The band is steeped in the bluesy, country rock, Tex Mex western swing and rockabilly style that has never gone away, and will always be popular with crowds looking for a great time!
Definitely an Americana edge too! How about The Fabulous Thunderbirds? Los Lobos? Texas Tornados? The Mavericks?
All fantastic songwriters and performers that the Hornets take their influences from.
Good music, played well, will always have an audience, and The Buzzin Hornets have the 'years on the road' experience to make sure that each gig is a memorable one!
Some of the songs we play.....they may not all be instantly recognisable....but you will hear them and think, WOW, I know how that goes, I remember that one!
Ed is the founder of the band, and was the driving force behind the original F1 rockers, The Pitstop Boogie Boys, which evolved into the Buzzin Hornets back in the '90's with Eddie Jordan.
Known as 'Rocksteddie', Ed is a straight ahead, no frills drummer, who has been in and around the Midlands scene for many years. Bands such as The Quik, The GT's, The Little Band, T Ford and the Sunkings, Guilty Party, Zoo Q have all seen Ed on the drum stool. He has also depped for many bands such as The Steve Gibbons Band, Trevor Burton Band, Rebecca Downes, The Delray Rockets, The Straight Aces, Maz Mitrenko Band. A good, reliable player, and an enthusiastic organiser!!
Chris is the epitome of a professional blues musician, Playing with Tommy Allen, Steve ‘Big Man’ Clayton and from time to time on the road backing top US bluesmen Tommy McCoy, Paul Byrd, Jimmy Griswold and Big George Brock. He is also a regular choice bassman with The Mighty Houserockers and The Bushbury’s.
Previously he fronted Memphis in the Meantime with Mark Shaw, and he is also well known on the blues circuit as the bass player with Ian Parker, Mumbo Jumbo and other groups too numerous to mention.
Bob is not only an exceptional vocalist, but also a multi instrumentalist too!! Mainly playing both acoustic and electric guitar, he also adds some great banjo picking on sone of the Hornets songs, and can add some keyboards when needed.
Bob combines his work with the Hornets together with his solo gigs, and also with his longtime country band, Knoxville Highway.
When we decided to include some Mavericks songs in our set, it was alsways going to be tough to replicate the great Raul Malo...but we now have our own version in the UK!
Rob is the newest member of the band, and the youngest!! He is a fine player in his own right, but as the son of one of the very best guitarists ever produced in the Midlands, Pete Oliver, then he has the very best pedigree....and a lot to live up to, and he is indeed a chip off the old block. Rob really excels with the country styles of Vince Gill and many other similar American players. He's a good guy to have around!!