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Album Release!

Got a package recently…

And now the countdown can officially begin. We really hope to see you all on Friday June 17th.
In the meantime catch us at the 2011 R. Blitzer Gallery opening this Friday (June 3rd) and the Redwood Mountain Faire this Saturday (June 4th). We will be playing on Saturday at 1:30 on the Creekside Stage, see you there!

Moe’s Alley/Club Fox

Less than 24 hours away from our first show at renowned Santa Cruz venue Moe’s Alley. Doors open at 8, My Stupid Brother opens the show. Later this week we’re headed to Club Fox in Redwood City to play a show with our friend Mike Annuzzi.

Wrapped up rehearsals today, take a look.

New Song! Free Download!

Listen and download “Love on My Side” from the brand new unreleased album “The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men.”

Cover Art and Track Listing!

Here’s a first look at the cover art and track listing for “The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men.” Stay tuned as we will be releasing a single later this week. Head over to our facebook page to vote on which song it should be!

The track listing for “The Coffis Brothers & The Mountain Men” is below:
1. SHAPE I’M IN
2. DOWN TO THE WIRE
3. LOVE ON MY SIDE
4. GIMME MORE
5. ‘ROUND HERE
6. ALL I NEED
7. DOWN ON YOU
8. YOU CAN RUN
9. THINK TWICE
10. IN MY DREAMS

Shows!

The Coffis Brothers are coming to a venue near you! Check out these dates and the banner at the top of this page for ticket links and additional information. If you make it out to one of these be sure to say hi! See you this summer!

The Coffis Brothers on “Please Stand By”

Jamie and Kellen at the “Sty”

Tune into KPIG (107.5 Santa Cruz, 94.9 SLO,) on Sunday morning May 22nd, between 9 and 12 to hear The Coffis Brothers live on “Please Stand By” hosted by John Sandidge. Check out the music player to listen and download songs from the last few times we were on the show.

Shows added, Summer updates

We’re happy to announce a few shows coming up this summer. We will be making our debut at Moe’s Alley on Sunday May 22nd (opener TBA).  A few days later we will be traveling up the peninsula to newly renovated Club Fox in Redwood City on May 26th. We will be sharing the stage with our pal, and hometown boy Mike Annuzzi on what should be a special night. We are also very excited to be playing at the Redwood Mountain Faire in Felton CA. on Saturday June 4th. Be sure to checkout the lineup, (see below) Lacy J. Dalton, Moonalice, The Velveteens, Sambada, as well as a number of other cool acts will be there.

Also, we have an album coming out! We are very excited to share this record and we have recently taken some big steps towards doing so. Keep your eyes and ears out for an early summer release of “The Coffis Brothers and the Mountain Men.” 

Photo by Sean Sturman

Welcome!

You’ve made it to our blog, congratulations! We are a rock and roll band from The San Lorenzo Valley, located just outside the beautiful city of Santa Cruz. Sometimes we appear billed as “The Coffis Brothers and The Mountain Men.” The Mountain Men are not a separate band, rather they are members of the Coffis Brothers band that are not related (by blood) to Jamie and Kellen Coffis. So, to clarify, The Coffis Brothers and The Mountain Men are (left to right);



Jamie Coffis- Vocals, Keyboards
Henry Chadwick- Drums
Kyle Poppen- Guitar
Kellen Coffis- Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
Mason Hutchinson- Bass

Photo by Andy Zenzcak

Jamie was kind enough to give some of his time to himself to ask and answer questions from himself about himself and his band.

What have you guys been up to lately?
Great question, we’ve been pretty busy lately. Notably, we are working to release our first album “The Coffis Brothers and The Mountain Men” in the next couple of months. We recorded it in January at Gadgetbox studios in Santa Cruz and now are on to the mastering and design portion of the project. Also we have been putting together shows for the summer. In the meantime we have been writing, rehearsing and playing shows in and around the Santa Cruz area. (Check out this blog for upcoming shows)

How would you describe your upcoming album?
Its a rock and roll record. Ten songs, recorded as live as possible with limited overdubs over the course of a few weeks. The actual tracking process, as in recording vocals and instruments, was done in 4 days. That might sound like a short period of time, and well, it is, but we are all excited with the performances we got out of everybody in the band. We’re quite proud of this record and eager to share it with anybody who cares to listen.

Rock and roll is a pretty general term, plus nobody uses it anymore, can you be a little more specific about your music?
Certainly, we lean towards folk and blues. Our Mount Rushmore would contain some of the following; Tom Petty, Ray Charles, Neil Young, Bob Dylan, Buddy Holly, The Everly Brothers etc. There are a ton of artists out there currently, that we look up to and draw influences from as well. Jackie Greene, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ben Kweller, Norah Jones, John Mayer, Delta Spirit,  and Jet are just a few groups we’re big fans of.

You mentioned something earlier about summer shows. How is that coming along?
So far so good. We have show in May we’re really excited about at Club Fox in Redwood City with our pal Mike Annuzzi. Also we will be playing a the Redwood Mountain Faire in Felton on June 4, as well as Music at Skypark in July. We have a monthly gig at Bocci’s cellar in Santa Cruz that will be running through October. We are working on a number of other things and should be able to make a few more announcements soon.

Thanks for taking time, you’re a great guy.
Thanks man, you’re not too bad yourself.