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The Bravuras

Rank #1 US Buffalo, NY Blues / Traditional / Rock 'N' Roll

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Sounds Like: BB King, Joe Cocker, The Doors, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Label: Mark Records, Blues Musician's Club

Manager: John Puccio

Bio: John "J. Bones" Puccio - Lead Vocalist, Songwriter. Puccio has appeared at the Bitter End, Cafe Wha, Kenny's Castaways, Lone Star Cafe, to name a few. He has performed Michael Packer, Corky Laing, Odetta, and Paul Butterfield. Puccio has opened for Albert Collins, Paul Butterfield Blues band, Sav... See Full Bio

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Twitter_icon_for_status: The Bravuras has a show on 10/22/2014 at 07:00 PM @ Flying Turtles Bar & Res... in Kenmore, NY http://t.co/2uHRe78l1Q #concert

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  • Wed

    Oct 22


    Kenmore, NY, US | 7:00pm
    Wed Oct 22 7:00pm

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    Beginning October 22nd, 2014 October 22nd & 29th November 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th ( Thanksgiving Eve.) December 3rd, 10th, 17th, ( No Show Christmas Eve) New Years Eve Find out why so many folks love this show! Every Wednesday Night Blues with the Bravuras 7:00 pm -9:00pm join us for an early evening of the blues...come early and have a great meal...or order during the show...terrific & generous Menu... The Bravuras perform Live Blues Music @ FLYING TURTLES Every Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No Cover Charge. 1641 Military Road, Kenmore, NY 14217 (716) 876-2884 The Bravuras: John "J. Bones" Puccio - Lead Vocalist, Songwriter. Puccio has appeared in NYC at the Bitter End, Cafe Wha, Kenny's Castaways, Lone Star Café & has opened for Albert Collins,Paul Butterfield Blues band, and James Cotton, Savoy Brown. John P Hufford Sr. (Huff) - Guitarist, harmonica, vocals, songwriter. He plays a solid rhythm guitar and a unique brand of harpwork. Felix Mayer (Fee) – Lead Guitarist – ‘The Big Cheese’; Felix was lucky to be born into a very musical Family, both of his parents played in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has played in local bands; Beginnings, & Taxi. Jerry Bass – Drummer- brings his impressive skills to the band. Old School specialist with the "Buffalo Shuffle" style fits like a glove. Billy Phillips – Bassist- has brought his smooth style and "walking bass" technique to the band. Tony Grisanti - Tenor Sax- Simply the best saxman in town! PRESS: "Enjoy "...full-bore electric Chicago blues of the Bravuras" "Searing Chicago-style electric blues, of the sort tailor-made for dancing. These guys are Buffalo's own version of Little Charlie & the Nightcats." By Jeff Miers, Buffalo News Music Critic 1-13-2012 "The Bravuras demonstrate their complete understanding of traditional blues styles on this CD. Any blues music fan will undoubtedly enjoy this great CD. The second track, Oh Pretty Woman, starts off with John Puccio's solid and passionate vocal stylings. Johns blues shouting and expressive growls add to his already strong vocals. The guitars work together to create a melodic and funky guitar track, the distorted lead guitar is cool but not overbearing. Johns vocals end the song on a high note. " link www.jotellwnymusic.blogspot.com, Jerry's Blues by the Bravuras CD Review "Hot blues done old school is the best description of the style of music The Bravuras play on their new release Jerry's Blues. Old school blues would refer to the likes of Willie Dixon, Howling Wolf and Jimmy Reed to name a few. The band (John "J. Bones" Puccio-lead vocals, Mi Felix Mayer-guitar and John P. Hufford Sr-guitar, are all longtime performers of the local scene The Bravuras turn "Key to the Highway" into a slowed down country blues shuffle with Valby lending help with piano on this track as well. The title cut "Jerry's Blues" is another outstanding cut on the disc. The Jerry in the title is Jerry Reen who was a charter member of The Rods and Customs Car Club of Buffalo. His untimely death fifteen years ago was behind the wheel of the 1934 Ford featured on the cover. The car has been restored and now honors Jerry's memory and old school philosophy. For more on Jerry's Blues and The Bravuras go to " Bob Silvestri - e-mail: bobsilvestri@bestofwny.com, Best of WNY Buffalo's own road song I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED JOHN PUCCIO I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD ON THAT LONELY SRETCH OF HIGHWAY HEADIN’ SOUTH FROM BUFFALO RUNNING DOWN THE 90 LOOKIN FOR SOME PEACE OF MIND RUNNING DOWN THE 90 LOOKIN FOR SOME PEACE OF MIND I WILL NEVER STOP MY ROAMIN, HEADING FOR THE PA LINE INST. SOLO I’M WORN AND I’M WEARY, AND I WEEP AND WONDER WHY I’M WORN AND I’M WEARY, AND I WEEP AND WONDER WHY ALL MY BEGGIN AND MY PLEADIN’, YOU WOULD NOT GIVE ME ONE MORE TRY I’M WITHERED AND I’M WORRIED AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO I’M WITHERED AND I’M WORRIED AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO MY LIFE IS TOPSY TURVY AND IT’S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU INST. SOLO SEARCHING FOR MY NEW LIFE AND THE PAST IS WASTED TIME SEARCHING FOR MY NEW LIFE AND THE PAST IS WASTED TIME MY HEADLIGHTS SHINE AHEAD AND THE TAILIGHTS ALL BEHIND END I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD ON THAT LONELY SRETCH OF HIGHWAY….STOP…. HEADIN’ SOUTH FROM BUFFALO Click to play Bravuras Songs from ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/3445730

  • Wed

    Oct 29


    Kenmore, NY, US | 7:00pm
    Wed Oct 29 7:00pm

    Details

    Beginning October 22nd, 2014 October 22nd & 29th November 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th ( Thanksgiving Eve.) December 3rd, 10th, 17th, ( No Show Christmas Eve) New Years Eve Find out why so many folks love this show! Every Wednesday Night Blues with the Bravuras 7:00 pm -9:00pm join us for an early evening of the blues...come early and have a great meal...or order during the show...terrific & generous Menu... The Bravuras perform Live Blues Music @ FLYING TURTLES Every Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No Cover Charge. 1641 Military Road, Kenmore, NY 14217 (716) 876-2884 The Bravuras: John "J. Bones" Puccio - Lead Vocalist, Songwriter. Puccio has appeared in NYC at the Bitter End, Cafe Wha, Kenny's Castaways, Lone Star Café & has opened for Albert Collins,Paul Butterfield Blues band, and James Cotton, Savoy Brown. John P Hufford Sr. (Huff) - Guitarist, harmonica, vocals, songwriter. He plays a solid rhythm guitar and a unique brand of harpwork. Felix Mayer (Fee) – Lead Guitarist – ‘The Big Cheese’; Felix was lucky to be born into a very musical Family, both of his parents played in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has played in local bands; Beginnings, & Taxi. Jerry Bass – Drummer- brings his impressive skills to the band. Old School specialist with the "Buffalo Shuffle" style fits like a glove. Billy Phillips – Bassist- has brought his smooth style and "walking bass" technique to the band. Tony Grisanti - Tenor Sax- Simply the best saxman in town! PRESS: "Enjoy "...full-bore electric Chicago blues of the Bravuras" "Searing Chicago-style electric blues, of the sort tailor-made for dancing. These guys are Buffalo's own version of Little Charlie & the Nightcats." By Jeff Miers, Buffalo News Music Critic 1-13-2012 "The Bravuras demonstrate their complete understanding of traditional blues styles on this CD. Any blues music fan will undoubtedly enjoy this great CD. The second track, Oh Pretty Woman, starts off with John Puccio's solid and passionate vocal stylings. Johns blues shouting and expressive growls add to his already strong vocals. The guitars work together to create a melodic and funky guitar track, the distorted lead guitar is cool but not overbearing. Johns vocals end the song on a high note. " link www.jotellwnymusic.blogspot.com, Jerry's Blues by the Bravuras CD Review "Hot blues done old school is the best description of the style of music The Bravuras play on their new release Jerry's Blues. Old school blues would refer to the likes of Willie Dixon, Howling Wolf and Jimmy Reed to name a few. The band (John "J. Bones" Puccio-lead vocals, Mi Felix Mayer-guitar and John P. Hufford Sr-guitar, are all longtime performers of the local scene The Bravuras turn "Key to the Highway" into a slowed down country blues shuffle with Valby lending help with piano on this track as well. The title cut "Jerry's Blues" is another outstanding cut on the disc. The Jerry in the title is Jerry Reen who was a charter member of The Rods and Customs Car Club of Buffalo. His untimely death fifteen years ago was behind the wheel of the 1934 Ford featured on the cover. The car has been restored and now honors Jerry's memory and old school philosophy. For more on Jerry's Blues and The Bravuras go to " Bob Silvestri - e-mail: bobsilvestri@bestofwny.com, Best of WNY Buffalo's own road song I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED JOHN PUCCIO I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD ON THAT LONELY SRETCH OF HIGHWAY HEADIN’ SOUTH FROM BUFFALO RUNNING DOWN THE 90 LOOKIN FOR SOME PEACE OF MIND RUNNING DOWN THE 90 LOOKIN FOR SOME PEACE OF MIND I WILL NEVER STOP MY ROAMIN, HEADING FOR THE PA LINE INST. SOLO I’M WORN AND I’M WEARY, AND I WEEP AND WONDER WHY I’M WORN AND I’M WEARY, AND I WEEP AND WONDER WHY ALL MY BEGGIN AND MY PLEADIN’, YOU WOULD NOT GIVE ME ONE MORE TRY I’M WITHERED AND I’M WORRIED AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO I’M WITHERED AND I’M WORRIED AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO MY LIFE IS TOPSY TURVY AND IT’S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU INST. SOLO SEARCHING FOR MY NEW LIFE AND THE PAST IS WASTED TIME SEARCHING FOR MY NEW LIFE AND THE PAST IS WASTED TIME MY HEADLIGHTS SHINE AHEAD AND THE TAILIGHTS ALL BEHIND END I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD ON THAT LONELY SRETCH OF HIGHWAY….STOP…. HEADIN’ SOUTH FROM BUFFALO Click to play Bravuras Songs from ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/3445730

  • Sat

    Nov 1


    Depew, NY, US | 6:00pm

    Depew, NY, US
    Sat Nov 01 6:00pm

    Details

    The Bravuras are hosting 4 Blues / Dance Parties at The Cove This dance floor is full coverage...in a really nice Tiki style Venue This place is made for DANCING Saturday August 23, 2014 - 6pm - 10pm Saturday Sept.27th, 2014 - 6pm - 10pm Saturday Nov., 1st, 2014 - 6pm - 10pm Saturday Dec.,13, 2014 - 6pm - 10pm Show Details: Live performance by the Bravuras 6-10 pm this Saturday The Cove, (Formerly Pages Paradise Island) located at 4701 Transit Rd, Depew NY 14043. The Cove features: -A great CV dance floor - great sound - Easy Parking - Casual eatery, offering pizzas, wings, subs, and platters. - Extensive seafood restaurant, several banquet rooms for any occasion, whether a casual tropical-themed gathering to a 200+ formal event a newly constructed banquet room.

  • Wed

    Nov 5


    Kenmore, NY, US | 7:00pm
    Wed Nov 05 7:00pm

    Details

    Beginning October 22nd, 2014 October 22nd & 29th November 5th, 12th, 19th & 26th ( Thanksgiving Eve.) December 3rd, 10th, 17th, ( No Show Christmas Eve) New Years Eve Find out why so many folks love this show! Every Wednesday Night Blues with the Bravuras 7:00 pm -9:00pm join us for an early evening of the blues...come early and have a great meal...or order during the show...terrific & generous Menu... The Bravuras perform Live Blues Music @ FLYING TURTLES Every Wednesday 7:00 – 9:00 pm. No Cover Charge. 1641 Military Road, Kenmore, NY 14217 (716) 876-2884 The Bravuras: John "J. Bones" Puccio - Lead Vocalist, Songwriter. Puccio has appeared in NYC at the Bitter End, Cafe Wha, Kenny's Castaways, Lone Star Café & has opened for Albert Collins,Paul Butterfield Blues band, and James Cotton, Savoy Brown. John P Hufford Sr. (Huff) - Guitarist, harmonica, vocals, songwriter. He plays a solid rhythm guitar and a unique brand of harpwork. Felix Mayer (Fee) – Lead Guitarist – ‘The Big Cheese’; Felix was lucky to be born into a very musical Family, both of his parents played in the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra. He has played in local bands; Beginnings, & Taxi. Jerry Bass – Drummer- brings his impressive skills to the band. Old School specialist with the "Buffalo Shuffle" style fits like a glove. Billy Phillips – Bassist- has brought his smooth style and "walking bass" technique to the band. Tony Grisanti - Tenor Sax- Simply the best saxman in town! PRESS: "Enjoy "...full-bore electric Chicago blues of the Bravuras" "Searing Chicago-style electric blues, of the sort tailor-made for dancing. These guys are Buffalo's own version of Little Charlie & the Nightcats." By Jeff Miers, Buffalo News Music Critic 1-13-2012 "The Bravuras demonstrate their complete understanding of traditional blues styles on this CD. Any blues music fan will undoubtedly enjoy this great CD. The second track, Oh Pretty Woman, starts off with John Puccio's solid and passionate vocal stylings. Johns blues shouting and expressive growls add to his already strong vocals. The guitars work together to create a melodic and funky guitar track, the distorted lead guitar is cool but not overbearing. Johns vocals end the song on a high note. " link www.jotellwnymusic.blogspot.com, Jerry's Blues by the Bravuras CD Review "Hot blues done old school is the best description of the style of music The Bravuras play on their new release Jerry's Blues. Old school blues would refer to the likes of Willie Dixon, Howling Wolf and Jimmy Reed to name a few. The band (John "J. Bones" Puccio-lead vocals, Mi Felix Mayer-guitar and John P. Hufford Sr-guitar, are all longtime performers of the local scene The Bravuras turn "Key to the Highway" into a slowed down country blues shuffle with Valby lending help with piano on this track as well. The title cut "Jerry's Blues" is another outstanding cut on the disc. The Jerry in the title is Jerry Reen who was a charter member of The Rods and Customs Car Club of Buffalo. His untimely death fifteen years ago was behind the wheel of the 1934 Ford featured on the cover. The car has been restored and now honors Jerry's memory and old school philosophy. For more on Jerry's Blues and The Bravuras go to " Bob Silvestri - e-mail: bobsilvestri@bestofwny.com, Best of WNY Buffalo's own road song I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED JOHN PUCCIO I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD ON THAT LONELY SRETCH OF HIGHWAY HEADIN’ SOUTH FROM BUFFALO RUNNING DOWN THE 90 LOOKIN FOR SOME PEACE OF MIND RUNNING DOWN THE 90 LOOKIN FOR SOME PEACE OF MIND I WILL NEVER STOP MY ROAMIN, HEADING FOR THE PA LINE INST. SOLO I’M WORN AND I’M WEARY, AND I WEEP AND WONDER WHY I’M WORN AND I’M WEARY, AND I WEEP AND WONDER WHY ALL MY BEGGIN AND MY PLEADIN’, YOU WOULD NOT GIVE ME ONE MORE TRY I’M WITHERED AND I’M WORRIED AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO I’M WITHERED AND I’M WORRIED AND I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO MY LIFE IS TOPSY TURVY AND IT’S ALL BECAUSE OF YOU INST. SOLO SEARCHING FOR MY NEW LIFE AND THE PAST IS WASTED TIME SEARCHING FOR MY NEW LIFE AND THE PAST IS WASTED TIME MY HEADLIGHTS SHINE AHEAD AND THE TAILIGHTS ALL BEHIND END I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD I’M TORN AND I’M TUMBLED AND I’M ROLLIN’ DOWN THE ROAD ON THAT LONELY SRETCH OF HIGHWAY….STOP…. HEADIN’ SOUTH FROM BUFFALO Click to play Bravuras Songs from ReverbNation: http://www.reverbnation.com/tunepak/3445730

  • Sat

    Nov 8


    Niagara Falls, NY, US | 8:00pm

    Niagara Falls, NY, US
    Sat Nov 08 8:00pm

    Details

    Live Blues & Dance

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  • Yung Dillio (Artist) Yung Dillio
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  • Hurricane Ruth (Artist) Hurricane Ruth
    Hats off, always love the old school sound!
  • Ben Aaron (Artist) Ben Aaron
    I love the old school blues sound you guys have here, Bravuras. Keep up the awesome work. From another musician, -Ben Aaron
  • TYM DEAL (Artist) TYM DEAL
    SWEET BLUES FEEL HERE! EXCELLENT SAX AND GROOVES!
  • Yusuf Bahar (Artist) Yusuf Bahar
    Great Rock n Blues music here.... love your "Sideways Richie".... keep on rockin my frend!
  • Voni Crist (Artist) Voni Crist
    Hey, I am a fan! Voni
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