- 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 can still write a wickedly hooky song and lay it all out on stage.
A fearless and engaging frontman, Baker has developed a fully charged stage presence that explodes right out of the gate and keeps the energy surging till the very last note.
Brian is a long time Cleveland legend. With his iconic low slung style he has played with many bands of significance in the Cleveland Scene since the eighties.The list includes Strictly Physical, Neighborhood Threat, Reactions, Beatnik Termites, Rainy Day Saints, The Unknown, Vital Mines, Craic Brothers, Rumbling Spires, Blutos Revenge, Bobby C Three/609ers, The Greaves, The Cynics, The Chamber Strings, Knucklehead... and now the Tufted Puffins.
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), Goburn, Motorboat and 2lb. Spread!
From tasty licks to screaming leads to demonic chaos, Tom adds the candy with his guitar magic. A player's player. Tom is a details guy, as concerned with the equipment as he is with the arrangements. That's how he gets his unique sound.
He's a big guy with an even bigger sound. He has slapped the skins for Zen-Luv Assassins, Professional Againsters, Roscoe Disposal Co., 2lb. Spread! Cathedral 45 and Final Solution.
markymoon brings the thunder with a rumbling double bass and exploding toms. He provides the speeding locomotion that drives the Puffin's roaring sound.
The Tufted Puffins have opened for such notable bands as:
The Woggles... The Dickies... The Queers... Green Jello... Peelander Z... Cheetah Chrome... Dead Freddie... X _ X... The Down-Fi... Great Plains... The Cynics