“I was not at all prepared for the sonic experience when undertaking my first spin of the album. As an emerging band, this album could easily hide beneath your musical radar, but once discovered, there’s no turning back” - Martin Noakes
ABOUT THE BAND:
Three lead singers and songwriters front the funky, soulful, rock-powerhouse: Zuffalo. The thick three-part vocal harmony is laced in with funky bass and joyful, explosive drumming, with inspired organ and guitar playing that weave around each other like two painters sharing one canvas. Hailing from Toronto, traveling all across their homeland Canada, pulsating the dance floors across Europe, it is no doubt that Zuffalo has become one of Canada's most entertaining, must-see live shows.
In 2023, Zuffalo toured 7 different countries in continental Europe, played several times at Glastonbury Festival 2023 in the UK, as well as Western Canada with current guitar player David Celia. They have plans to return to Europe in spring 2024.
Zuffalo had a big year in 2023, touring for seven weeks across seven different countries in Europe with highlights being multiple stages at Glastonbury Festival (UK), Palp Festival (Switzerland), and Desertfest Berlin (Germany), then touring for the month of July in Western Canada with festival stop Bella Coola Music Festival (British Columbia).
The band is currently touring their sophomore album BIRDBRAIN which has been called "one of the most colourful and flavourful albums I have heard in a long time" (Joe Taylor, Blast Toronto), and "epic, thumping, unadulterated and energetic, it is also a simply outstanding sophomore album from this Toronto quartet, and one that is pretty much a lock for my year-end album honors" (Martin Noakes, Great Dark Wonder).
Glastonbury Festival - Pilton, Somerset, England - June 2023 (w/ David Celia)
Palp Festival - Bruson, Switzerland - June 2023 (w/ David Celia)
Desertfest - Berlin, Germany - May 2023 (w/ David Celia)
Kaslo Jazz Etc. Festival - Kaslo, BC - August 2018 (with Mavis Staples, Shaky Graves, Greensky Bluegrass)
Evolve Music Festival - Moncton, NB - July 2019 (with Rising Appalachia)
Kim Manning - Vocals, Keys
Mikey Vukovich - Vocals, Bass
David Celia - Vocals, Guitar
Eric Vanier - Drums
Space [EP] (2020)