Bobby Bunny and Malcolm Tent founded Connecticut’s art-core, grunge-space-drag-noise collective BunnyBrains and played with them for most of 16 years. The tight 3 piece post punk trio who shoved brutal, chaotic and undisciplined improv anti-rock in the face of irate punk and alt/indie fans back in 1988, had by 2001, (33 records and 65 band members later), become a bloated mess of undisciplined improv hippie stoner jamming and tho popular with the fans, was miles away from what Bobby & Malcolm had intended, so…
In 2002 Bobby Bunny (guitar/vocals and electronics) and Malcolm Tent (bass and vocals), scouted local kid Pete Beest (drums) and at first called themselves BunnyBrains 88, but then switched that to Ultrabunny.
Ultrabunny distills extreme/glam/psych/noise/post-punk/no-wave/&70srock into a performance that rivals the sound and fury of every record in yr local vinyl record store played simultaneously. They challenge you to take a listen.
Before founding BunnyBrains, Bobby Bunny got his chops with his one-man band Invaders from Sears. He also was a member of Butthole Surfers’ spin-off psych band Beme Seed in the early 90s, and Beme Seed reunion band GO-Fi (aka Universe In The Room). He also has fond memories of playing with Fish Fish with his friends in college.
Malcolm Tent ran Connecticut’s premier alternative culture and record shop Trash American Style for 21 years, and though no longer a brick and mortar store, he still sells records all across the northeast under the Trash moniker. Malcolm has played in numerous punk bands since the mid 80s and he and Bobby even performed as GG Allin’s Bloody Apostles at one point. Malcolm has enormous rock enthusiam and briefly had a side project called BB Gun (featuring drummer Pete Beest) but currently spends his free time taking his solo acoustic act around the United States playing punk covers, DEVO songs and his own inspirational and witty punk, anti-political, vegan and straightedge anthems.
Ultrabunny has had several drummers: originally the teen beat king Pete Beest from 2002-2009, then Connecticut record maverick Chris “Doc” Prorock from 2009 to 2012 and currently “jazzy” Jan J4, the worlds oldest new waver. Credit also goes to occasional part time drummers Ezer Longinus, Dino Sex and our old buddy Eddie O’Dowd who also played drums with us at our very first show in 1988.
Ultrabunny 2014 Personnel
Bobby Bunny – guitar + synths + vocals
Malcolm Tent – bass + drums + toys
Jan J4 – drums
For bookings and managerial questions, as well as record sales and record review requests, please contact Malcolm Tent
For press information, interview requests and website questions,
please contact Bobby Bunny