The Buster James Band
Formed in the Early ’70′s, Buster James Band came out of the British rock and blues scene. Playing to great crowd reaction, they supported many top name groups from that era. They scored a major record deal and booked a recording session in 1972, but their guitarist decided not to play full time professional. The recording session was offered to and accepted by the next band signed, Queen!!!!
Buster James signed a record deal with Independent Company in 1978 with interest from all major labels, but the majors wanted no part of the Independent label owner. However, the recordings did emerge on bootleg cassettes. (How did that happen?) They took a 3 year break, and members played with other groups throughout Europe and the UK.
In 1981, the group reformed with it’s present line up, and picked up where they left off. Influenced by groups such as Free, Led Zeppelin, Mountain, Hendrix, and ZZ Top, the group formed their own Indie Label, Beardtunes, and began writing with a vengeance! Buster James continued to back up, open for, as well as, record with such music industry greats as Cream, Rory Gallagher, The Police, Faces, Small Faces, Steve Marriot, Thin Lizzy, Traffic, Spencer Davis, Eurythmics, Mott The Hoople, Dire Straits, John Mellencamp, Adrian Smith of Iron Maiden, Mick Ralphes of Bad Company, David “Bucket” Cowell and Overland Watts of Mott The Hoople, Pat Travers and Mungo Jerry.
Buster James has headlined at the legendary Marquee Club and Camden Palace in London. Thin Lizzy and Steve Gibbons said their live shows were some of the best they have seen. Lead Singer Roger James has been called “The ultimate big voiced crowd pleaser” by the British music press, and he still owns that great distinction today.
Whether playing at local clubs or for 45, 000 people at outdoor festivals, Buster James plays the same driving music that keeps your head moving to the groove, and your air guitars smoking!
“Once seen, never forgotten”