Buffalo Killers are a homegrown rock 'n' roll band from right here in Ohio. Andrew Gabbard (vocals and guitar), his brother Zachary Gabbard (bass guitar), and drummer Joseph Sebaali make up this band that is heavy on the hooks but not lacking the rock. These three fine musicians came from a band called Thee Shams, and sometimes as most often bands do they broke up. These three guys branched off, regrouped and formed Buffalo Killers in October of 2006. Lucky for us they kept it going, because their brand of classic rock combines an old sound with a new taste.
Andrew and Zach grew up with music all around them. A guitar playing father taught them how to play at an early age the classic rock that he was listening too. It was inevitable that they would form a band, it was just a matter of when. Their father laid they ground work then boys took the lead and soon found themselves releasing their debut self-titled album as Buffalo Killers. Soon the band found themselves getting help from an unlikely person, that being Chris Robinson the front man for The Black Crowes. Robinson heard their debut album and invited Buffalo Killers to open up for him on a string of tour dates in 2007. Then if that wasn't enough, their second album Let it Ride, was produced by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys. This kind of attention made the inevitable dream now reality, and they have been laying the rock down ever since.
Their latest album Heavy Reverie has brought this former power trio a new member. Sven Kahns now adds another guitar and a lap steel to make this band even more unique than it already was. According to Andrew with Sven joining them it now, "frees them up". A new album in tow, which according to a recent interview with one of the Gabbards, he said it took all of "five days" to record the ten tracks. In an era where some bands take months to release a follow up, it is quite a pleasure to know that these fellas just went in and rocked it, Buffalo Killers style. For their fifth full-length album, they worked with Jim Wirt who has worked with Incubus and Fiona Apple amongst many others. Wirt helped them keep within their style, but also to grow within their songs. Thus Buffalo Killers are establishing themselves with this new album as hardworking musicians, and their hard work is paying off.
The album has been completed and now the touring begins! Buffalo Killers will be grace Cincinnati this Saturday April 12th at MOTR Pub with Hero Jr. The show will sure to be harkening back to those classic rock days, but with a Buffalo Killers touch. They bring the loud and if you are looking for somebody new to see, or just want to see these fine folks again head over to MOTR and find out why Chris Robinson said Buffalo Killers are, "One the best fucking rock 'n' roll bands in the world!"