Buck Brothers

Infobox musical artist
Name = Buck Brothers



Img_capt =
Background = group_or_band
Origin = London, England
Years_active = 2005 – Present
Genre = Pop Punk
Alternative,Rock
Current_members = Andy Duke
Dom (Becksi) Beckford
Craig Welsh

URL = [http://www.buckbrothers.net/ www.buckbrothers.net]
www.myspace.com/buckbrothers

Buck Brothers are a British 3 piece band who recently broke a Guinness Book of World Records entry for the "highest number of gigs performed in a 12 hour period" in their native London. This took place on 5 March 2007.

History

Buck Brothers formed early in 2005 via a chance meeting at the unlikely location of a Buddhist Disco in a North London.

The trio gained international media attention for successfully breaking a world record for the "highest number of gigs performed in a 12 hour period" on 5th March 2007 to mark the release of the band's debut album 'Me' in the UK and North America on Cargo Records and Scratch Records respectively. The band performed 28 gigs in 10 and a half hours beating the previous world record, held by Hamburg band 'Kansas' by 2 shows.

Buck Brothers debut album was licensed to MTV for inclusion on their television series 'My Super Sweet 16' and the band's tracks 'Gorgeously Stupid', 'Girls, Skirts, Boots, Bikes' and 'She's Red' have all been featured in the current 2007 programme.

On July 7, 2007, Buck Brothers supported Primal Scream at Столпотворени Music Festival in Moscow.The band toured North America in March 2008 including three performances at SXSW (South By South West) in Austin, Texas. Rodney Bingenheimer, legendary DJ from KROQ and big supporter of the band, introduced the trio at the first date on this tour in Los Angeles. This is the first time he had introduced a band in over 3 years.In May 2008, the band made their USA live television debut on Fearless Music; a New York City based television show airing on the Fox 5 network in New York and syndicated on other networks throughout the states.In August 2008, the band supported US pop punkers Goldfinger on their UK tour.

Buck Brothers' debut album "Me" entered the CMJ Top 200 Music Chart in the USA in October 2007 with "Girls, Skirts, Boots, Bikes" also making an impact on commercial radio placing at number 7 in national commercial specialty radio chart two months later (source: FMQB & Media Guide).The band's debut album "Me" received an impressive 4.5/5 review in AllMusic.

The band have performed at NXNE Festival in Toronto, Canada twice (2006 and 2007), In the City Festival in Manchester, UK twice (2006 and 2007) and made their debut at SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas in March 2008.

Awards

* Southern California Music Awards (USA) - 2006 (Best International Artist Nomination) http://top40-charts.com/news.php?nid=29973
* Orange County Music Awards (USA) - 2006 (Best International Artist Nomination) http://top40-charts.com/news.php?nid=29973
* Toronto Independent Music Awards (Canada) - 2005 & 2006 (Best International Artist Nomination) http://top40-charts.com/news.php?nid=29973

Members

* Andy Duke - Bass and lead vocals
* Dom Beckford - Guitar and backing vocals
* Craig Welsh - Drums and backing vocals

Former Members

* Pete Sellers - Guitar and backing vocals (2005 - 2008)
* Horatio Agar - Drums and backing vocals (Jan - May 2007)
* Alice Jones Bones - Drums and backing vocals (Sep 2005 - Jan 2007)
* Jack Gillies - Drums (Jan - Sep 2005)

Discography

Singles:
*Pop Muzik - Coach House Records/The Orchard (2008)
*She's Red - Coach House Records/The Orchard (2008)
*Girls, Skirts, Boots, Bikes - Coach House Records/The Orchard (2007)

Albums:
* Me - Coach House Records (USA), Scratch Records (Canada), Cargo Records (UK) (2007), The Orchard (all digital retailers)
* We Are Merely Filters (USA/UK/Canada) - The Orchard (Released January 2009)

External links

* [http://www.buckbrothers.net Official Buck Brothers Website]
* [http://www.myspace.com/buckbrothers Buck Brothers MySpace Page]
* [http://www.sonicbids.com/buckbrothers Buck Brothers Electronic Press Kit]

References

* London Lite Newspaper - 6 March 2007 http://www.buckbrothers.net/london_lite_feature.jpg
* [http://www.cargorecords.co.uk/artist_zoom.php?artist=2337 Cargo Records signing]

Press coverage

* BBC News Article 1 http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/6418921.stm
* BBC News Article 2 http://news.bbc.co.uk/nolpda/ukfs_news/hi/newsid_6418000/6418921.stm
* PopMatters http://www.popmatters.com/pm/feature/59927/the-buck-brothers/
* New York Post http://www.nypost.com/seven/03252008/entertainment/music/mpfree_103403.htm

Industry coverage

* AllMusic http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jpfoxzy5ldje
* Top40 Charts http://top40-charts.com/news.php?nid=30470
* Ashdown Amplification (United Kingdom) http://www.ashdownmusic.com/news.asp?thedate=&news=&ID=158
* E-Gigs http://www.egigs.co.uk/index.php?a=11666
* First Live Music (UK) http://www.firstlivemusic.com/buck_brothers.html
* PR Inside http://www.pr-inside.com/buck-brothers-break-world-record-r59941.htm
* MusicMog http://musicmog.com/2007/03/06/buck-brothers-break-record/
* Indie MP3 http://www.indie-mp3.co.uk/2007/05/buck-brothers-quick-appraisal.html
* Gigwise http://www.gigwise.com/news/28863/london-band-beats-gig-world-record

Television Appearances

* ITN News (UK) - Buck Brothers were featured while performing their successful world record attempt for "the most gigs performed in 12 hours". The interview/feature aired on March 5th, 2007

* In May 2008, the band made their live television debut on Fearless Music in the USA performing "Girls, Skirts, Boots, Bikes" [http://www.fearlessmusic.com/view_video.php?viewkey=632a7e958e23f24bd07d&page=1&viewtype=&category=mr Video]


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