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John Rabbit Bundrick and Simon Burette play ‘LIVE’ at Frankfurt’s 2019 Musicmesse Event

Sunday, April 14th, 2019

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Rab Plays at Frankfurt’s Music Messe April 2 2019 at 7pm

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Hey everybody,

I want to invite you all to come and see me play live at a very special Gig.

On Tuesday, April 2nd at 7 p.m. at the Frankfurt Musikmesse!

Together with an All-Star band, I will play at the Ultimate Jam Show in the Festival Arena.

It’s gonna be my very 1st gig since leaving The Who…

I will be doing 2 of my own songs and 1 song written by Pete Townshend.

The next day I’ll give you a solo performance at Musikmesse.

I am looking forward to seeing all you guys & gals in Frankfurt soon!

John Rabbit Bundrick

My Dad, William Bundrick Senior Passed away this morning. He lived a wonderful, fun filled life of 95 years. I was blessed to have him all this time an be able to help him in the last few days. What a great life he lived. My Da was talented beyond measure and loved us all fiercly. A great, great Man will be missed deeply. I love you always Dad……john

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

William R. (Bill) Bundrick, Sr.
William R (Bill) Bundrick, Sr. of Cleveland, Texas passed away on February 28,

2019 in Kingwood, Texas at the age of 95.
Bill was preceded in death by his wife of 65 years, Ruth “Maxine” Bundrick; parents Signa Harper Bundrick and Dewitt Bundrick; sister Jessie Lou Bundrick Ross; brother Harper Bundrick; daughters-in-law, Donna Atkinson Bundrick and Nancy Walling Bundrick and great granddaughter, Kami Kabernik.

Bill is survived by sons William Bundrick, Jr. of Cleveland, Tx; Samuel Bundrick of Palestine, Tx; Jimmy Bundrick and wife Kay of Colorado Springs, Co. and John Bundrick and wife Jody of Somerset, England; 6 grandchildren; 19 great grand children and 1 great great grand daughter, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and great friends.

Bill was born on December 6, 1923 in Stockdale, Texas the son of a school teacher and farmer and lived his early years in Floresville, Texas during the time of the Great Depression. While attending high school, he met the love of his life, Maxine. Because there were few opportunities at this time as the country was recovering from the depression, Bill enlisted in the United State Navy on June 30, 1942 and was headed off to war. He and Maxine remained close and wrote letters often. In 1943, he wrote a letter to Maxine’s parents asking for her hand in marriage. . In his letters, he spoke of the hardships of war and discouraged Maxine from joining the service after seeing first hand the devastation in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. They were married on March 19, 1944. Bill was awarded the Bronze Star with a special commendation for valor for his heroic achievement and service in a combat zone while stationed on the USS Claxton in the Phillipines.

This honor is very rare and only about 1 in every 40 service members were given this distinction in WW2.
Bill and Maxine would go on to have 4 sons and live all over Texas following the pipeline from Brownsville to Victoria. While in Victoria, Bill discovered his love of music when he played with a trio of musicians, Clarence, Shorty and Grandville Long. The group recorded many home records that we still have today.

Bill went on to become a welder and the family moved to North Shore, a suburb of Houston right down the street from the Rankin cousins until the boys all left home.

Bill and Maxine bought a piece of land on the Trinity River when the boys were teenagers and Bill and the boys built the house that he lived in until his final days. Many wonderful memories were made through the years out at “the country.” The Kindreds and then eventually the Martins would become their neighbors and it wasn’t long before the families became very close. Fishing, hunting across the lake, travel trailer camping trips and many, many weekends spent playing music in the “blue building” was the life they enjoyed. Bill also became interested in wood working and carved shelves, dollhouses, doll cradles and many other things for his grandchildren and great grandchildren after retirement.

In 1999, Maxine became ill and required specialized care. His love for her was never more evident as he didn’t hesitated in taking care of her himself and did so

for the remaining 10 years of her life.

for the remaining 10 years of her life.
Loyal, kind, talented, stern, hard working, a life of 95 years well lived.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Pace Stancil Funeral Home in Cleveland, Texas followed by internment at Pace Stancil Cemetery in Cleveland, Texas. Pall bearers included nephews Cecil Rankin and Larry Ross; Great-grandsons Chase Bundrick, Cade Bundrick, Jay Bundrick, Benjamin Nitsche, Wade Farmer and Elijah Hasse. Honorary pall bearers were great grandsons Taylor Bundrick, Alec Farmer, Garrin Bundrick, Micah Hasse and Ryan Bundrick. Grandson David Bundrick officiated the ceremony.

My Dad, William Bundrick Senior Passed away this morning. He lived a wonderful, 
fun filled life of 95 years. I was blessed to have him all this time an be able 
to help him in the last few days. What a great life he lived. My Da was talented 
beyond measure and loved us all fiercly. A great, great Man will be missed deeply. 
I love you always Dad......john

Our 18 Year Old cat Johnnie died today. So old and died of Cancer

Thursday, December 27th, 2018

REG MEUROSS Songwriting Retreat September 2018

Monday, October 8th, 2018

Songwriter’s Retreat

The Puss Puss Band _ Megastar Gongle

Friday, April 6th, 2018

Megastar Gongle

The Puss Puss Band

The Puss Puss Band are a two piece mainly studio based outfit from South Wales comprised of multi instrumentalists Asa Galeozzie and Lee Pugh.

 

Both have worked with numerous artists and bands in the UK and the Welsh music industry over the last ten years as writers & session musicians

The Puss Puss band are so named because their first regular audience consisted of a cat.

a cat

Having been big fans of the Who they got in touch with John (rabbit) Bundrick and asked him to listen to some of their songs. He was so impressed that he worked with them on their album ‘Echoes across the cruel sea’ and collaborates with them on upcoming tracks. Asa and Lee are obviously over the moon about their ‘third’ member:

Now, what Lee and Asa don’t realise is John Bundrick has been a fan of mine for eons:-) I asked him for a little comment about the Puss Puss band and this is what he said:

“My old mate Gongleshanks has been in touch to ask about the Puss Puss band. I was so thrilled to hear from Gongle I had to rack my brains to remember who the PP band are! Then I remembered I worked with them on ‘Echoes across the cruel sea’ which is a great album but……well as you probably know Gongle is a Megastar and we are all incredibly blessed to know him! WOW it was awesome of you to get in touch Gongle:-)”

John Rabbit Bundrick

Here’s a track from the puss puss band featuring MY mate JRB:

So …. Lee …..Do you know anybody famous??😭😭😭 apart from Megastar Gongle of course!

I might …but no one in your league Gongle?

Correct answer! Go to the top of the class young man:-)

Could you change the lyrics in ‘Not just you’ to

‘Everybody wants to be someone else it seems – apart from Gongleshanks who is perfectly happy being the Megastar that he is! ??

Anything is possible? If you’ve got the beans, we’ve got the means?…..

If I’ve got the beans?? Blimey Lee, no wonder I get you mixed up with James Bacon!

Now for another musical interlude:

 Is Asa real or is he a figment of your imagination? It just seems that you do all the interviews and talking on Twitter. Is he your imaginary friend?  Maybe ‘Rab’ is also your imaginary friend and you forged that note!

That would make things easier wouldn’t it?…can we ponder that thought?  No.. Asa just has more sense than me and keeps an eye on other things behind the scenes…while I dance like a monkey out front of shop…essentially the same arrangement live too…and yes, as unlikely as it sounds…Rabbit is very real. I’m still not quite sure how we managed to pull that off but he is most certainly our ‘Gem’. We’re incredibly fortunate to have him and to be able to work with a musician of his calibre.

Yes I imagine you felt like the cat that got the cream when the rabbit hopped on board!

Are you planning to write any happy songs any time soon?

You never know?! We only really write from personal experience and try to deliver that as honestly as we can. Echoes Across The Cruel Sea was a very intimate, personal collection of songs and we went to a lot of effort to present them in as intimate and direct a way as possible. Personally I’ve always found writing happy songs to be quite a shallow well and not as challenging or creatively fulfilling. For me, more complex, darker emotions push and stretch me more as a writer and also as a musician and performer…..but you never know? 

We’re currently working on the second album and while we don’t want to give away too much…I will say that it will be a slight departure from Echoes Across The Cruel Sea but we’re pretty sure you’ll still know it’s us when you hear it. 

Can’t wait Lee!  Shall we ‘paws’ for another song now:

Well, that’s all folks but, if you have time listen to this interview with Lee, it’s very interesting!:If you have time listen to this interview with Lee, it’s very interesting:
At 1. 16 in the interview when the Runner asks Lee how he pronounces his surname I creased up because I honestly thought he was going to say ‘Pugh, Pugh, Barney, McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb’ (Reference to ‘Trumpton’ for all you young kittens out there, GOOGLE it!)

Finally, Thank you Lee for all the fun AND the great music! Visit the links below to find out more about the Puss Puss band and PLEASE support them by buying their CD’s

Links

thepusspussband.bandcamp.com

Twitter: @puss_band

 

Native American Music offer…….I have a limited selection of some of my original cds in stock, so if anyone is interested, please take a look at these cds and order them before stock runs out. Each CD costs £9.00 payable via Paypal. All cd’s are in their original package & shrink wrap,brand new & unplayed

Sunday, January 28th, 2018

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Spirit of the Wolf

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The Puss Puss Band Album with Rab on keys 2018

Thursday, January 25th, 2018

The Puss Puss Band are a two piece mainly studio based outfit from South Wales comprised of multi instrumentalists Asa Galeozzie and Lee Pugh.

Both have worked with numerous artists and bands in the UK and the Welsh music industry over the last ten years as writers & session musicians
he Puss Puss band are so named because their first regular audience consisted of a cat.

Having been big fans of the Who they got in touch with John (rabbit) Bundrick and asked him to listen to some of their songs. He was so impressed that he worked with them on their album ‘Echoes across the cruel sea’ and collaborates with them on upcoming tracks. Asa and Lee are obviously over the moon about their ‘third’ member:

Now, what Lee and Asa don’t realise is John Bundrick has been a fan of mine for eons:-) I asked him for a little comment about the Puss Puss band and this is what he said:
“My old mate Gongleshanks has been in touch to ask about the Puss Puss band. I was so thrilled to hear from Gongle I had to rack my brains to remember who the PP band are! Then I remembered I worked with them on ‘Echoes across the cruel sea’ which is a great album but……well as you probably know Gongle is a Megastar and we are all incredibly blessed to know him! WOW it was awesome of you to get in touch Gongle:-)” John Bundrick
Here’s a track from the puss puss band featuring MY mate JB: Not just you) You Tube

So …. Lee …..Do you know anybody famous??😭 😭 😭 apart from Megastar Gongle of course!
I might …but no one in your league Gongle?
Could you change the lyrics in ‘Not just you’ to

‘Everybody wants to be someone else it seems – apart from Gongleshanks who is perfectly happy being the Megastar that he is! ??
Anything is possible? If you’ve got the beans, we’ve got the means?…..

If I’ve got the beans?? Blimey Lee, no wonder I get you mixed up with James Bacon!
Now for another musical interlude:
Bucko’s lullaby

Is Asa real or is he a figment of your imagination? It just seems that you do all the interviews and talking on Twitter. Is he your imaginary friend? Maybe ‘Rab’ is also your imaginary friend and you forged that note!

That would make things easier wouldn’t it?…can we ponder that thought? No.. Asa just has more sense than me and keeps an eye on other things behind the scenes…while I dance like a monkey out front of shop…essentially the same arrangement live too…and yes, as unlikely as it sounds…Rabbit is very real. I’m still not quite sure how we managed to pull that off but he is most certainly our ‘Gem’. We’re incredibly fortunate to have him and to be able to work with a musician of his calibre.
Are you planning to write any happy songs any time soon?
You never know?! We only really write from personal experience and try to deliver that as honestly as we can. Echoes Across The Cruel Sea was a very intimate, personal collection of songs and we went to a lot of effort to present them in as intimate and direct a way as possible. Personally I’ve always found writing happy songs to be quite a shallow well and not as challenging or creatively fulfilling. For me, more complex, darker emotions push and stretch me more as a writer and also as a musician and performer…..but you never know?

We’re currently working on the second album and while we don’t want to give away too much…I will say that it will be a slight departure from Echoes Across The Cruel Sea but we’re pretty sure you’ll still know it’s us when you hear it. Perfect World (you tube)

If you have time listen to this interview with Lee, it’s very interesting:
Interview with the Runner (You tube)
At 1. 16 in the interview when the Runner asks Lee how he pronounces his surname I creased up because I honestly thought he was going to say ‘Pugh, Pugh, Barney, McGrew, Cuthbert, Dibble, Grubb’

Links

Well, It’s About Time…new album from Andy Chapman

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

New album featuring Crawler members and other great musicians.

Music Interview Magazine® The Puss Puss Band: Heartfelt Music Leaves a Lasting Impression

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Music Interview Magazine®

The Puss Puss Band: Heartfelt Music Leaves a Lasting Impression

 Paul J Wolfle

3 hours ago

https://musicinterviewmagazine.com/2017/09/30/the-puss-puss-band-heartfelt-music-leaves-a-lasting-impression/amp/

The debut album from The Puss Puss Band, Echoes Across The Cruel Sea, features a collection of closely connected songs that lay bare a sincere first-person candor set to music.After listening, you cannot help but feel the songwriters must have somehow lived the lyrics. A singular blend of electric and acoustic indie rock and style, adept musicianship clearly characterizes each of the 12 new tracks. But there is so much more to say and hear.

The Album’s Personnel

Right away, you realize The Puss Puss Band, South Wales-based multi-instrumentalists and singers Asa Galeozzie and Lee Pugh, are no mere mortals. Just judge them by the musical company they keep: namely the well-known keyboardist John “Rabbit” Bundrick, who also played on Echoes Across The Sea. Bundrick’s credits include being a member of Free, session work with The Who, a fundamental musician on the original cast soundtrack of The Rocky Horror Picture Show and far too many other legendary acknowledgements to list here. Meanwhile, Galeozzie and Pugh, along with Bundrick, have created their own winning formula.

About The Songs

Released in April, the album opens with the 3:39 “Bucko’s Lullaby,” a consistently metered cut, seasoned with restrained but distinctly powerful vocals, including unique inflections and the soulful organ work that lightly hovers throughout song. Before long, like a fine book, the track builds to a moving orchestral crescendo. That is probably not a coincidence, considering Galeozzie and Pugh like to call their songs, “pocket epics.” Another fast growing favorite, “Alone,” a strummed acoustic track that cycles through guitar chords as gentle harmonies fill the way, has just the right beat, amount of instrumentation and commercial crowd appeal for the radio charts. The slightly moody and introspective lyrics pretty much speak for themselves: “Because everybody’s got a time, where they break and when their sky falls, where you truly get to know, what it means to be alone…”

A Nuanced Assortment 

From the musicians and writing to the performance and production, Echoes Across The Cruel Sea is impressive in every sense, including “Beeswax,” a progressive, trippy, dream pop music design with plenty of atmosphere to spare. Listen closely to “Not Just You” and you might be able to pick up on elements of an early Greg Lake charisma during his Emerson, Lake and Palmer days. No doubt, Lee Pugh (vocals, lead guitars, rhythm guitars, bass guitar, backing vocals, orchestral arrangements, programming) and Asa Galeozzie (rhythm guitars, bass guitar, melodica, drums, backing vocals, orchestral arrangements and programming) blend a variety of awareness’s into their sound.

All tracks on Echoes Across The Cruel Sea were written, arranged, engineered, produced, mixed and mastered by Asa Galeozzie and Lee Pugh. John “Rabbit” Bundrick plays piano, Hammond organ, keyboards, synths, SFX, orchestral arrangements and programming. The album is available at Bandcamp.  To answer your question, yes, the band’s name is based on a cat.

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