Buddha Pie! If you mixed together the last 3 generations of music into one group, it would come close to explaining the style of music they put out.
Sit back, listen and get instantly addicted; no matter what style of music you enjoy, you will become a fan!
To add to their talent, and something that's more important to me is their attitude and dedication; they perform day in and day out! Whether it's a free show, benefit show, small pub or a big arena; Buddha Pie and his group are loyal to their music and their fans and bring what a lot of groups forget about and that's the love for the MUSIC!
MIKE WOOLEY ~ www.utahlocalbands.com ~ 5/16/07
Born in the sunny city of Los Angeles, Ernest Patrick Paiz aka Buddha Pie, found himself moving slowly Eastward.
Having spent a few years in the desert capitol of Salt Lake City, he found his way to Brooklyn, NY, where he lived for more than half his lifetime.
After a 12 yr. "hiatus", an answer to a question led Buddha Pie to pick up his guitar and write again. Singing to share the pains and joys of life as we travel through it. A life packed with strife, bitterness and pain served as inkwells for the armload of songs he now carries with him.
Performing in open mics in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side of Manhattan, led to onstage performances at noted venues in and around the city.
The Sidewalk Cafe, Desmonds, Williamsburg Publik House, Artland, C-Note, Club Matchless and The Charleston are only a few of the stages Buddha Pie played on. Repeated performances at these venues and others had his friends and fans snapping to the rhythm of his music, enjoying the night long.
Performing with former members of Six Iron and 3rd Man Out, the Brooklyn based BUDDHA PIE went through several phases of existence and finally disbanded in the fall of 2003.
Arriving back to SALT LAKE CITY in March, 2004, his continued effort to write, record, and perform are non-stop. Buddha Pie spent the remaining months of 2004 writing and recording. He also continued performing solo sets throughout Salt Lake City.
May, 2005 was the month it all came together again. Friend and co-worker ERIC WILLIAMS teamed up to play bass and another slice of Buddha Pie was born. FABIO BARBOSA carries the band with his smooth and steady beat on the drums.
Since then stages at Sugarbeats, Mo's Grille, Sugarhouse Arts Festival, 5 Monkeys, The Urban Lounge, Mojo's Caffe in Ogden, Burt's Tiki Lounge, Liquid Joe's, The Huka Bar & Grill, The Circuit, The Broken Record (Formerly Todd's Bar & Grill) and the Gallivan Center's Lunch Bunch Concerts have rocked to the beat of his powerful songs. This year's Utah Arts Festival played host to Buddha Pie as well.
Radio/internet airplay and winning slots in songwriting contests grace the pages of his portfolio.
Kick back, smile and ENJOY THE MUSIC!
This album, NEAR THE EDGE, is solely produced and performed by Ernest Patrick Paiz aka BUDDHA PIE.
"CLOSER STILL" the second CD project by Buddha Pie will be a full band recording and is expected to be released in the fall of 2007.