OFFICIAL PROMOTIONAL MATERIAL

About

Buckman Coe continues to explore and re-envision classic Folk, Soul, and Reggae. Being especially inspired by artists who delivered messages of social justice, humanity, and love, capturing the spirit of their times while sonically pushing-the-envelope.

Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, John Lennon, Bob Marley… These are the heroes that will always inform Buckman’s work as an artist. While developments in neo-soul, hip hop, and jazz push him to write in new ways.

His recent release Malama Ka ’Aina (2015) – a Hawaiian phrase meaning to respect the land – is a fusion of Reggae, Soul, and World music. He is currently working on three albums that focus his love of Folk, Neo-soul, and Reggae & Rock Steady into separate projects. The first one to be released will be a Folk & Blues album at the end of the summer of 2017. [link to private soundcloud set of unmastered mixes of first single and two b-sides]

Over the past 7 years of touring Canada, Hawaii, Oregon, Australia, Indonesia, and Taiwan, Buckman Coe has established a reputation for high-energy, uplifting, horn-infused Roots Rock Reggae. At the same time, he has remained engaged in social and ecological justice movements as a citizen and as a musician writing for various frontlines and initiatives, and performing at rallies and fundraisers. This has made him an artist with a wide repertoire and adaptability as a big band leader and solo artist.

Recent Highlights:
2017: Hawaii Tour (Jan), Australia Tour (March), Port Fairy Folk Festival (Australia), Taiwan Tour (April), Urban Nomad Festival (Taiwan), Vogue Theatre with Ziggy Marley (Vancouver International Jazz Festival)
2016: Kaslo Jazz Festival, Ponderosa Festival, Victoria Ska Festival, Unity Music Festival, Blessed Coast, Blue Mountains Music Festival (Australia), Mount Beauty Festival (Australia), Gili Dub Club Festival (Bali), Grass Roots Festival (Taiwan) 2015: Oregon Country Fair, Axis Mundi Festival, Blessed Coast, Golden Sound Festival, Robson Valley Festival, Wapiti Festival, ArtsWells Festival, Midsummer Festival, Tall Tree Festival, Music Matters Live
(Singapore), Grass Roots Festival (Taiwan) 2014: BIGSOUND (Australia), Calgary Reggae Festival, Edge of the World Festival 2013: Starbelly Jam, Vancouver International Jazz Festival, opening for Ziggy Marley (Capitol Theatre, Nelson), Salmon Arm Roots & Blues.

Readers of WE Vancouver voted Buckman Coe as the Best Band in Vancouver, and readers of the Georgia Straight voted him the second best indie band.

“If you enjoy the laid-back likes of Ben Harper and Jack Johnson, odds are good that you’re going to love this unrelentingly positive, completely accomplished triumph
–Georgia Straight
“If this were 1973, back when singer-songwriters ruled the earth, with a couple of breaks and a bit of AM radio airplay, he’d be busy chasing gold-record royalty cheques and house-hunting in Laurel Canyon” – Mike Usinger

"Malama Ka ‘Aina is a danceable album filled with positive vibes, delivers its strength through the albums ability to thematically bridge participation in civil society and celebrate life, love, and humanity" - Tone Deaf

Discography
Malama Ka 'Aina (2015)
Crow's Nest e.p. (2012)
By the Mountain's Feet (2011)
Latest Waking (2009)

APPROVED PROMO IMAGES - PRINT / WEB REAdy


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CONTACTS

Representative | Kate Wattie | Tonic Records | World | kate@tonicrecords.com
Bookings | Kali Malinka | Tonic Records | US/Canada | kali@tonicrecords.com

MUSIC

APPROVED VIDEOS

Buckman Coe - Official Promo 2016

Buckman Coe - Courage [Official Video 2015]

Malama Ka 'Aina (live at the Imperial) - Buckman Coe

Buckman Coe - Malama Ka 'Aina (Official Music Video)

Buckman Coe - "Love For All Living Things" (Official Music Video)

Stage PLOT Links

THE BUCKMAN COE BAND LINE-UP VARIES ACCORDING TO TOUR/FESTIVAL

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