I had the pleasure of reviewing an EP from Buffalo-based rockers Bryan Johnson and Family back in 2011. Their self-titled EP was small-budget and rough around the edges, but showed great potential from a band that was still in the process of figuring out who they were. A year or so later I caught them live at a charity event, and was very impressed with the apparent growth of the band. Bryan Johnson and Family are currently working on a new EP which should be out sometime in 2014.
In the mean time, Bryan Johnson has embarked on an ambitious and fun project. Throughout the month of February he is trying to release one cover song per day on Ukulele as part of the Buffalo Fun-A-Day project. The process of learning one new cover per day on Ukulele is difficult enough, but getting to a point where you're willing to put it out on YouTube takes some serious work.
Johnson is a talented artist, and Bryan Johnson and Family is just one example of the many great bands in the Buffalo music scene. Check out the cover of Katy Perry's "Roar"! Links to other videos in the series are below!
Check out these covers from the Fun-A-Day series.
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Lorde - Royals
Ke$ha - Die Young
Capital Cities - Safe and Sound
Justin Bieber - As Long As You Love Me
Bruno Mars - Locked Out Of Heaven
And be sure to check out Bryan Johnson and Family on: