Rock, Throw Back Rock and Roll, Rock and Roll, and Americanal
The Buzzhounds have shared the stage with the Stray Cats, Les Paul, Buddy Guy, and many more. They have also performed on national TV + radio.
The BuzzHounds have appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival, The Chicago Rock and Roll Marathon, the NXNW Music Festival, the Wakarusa Music Festival, Edison Park Fest, Naperville Ribfest, the Galena Music Festival, Taste of Chicago and more. They have played the Double Door, House of Blues, Hard Rock Live Chicago, Brauerhouse Live, the Metro, Reggies, Durty Nellies, The Wire, The Beat Kitchen, Liar’s Club, Martyrs, and many other fantastic venues in the Midwest and abroad.
This band’s live show is unique. They perform hits from the 50’s 60’s 70’s and 80’s with a rearranged theme and a rockabilly swing beat. They also have 5 original records under their belt.
Their live set includes covers by Chuck Berry, Johnny Cash, Elvis, the Doors, the Stray Cats, Dick Dale, the Beach Boys to name a few. They also do original “throwback” arrangements of songs from the Beastie Boys, John Denver, Robert Palmer, Depeche Mode, Chris Isaac, ACDC, the Monkees, Van Halen, The Ventures, Lady Gaga and many others. Their show is a party, and the crowd will dance!
The BuzzHounds have recorded 5 full length records since forming in 2012. 2013’s “Weapons of Mass Seduction”, 2015’s “Live and Electrified”, 2017’s “Hat Trick” 2018’s “Dangerous Ride”, and their latest “Go Chicago Go”
“Go Chicago Go” showcases a fun and lively side of the band. “These days, we want people to dance, and have a great time”, says Jeff Manga, the band’s front man and songwriter. “Our latest batch of songs has a throw back rockabilly vibe and a swing boogie beat that is easy to receive and very fun. The new songs are an absolute blast to play live, and this was by far the most fun we have ever had making a record.” With song titles like “Her Daddy Wants to Kill Me”, “We’re all Buzzin'”, “Chicago Go Go” , and “Cold Beer and Whiskey” to name a few, the BuzzHounds 5th studio record is a first class ticket to FunVille.
The BuzzHounds have appeared on national television and radio, being featured on Fox’s nationally syndicated “Mancow” television show hosted by Eric “Mancow” Muller in Chicago, twice. The band has been featured on 106.3 WRFZ New York, 103.9 WFXF Chicago, and 107.9 KFMW (Rock 108) Iowa, and have been showcased on iheart radio and the 365 radio network.
The BuzzHounds are: Jeff Manga (Guitars and Vocals) Marko Lira (Drums) and Bob Miller (Bass)The BuzzHounds are: Jeff Manga (Guitars and Vocals) Marko Lira (Drums) and Bob Miller (Bass)
“The BuzzHounds Boogie with New Release !” -The Northwest Herald.
“Put on Your Dancin’ Shoes with the BuzzHounds!” – The Chicago Tribune.
“Go Chicago Go” is a Bonafide Chicago Anthem ! “- Chicago Sound Check
“The Buzz is all about the BuzzHounds….the New Record is Awesome… A Rockabilly Royale!” - Chicago Rocks Magazine.
“Licks and vocal gymnastics pinched from the greats”
– Jeff Berkwits of The Illinois Entertainer.
“Carriers of the torch of a storied Chicago scene.”
– Kellie Levans of the Milwaukee Examiner.