Originally from Barraganyatti, on the Mid North Coast of NSW, Sam Buckley lived in Sydney and Melbourne for the last 16 years performing in high-level bands. He toured internationally and performed at many music festivals in Australia. In recent years, he performed in Dreamboogie, who were a highly polished and dynamic live Blues band, led by charismatic singer Rebecca Davey. The band’s innovative sound incorporating electronic loops resulted in wins at the Melbourne Blues Appreciation Society’s Blues Performer of the Year Challenge in 2016 and Band of the Year at the 2018 Victorian-Tasmanian Blues Awards.
Sam is currently embarking on his solo career and recording his debut album, Blue Ocean, with Lester Snell and Royal Studios in Memphis. This is a very exciting time and a privilege to be working with industry luminary Lester and the Stax players behind the success of artists such as Albert King and Al Green. Sam is sometimes called ‘Jimi Hendrix’ and ‘Stevie Ray-Vaughn’ – he is infamous for his electric guitar bends, warm vibrant tone and roaring groove. His upcoming album will be released soon.