Lance Buller
and the

"He's a cross between Al Hirt and Louis Prima... What a showman!" - L.A. Jazz Scene

"The spirit of Louis Armstrong walks the Jubilee. The Monarchs are hard to beat!"
- Medford Tribune

 Formed in 1985 by trumpet powerhouse Lance Buller, The Monarchs are a unique combination of all-star journied jazzmen and hot young lions. Always striving for the tightness and flow of a show, they start and end with the spontaneity and drive of a jam session. The Monarchs carry on the tradition of New Orleans with a flair that is jazz today. The latest jewels in their crown include a standing-room performance at the famed Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

We are uniquely proud of the depth of experience of each of the band members - from 20 years with Harry James to having Louis Armstrong as a childhood "sit on my knee, son" to Woody Herman's Young Thundering Herd and The Beach Boys. Equally notable is the amount of attention this band is recieving by the younger set, which is packing the nightclubs after "Lindy Hop" and "jump" lessons to dance and swing to this band. Having long been a favorite on the circuit of traditional jazz festivals - frequented largely by soon-to-be-seniors - this new younger audience is indeed encouraging!

Complete Monarchs Bio!

Schedule of Festivals and Gigs

  Photos from CD Release Parties at the New Orleans and The Swiss


Pony Boy presents it's 19th release
Enhanced-CD with multi-media
"Hipster's Paradise"

Hipsters CD
enhanced CD

The second Enhanced-CD for the Monarchs on Pony Boy Records (and the fourth recording for the Monarchs) this CD is a tribute to the hipsters of past and future. It rocks and swings and sways!

"I found a place one night in a dream..." Close your eyes and imagine your "heroes of hippness" doing the eternal hang, so to speak. When you're hip, you're hip forever - you could say that would be heaven. More than a nightclub or a showroom, more than an oasis, this place is paradise, baby! Hipsters' Paradise!

"My Heart Belongs To Daddy" with songstress Stephanie Porter has become a hit on Jazz stations around the country - check out the MP3 below, and then get a copy of the CD for yourself!

Click link for MP3 samples!
1 Hipsters' Paradise
2 Choo-Choo-Cha-Boogie
3 Then the Lights Go Out
4 Old Black Magic
5 Zoot Suit Riot
6 Why Didn't I Tell You
7 Jump, Jive, and Wail
8 Body & Soul
9 My Heart Belongs To Daddy
10 Someday You'll Be Sorry
11 Night Train
12 Easy Living
13 How Can You Tell About Me
14 Special Guest Appearance
15 Rocking Chair
16 Dummy

Pony Boy presents it's 16th release
Enhanced-CD with multi-media

"It's Party Time!"

enhanced CD

Real Audio files!
Are You Ready To Party
Bedtime For Bix
While We Danced at the Mardi Gras
I'll Die Happy

Songs (download a .wave sample!)
1) Are You Ready to Party?
2) Perdido
3) A Tisket-a-Tasket
4) One For Daddy-O
5) If You Don't Swing Don't Ring
6) I Want You (To Be My Baby)
7) Bedtime For Bix
8) Jive at Five
9) While We Danced At The Mardi Gras
10) Take It Charlie
11) Woodchoppers Ball
12) I'll Die Happy

*click a linked song title
to download .wav samples (3-500k each)


This enhanced-CD features a cross of jazz and high energy swing (with multi-media) and is recieving very generous airplay on radio and at several of the dj hosted swing and jump dance nights at club venues in Seattle. The bands recent appearances at the Seaside and Victoria Jazz Festivals have seen them sell out this wildly popular disc.


Lance Buller - trumpet, vocal
Charlie May - sax, clarinet
Gary Aleshire - trombone
Jack Perciful - piano
Larry Holloway - bass, bkg vocals
Greg Williamson - drums, bkg vocals

Featuring Special Guests:
Stephanie Porter - vocal on #3
Dudley Hill - guitar, bkg vocals


enhanced CD
These Enhanced-CDs will play on most multiple-session readable CD-ROM drives, and are made to "blue-book" specifications. Multimedia is "Made with Macromedia" Director 5. "Party Time" also includes Quicktime installers.

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