Modern Gypsy Rock

Southern rock married classic country and had a grunge baby…it sounds like that

Here for the Party

Hi, my name is Bubba Startz. I have performed thousands of shows over the last 20 years of playing music professionally. I play something from every genre and era of music and have a great talent for identifying the demographics of the crowd and finding the songs we know that will connect with them. I’m not coming to your bar/event to tell your patrons what they should like. I would much rather put the effort into finding what they enjoy and really focusing on everyone having the best time possible. That being said, we are always promoting and playing our original music which we release independently. You can find us on Spotify, YouTube, and wherever else you find music online.

Startz and Endz has been my life’s work. A roadhouse band if there ever was one. We know exactly how to get the party started and keep it going all night with high energy renditions of songs from classic artists like Tom Petty, Brooks and Dunn, Blake Shelton, Garth Brooks, Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, Johnny Cash, Lynard Skynard, Sublime, Rehab, Pearl Jam, Incubus, the Talking Heads and more.


I have played in the smallest of bars to the biggest stages throughout the United States and internationally in that time. I always travel with my wife and fellow band mate Danielle. She doesn’t perform with me but rather adds to the show by controlling the vibe from start to finish. We don’t just throw a random playlist on during breaks or at the end of a great night. We keep people on the dance floor from start to finish and sometimes these moments become the best parts of the show. We take a lot of pride in making memories with all of our fans and every show is just as important to us as the next.

We use professional sound and light equipment capable of doing rooms up to 200 people. Larger than that and I would need outside production hired. We provide everything we need to do our thing. We just need 4 circuits and 4-8 plugins. We travel as light as possible to cut costs for our customers and we assure that our rates are comparable to similar acts to us who tour throughout our region.

In The Press

“Paired guitars and authentic rhythms bring good vibes and a live-show feel from the outset – Startz and Endz unite catchy songwriting with a strong groove, for the quickly likable Triple Fine.

“Organic and upbeat in everything from the funky power chord pattern to the vocal passion, Triple Fine notes more than a few similarities with the likes of MMMBop, its pop-rock essence and quick-time vocals paving the way towards a smoothly harmonised hook resolve.”

“From a songwriting perspective, the hook effectively reinforces the simple and memorable qualities of the title sentiment, and builds up beautifully throughout. In just over two and a half minutes, the song manages to lift the mood of the room, and leave its central chorus melody and lyric running indefinitely through the mind.”

“As an introduction to Startz and Endz, Triple Fine is a definite anthem of celebration and optimism – a song designed to make you feel good, well-written and well-performed, with that already mentioned organic musicality that naturally makes you keen to seek out a live show. No doubt this single will prove a fan favourite in real-time, a nostalgic earworm of positivity and romantic joy, which effortlessly draws you in.”

Rebecca Cullen – Stereo Stickman

Notable Showz

We have been extremely fortunate to play music all over the state of South Dakota with appearances in Sioux Falls, Mitchell, Yankton, Historic Deadwood and the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.

In 2023, we were featured at the Four Winds Music Festival, Music at the Meridian and the Levitt at the Falls Summer Concert Series. We headlined the Dakota Showdown Horse Trainer Challenge, The Marquee (Sioux City), Downtown Friday Nights (Mitchell) and dozens of self produced shows.

In 2024 we have already secured dates at Remedy 611 with Skrizzly Adams (200+ Million Streams), Icon Lounge, The Back 40, Downtown Mitchell Friday Nights, 4th of July celebration in Yankton, the Dakota Showdown, The Grey Goose Store and Social Club in Pierre, The Custer Beacon, Maloney’s Live in Council Bluffs and tours to Minneapolis and Kansas City as well as our usual residence in the Black Hills for the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in August. Catch us on the road!!

We have opened for National and Regional acts such as Brandon Jones Band, Rowan Grace, Camp Comfort, Night Shield, Bywater Call, Everyday Everybody and collaborate regularly with local bands on shows across South Dakota. We look forward to a lot more collaboration in the future as well with friendz like Tristen Schofield, Devon Sants, Chris Graves, Ruthie Craft, Clayton Ryan, Humbletown, and Jalan Crossland just to name a few.

Keep up with all the shows here FOLLOW US ON BANDSINTOWN

Our summer is already filling up with gigs in 5 states, breaking onto larger stages and festivals all over the region. Call today to reserve a date for 2024!!

Travelling in the Great Plains region from Fargo to Kansas City and the Twin Cities to Denver.

Dates are filling fast for 2024 and you don’t want to miss out!!

Contact Bubba Startz (605) 645-8819

I also sing the National Anthem for Events

Original Music

It’s our original works that keep fans coming back and sets us apart from other party rock bands. Drawing influences from musicians and cultures around the world the songs are like leaves of paper in your teenage journal. There is familiarity with the stories and the music instantly, as you can see yourself in my shoes. 10-13-23 we released our first single, Rise Up, onto all streaming platforms accompanied by a full length music video and subsequent tour. Then in March 2024 we released Triple Fine and haven’t looked back yet. Being on the road touring and building a music scene across South Dakota is our only mission.

Our first single Rise Up released on October 13, 2023
Our newest single Triple Fine hit streaming in March of 2024
Our next single Building Today
Live Audio of our original song “Fools”
Live Audio of our original song “Forgetting You”

Book Startz and Endz today by contacting Bubba Startz by phone, email, or any social media outlet.

Bubba Startz (605)645-8819

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