Buzz has been a professional singer and musician all his working life so far. Playing guitar, bass, keyboards and singing in his first band Marks Brothers alongside his three brothers and two uncles. Constantly touring the UK and Europe, they supported many soul greats along the way including Gladys Knight and the Pips and The Commodores. The band made many TV & radio appearances and secured a recording contract with Carrere Records. They were produced by Oscar winning film composer Hans Zimmer.
The Mark’s Bros first single, ‘Joe Joe’s Bar’ produced by Hans Zimmer
Buzz and his wife Maxine signed a publishing deal with Machola Music, successfully writing songs for artists including ‘The Venga Boys’. They have also written theme tunes for the TV shows The Basil Brush Show & Howdi Gaudi.
Buzz has always had a very similar sounding soulful voice and a deep love for the music of
‘The Godfather of Soul’.
Putting a show together including all the greatest hits of his idol seemed like a very obvious next step.
This show has taken him all over the world, performing at festivals, on cruise ships and in theatres.
Buzz’s James Brown vocal impression has been used on a number of TV Ads, recordings & computer games along with some special guest appearances. Here he is performing with the fabulous London Community Gospel Choir
While touring the UK, Poland, Switzerland & Portugal with one of the world’s top Blues Brothers shows, Buzz was asked to take on the role of the incomparable Mr Ray Charles Robinson and has since performed as "Ray" all over the world.
As Ray said, “it’s all about the music”
Buzz was the only double winner at the UK National Tribute Awards for both his Ray Charles & James Brown shows.
Completing this trio of all-time great Georgia music legends, ‘The Outrageous’ – Little Richard.
Buzz’s biggest musical influence has always been the amazing Prince. Studying every album and seeing him live many times! To finally perform a show that celebrates his life and music is a major ambition realised. Prince was a mix of Little Richard, Jimi Hendrix and James Brown all rolled into one!
Celebrating with his mum and dad after winning a third National Tribute Award, this time for Prince.
Buzz provided the voice for the “Soulman” character in the brand new Worms computer game.
In a recent side project, Buzz played lead guitar for a string of shows in a spectacular gothic metal band called "Elvis Roxx".