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Deep Ellum Art Company Presents: Float Like a Buffalo - The Effinays - The Vibe


Denver-based Float Like a Buffalo is horn-driven Ska-funk-reggae-rock with nods to the funk of Lettuce, jam of Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, rock of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Chicago Transit Authority, soul of James Brown, & high-energy guitar licks of Jimi Hendrix.

They have become a regional funk sensation over the past five years, playing sold out shows at major Colorado venues like Red Rocks, Jazz Aspen Snowmass, The Bluebird Theater, & The Gothic Theatre – and taking the crown for Best Funk Band in Westword’s 2019 Music Awards. Float has opened for major artists like Face Vocal Band, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Dumpstaphunk, Galactic, Sting, Turkuaz, HER, Magic Beans, and MarchFourth.

During the pandemic, the band created The Yard Ahead Tour, a live + live-stream hybrid concert experience sponsored by Breckenridge Brewery. In 2020, Float Like a Buffalo sold out a 2-night socially distant run at Red Rocks and a 2-night run at The Soiled Dove Underground for their Vertigo EP Release Show.


A groove-oriented explosion of Funk, Latin, Rock and Reggae-fied cultural diversity; The Effinays are an award winning funk / rock / reggae / latin multicultural band from Dallas, Texas. - "2016 Artist On The Rise" - Hispanicize - "Best Live Act" 2013 - Dallas Observer Music Awards - "Activist of the Year" 2013 - High Times Magazine

The Vibe

The Vibe is a blue eyed soul group out of Dallas Texas that brings a vintage feel with a modern twist, delivering sounds that we all know and love in a way that sounds completely new. Their unsuspecting vocalist, James Sebastien Hayes delivers a smooth tenor vocal over the groovy machinations of guitarists Ben Smith, and Andy Welker. What really sets The Vibe apart is their approach to songwriting. There isn’t one primary writer in this band, and no member can be held wholly accountable for the sounds they create. Collectively, their influences range from blues classics, funk, R&B, and classic rock, to heavy metal, 90’s pop, alternative, jazz and classical. That is what makes their sound so unique, and palatable to just about anyone who has ears. They make music that you can feel things to, and that's why they are aptly named, The Vibe.

Deep Ellum Art Company
3200 Commerce Street
Dallas, TX

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