About The Burroughs
Since humble beginnings in the summer of 2013, The Burroughs have been playing and dancing their way into the hearts of dedicated fans throughout Northern Colorado and beyond. The band's trademark “sweaty soul music” features a polished four-piece horn section, a powerhouse rhythm section, and charismatic and multi-talented front-man Johnny Burroughs. Together the band's nine members create a sound that invokes the spirit of soul heroes such as Otis Redding, Ray Charles, and Etta James. Though The Burroughs got their start covering classic music from some of their favorite artists, the band truly shines on their collection of catchy and dance-able originals. Their first full-length album titled Sweaty Greeley Soul was recorded live at the Moxi Theater in Greeley, CO in May of 2015 and released in July of 2015. In April of 2016, they released two new studio singles- "You Are My Joy" and "1968"- recorded at Mighty Fine studios in Denver with engineer Colin Bricker and produced by drummer and mentor Jim White.
The Burroughs are known for high-energy, crowd-friendly live shows that are guaranteed to get audience members moving. The band has performed at FoCoMX, New West Fest, Tour de Fat, FORToberfest, and has headlined the Greeley Block Party. They have opened for national touring acts including the Steve Miller Band and have performed in historic Front Range venues including The Aggie in Fort Collins, the Boulder Theater, and The High Dive in Denver. The band proudly calls Greeley, Colorado home.
The Burroughs include Sean Hagemeister on guitar, Tom Amend on keyboard and organ, Brian Claxton on bass, Mary Claxton on drums, Alec Bell on trumpet, Briana Harris and Hayden Farr on saxophones, Jeremy Fallis on trombone, and Johnny Burroughs on lead vocals. The band is available for venue shows, private events, weddings, and dance parties for all ages.
Photographer: Dylan Adams
Courtesy Of: Band Wagon Magazine