King Coffey

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King Coffey (born Jeffrey Coffey; 1964) is an American drummer, known for being the drummer of the psychedelic/noise rock band Butthole Surfers and band leader of Drain.[1] He began drumming in a Fort Worth hardcore punk band called The Hugh Beaumont Experience. Around that same time he published a fanzine called Throbbing Cattle. He saw Butthole Surfers for the first time in 1982 at a time when Scott Matthews was their drummer. Coffey replaced him in 1983[2] and is still the band's official drummer. Coffey founded the independent record label Trance Syndicate. In September 2014, Coffey won "Yard of the Month" in his local neighborhood.[3] He is married to record label executive Craig Stewart.[4]


  1. ^ Leland, John; Robbins, Ira (2007). "Butthole Surfers". Trouser Press. Retrieved 19 March 2013.
  2. ^ Ankeny, Jason. "Biography: Butthole Surfers". AllMusic. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Butthole Surfers drummer picks up 'Yard of the Month' award in Austin neighbourhood". NME. 18 September 2014. Retrieved 17 September 2020.
  4. ^ Blackstock, Peter. "Record label exec and SXSW fixture Craig Stewart voted into Austin Music Industry Hall of Fame". Retrieved 17 September 2020.