Float Like A Buffalo
Based out of Denver, Float Like A Buffalo’s sound can be described as a Funk Rock band, with blues and folk influences. This brings together an intoxicating sound that is sure to get you up and dancing to the beat. “One of the most exciting bands that we have heard!” They are known for the incredibly high energy they bring to their shows, which has earned them a loyal local fan base that will follow them anywhere.
Cory Pearman (lead vocals, rhythm guitar) and Garrett Achten (backup vocals, percussion) had a budding new friendship that started over music. Together, they started The Shower Curtains in late 2014, and shortly thereafter, brought in Garrett’s childhood friends Jason Clukies (backup vocals, bass) and Evan Crabdree (backup vocals, lead guitar) to funk things up. When they added drummer Phil Pleckham (backup vocals, drums) in early 2016, they knew they had something special. The newest additions of the blazing horns are Luke Story (saxophone, trumpet) and Cory “Beef” Meier (trombone) were brought in during the Spring of 2017 to solidify their special blend of funk rock.
Float Like A Buffalo was recently nominated for “Best Funk Band” by Denver’s Westword Magazine and will be performing at this years Westword Music Showcase on June 23rd at La Rumba at 2:30pm in the afternoon. Click here to vote for us!
In the early summer of 2016, FLaB won the “Westword’s Best of The West” hosted by Herman’s Hideaway for that year. Out of over 80 of Colorado’s best local bands, they made it to the finals as underdogs and won the title “Best Of The West”. The band then went on to open the main stage at the Westword Music Festival in June of 2016 opening for bands such as Dillon Francis, Cold War Kids, New Politics, Brick + Mortar, Matt and Kim, and local favorites 888. The band continued their winning ways by taking the “Demo Derby” hosted by DJ Nerf from 93.3 KTCL. Afterwards they were interviewed on air by DJ Nerf while having a couple of select songs played from their debut EP “Enjoy The Ride”, which was released in September of 2016.