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burbank , INT   USA
January 07, 2004
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The Buddaheads are a progressive bluesrock band formally on RCA records.fronted by singer songwriter ALAN(BB Chung King) MIRIKITANI.Considered to be one of the best guitar player singers in all of southern california.BB also writes songs with his songwriting partner of 10yrs.,Grammy and Handy award winner Dennis Walker(also discovered and produced,Robert Cray).Many of there songs can be heard by other artists such as Shemeca Copland,Coco Montoya,Bettee Lavettee,just to name a few. The Buddaheads consist of some of the best and well known musicians in LA. Currently on drums,Lee Spath(played on many of the Cray tracks) and on bass,Johnny Griparic(The Cult,Slash's Snakepit,)other musicians guesting with the band live or in the studio are Gerald Johnson-bass(all the great Steve Miller tracks,Pointer Sisters,CSNY,Dave Mason,ok he's a legend!) Alvino Bennet-drums(LTD,Chaka Caun,Stevie Wonder,Robin Trower,ext.) BB owns and operates his own recording studio and allows the Buddaheads to experiment and create top quality songs and recordings.Because BB also has a publishing deal with Windswept Pacific,many of the Buddaheads songs can be heard in movies such as My Cousin Vinny,Heaven and Earth,Contact ,to name a few.)BB's acting debut can also be seen in the movie, Boys on the Side,starring Woopie Goldberg. If you like your Blues to Rock,if you like good songs with blazing guitars , this is the band for you!
Have you performed in front of an audience?
The Buddaheads play constantly and are now getting ready for their european tour this summer(2004).Every show is different because of the free form improvisational jams incorporated in every show.this band puts in 110 % without fail!
Your musical influences
the 3 Kings(BB,Freddy,Albert) Hubert Summland,Curtis Mayfield,Hendrix,The Black Keys,
What equipment do you use?
Fender,Marshall amps,Fender,Martin and Gibson guitars pedals tweeked by Analogman, and the money pit of all time,RECORDING GEAR TO INFINITY!!!!!!!
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