The Buzzkill All-Stars

The Buzzkill All-Stars

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It's rock n' roll that draws influences from pop, punk and jazz, with talented musicianship that will appeal to seasoned artists, and hooks and grooves that will appeal to their 15-year old daughters.

Biography

The Buzzkill All-Stars combine infectuous melodies with high energy and smart lyrics to create music that will get your blood racing, your feet tapping and your mind humming. Guitarist Scott Wolfson and drummer Dan Weiss mix their song writing chemistry with a splash of tasty keyboards from Travis Buono and a generous helping of hard driving bass from Vin Fiorillo to get a recipie for tunes with heat, heart and hooks.

Scott Wolfson has been performing and recording since he was 13 years old, and for the last 17 years in New York City. A graduate of NYU, he majored in musical performance and minored in music theory and composition. His songwriting strives to combine the wit and wisdom of Elvis Costello, Paul Simon, and Tom Waits with the pop sensibilites of Squeeze, XTC, and Crowded House. His unique voice and stylings add another dimension to the already strong musicianship of the band.

Contrary to myths and legends, Dan Weiss was not born with drum sticks in his hands, but his rhythmic kicking while in the womb was a sign of what was to come. Dan picked up his first pair of drumsticks 17 years ago, and has played a wide range of music, including rock, pop, blues and jazz. Citing influences from Keith Moon to Carter Beauford, Dan's drumming is creative and hard-hitting, and sets a solid foundation for The Buzzkill All-Stars to build on.

Vinnie Fiorillo has had an instrument in his hand since the age of 5. Vinnie's approach to playing bass is rooted in jazz, motown and blues, learning to play from the great jazz bassist Milt "The Judge" Hinton. His influences include James Jamerson, Oscar Petiford, Charlie Mingus, and Hinton. Vinnie has studied and jammed with jazz greats including Ed Shaunessy, Pat Labarbara, Buddy Baker and Milt Hinton. Besides being an accomplished bassist, Vinnie is also a classically trained cellist. Vinnie holds a bachelor of Music in cello performance from the University of Miami, and a Master of Music from the Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore. After a fruitful 12 year career with his cello Vinnie decided to trade in his bow and pick up his bass to be the bottom presence of The Buzzkill All-Stars.

Travis Buono started playing classical piano at the tender young age of six. While at Dartmouth, he studied jazz piano and theory/composition, played in numerous jazz and funk groups and was a founding member of the a capella group the Dartmouth Cords. Travis draws upon his extensive experience to bring The Buzzkill All-Stars to another level through clever and high-energy lead lines.

The Buzzkill All-Stars blend their influences to create an original and eclectic sound. Be careful, once you invite The Buzzkill All-Stars into your head, they may never leave.

Lyrics

White-Hot Lightning

Written By: Scott L. Wolfson

Whenever youÕre near
ThereÕs a devil in my ear
YouÕre so frightening
Like white-hot lightning
And I find
YouÕre the punishing kind
It ainÕt that easy to see

So burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
Burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
I learn, baby, learn, baby, baby
YouÕre gonna rise again

So burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
Burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
I learn, baby, learn, baby, baby
YouÕre gonna rise again
YouÕre gonna rise again

I know that weÕre friends
But you burn me at both ends
YouÕre so scary
Pure incendiary
Though I know
ItÕs a helluva show
It wonÕt take much to melt me

So burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
Burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
I learn, baby, learn, baby, baby
YouÕre gonna rise again

So burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
Burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
I learn, baby, learn, baby, baby
YouÕre gonna rise again
YouÕre gonna rise again


Whenever youÕre near
ThereÕs a devil in my ear
YouÕre so frightening
Like white-hot lightningÉ

So burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
Burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
I learn, baby, learn, baby, baby
YouÕre gonna rise again

So burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
Burn, baby, burn, baby, baby
I learn, baby, learn, baby, baby
YouÕre gonna rise again
YouÕre gonna rise again
YouÕre gonna rise again

Less than Perfect

Written By: Scott L. Wolfson and Dan Weiss

IÕm looking for a good substitution
From the pictures in a magazine
I know itÕs not the best damn solution
ItÕs the paper form of mental prostitution
But itÕs better than the image on my TV screen

Oh
Less than perfect
She was
Oh
Less than perfect
Oh
She could never satisfy me

They gave us such a hard act to follow
Model citizens and beauty queens
I know that it might be hard to swallow
But believe me itÕs not hard to be this shallow
It plays everyday around the world on movie screens

Oh
Less than perfect
She was
Oh
Less than perfect
Oh
She could never satisfy me

Oh
ThereÕs got to be better than this
And oh
Passion from each stolen kiss
And oh
Ten steps to make her love me
When I donÕt love her

Oh
Less than perfect
She was
Oh
Less than perfect
Oh
She could never satisfy me

Discography

The five song EP can be played over the web by visiting our website: http://www.thebuzzkillallstars.com.

The songs are as follows:

White-Hot Lightning
Less than Perfect
In So Low
Sugarfree Kiss
Charlotte Cries

Set List

Originals:

Charlotte Cries
Sugarfree Kiss
Bad for You
Cigarettes
In So Low
unBeautiful
Disappearing Ink
You Turn Me Around
A Girl Like That
Fight
White-Hot Lightning
Less than Perfect

Potential Covers:

American Idiot - Green Day
Keep Fishin' - Weezer
(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding - Elvis Costello and The Attractions
Friday I'm in Love - The Cure
Anyway You Want It - Journey