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Background information
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1991–2001
Labels 7 Records, Interscope Records, Shanachie Records
Members Craig Elkins
Kevin Hanson
Jim Stager
Erik Johnson
Past members Chuck Treece

Huffamoose was an American rock band from Philadelphia[1] active from c.1992[2] until c.2001.[3][4]


Huffamoose was made up of Craig Elkins (vocals, guitar), Kevin Hanson (guitar, vocals), Jim Stager (bass) and Erik Johnson (drums). This lineup remained consistent until sometime in 1999 when Erik Johnson left the band after a tour stop on the Horde Tour and quit the band. He was replaced by Chuck Treece.[citation needed]

The group is best known for its hit single "Wait", which reached No. 34 on the Billboard Modern Rock charts in 1998.[5][6]

The song "Buy You a Ring", from We've Been Had Again, was used in television advertisements for J. C. Penney.[citation needed]

The documentary Here Comes Huffamoose follows the band as they make the journey from being the probable next big thing to their ultimate demise. It was screened at the Silver Lake Film Festival in 2003. In the March 2004 edition of Premiere,[citation needed] Cameron Crowe named it as one of the best rock movies of all time.

The group reunited for live shows in 2009 and continues to play sporadic shows at local venues in the Philadelphia area.[7]