the old brick facade. These are kids, seniors, dudes, chicks, freaks, geeks, weirdoes, and even a few button-down types.

They generally know the songs and claim some proud personal connection with the band. You’ll hear things like, “I discovered Joel asleep and hung-over in my garden once,” or “Jeremy borrowed my jumper cables to spike his hair,” or “Chris Hanna owes me fifty bucks and I’m not leaving until I get it.” There’s a real local connection here and there should be. In between sets, the guys mingle with the folks and when it’s all said and done you can’t help but wish these guys success.

Ultimately I shared my harem of Playmates all those years ago with a few select friends. I knew the treasure was bigger than just me. I feel the same about the band. Musicians this talented deserve a packed house with a raging crowd and fewer idiots like me drumming on the table and bobbing their heads for four hours.

There’s more about the band at jeremybuck.com. ER
- Easy Reader


“Wow! These guys were so much fun & they put on an incredible show! They worked with us so well and made it so easy for us. We had an absolute blast!”
- Daniel Schwab - Clubs & Organizations Vice-President Weber State University - Ogden, UT

“Jeremy Buck & The Bang are a programmers dream! Easy going, great to work with, and they put on a killer show! They are not just about the music either, they know how to keep the crowd entertained with their high energy and awesome show-
manship! They were definitely a hit!”
- Tyson J. Pulsipher - Activities Vice-President Southern Utah University – Cedar City, UT

“Jeremy Buck & The Bang have a live show that is among the best I have ever seen. You will also be hard pressed to find a more professional or courteous group of people with which to plan an event, they make it so easy. If you are looking for an energetic, fun, crowd interactive show that simply rocks the house, these guys have what you want.”
- Ches Barnes - Bennion Student Union Director - Idaho State University -Idaho Falls, ID

“Our NACA team discovered them at a conference, and we asked them to open for Blues Traveler on our main campus in Pocatello last spring. They gave the headliner a hard act to follow. They are creating a huge following in Eastern Idaho, and I am proud to say I am one of their fans. I believe Jeremy Buck and the Bang would be an outstanding group to bring to music savvy crowds. Whether they were a main attraction or opened for another
group, you will not be disappointed by this band. You will be blown away by their stage performance and professionalism.”
- Todd Johnson - Assistant Director of Academic Advising - Idaho State University – Idaho Falls, ID
- Various Colleges


Seven months ago, Jeremy Buck returned to his alma mater Purdue for the first time since he packed up his drums and musical aspirations and left for Los Angeles five years ago.

Tonight, he's back in town, with a Tokyo tour under his belt and a video nominated for an LA Independent Film Award.

Buck, a four-year-letter-winning pitcher for the Boilermaker baseball team during his student days, will be playing at 9 p.m. at Luxie's Pub N Grill, 648 Main St., Lafayette. There is a $3 cover.

Stopping by on his second Midwest tour, Buck said he has played more than 100 shows in the past year, and recently about 15 a month.

"If I could keep it up like that, I'd have a lot accomplished in a year," said Buck, who is still promoting his debut album, "A Secret Made of Dreams," but new songs from a 2007 album have made their way onto his set list.

Already much has happened to him. He played three shows in Tokyo with a Japanese band � it became too expensive to fly everyone and everything out. So a friend introduced him to musician Hideki Yanagisawa, who put together a band to back him.

"That was an amazing experience that they learned my music, and learned it very well," said Buck, who plays drums and sings. "They were so well prepared we could have performed at the first rehearsal."

Things are going well stateside for Buck, as the video for "A Secret Made of Dreams" is up for an LA Independent Film Award. Joel Geist, who plays bass for Buck, directed the video.

Geist said he wanted the video to be dreamy, so he shot it with a surreal feel, from Buck breakdancing near cows on a farm to a party filled with fantasy characters.

Despite all the success, it's all about the shows to Buck and Geist.

Geist promised the audience "The most entertaining experience they will have seen in a long, long time."

Buck is happy with his success, and wants to keep working more. He has put his acting on hold, and is pursuing the band's success.

"I've kind of found my niche," he said. "I can push that further now."


By Craig Davison
Features Editor

- The Purdue Exponent - Purdue University Campus newspaper, West Lafayette, IN


By MIKE RICKETTS
miker@tmnews.com
Bedford pop- rocker connects with fans, band on Tokyo tour

Musician Jeremy Buck probably won’t eat any raw chicken, or play in front a room full of fans who don’t understand a lick of English, or be in an area where there are more than 10,000 people per square mile when he returns to his Midwestern roots this week.
But that’s OK. The former Bedford man is looking forward to his mom’s home- cooking and hanging out with some Hoosier friends on his sevennight Midwest Madness Tour.
Hot on the trail of what Buck calls a very successful whirlwind tour in Tokyo, the Bedford North Lawrence High School graduate is really looking forward to the shows in Indiana and Illinois that begin Friday in Rockford, Ill., and end April 3 in Indianapolis.
The tour includes a free show at Rusty’s West End in Bedford on March 30.
Buck — having met and befriended a Tokyo native, Hideki Yanagisawa, several years ago while working on a movie — was invited to visit and play three shows in Japan’s most populous city.
And what Buck found when arriving in the capital of Japan and one of planet Earth’s premier global cities, astonished even him — someone who has lived in Los Angeles for the past few years.
“There are people everywhere, and I thought Los Angeles was pretty crazy and crowded — and it is — but Tokyo is a whole other world,” Buck said. “ It’s like Chicago, only a much smaller space, with Las Vegas thrown in because of all the technology that exists on their signage. And add the fact that Tokyo never sleeps.”
This, for Buck, who only regrets not sightseeing outside of Tokyo, proved to be the recipe for a great three- show stint.
Yanagisawa, a guitar player who has co- written songs with Buck, helped him set up the shows and find musicians to perform as his band while in Tokyo.
And despite the language barrier, Buck said there was no problem communicating with Yukiyo Ikeda, bass, and Kenji Kozaki, guitar, through a universal language — music.

“At the first rehearsal we had, we could have performed because they were so well- studied” on the songs which they had earlier been provided, Buck said. “ They hit every note and Kenji and Yukiyo ( Yucky) spoke very little English and I don’t hardly speak any Japanese, but we were able to communicate through music.”
It’s a form of communication that much of the city’s non- English speaking population is already accustomed to.

“When I was walking around through stores and on the radio when you go places, most of the music is in English; they listen to a lot of the current hits and then a lot of the classics by people like the Stones and Tom Petty,” Buck said. “ And this gave me hope that the people would understand my music.”

Buck, footing the bill for his trip, believes they did understand, because of the welcome he received and that he just broke about even though merchandise sales.

“The next time I should make pretty good money because I’ve proved myself,” Buck said. “ And I came away with, basically, 300 new Japanese friends.”
One of the major differences Buck noticed from American shows at small venues such as bars and those in Tokyo is the audience.

“At all the shows, you could hear a pin drop right before we got ready to play a song,” Buck said. “ They would sit and listen to every single note and every single word. That was one of the things that was so different than America, that there was none of the background bar noise with people talking and doing other things.”

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Listen in

Hear Buck’s music and read stories about him from the Times- Mail archives at entertainment. tmnews. com.

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Courtesy photos
AT LEFT: TOKYO, Japan — Jeremy Buck, center, jams with Japanese musicians who formed his band on a tour in Tokyo. Though the band members didn’t speak English, Buck said they connected through the music.

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Members of Buck’s Toyko band accompany him during a performance. Buck is singing in the background.


Not even a buck

Former Bedford resident Jeremy Buck and his L. A. band of Joel Geist on bass and Chris Hanna on guitar will return to Bedford March 30 for a show at Rusty’s West End.

Cover charge: None
When: 8: 30 p. m. March 30
Where: Rusty’s
If you like it: There will be CDs and other merchandise for sale.

To find out more: www.jeremybuck.com



- The Times Mail


Saturday, April 08, 2006

By Bob Bridge, Hoosier Times columnist

"Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try."

- Mary Kay Ash

BEDFORD - Let me begin by noting Simon Cowell and I both wear T-shirts. The similarities end there.
He is paid to judge musicians.
I am not. That's not to imply I don't harbor an opinion or two in regard to what constitutes meaningful music.
In fact, I suspect most of us do.

I recall Randy Jackson, one of Cowell's colleagues on "American Idol," advise a contestant: "Dude, you need to make the song your own!" He wanted the guy to sing the words like he genuinely believed them. You know, kind of like when James Taylor borrowed "You've Got a Friend" from Carole King and transformed a great song into an even tastier tune. As a novice songwriter, I'm acutely aware the performer plays a pivotal role in a song's success. And it's not all about the voice. I learned that a long time ago. My brother-in-law, God bless his tolerant soul, agreed to take my sister to see Elvis Presley. Ron was hardly one of The King's dutiful subjects. His musical taste leans more toward the Beatles. But he agreed to accompany Becky to the concert.

When he returned, Ron offered the following review: "You know, he's still not my favorite singer, but the guy is an incredible entertainer. I'm glad I went."

A few years later, a girlfriend asked if I'd accompany her to a concert. "Sure," I replied. "When is it?" She told me. Then I asked the question I should have asked first. "Who is it?" "Barry Manilow," she whispered, reverence reverberating in that vixen voice. "Oh ..." I stammered. Chuck Berry? Cool. Barry White? I can dig it. But Barry Manilow? Are you kidding? I wanted to say, "Sorry, but I'm planning this weekend in New England with my old girlfriend Mandy. You remember her ... she came and she gave without taking. And she sure as heck never asked me to a Barry Manilow concert! What's next ... Neil Diamond crooning 'Holly Holy?'" I kept quite. I bit the bullet.

I purchased the tickets (when no one was watching), and I escorted my date to the concert. Predictably, most of his songs reminded me of commercial jingles. But ... Barry can entertain. He puts his heart and soul into the music. I heard another fellow do that Thursday night at Rusty's West End. His name is Jeremy Buck.

There was one noticeable difference. I like Jeremy's music. It's unique, fresh and appealing. It's also diverse, no two songs alike.

Honestly, I didn't know what to expect from the Jeremy Buck Band. Because the trio is so cutting edge, I wasn't sure if Jeremy and pals Joel Geist (bass) and Chris Hanna (guitar) would be appreciated in the Limestone Capital of the World. If crowd reaction is a viable gauge, they were a hit.

Most impressive was the energy. Jeremy, a dynamite drummer and electric entertainer, not only pounded the percussion, he tickled a strategically situated keyboard with his drumsticks.

His debut album, "A Secret Made of Dreams," is a sophisticated piece of work, featuring many gifted contributors.

Buck, formerly of Stone Carnival, just returned from an engagement in Tokyo and is playing in Indianapolis this weekend before heading back to Los Angeles.

Beyond his innovative compositions, Buck also follows Jackson's advice and puts a unique spin on popular tunes such as Johnny Cash's "A Boy Named Sue" and Stevie Wonder's "Superstition."

In the lyrics to his tune "Goin' to California," Buck sings: "I might not make it when I get there, if I never try."

I, for one, appreciate his bold, daring approach. He need not worry about making it when he gets there. He's already arrived.

Bob Bridge welcomes comments at 277-7282 or by e-mail at bob@tmnews.com.







- The Hoosier Times / Herald Times - Bloomington, IN


This band live is amazing. I have always heard that bands feed off their live audience. It's just the opposite w/ Jeremy Buck and the Bang. The audience feeds of them. No matter how you're feeling or what you're doing, their music and energy will keep you going all night. During intermissions you will find them getting personal time with their audience. Whether this band is on stage or working the crowd I find myself wanting to be around them. They are absolutely, without a doubt, incredible.

Female – Pocatello, ID
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Hey gang!!
This is Ricky aka the sound guy from the Rathskeller, just in case you forgot about
me! LOL! Anyways, I have to say, that your CD "fools gold" simply rocks. I mean
this solemnly. Look, believe me, I have seen a lot of artists both local and
national that have come through the Rathskeller, and only a few have I truly cared
for, i.e. Rocco Deluca and yourselves. The thing is, I knew that you guys were
good...I just didn’t realize how good, until I really listened to the CD. I am not
trying to blow smoke up your ass either, I mean its really, really good. The Bang
deserves all the attention you are going to get from it, because it’s definitely
worth it. I am just so grateful that I was giving the opportunity to work with you
gentlemen again. It was a treat for me, and something that I will cherish. Also,
thanks again for the CD and the kind comments that went with it. Its really
refreshing to know that I am able to do justice with what you guys are trying to
accomplish. I am going to do my hardest to help spread the word about the bang. In
this, I promise this to you, that I will play your songs (hey, "cab to the moon" is
just money!) and putting out flyers in the hot spots of indy and throughout my
school. Anyways, I wont bore you much more, but if you ever get the chance, drop me
a line.

thank you!
Sincerely,
Ricky Gregory
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Jeremy Buck & The Bang is the best live show I have ever seen. Good music, awesome show and the nicest guys I have ever met. I have been at many shows and never get sick of watching them play. And I must say, I thought Fools Gold CD would take you to the top, but the new stuff is awesome.
Amy – La Porte, IN

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I’ve probably seen 180 Jeremy Buck and the Bang shows in the last 4 1/2 years. You’re probably thinking… Why? Is she nuts? Doesn’t she have anything better to do? Isn’t she bored by now? Well, I go to Jeremy Buck and the Bang shows because the band ALWAYS gives a real “performance” and there is ALWAYS something new and unexpected. They don’t just “phone it in”, they ENTERTAIN. So, what about the music? Well, it’s also interesting and unexpected. The lyrics range from insightful to just down right fun. The music is complex, yet catchy. When asked by people, who do they sound like. I have to honestly answer, no one. They sound like Jeremy Buck and the Bang: a truly unique rock’n roll experience.

Claudia – Hermosa Beach
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Jeremy Buck & The Bang had me at the first note! The energy only grows stronger as the show goes on. The comedy and interaction with the crowd makes for an irresistible force. We love you guys!!!
Cara Bear – Pocatello, ID
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I always have a great time at a Jeremy Buck & The Bang" show. The guys are fun, the
music always good, and varied, and the crowd always has a good ol' time. Cheers

Robin Anderson
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The first time I ever saw the Bang, I was in awe. They played as part of ISU's
Summer Concert series, and seriously impressed. But, I will never forget the show
where the Bang "opened" for Blues Traveler. wait... I don’t even remember Blues
Traveler playing. And what I would’ve paid to see the face of the person that drum
set was rented from! I still rave about to friends about how Jeremy plays Army
helmets worn by his band-mates!

Erik Olson – Pocatello, ID
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To go to a Jeremy Buck & the Bang concert is nothing but a wild, magical trip
through lyrical bliss! The beat of the song flows through the viens and sizzles at
the fingertips. All of his songs are ones that beg the listener to join in and sing.
Whoever said that rock and roll has probably never heard Jeremy Buck & the Bang.

Fog, lights and the sounds of drums and guitars filter through the evening air as
the band Jeremy Buck and the Bang begin to play.
This July 12 concert was the first time Buck and his band mates, Chris
Hannah and Joel Giest, have played at the Otis Park band shell. Buck also hopes to
be able to have a concert there at least once a year.
During a planned lapse in music, he said that the concert felt
spontaneous and put together at the last minute. However, he went on to say that,
the concert fell together smoothly. He was right.
The band played a mix of original songs such as “Take Me Away”, “Bang!
Bang!” and “Ungoose” from the bands second album, Fools Gold as well as tunes from
Buck’s debut album A Secret Made of Dreams. When the band played “PCH Avenue”, which
was just one of the many songs the band chose to play from A Secret Made of Dreams,
Jeff Day joined in on the fun on his slide guitar; adding a new depth to their
sound.
Along with their original tracks, Jeremy Buck and the Bang played
classic rock hits. Two of the covers that were played were “A Boy Named Sue” and “Another
Brick in the Wall”. As the band played these classic songs, they put their own
unique and wonderful spin to the songs, all the while keeping the integrity and soul
of the songs in place.
Sprinkled throughout their show, there were little bits of whimsy and
humor. As the band covered “A Boy Named Sue”, Buck began to shout out names that
‘Sue’ might name his son. None of the names got much enthusiasm, except for “Sound
Guy Buck”.
Yet another bit of humor came whenever Buck and his band wanted the
crowd to join in. If the shouts were not pleasing, he would just stop playing and
ask for more. The crowd did give, and usually ten times more.
During ‘Gift giving time’, Buck plays and sings a little ditty that is
just a delight to hear. For those who do not get a token, they are still rewarded by
getting to hear the cute song as well as hearing the concert.
The winners of this concert’s ‘Gift giving time’ were four small boys
who wore mini-Mohawks as well as green t-shirts with the band’s cow logo. Each boy
got 1 drumstick. After the second or third drumstick was handed over, he asked his
band mates if they had put all of his drumsticks in there and wondered, jokingly,
how he would go through the night with just the two sets he had on hand.
There was never a dull moment during Jeremy Buck and the Bang’s concert.
It started out on a high note and with each song, the excitement, the fun, the
laughs and the music got bigger and better. At the end of the concert, there was an
enjoyable buzz in the air as well as a content feeling as if one might have seen
something magical and special.
To find out more about Jeremy Buck and the Bang visit their webpage at www.jeremybuck.com.

Kay – Okland City Community College
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JB&TB are the most amazing band. Their performances never fail to amaze and rock me. I've seen them several times in concert and each time is a new and more amazing experience.If you've never seen them live, you are definitely missing out!
Shannon Pridemore – Bedford, IN
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I still remember the first time I saw Jeremy Buck & The Bang, and I will never forget it! Their personalities and their music is like no other.
Santos – Norman, OK – Hermosa Beach, CA
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Jeremy Buck and The bang is a powerhouse of music, energy and excitement which never disappoints! Every Friday I come to the Lighthouse to start my weekend right! Their performance is packed with awesome music and such an enormous performance that will leave you begging for more!
Susan – Los Angeles, CA
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"Jeremy Buck & The Bang, what amazingly talented musicians! These guys always deliver when performing
live and have a huge following wherever they play. Their song, “Just For One Night”, is
an absolute hit and will be climbing the charts in no time!"
-A. Choate, Los Angeles, CA
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Jeremy Buck and the Bang have the music talent and an amazing amount of
energy!!! We can not go a day without listening to this rockin' music!!!!!!
They are one of our favorite bands(on the top of the list) and they shine like our
favorite bands INXS and Green Day!!!!!!!!! We love you guys!!!!!!!!!!!! You are
very inspirational!!!
Love,
Amy and Abi Tarnow
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Hello Jeremy,
Glad to hear your gig at the Brixton went so well unfortunately we missed it as we
were out of town. The Sweet were one of my my favourite Glam Rock bands way back
when. Anyway just want to say that you guys always give an amazing live performance
and at 58 years old I've seen a lot of live performances from big name bands and
local bands alike. It’s always a pleasure to go to the Lighthouse in Hermosa on a
Friday evening and hear you play, and play you do not only in a musical sense but
also with your rapport with the rest of the band and the audience. Its a fantastic
way to kick start the weekend, you really get the crowd going and thats all before
8.00pm way before the booze kicks in. I can only imagine what a late night show
would be like. We always bring our overseas friends and relatives to your gigs and
everyone says what a great time they had listening to you.play. So keep on doing
what you are doing cos I just know that one day soon I'll be
saying " Hey remember we used to go see them in Hermosa for free and now its
$100.00 bucks a ticket.

Michael & Deirdre – Ireland – HB
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Well "Brian" is right! Just for one night is your latest hit! but you've got a
serious arsenal of hits on fools gold...hold on it's gonna get crazy from here!! You
guys are AWESOME,.. almost beyond words i posess, keep it up.
Christopher Caram
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Your show at The Kraken in Cardiff by the Sea was too fun! I had no idea what I was
in for and couldn't believe how great you guys are. What a night! Amazing tunes
and dancing the night away... closing time came too soon. I bought two of your CDs
that night. Come back soon. We miss you down here.
Thank you, Nara English – Solano Beach, CA

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Hi, we met the
three of you this weekend in Indiana. And I am so in love with you guys. You are all
very inspirational. Joel is the most memorable bassist since Flea. Chris is the most
amazing guitar player. My fiance and I both play guitar, so we know how hard it is
to be able to master those incredible solos. Truly, you three are inspirational.
Jeremy Buck, you are my favorite live performer. You have the orginality and
humbleness that is so creative and inventive. I loved the concert at Java Jims! And
the Warehouse Pizzeria was a blast on Easter! My mom had the flu, so we didn't get
an Easter meal or anything. Instead, you gave Tony and I, and the whole audience, a
wonderful gift. Chris seemed sort of down at the end and I wanted to reach out and
tell him that I have not met anyone more talented on playing the guitar than him.
The solos, the powerful rhythms is driven home by your guitar. Fools Gold wouldn't
be so damn amazing without your guitar. So I can't wait until the world recognizes
you three as the stars you are. The humble attitude will make you guys last, because
you are one of the best bands ever created and you need to be heard!!!
Love,
Jules – La Porte, IN …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………
Guys, a very sad day came, when you walked away on your way back to California. Its hard to listen to
the cd's knowing that we won't see you guys for a while. We may have just been some
zealous fans, but both your music and you personalities made a very deep impact on
our lives and we can't thank you enough for that. Our family has become closer with
all of you in common. It is the proof in the proverbial pudding that music can
unite souls and you brought us together. We decided next time we're in California
we will be stopping by the Lighthouse on a Friday in hopes of seeing your guys
again. Tierney says, "Rock On!" and we all hope you have a safe trip home. See you
this summer. Keep us posted on the tour dates and rest assured, we have a few
things lined up for you at ISU, Maybe the Annual Mountain Brewers Beerfest (very big
venue here in the summer), as well as a weekend show at the First National. I am
promoting you all over town and sending everyone I know to buy the CD in support.
It is my personal goal to show everyone in the country how great you guys are.

Brian – Pocatello, ID
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Hey Jeremy!!

It was an absolutely amazing time this past Thursday and Saturday!
WOWZA!! I can't wait until you and the Bang get to come back!! In
fact, Cooper wanted to know yesterday when you were coming back! He
loves you and your songs! He and Libbie both loved the posters! Which,
by the way, are already hung up in their rooms!

The word is spreading about how great the CD, and I have a feeling that
there will be many more at your next hometown concert! I really wish
you could come and do a convocation sometime during the school day for
the high school students. That would be AWESOME!! The ones who went to
see you at Schafer are letting everyone know that they missed out! I
heard a lot of kids talking about it on Friday!

I had the best time on Saturday at Uncle Festers! I couldn't stop
dancing the whole night along with everyone else! I am sooo glad I went
up. You all should be very proud of this CD! We listen to it all the
time and will keep listening to it. I am putting it on my Ipod so I can
listen to it when I run the Mini Marathon in Indy on the 5th of May!!
You will help me get through that long 13.1 miles!! :)

Just wanted you to know that we are all so proud of you! Can't wait
til you come back!!

Take care, be careful, and ROCK ON!!
Carrie
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first off I have to say I got the cd and played it immediately and bro u r
awesome and that sound sounds as good as some of the best red hot chilli
peppers song ever did and that is who u remind me of and if anybody should
be a superstar, it is u. U inspire me with ur music and i am speechless. I
want to hang with u so much in the hopes that what u have will ever so
slightly rub off on me. Bravo and good fucking work, all the songs. U r now
ready to land a big contract for certain. Praise the lord, Im so glad to
have meant such an inspirational guy like urself, Seriously thank u soo
much.

--
The Brettski

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Hey hello,

here a mail from holland
we were visiting your show on our trip to calefornia
(02-08-2006 hermosa beach ) ye enjouy'd your show verry much
maybey jou can come to holland on your next tour call me if your looking
for a location
good luck wiht your next tour
greetings from holland and let the music be your gide

regards,
Twan
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Man I just wanted to say how great the show was last night. It should be
like that all the time with that size a crowd at least. The energy in the
place was way up and you guys got some new fans for sure. I overheard a
few saying you guys were amazing and how awesome the show was and they
absolutely were loving it when you pulled them in with the Pink Floyd. It
was a great hook cause everyone knows it and you guys did it perfect. You
own songs after that kept them going and I could see all kinds of people
bouncing their legs bobbing heads or playing the drums on their laps. So
things are looking really good for you guys.

Anyway man great great show, reached alot of people and especially
since half the room works at toyota their will be a word of mouth benefit
there I dont doubt. Ill be in touch prolly see you friday again. Not sure
if I can make it tomorrow but have a great show.
Brian Wanton – Redondo Beach, CA
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I found Jeremy Buck & The Bang by chance one Sunday trying to find a nice place to listen some live music and have fun with my friends and I have to admit it, they really impressed me from the very beginning!
In music, what I look for is something that touch my heart and/or make me dance. And guess what... Their music is awesome and I couldn't stop dancing! I'm so lucky JB&B is a local band and I can see them frequently! Love you guys! See you soon :))
Kiki – Los Angeles
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I went to my first Jeremy Buck and the Bang show in 2008, and I haven't stopped playing the CD since. They are an extremely talented group of guys. Jeremy's keyboard solo on "Take Me Away" is completely amazing!! They are also some of the nicest guys I have ever met.They absolutely appreciate and love their fans!!! I, for one, can't wait to see all their dreams come true!
Lisa – La Porte, IN
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I am relatively new to the whole Jeremy Buck
and The Bang phenomenon!! But I will say these are some of the nicest most talented
down to Earth people that I have ever had the pleasure to meet! Not only are their
shows energetic and gratifying these guys truly LOVE their fans!
Ray Risley – La Porte, IN
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Jeremy Buck & The Bang, All I can say is WOW. The new EP sounds fantastic. Looking forward to rockin with you guys on Valetines Day. What a treat. Every time I've been to a JB&TB show there's a vibe in the air that's just incredible. Family, friends, and love. Thats what I'm feelin. We're blessed to have you guys come to our town.
Rich Woodrick – La Porte, IN
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Hello Jeremy,

I have been receiving email showing your whereabouts for many months now. As a new
fan I regret that I have only attended one show...but that show was so powerful and
enjoyable and funny, upbeat and so many positively various and sundry things! I was
invited to a fundraiser night at the Mint back in ..oh, maybe
August/September~ish...anyway , your band just happened to be on last. I stayed
with my friend and we just LOVED you guys...your spirit and energy are completely
contagious...your long haired guitar guy is so hilarious!!! You are hot!!!! The
whole band is unforgettable...

Can't wait for the opportunity to pop into a local show again sometime!

congrats on the Mark and Brian thing!
Best to you all!
Des Grisham
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You want a good RockNRoll show? This is it. Not only is the music
fantastic but the band interacts with the audience and it's amazing!!!!!
Applause, applause, applause!

Peace,
Paula Schuller

- JeremyBuck.com


*Voted The Top Hot 100 Unsigned Bands in the Country in 2007 & 2008
- By Music Connection Magazine

*Voted Best Live Performance
- South Bay Music Awards - Los Angeles, CA

* Voted The “Best Live Band” in Southern California for 2009
- The Easy Reader, Los Angeles, CA
* All U.S. Tours have been Sponsored By Guitar Center
* Over 20 Official Tours throughout the United States -
- Indiana: (Bloomington, Bedford, Indianapolis, La Porte, Lafayette) Illinois: (Rockford, Chicago) Missourri: (Springfield, Kansas City) Tennessee: (Nashville)
- Utah: (Cedar City, Logan, Ogden) Nevada: (Reno, Las Vegas) Idaho: (Pocatello, Twin Falls, Idaho Falls, Boise) Oregon:(Whillamette, Klammath Falls)
- Washington: (Seattle, Auburn, Tacoma) Alaska: (Anchorage, Juneau, Homer) Texas: (Austin) Arizona: (Phoenix, Flagstaff) California: (Los Angeles, Hollywood,
Hermosa Beach, Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Dana Point, Cardiff, Santa Barbara, Camarillo, Beverly Hills, Huntington Beach) Oklahoma: (Tulsa)

* 2 Successfull International Tours to Japan -
- Tokyo (Shibuya, Omotesando, Chofu, Setegaya, Harajuku)

* Have Opened For:
Blues Traveler - Holt Arena at Idaho State University ( Over 5,000 )
Cheap Trick - On the Waterfront Music Festival, Rockford, IL ( Over 8,000 )
Marcy Playground - Los Angeles, CA

* DFEST - Tulsa, Oklahoma
- Selected to showcase for one of the largest independent music festivals in the midwest. Featuring: The Roots, All American Rejects, Zppa Plays Zappa, & Paramore

* Illinois Largest Music Festival, - “On The Waterfront”
- Playing with “Cheap Trick”, “Buddy Guy”, & Lee Rocker - former bassist for Stray Cats

* Have Released 3 independent CD’s
- Jeremy Buck & The Bang ( Self Titled EP ) - 2008/2009
- Fools Gold - 2007 - Albume Mixed by Kevin “Caveman” Shirley - ( Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith, Black Crowes, Joe Bonamassa)
- A Secret Made of Dreams 2005

* 3 Years Weekly Residency
-Playing once a week at the “World Famous Lighthouse Cafe”, - Hermosa Beach CA

* Charity Events :
- Raised over $20,00 for “Toys for Tots” (Rock for Tots Concerts)
- Various


Discography

"Jeremy Buck & The Bang 5 Song EP" -

"Fools Gold" LP -

"A Secret Made of Dreams" LP

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Radio Stations playing our music:

KSWD 100.3 FM The Sound - Los Angeles, CA

93 WXRT - Chicago, IL

103.1 FM (WRZX) X103

99.9 FM The Buzz

92.1 FM The Edge - Pocatello, ID

96.5 FM (WAZY) - Lafayette IN

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Bio

Once upon a time, a little boy grew up on a farm in a very small town in rural
Indiana. At age nine, he helped sell a cow, by leading it around a ring at the
Lawrence County 4H Fair, and received a very generous $600 payout from his late
grandfather. With that money, he purchased his very first set of drums, and
the rest is history!

Jeremy Buck & The Bang are known for having one of the most energetic, and
highly entertaining live shows on the planet. They were recently named one of
2009’s Top 100 Unsigned Bands in the country according to Music Connection
Magazine, as well as The Easy Reader’s pick for ”Best Original Band” and “Best
Live Performance.” Jeremy Buck’s original set up used to consist of him rocking
behind a drum set singing vocals, and playing the keys. However, with his ever-changing
live show, he is now taking on the duties of a true front man, inspired by such artists
as Elvis, Mick Jagger, and Michael Jackson, mixed into his own unique and powerfully
entertaining formula. Throughout the course of a show, he jumps effortlessly from
instrument to instrument and often breaks into dance moves that mesmerize the audience.
Backed by The Bang’s dynamic guitarist, Chris Hanna, along side animated bassist
Joel Geist, and the newest addition, Mark Di Benedetto (Mr. Deebs) on drums, this band
has an incredible force of magnetic energy! Their exciting and entertaining live performances have built up a huge following of die-hard supporters and fans over the past few years. With over 20 U.S.Tours, two International Tours, and supporting slots for
Blues Traveler, Marcy Playground, Cheap Trick and many more, these guys have proven
they can rock the house in front of thousands of people.

With the release of their new self-titled EP in 2009, the buzz is building fast, including the recent pickup of their dynamic single “Just for One Night,” by Los Angeles’ influential rock radio station KSWD-FM, 100.3 The Sound, where it is currently ranked at #5 in the new music rotation.