The Buckleys are a chart-topping teenage sibling trio from Byron Bay, Australia. They're hit single 'Daydream' raced up the Official Australian Country Radio Chart, landing at #1 and achieving mainstream radio crossover success as well. The track scored them an Australian Country Music Association Award nomination (The Golden Guitars) for "Best New Talent" and spent the most weeks at #1 (six in total) then any other song that year on the KIX Country Network.
At only 20, 19 and 17 years old, they have performed on some of the world’s most recognised stages both in Australia and the USA, won two American Songwriting Awards and collaborated with a number of Grammy award winning hit songwriters and producers in Nashville and LA.
Consisting of Sarah Grace (Lead Vocals and Acoustic Guitar), Molly (Vocals, Mandolin, Piano/Organ) and Lachlan (Electric Guitar), in 2019 The Buckleys signed a Global Recording Deal with Chris Murphy's (long time INXS manager) Petrol Records and Universal Music Group. The debut single 'Daydream' was written by Sarah with ACM Award winning songwriter Phil Barton and Kelleigh Bannen in Nashville and the accompanying music video directed by actor Brenton Thwaites (Pirates Of The Caribbean, Maleficent, Gods Of Egypt, DC Titans and The Giver, alongside Meryl Streep and Jeff bridges).
The bands debut album is due for release later in 2020, produced by two times Grammy winning producer / engineer Chad Carlson (Taylor Swift, Jewel, Hunger Games soundtrack) in Nashville.
The Buckleys have played a long run of renowned festivals and concerts in Australia and the US, including: Byron Bay Blues Festival, CMA Fest, 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, the Iconic Bluebird Café and Douglas Corner, Mullumbimby Music Festival, Gympie Muster 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), JT Harding (Keith Urban’s hit single 'Somewhere in my car' and Blake Shelton's smash 'Sangria'), Kelleigh Bannen, 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), Phil Barton (ACM Award Winner), Debby Throckmorton (wrote Willie Nelson's 'Ride Me Back Home' which won the 2020 Grammy Award for 'Best Country Solo Performance') and many more.
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, they have written well over one hundred songs both on their own and in 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 recorded by Country Music Hall of Fame member and co-writer Felicity Urquhart, featuring on her album 'Frozen Rabbit' which took out the award for Best Country Album in the 2020 Country Music Association Awards of Australia. The album charted at #2 on the Official ARIA Country Chart.
Following their hit single 'Daydream', their next single 'I'm Coming' For Ya (Love)' remained in the top 5 for six weeks on the Official Airplay Chart nationwide.
With roots in Country Music, their live show is an energetic blend of Country, Rock n Roll, Soul and Pop. The Buckleys combine honest storytelling 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.