The Buzzhounds


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The Buzzhounds have shared the stage with the Stray Cats, Les Paul, Buddy Guy, Chicago Blues Reunion, Susan Tedeschi, Magic Slim, and many more. They have also performed on national TV + radio.

The BuzzHounds have recorded 5 full length records since forming in 2012. 2013’s “Weapons of Mass Seduction”, 2015’s “Live and Electrified”, 2017’s “Hat Trick”  2018’s “Dangerous Ride”, and their latest “Go Chicago Go”

“Go Chicago Go” (available 6/03/19 everywhere) showcases a fun and lively side of the band.  “These days, we want people to dance, and have a great time”, says Jeff Manga, the band’s front man and songwriter.  “Our latest batch of songs has a throw back rockabilly vibe and a swing boogie beat that is easy to receive and very fun.  The new songs are an absolute blast to play live, and this was by far the most fun we have ever had making a record.”  With song titles like “Her Daddy Wants to Kill Me”, “We’re all Buzzin'”,  “Chicago Go Go” , and “Cold Beer and Whiskey” to name a few, the BuzzHounds 5th studio record is a first class ticket to FunVille.

The BuzzHounds have appeared on national television and radio, being featured on Fox’s nationally syndicated “Mancow” television show hosted by Eric “Mancow” Muller in Chicago, twice.  The band has been featured on 106.3 WRFZ New York, 103.9 WFXF Chicago, and 107.9 KFMW (Rock 108) Iowa, and have been showcased on iheart radio and the 365 radio network.

They have appeared at the Chicago Blues Festival, The Chicago Rock and Roll Marathon, the NXNW Music Festival, the Wakarusa Music Festival, and have played the Double Door, House of Blues, Hard Rock Live Chicago, Brauerhouse Live, the Metro, Reggies, Durty Nellies, The Wire, The Beat Kitchen, Liar’s Club, Martyrs, and many other fantastic venues.

The BuzzHounds are: Jeff Manga (Guitars and Vocals) Marko Lira (Drums) and Bob Miller (Bass)


“The BuzzHounds Boogie with New Release !”  

-Brain Shamie of the Northwest Herald.

“Go Chicago Go” is a Bonafide Chicago Anthem ! “

-Chicago Sound Check

“The Buzz is all about the BuzzHounds….the new record is awesome… A Rockabilly Royale!” 

-John Affinito of Chicago Rocks Magazine.

“Licks and vocal gymnastics pinched from the greats”
– Jeff Berkwits of The Illinois Entertainer.

“Carriers of the torch of a storied Chicago scene.”
– Kellie Levans of the Milwaukee Examiner.