Monday, January 04, 2021

Bonney & Buzz



Bill Bonney played Fender bass for The Fentones, an instrumental band from Norwich, England.
Tracks like "The Mexican" and "The Breeze and I" have become icons in the instrumental hall of fame.
Pete "Buzz" Miller a.k.a Big Boy Pete formed a band grown out the skiffle phenomenon called The Offbeats .
In 1961 he joined another Norwich band called The Jaywalkers releasing a slew of instrumental records at
Decca records with hits like "Can Can 62" and "Totem Pole".
Four decades later, in 2004, both met online and decided to form a band.

Bonney & Buzz have have delivered three albums for Double Crown filled with exquisite rock n' roll instrumentals ..
(https://www.doublecrownrecords.com/bonney-buzz/)

Rock-ola 2005

Two UK guitar legends from the 60's are together for the first time on this fabulous new CD. Rock-Ola features Bill Bonney of The Fentones ("The Mexican" and "The Breeze & I") and Pete "Buzz" Miller ("Can Can 62" and "Totem Pole"). Buzz was also half of the Shig & Buzz project that released the CD Double Diamonds on Shag's Mai Tai Records label in the mid-90's. Rock-Ola contains twelve more "diamonds", with a smooth, deep Euro-instro sound not too removed from The Shadows, but dense with mystery and intrigue. 


Bang it Again 2008

Bonney & Buzz are back with their second CD for Double Crown - a 17 track classic! The duo features Bill Bonney of The Fentones ('The Mexican' and 'The Breeze & I') and Pete 'Buzz' Miller ('Can Can 62' and 'Totem Pole'), who was also half of the popular Shig & Buzz duo. They are joined by a bunch of accomplished musicians on drums, bass and percussion. You'll find seventeen surf / Euro-instro classics! 


Play Rough 2012

Bonney & Buzz have delivered yet another album filled with exquisite rock n' roll instrumentals. The duo features Bill Bonney of The Fentones ("The Mexican" and "The Breeze & I") and Pete "Buzz" Miller ("Can Can 62" and "Totem Pole"), who was also half of the popular Shig & Buzz duo. This time they go a for a darker, more menacing sound as they "play rough" with twelve original guitar and 6-string bass twangers. Guaranteed to appeal to fans of surf, instro rock and Euro-instro sounds. Cover art comes from Ferenc Dobronyi (Frankie & The Poolboys/Pollo Del Mar/The TomorrowMen).





 

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