Oh my heavens, Fuzzy Bunny Fish Fry was included on the RTV-6 Circle of Lights audition special! It’s pretty awesome and exciting to hear your band name on TV.
What an amazing adventure it was to audition – both terrifying and incredibly exciting. We didn’t get chosen to perform this year, but we will try again next year. Funny, the interview afterward was even more nerve-wracking, but we were super excited to see that it was included. What an amazing journey we are on – and it’s only the beginning.
We have big hopes and dreams for next year: we want to play a festival and hope Joe our sax/bass player back in Colorado Springs can make it here for an outdoor performance. We want to play PorkFest in Tipton some day. We’d like to play on America’s Got Talent and Saturday Night Live. Just how far can the Bunny go? That remains to be seen, but we’re just crazy enough to go for it!
Jerry and I were super excited to find the Musician’s Open Stage and Jam at the American Legion in Fishers last week. Johnny, Michael and the other musicians welcomed the Bunny as we performed Three Piece Suit, Diamond Deluxe, Sleeping Dogs Lie and Mozart. I also came out from behind the kit to sing my favorite tune In the Air Tonight. The crowd was warm and appreciative – an incredible feeling after three months off the stage. We all jammed at the end of the evening on songs like Mary Jane’s Last Dance, Free Bird and a few others. Glad to find these talented folks and we’ll be headed back for more. See you soon! ~ Dusty
It was just one year ago today that Dusty and JT debuted Fuzzy Bunny Fish Fry in our great jam space in Colorado Springs. We received a positive response from friends that bolstered our courage to get the band out somewhere live. Smokin’ Joe Thomas joined the band a little later to flesh out our songs with some smoking sax and booming bass – and we miss him; his are big shoes to fill. However, we are not afraid to venture out as a two piece and attract the simpatico musician(s) to play with us.
We auditioned for the Indianapolis Circle of Lights celebration. We sang our version of the Raveonettes “The Christmas Song” with no apology in altering the lyrics a bit to be more appealing. (Santa’s coming to town with sequins in his hair…what?!?) We didn’t make the cut, but we got a laugh for our band name, plus we were interviewed for the TV show about the auditions. I think that I looked kooky enough that we might make the cut for the TV show.
We’ve also put ourselves out there for shows much like our Murray Street Dart shows where only originals can be played. We also have entered the Q95/Jack Daniels Indy’s Next Big Thing contest. No response yet, but we are positive that something will happen.
My cousin Rick and I are constructing a music space in the garage in Sheridan. We’ve dubbed ourselves “Two Slow Guys Construction” with the motto “No Hurry, No Worry!” and “We’ll get it done…Eventually!” This project will rival the basement space we had in Colorado Springs, and provide the venue for our musical friends to gather and play music together. We’re going to have our first house jam in December and expect it to be a fun holiday fest all around. (The pic is of our current jam space that is upstairs.
Play is what it’s all about for Fuzzy Bunny Fish Fry. We continue to have fun and see where this rolls.
A little over a year in the making… Friday night we brought out our 12 original songs we’ve written over the past year and sent them out into the world. What a wonderful adventure so far and it’s only the beginning.
Fuzzy Bunny Fish Fry made our debut at Murray Street Darts on March 9th, 2012. We appreciate those who could make it out and everyone who has supported us along the way. We also thank Joe Thomas for joining us and adding those tasty aural delights.
A little history…JT Fats (Jerry) has played guitar/bass since he was a teen, been in several bands and writes most of the Fish Fry music. He married singer Dusty Dawn, who had always wanted to play drums, and one day on a whim, they started jamming with JT’s old dusty drum set in the garage in Jan 2011. Voila! Fuzzy Bunny Fish Fry was born. JT brought out some songs he’d written as a teenager. Dusty started learning how to play drums, adding beats to JT’s tunes and the songs started taking shape. We wrote 12 songs together and Joe joined the group a few weeks ago, really filling out the sound with bass and sax.
FBFF has a variety of tunes – blues, reggae, rockabilly, rock – even a sci fi space epic, and we love to entertain. We want our audience to have a good time, laugh and have fun with us. We hope you’ll leave the show with a big ole smile on your face and then join us for the journey.
Check out the video page for the performances. We hope you’ll find a favorite song or two and follow along with us for the adventure.