Hailing from the heartland in Blue Springs, MO, Bofus grew out of a childlike need to play music that falls in the alternative rock, hard rock, and classic rock genres. The band consists of its founders, Rusty Mainard and Kevin Scott. Rusty plays drums, keyboard, guitar, bass, and contributes vocals, Kevin Scott is a vocalist and guitarist. However, the group would not be complete without additional vocalist, bassist, and guitarist, Mike Criger. The band’s name is slang for (the both of us) and it can be attributed to the two initial members responsible for establishing the group: Rusty and Kevin. Bofus is directly involved in arranging, recording, mixing, and producing all studio work at their home facility – The Vault Recording in Blue Springs, MO. 

Bofus’ passion for rock music shines through on melodic bass-lines and crunchy, yet gritty, guitar work inspired by “living a life beyond a life.” Also, the band believes: “there is nothing more fun or a better release than music.” Moreover, music serves as a universal language, “…that can express and convey any emotion to the listener.” 

Bofus is a rock group with melodic lines and grungy guitars with thick rhythms and head-bobbing structures that have been the foundation of the group for years. The release of Common Ground, Motif, and Get Some are proof of their musical ingenuity and continuity. Bofus seems to reinvent the rock genre with an occasional mix of folk, neo-classical, and even a little pop tendencies. At any rate, Bofus works the live circuit around Missouri and Kansas with additional locations planned for the future. Bofus believes, “The legacy of our music will live on.” “[You] don’t have to be rich or famous, making your own music is as good as it gets.”



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Rusty Mainard (drums, vocals)

Kevin Scott (guitars, vocals)

Mike Criger (bass, vocals)

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