Brian Hornbuckle is a third generation musician whose roots lie heavily in the blues.
Playing bass with his father’s band at a young age, Brian was quickly educated in the art of performance and professionalism which has served him well over the last 18 years of his professional musical career.
In 1998 Brian was courted by legendary local stars of the morning airwaves Lewis and Floorwax about forming a band of talented local musicians built around the wild popularity of their morning radio show. Not wasting any time, the band’s first show was a warm-up spot for the Doobie Brothers at Red Rocks Amphitheater. This high-profile gig opened the door to many large local and national shows, warming up for the likes of The Allman Brothers, Ted Nugent, Joe Walsh, Gov’t Mule, Styx, Bad Company, ZZ Top, BB King, Def Leppard, Lynrd Skynrd and James Brown, and the list goes on and on.
In 2001 Brian departed the Mile High City for Hollywood. After playing bass for several California bands and live and in the studio, Brian was tapped to perform concerts with the platinum selling recording artist Uncle Kracker for various dates around the country.
Brian is now safely back home in Denver, and The Brian Hornbuckle Band is winning over audiences with their signature riff-oriented rock-n-blues. Along for the ride are Jonny “Hot Rod” Vaughan on guitar, who is also currently part of the Lewis and Floorwax Groovehawg band, as well as national touring veterans Jimmy Yozell on drums and Mark DeGeorge on the keyboards.
The Brian Hornbuckle Band has been methodically and diligently carving out a growing niche in the regional music scene, becoming one of Denver’s hardest working, and most requested bands.