The Buckleys are a chart-topping teenage sibling trio from Australia. At only 19, 18 and 16 years old, they have performed on some of the world’s most recognised stages both in Australia and the USA, won two American Song writing Awards and collaborated with numerous Grammy award winning hit songwriters and producers in Nashville.
Consisting of Sarah Grace (Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar), Molly (Vocals, Mandolin, Piano) and Lachlan (Electric Guitar), their independently released debut singleRUNcharted #1 on the National Australian Radio AMRAP Chart (all genres) for two consecutive weeks, as well as #1 on Australian Country Radio.
The latest single Daydream was recorded in Nashville with two times GRAMMY winning producer / engineer, Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift, Jewel, Hunger Games soundtrack). Sarah wrote the track with two of Nashville finest, Kelleigh Bannen and fellow Australian Phil Barton. Recorded in the famous Sound Emporium Studios (Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves, Kenny Rogers ‘The Gambler’, Robert Plant all acts who recorded their albums in this iconic Nashville recording studio).
The Buckleys have just signed a Global recording deal with Petrol Records (headed by CEO Chris Murphy – long time manager of INXS) and Universal Music Group and are excited to currently be working on their upcoming album due for release in 2020.
The group have played a long run of renowned festivals and concerts in Australia and the US, including: Byron Bay Blues Festival, Music City Roots (Nashville) broadcast on American Public Television – Hosted by Jim Lauderdale, Sydney Carols in the Domain (Australia’s biggest Christmas Concert), Tamworth Country Music Festival, Bluebird Café and Douglas Corner (Iconic Music Venues), CMA Fest (APRA / BMI Showcase), Opened for Brian Cadd and The Bootleg Family Band, Mullumbimby Music Festival and many others.
Collaborating with some of the world’s most sort after songwriters including Bruce Channel (wrote Hey Baby!/I wanna know if you’ll be my girl),Marty Dodson (Six #1’s and hits for Joe Cocker, Carrie Underwood, Big and Rich, Blake Shelton, Kenny Chesney and more), Emily Shackelton (BMI Song of the Year for Carly Pearce’s #1 Hit Every Little Thing), Jennifer Hanson (Let me Down Easy– Billy Currington; Country Strong), Derek George (Darius Rucker’s 2018 #1 hit For the First Time) Rafe Van hoy (Fleetwood Mac) and many more.
Based in Byron Bay, Australia, Sarah, Lachlan and Molly grew up in a musical family (their Dad the former drummer of legendary Australian Rock ‘n’ Roll band The Radiators). Whilst self-taught, The Buckleys became heavily influenced by some of the world-class musicians around them including James T, former guitar player for iconic American Blues Band Canned Heat (Going Up The Country) who taught them guitar and the Blues.
The Buckleys officially formed as a group in 2011 when on a family holiday at the Tamworth Country Music festival. Jamming on Peel street, they were notified the following day that they had made the top 10 in the Tamworth Country Music Festival busking competition (not knowing they were in any competition!), with over 600 acts competing. They were invited to perform on the main stage to some thousands of people the next day.
Prolific songwriters, collectively they have written well over one hundred songs both on their own and in US co-writes. Sarah Grace was awarded top 5 in the 2014 American Song writing Awards (in association with Gwen Stefani) teen section and the following year both Sarah and Molly were once again nominated for a prestigious ASA Award.
Sarah’s song ‘Strawberry Footprints’ was recently recorded by and featured on the multi-award winning, Country Music Hall of Fame member, Felicity Urquhart’s latest album ‘Frozen Rabbit’ which charted #2 on the Official Australian ARIA Country Chart.
The Buckleys continue to impress audiences with honest storytelling and song writing combined with a fresh, dynamic and exciting blend of musical influences that capture their youthful and electrifying energy both on stage and in the recording studio.
Byron Bay, New South Wales