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THE BUZZ is a good time party – dance band that plays everyone’s favorite hits from the past through the present. They are sure to make your party or event a huge success with a song list that includes well known songs ranging from the 50’s right up to todays current hits, in many styles including oldies, funk, disco, motown, southern rock, classic rock and modern rock. The Buzz will be happy to customize a song list just for your event. The BUZZ and are known for their professionalism, outstanding musical ability and crowd pleasing show.
The BUZZ is made up of four music veterans who’s credits include MTV videos, albums on Atlantic Records, performances on nationally televised TV commercials, countless studio sessions, and thousands of live performances.
The Brothers Lafitte, a Cajun/Creole quartet with roots in Louisiana, Texas and France. Sporting a fiddle and accordion front line, and backed by guitar, slide, and upright bass, the Brothers Lafitte dig deeply into the rhythms and melodies of Acadian Louisiana, carrying on the French music repertoire of the classic Cajun and Creole groups. You can't help but dance and celebrate when hearing this music played with authenticity by pros … and sung in Cajun French. It's as close as you can get to the bayou in Texas! The group is made up of Peter Schwarz on fiddle and vocals. Peter is a founding member of Steve Riley & the Mamou Playboys. Joining him on accordion, dulcitar and vocals is Serge Laine, a native of France and former member of File, Bayou Beaujolais, and Poor Man's Fortune. Providing rhythm and slide guitar backup is Mark Viator, an Austin singer/songwriter and guitarist who has worked and recorded with Rue La-La, Slaid Cleaves, Bobby Bridger and others. A perfect addition to any crawfish boil, party, or wedding needing that Louisiana element … The Brothers Lafitte. Laissez Les Bon Temps Roulez!
Born in Dallas, raised in San Antonio, lived 15 years in Lubbock and a huge part of the Austin scene the last 18 years, accordianist Ponty Bone is, after all, completely unique…just like Texas. To define his style of music in a word most often used is “awesome.”
Playing the accoridion all his life has given him chops enough to mix his Texas blues with Louisiana Zydeco and, then mix Mexical or Caribbean rhythms with is very own originals. And, speaking of those originals, it must be said that there’s not a more positive, danceable, writer working who sitll often takes on political or philosophical subject matter.
Austin, Texas hasnt been the same since Jet Set Zydeco hit the scene in the Spring of 1998. The bands unique pop-inflected zydeco has kept everyone dancing. Local nightclubs, weddings and corporate parties–Jet Set Zydeco has been eager to please these partying crowds across Austin for nearly two years. No wonder their official motto is “Music for the Sitting-Still Impaired”.
Jet Set Zydeco has established itself in the Austin music scene, playing at Antones, Continental Club, Liberty Lunch, Threadgills, World Headquarters, Stubbs, Black Cat Lounge, Electric Lounge, and Central Market. One of their most memorable shows was “The Night of the Living Accordion” at Threadgills when Jet Set Zydeco shared the bill with Grammy winning accordionist Joel Guzman and Cajun music prodigy Kevin Naquin.
Jet Set Zydecos music is influenced and rooted in the great musicians from Southern Louisiana, including Boozoo Chavis, Geno Delafose, Beau Jocque, and Zydeco Force. Yet with their high energy, Zydeco based pop has a sound all its own. In Austin, they have shared the bill with Brave Combo, Gluf Coast Playboys, Los Aztex, Rosie Ledet, Bayou Beaujolais, Hot Club of Cowtown, Kevin Naquin, & the Ossun Playboys, and Chapattal.
Jet Set Zydeco plans include taking its motto and zydeco music on the road int Texas and Lousiana. You will hear more from them… and when you do, don forget to put on your dancing shoes.