"Sarah Buckley's debut single is a beautifully rendered acoustic love song that could easily have been penned by Dolores O'Riordan." - Hot Press
"An unusual and beguiling singing voice" - The Thin Air Blog
Sarah Buckley began 2019 with a much coveted place in "Whelan's Ones to Watch" in January.
Her debut single "You've Got Me" was released on all platforms on Feb 15th 2019. The music video premiered on hotpress.com on the same day. The song was playlisted on the national broadcaster's station RTE Radio 1, selected for Dublin Spin FM's "Plan B" Ones to Watch and featured in GoldenPlec.
It was also received heavy rotation across local radio stations nationwide.
The single was produced by Karl Odlum (Mic Christopher, Glen Hansard, David Keenan) and mastered by John Flynn (Björk,'Vulnicura')
Her second single, "Wedding Bells", is due out in 14 April 2019. It is a balled about Grace Gifford's short marriage to Joseph Plunkett the night before his execution for his role in the 1916 Easter Rising; a significant period in Irish history during its struggle for independence.
Sarah first recorded a number of demos in music college. Thanks to these demos, she has performed her song 'You've Got Me' on RTE's TwoTube, her song 'Wedding Bells' at RTE's Reflecting on the Rising live event and her song, 'Magic Powers', was included in a shortlist out of 500 applicants on John Murray's RTE radio show. Sarah has also secured a number of slots on side stages of some of Ireland's biggest festivals including Electric Picnic and Vantastival as well as being nominated as Best Newcomer by Pure M magazine.
Sarah has already been gigging extensively with support slots for Aine Cahill, Ham Sandwich, Mick Flannery and Cry Monster Cry along with a whole host of festival appearances including Electric Picnic, Vantastival, Cork Jazz Festival, Sligo Live, Le Cheile Festival, Claremorris Fringe Festival, Achill Battle of the Lakes, Glendalough festival, youBloom, International Pop Overthrow at Liverpool's Cavern Club, and RTE's Reflecting on the Rising.
"Sarah Buckley has a talent that is almost colossal in its potential.Her style blends intuitive songwriting with a raw, honest, soulful vocal twang that recalls some of the best acousto-folk and country singers of all time." -- YouBloom Blog
"I had this girl on my radio show, her voice is so unique and beautiful. Sickeningly talented" -- Jamie Jay Carr NearFM
"There's such a nice blend and marrying of sounds that is rare between vocalist and acoustic guitar in Buckley's music, even this video sounds like an old 45 that has survived the passage of time, all she has to do now is stay true to her inner school and the rest will follow" -- Remys music & film blog
"Found this girl on line, very unique sound and I'm delighted she agreed to come out to play for us " - Fennor Lane TV
"Sarah has a lovely genuinely Irish singing style and her Cork lilt adds magic to her songs" - The CO Club
|20 Apr 2019||20:00||The Pavilion Bar, 296 Ormeau Road, Belfast, Antrim BT7 2GD, Northern Ireland, UK||Sarah Buckley|
|17 May 2019||20:00||Nixys, The Square Bar, The Square, Bailieborough, Co. Cavan||Sarah Buckley|
|23 May 2019||20:00||Whelans (upstairs), Wexford Street, Dublin||Sarah Buckley||Buy Tickets|
|15 Jun 2019||20:00||Fealty's, Bangor||Sarah Buckley|