"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
"A voice not a million miles away from the sadly departed Dolores O'Riordan in that she doesn't hide her accent and there is real honesty and heart" - joe.ie
"a talent that is almost colossal in its potential." - youBloom Blog
Sarah Buckley began 2019 with a much coveted place in "Whelan's Ones to Watch". Her debut single "You've Got Me" was released on all platforms in February 2019 and the song spent four weeks on RTE Radio 1 Recommends playlist as well as receiving heavy rotation on stations across the country.
It was selected for Spin FM's "Plan B" Ones to Watch, featured in Hot Press, GoldenPlec, Pure M, JOE.ie among other music blogs.
In February 2019 also, Sarah's song 'Magic Powers' was chosen as a semi finalist in the International Songwriting Competition. Judges in this competition include Tom Waits, The Script. Previous winners include Goyte, Bastille, Mick Flannery
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.
More Press Quotes
"I had this girl on my radio show, her voice is so unique and beautiful. Sickeningly talented" -- Jamie Jay Carr NearFM
"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
"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