The Tufted Puffins is a re-emergence of musicians from numerous local bands of note in the volatile 80's and 90's Cleveland / Kent / Akron scene. It is a high energy blending of Garage Punk / Psychedelic rock from guys who remember it rather than imagine it, who were old enough to do the really good stuff and smart enough to stop at some point. Having been through it all before, the Puffins know we haven't a snowball's chance in Hell of getting anywhere, but where we're at is just fine. It's a band of seasoned musicians who just want to play for the pure joy of raucous music.
- Vocals, Guitar
The creator of notorious Cleveland bands Sleazy Jesus and the Splatter Pigs and Hucklebuck, Mike has been a thorn in the side of the establishment for decades. Older and maybe wiser, he chooses to be not so controversial for a change but can still write a wickedly hooky song and lay it all out on stage.
Baker is very old. So very, very old.
Ken hit Cleveland in the eighties from Boston and got sucked in by Baker to become the bass player for Sleazy Jesus and the Splatter Pigs. They've played together on and off ever since. Ken also played in the very intense Ten Tons of Hell. An accomplished musician and audio engineer, Ken runs his own recording studio and plays for various theatre orchestras and other musical projects.
He also has some long ago connection with KC and the Sunshine Band that he likes to talk about but no one really understands.
Tom formerly played in Burning Lesbians with Dave Cintron, Sam Ludwig and Scott Pickering. Since then he has made amazing music as a recording artist with Roscoe Disposal Co. (with markymoon), Carbondriver, Motorboat and 2lb. Spread!
2lb. Spread!, as well as several other projects, has been featured in Alternative Press.
Tom is The Buff Puffin.
markymoon is always lowercase, almost off of probation and almost out of his meds. He has slapped the skins for Zen-Luv Assassins, Professional Againsters, Roscoe Disposal Co., 2lb. Spread! Cathedral 45 and Final Solution.
He likes tacos... this is very important!
The Tufted Puffins have opened for such notable bands as:
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