Tj Cutajar, Erik Robinson and Bryce Malluma-Kopp from Daze Ago, joined Rockabilly Greg In the Flamingo Lounge on Wednesday, May 24 for a great conversation about their music.
The members of Daze Ago are:
Tj Cutajar – Vocals/Guitar
The captain of the ship, the one that inspires the band to keep moving. He might write songs about not having the drive yet it only encourages him to try harder. The rest of the time he is chopping meat for money and fun, but mostly money.
Erik Robinson – Drums
A man of many talents, not only does his musical duty require the use of all 4 limbs, he fills his free time with a plethora of hobbies such as hockey, video games, weight lifting, and delving deep into the depths of the human psyche to try and figure out why we’re all so messed up
Bryce Malluma-Kopp – Bass
Sometimes simply referred to as “the pretty one”. You may not be able to hear him sometimes, but you’ll feel him; the bass that is. He is constantly fighting the urge to play gallopy thrash riffs over ska but otherwise loves what he does. Outside of the music he’s just a nerd.
About the Band
Fresh from Buffalo, New York, they are often described as psychedelic, reggae, punk, and even funky. Daze Ago takes relatable feelings and experiences, digs deep, and emerges with something unexpected, unique, yet familiar. Pushing the bounds of sound, the band’s diverse taste in music fit together like fries in a milkshake.
Despite early personal conflict within the band, they have spent the last year reevaluating and reinventing themselves personally and musically. The stage and studio are where these guys always seem to show up most often these days.
Throughout all of this and onward, they have played all over Buffalo and neighboring towns, and the band has busted out and played out in other notable venues in Akron OH, Baltimore MD, and more. To top it off, they managed to play a sold out show to hundreds of people at the height of the pandemic.
It’s not just about us, but the other music too. Notable acts we have performed with include Tropidelic, Joint Operation, Crazy Town, and Rehab.
Inspired by wildly different genres, the new songs flawlessly demonstrate the variety and fun that they bring to the table. Flexing their rocking punk muscles with Let Down they bring it down and groove on the hip-hop inspired Demonize the Smoke. The passion doesn’t stop there; as their pool of ideas continues to stew, music continues to boil over.
While Daze Ago’s main influences are bands such as Bumpin Uglies and Ballyhoo, their sound plucks from other bands such Dirty Heads, The Menzingers, Primus, and Mastodon to name a few.