Float Like a Buffalo is a Denver-based 7-piece, 9-instrument, high-energy Funk Rock band. They love to get our crowds dancing with songs inspired by our home in Colorado, being on the road, and finding ourselves.
The band includes Cory Pearman (lead vocals & rhythm guitar), Jason Clukies (bass guitar & backup vocals), Evan Crabdree (lead guitar), Phil Pleckham (drums & backup vocals), Garrett Achten (percussion), Luke Story (saxophone & trumpet), and Cory “Beef” Meier (trombone), and has become a local funk sensation over the past four years, playing shows at major Colorado venues like The Bluebird Theater, Gothic Theatre, Levitt Pavilion, Red Rocks, and Marquis Theater – and taking the crown for Best Funk Band in Denver in Westword’s 2019 Music Awards.
In early 2019, Float Like a Buffalo released their freshman full-length album, ‘Back From Nowhere’ at a near-sold-out release party at the historic Gothic Theatre. The band followed this rocket start to the year with shows at Red Rocks (Local Set), The Marquis Theater, Levitt Pavillion, and Westword Music Showcase. In the summer of 2019, Float Like a Buffalo made their debut on the Red Rocks Main Stage as an opener for Face Vocal Band. They also received the award for Best Funk Band from Denver Westword and were listed among the Top 30 Rock Bands in Denver by 303 Magazine. In August 2019, Float Like a Buffalo released their new single, Gone By Morning, and the Music Video to go with it, at a packed party at The Gothic Theatre. Following that, they had the opportunity to play directly ahead of Sting at the Jazz Aspen Snowmass Labor Day Experience. For the rest of the year, the band has performances lined up at several major festivals and theaters around Colorado and the surrounding states and their sophomore album already in the back of their minds.
Their song, “The Day,” off of their album, “Back From Nowhere,” was featured in 303 Magazine’s “New Music You Should Know – February 2019.” Their music video for “Gone By Morning” was premiered by 303 Magazine in August.