Sex and baked beans and used cars... The Buffet, is a storytelling punk rock outfit from the home of brewing Burton upon Trent in the middle of the Midlands in the UK. Fast, loud and fun, with tunes that you can sing along with straight away, The Buffet has been described as ‘Idles meets Blur then jumps into bed for a fumble with the early Arctic Monkeys.’ The Buffet was born when Dave House (vox and guitars) and Bez Berry (bass) met at uni. Riffs and laughs followed. The Buffet developed over the years as a collective of Midlands musicians playing bars and having fun. The band became a regular on the local scene and played the big stage at the F1 event at Silverstone in 2017/18/19. The lineup formalised in 2019 with Rich Enion (drums) and Andi Jepson (vox and lead guitars) joining. As a four-piece, the band took the tunes that had developed in Dave's head, halved them in length, and doubled them in tempo. The Buffet as it is now, came to life. 2022 has been massive, recording the EP 'Anxiety Project' over a sleep free four days at Giant Wafer Studios in Wales, and releasing the tracks to some great reviews. Dave's Used Cars, the first single from the EP appeared on BBC Introducing, Radio X, Amazing Radio and over 60 more radio shows worldwide. On his X-Posure show, John Kennedy called it 'a catchy little number' in his best DJ voice. The band starts 2023 with a live session at BBC Radio and are back at Giant Wafer recording new material in February.
I met the Jamma crew at a gig in Manchester, and after getting to know them was invited to be the regional 'Jambassador' for Essex, UK. As an artist it's been great and they really helped me to push my latest single. As a 'Jambassador; they sent me a ton of free merch and personalised business cards and pay for me to check out gigs in my region to sign up artists and venues! I also was invited to perform on their professionally filmed podcast series, 'The Jamma Show' which was not only great fun but also a great way to get my music out to my fans!
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The Crooked 45
I registered with Jamma before the launch and I was lucky enough to perform at their '331' launch event. Since going live I have used the website to build an artist page and upload all my content as well as connect to find paid gigs! It's super easy to use and they have always been there to support me whenever needed. Not only have I found paid work, but I have also been featured on podcasts and various special marketing projects which have been great for exposure, especially in these uncertain times. Jamma also takes 0% commission on anything I earn through the platform, and it's even free to use right now!
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