Buz Verno

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Buz Verno was born in Staten Island, New York on September 28, 1953. Encouraged by his father to start playing music at a very young age, Buz first began playing guitar at the age of 7. Feeling an overwhelming need to hone his musical talents even more, Buz began to write songs and lyrics. At age 12, Buz switched to bass guitar and a star was born.

Buz Verno
Buz Verno at The Nursery NYC Reunion All Star Jam May 14 2011.jpg
Buz Verno performing at The Nursery NYC Reunion All Star Jam May 14, 2011
Background information
Born (1953-09-28) September 28, 1953 (age 63)
Staten Island, New York, United States
Genres Rock, punk rock, blues
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, vocalist
Instruments Bass, guitar, vocals
Years active 1970–present
Labels Indie
Associated acts David Johansen Group, Cherry Vanilla, Helen Schneider and the Kick
Website reverbnation.com/buzverno

Career[edit]

Widely known for his hard hitting songs and emphatic lyrics, Buz has been a key band member and songwriter for The Rats, Beau Jack, Cherry Vanilla,[1][2][3][4] The Staten Island Boys,[5] David Johansen Group,[6][7] Sylvain Sylvain and the Teenage News, The Others and Helen Schneider and the Kick. Buz received his first Gold record in 1982 for the album Helen Schneider with The Kick.

During his career, Buz has toured or traded licks with the likes of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Earl Slick, David Johansen,[8] Sylvain Sylvain,[9] Greg Allen, Cherry Vanilla,[10] Helen Schneider, Thomas Trask,[11] Johnny Rao,[12] Tom Morrongiello,[13] Joey Kelly and other major recording artists.

Currently, Buz is working on a new project due out in 2011.[14]

Discography[edit]

Cherry Vanilla[edit]

The David Johansen Group[edit]

  • The David Johansen Group Live[17]
  • David Johansen[18][19]
  • In Style
  • From Pumps to Pompadour: The David Johansen Story[20]

Helen Schneider[edit]

Syl Sylvain and the Teenage News[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Vanilla, Cherry [1] work=Cherry Vanilla Blog|accessdate=March 21, 2011
  2. ^ Musicdetector [2] work=New York Dolls|accessdate=March 21, 2011
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 177
  4. ^ Schwartz, Andy [3] work=New York Rocker|article=REMEMBERING FRANKIE LaROCKA (April 17, 1954 – December 5, 2005)|accessdate=March 21, 2011
  5. ^ Musicdetector [4] work=New York Dolls|accessdate=March 21, 2011
  6. ^ Musicdetector [5] work=New York Dolls|accessdate=March 21, 2011
  7. ^ Schwartz, Andy [6] work=New York Rocker|article=REMEMBERING FRANKIE LaROCKA (April 17, 1954 – December 5, 2005|accessdate=March 21, 2011
  8. ^ Farraginous, DJ [7] work=DJ Farraginous Blog|accessdate=March 21, 2011
  9. ^ Huey, Steve [8] accessdate=March 21, 2011
  10. ^ Vanilla, Cherry [9] work=Cherry Vanilla Blog|accessdate=March 21, 2011
  11. ^ CD Universe [10] accessdate=March 21, 2011
  12. ^ CD Universe [11] accessdate=March 21, 2011
  13. ^ Vanilla, Cherry [12] work=Cherry Vanilla Blog|accessdate=March 21, 2011
  14. ^ Verno, Buz [13] work=Buz Verno Official Fan Page|accessdate=March 21, 2011
  15. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2003) The Great Indie Discography, Canongate, ISBN 1-84195-335-0, p. 177
  16. ^ CD Universe 21, 2011
  17. ^ Discogs [14] accessdate=March 21, 2011
  18. ^ CD Universe [15] accessdate=March 21, 2011
  19. ^ Discogs [16] accessdate=March 21, 2011
  20. ^ Ridpath, Chris [17] work=Johnny Thunders Cyber Lounge|accessdate=March 21, 2011
  21. ^ Discogs [18] accessdate=March 21, 2011
  22. ^ CD Universe, [19] accessdate=March 21, 2011