Any Given Speed
Zuffalo is a Canadian band from Toronto who play groove-based original rock and roll music with a focus on improvisation. The band is a four piece; Mikey Vukovich (bass and vocals), Kim Manning (keys and vocals), Sean Steele (guitar and vocals), and Eddie Max (drums and vocals).
Formed in the fall of 2016, Zuffalo has come a long way in a short time. They released their first music video for the song “Saskatchewan” in early 2017, and performed at various festivals throughout that summer, including Orangeville Blues Festival, Funk Fest, Come Together Music Festival, Good Vibes Only, Summer Jam Music Festival and Solstice Gathering. The band has also shared the stage with bands such as the Fat Cats, The Soul Motivators and KC Roberts & The Live Revolution at the Mod Club in Toronto. In summer 2018 the band performed at the Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival in BC, alongside performers Mavis Staples, Greensky Bluegrass, Shakey Graves, and Buffy Sainte Marie.
With improvisation at the forefront, Zuffalo’s live show is spontaneous and inventive, using their songs as launch pads to sonic explorations that always keep the crowd on their feet and moving. Inspired by genre-blending bands like The Allman Brothers, Phish, Cream, The Grateful Dead, The Beatles, and Wilco, Zuffalo combines strong song-writing and improvisation in a way that aims for each live show to be a unique experience. Zuffalo prides itself on fostering a community through music, bringing people together in a safe, fun and inclusive environment.
The band released its eponymous debut album in June of 2018 with release shows in Hamilton and Toronto. The record was recorded live off the floor in a barn at Locust Ridge Records in June of 2017, produced, engineered and mixed by Mackenzie Jordan (with the band), and mastered by Philip Shaw Bova.