Professional beatboxer, guitarist and producer Johnny Buffalo is combining electronic, metal, rock and vocal sounds to create a new sonic experience with the release of upcoming EP "Welcome to Buffalo".
In anticipation of the release of the upcoming EP, Johnny has released the first single from the project, "Crestwood Ave". Much like the style of Johnny himself, it is a piece of classical aesthetic and mindset that defies genre in all its facets.
A celebrated performer and musician, Johnny has already graced the stage with in all types of venues, from the famed Carnegie Hall, to the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival and Trinity Hip Hop Festival (where he opened for Talib Kweli).
His experiences and range of genres has allowed him to perform internationally, from Toronto to Krakow, with groups he has worked with, including the popular acapella group Backtrack Vocals, who most recently appeared on Steve Harvey's daytime show, and on Broadway's Kinky Boots.
For his solo project, Johnny combines his experiences with electronic trap and hip hop production and beatboxing, as well as fluid knowledge of rock and classical guitar. Now available for pre-sale, "Welcome to Buffalo (EP)" will be available on Friday, August 29th, 2019 for streaming/purchase on all music platforms. "This project is a combination of what I love most in music,'' says Buffalo. "I started playing guitar at age 14, influenced heavily by rock artists like Jimi Hendrix, eventually moved on to metal, and then studied classical guitar in college. After becoming a professional beatboxer, my love for trap and instrumental hip hop grew. This project is a combination of both of those worlds: synth and rock guitar over trap and hip hop production.
Johnny performs live around NYC, and has headlined shows with organizations like SoFar Sounds. He is part of a new wave of electronic music that is performance-based, something rarely seen. Everything is done live on stage, with Buffalo switching between guitar, beatboxing, keys, and bass.
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