Jazz gangster movie, Rod Buckner dove, trumpet in hand, behind the drum set to avoid the storm of bullets hitting the stage. Fresh out of college in the early 70's, Buckner was gigging around Denver every night with a 10 piece band, jamming hard on Isley Brothers and Tower of Power grooves. No one was seriously injured, but Buckner did catch a round in his knee as he dove for safety.
"Buckylove" as Rod is known in Denver, survived that gig, bullets and all, and together with his brother, Ron "Bsix" Buckner, formed the 8 piece funk/jazz machine known as BUCKNER FUNKEN JAZZ. BFJ has built a solid reputation at the best Colorado venues for their well honed, supremely funky stage show. BFJ Delivers Old School Funk with such authenticity and intensity, They are known to keep the crowd funken for hours - nonstop. Their sets can blow up the party or implode with quiet intensity, seamlessly transitioning through Miles and Monk to Maceo, and back again.
Buckner Funken Jazz is a true original-recipe, old school funk band. BFJ earned its Funk pedigree by mixing funk grooves and well honed jazz into the stankiest, funkiest, grooviest stage- pounding party show in Denver. BFJ is available for your private party or event, just hit us up.
Erica Brown has worked with some of the finest artists in the country, and has shared stages with B.B. King, Al Green, Delbert McClinton, Tab Benoit, Kenny Neal, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Bob Margolin, Bernard Allison, and Larry McCray.
Her vocals were featured in the Sony Pictures movies, “The Fan”, with Wesley Snipes and Robert DeNiro in 1996, And in 2005, the acclaimed CD “African Wind” released by the Northern Blues Label. She lent her voice to several tracks of, the 2006 CD “Smoke and Mirrors” released by MojoHand Records. In 2008 and 2009, Erica sang on the CDs “Beautiful Day” by IBC Winner Lionel Young, Americana Rockers Slim Cessna’ Auto Club’s best-seller “Cipher”, and Rock Genius Xiren’s CD “Trip-R”.
Lonnie Hill & Hideaway Band
LONNIE HILL THE MULTI-TALENTED SONGWRITER,PRODUCER, VOCALIST AND MUSICIAN BLAZED A POWERFUL ROAD INTO THE MUSIC WORLD THAT EVEN TODAY SHOWS NO SIGNS OF ENDING. LONNIE BORN IN TYLER TEXAS PRECCEDED HIS MOVE INTO THE GOSPEL WORLD HE BECAME ONE OF THE FIRST MEMBERS OF THE GOSPEL KEYNOTES AND WROTE HIT SONGS DON'T LOOK BACK, WE NEED PRAYER. AND MANY MORE THAT WAS ON TOP OF THE GOSPEL CHARTS. LONNIE ALSO SHARED THE STAGE WITH OTHER WELL- KNOWN ARTIST SUCH AS JAMES CLEVELAND , THE FAMOUS STAPLE SINGERS , THE MIGHTY CLOUDS OF JOY AND THE MULTI-TALENTED STEVIE WONDER, EDWARD HAWKINS , ISACC HAYES LOOSE ENDS AND MANY MANY MORE! LONNIE DECIDED THAT HE WANTED TO EXPLORE MORE THAN THE GOSPEL INDUSTRY. AS HE MADE THE TRANSITION FROM GOSPEL TO RHYTHM AND BLUES , LONNIE RELEASED HIS FIRST ALBUM ENTITLED YOU GOT ME RUNNING WITH HIS HIT SINGLES GALVESTON BAY AND COULD IT BE LOVE BACKGROUND VOCALS INCLUDE PHILLIP BAILEY. HIS SINGLES WERE AT THE TOP OF THE CHARTS FOR 12 WEEKS IN ENGLAND,ALSO PERFORMED WITH A MULTITUDE OF FAMOUS ARTIST IN ENGALAND ON THE SOLID SOUL SHOW. NOW LONNIE FEELS THAT IT IS TIME ONCE AGAIN TO FILL YOUR HEARTS WITH HIS SOULFUL SOUNDS. HILLSHIDEAWAY MUSIC PRESENTS TO YOU LONNIE'S NEWEST CD BACK ON THE SCENE.
Cadillac Grip is a band that is funk proud and ready to rock. Started in a basement in Boulder Colorado six musicians with a love of New Orleans syle music got together and have been blending modern rock and funk beats with classic New Orleans flavor. Now Cadillac Grip is ready to hit the town of Denver and bring the party!