Background and influences
Sarah Buckley is an emerging alt-folk artist from Cork, Ireland. A unique and intriguing songwriter, she gained immediate attention with the release of her debut single 'You’ve Got Me' (1.3 millions radio impressions) and built on this success with her debut EP 'Magic Powers' in Feb 2023, produced by Karl Odlum (David Kitt, Gemma Hayes).
Sarah has been gigging extensively playing showcases and support slots around Ireland. She has opened for Mick Flannery, Gemma Hayes, Niamh Regan and Ham Sandwich to name a few. Recently, having been selected to take part in the ‘Creative Moves Europe’ project (programme funded by the European Union), Sarah has been able to spend time working on her music this summer in the new environment of Berlin.
Inspired by the world class lyricism of Alex Turner, the introspective songwriting of Matt Berninger and the uncompromising authenticity of Julia Jacklin – Sarah manages to avoid the trap of imitating her heroes; instead channels their influence into something rare and immediately compelling.
Her story is not the oft-told tale of the 5 year old with a hairbrush for a mic and a lifelong dream. Music came later in Sarah’s life, and that subtle difference stands her apart from many of her fellow artists. This is an adventure undertaken by a woman who found her voice in life first, before bringing it to song.
With each release Sarah continues to hone her sound and develop her musical expression, further solidifying her position as ‘One to Watch’ in the alt-folk scene.