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Sam Buckingham performs 'Shackles' for BalconyTV
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Chanteuse, storyteller, lover, traveller, Sam Buckingham has pushed the singer/songwriter boundaries to deliver an exciting new banquet of sweet pop musings and catchy folk hooks. She's toured nationally in her fans living rooms and backyards, lullabied punters in the bars & streets of London, Paris and Berlin, captivated audiences at the National Folk Festival & Blue Mountains Folk Festivals and wowed some serious Oz music fans whilst touring alongside the likes of Washington, Matt Corby and Angus & Julia Stone.

October 2012 saw the triumphant release of her acclaimed EP 'Fragile Heart', debuting at #3 on the iTunes singer songwriter charts and being perfectly labeled "Beautifully direct and emotional" by the folks at Triple J.

Since then, Buckingham has been traipsing around Australia, selling out shows in her home town of Sydney and Canberra, playing alongside Mia Dyson, Lior and a host of Aussie and International troubadours at some of the country's finest festivals such as Peats Ridge and Nannup Music Festival. A born traveller, Buckingham has has embarked on not one, not two, but three national House Concert tours in the past two years, seeing her play in almost 100 fans homes (alongside traditional music venues) and becoming one of the first artists to fully utilise the House Concert touring model in Australia.

It seems Buckingham is no fool in the Australian independent music scene, also using crowdfunding site 'Pozible' to presell albums, offer exclusive rewards and raise the funds to record her forthcoming new album. The result, the 'Fragile Heart' EP was born, out of four of Buckingham's favourite recorded tracks -- and Buckingham is due to return to the studio March 2013 to polish the album off for a 2013 release.

Co produced with multiple ARIA winner Paul McKercher, Fragile Heart is the awakening of a new musical epoch for this singer/songwriter come chanteuse. A four track affair that starts with Spaghetti Western inspired 'Hit Me With Your Heart' and ends with the simple, harmony heavy, unrequited love song 'Only A Fool', Buckingham starts and finishes with strength, sweetness and more than a touch of gut wrenching, heart on your sleeve charm. As for what happens in between, imagine a basement bar, a vintage gown... Or perhaps picture Buckingham as a bittersweet wind up doll or marionette, relaying stories of love lost and letting go.

6 years of independent releases, tours and the strange beauty of life has seen Buckingham hone her skills to become one of Australia's most assured and exciting emerging folk wonders, in the studio and on the stage. Described as 'brilliant', 'stunning', 'magical' and an independent success story, this eye-opening handful of music soaked years has given Sam the voice of a thousand strong and sure angels and the prolific ability to write songs that not only hit you right in the heart but also manage to spin for hours in your head.

Introducing mandolin, singalong treats and what is surely becoming her trademark ability to somehow make each listener feel like they know her intimately, in the studio and on the stage, Sam Buckingham has moved ahead -- out of the 'girl with a guitar' singer/songwriter mould, to become a saccharine siren, a grass roots troubadour and a truly captivating artist all at once.


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