By: Amanda Hather
Chris Buck Band, a reggae country rock band from Vancouver, BC is a 5 member band including Chris Buck (lead vocals, rhythm), John Higgins (bass, vocals), Seamus O’Neill of Faber Drive (drums), Jordan Pritchett of Faber Drive (lead guitar, vocals), and Kadooh Sos (vocals, guitar).
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What made you want to pursue music in the first place?
CB: Singing the Backstreet Boys with my neighbour (sad but true)
What kinds of things inspire you to write new songs?
CB: I feel certain situations that I’ve been through or something as simple as a catchy phrase.
If you could work with any band or artist, alive or dead, who would it be and why?
CB: That’s a toss up between Bob Marley and Johnny Cash ( Both unique in their own way but both thought outside the box)
If you could tour with any band or artist, who would it be?
CB: Keith Urban, a lot of artists can sing but this man can put on a show
If there was one thing that you could change about the music industry, what would it be and why?
CB:I would say I wish it would be more about the song rather then the artist who sings the song.
A lot of bands and artists are connecting with fans through social media. Do you think this is an important tool for musicians?
CB:Absolutely, most important! Your fans are the ones that buy the tickets
If someone hadn’t heard your music before, how would you describe it to them? What song would you suggest they listen to first?
CB:My music is a combination of Reggae/Country for the most part. Our album will be out in February and just got back from Cuba from shooting our first music video for “Caribbean Dream”
Out of all of your songs, which is your favourite to perform live?
CB: Wasted Away
Have you had any crazy fan experiences yet?
CB:Most definitely, (let’s just say I’ve got some pretty interesting gifts)
Now a few fun questions:
What is the first song you remember listening to?
CB:Bob Seger, Like a Rock
Go to karaoke song?
CB:Friends in Low Places – Garth Brooks
You’re stranded on a desert island, name three things you would want to have with you.
CB:Guitar, Bible, Whiskey
CB:Always have my shirt off
Any Canadian band/artist you would recommend to your fans?
CB: Blue Rodeo – 5 days in May (great album)
If you could see any band or artist in concert, who would it be?
CB: Steel Panther(actually I made that dream come true)
Top three places you’d like to travel?
CB: I’ve done tons of travelling around Canada and the world but I would have to say hmmmmmmmm
Would you rather perform in small, intimate venues, or larger arenas?
CB:Large Arena’s, I got way to much energy
And lastly, is there anything you’d like to say to your fans?
CB: First off I know for a fact you will really enjoy my album coming out. It took me 3 years to finish and there are no filler’s. Second thank you to my crazy fans who always come out and have gotten a chance to know me and by telling me how someway I have effected their lives in a positive way
Chris Buck out
I’m a Toronto girl born and raised but have been living in Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick since 2010. Music and writing are my two passions, so what better place for me to be than a writer with Canadian Beats? I have been writing for the blog since May of 2013 and have had so many great experiences because of it. I listen to almost every kind of music but my favourites are pop rock, rock, indie, folk, and any other combinations of them. Concerts are definitely my favourite place to be, especially when you’re right against the barricade and can feel the energy from the band and the crowd, everyone singing the same lyrics and moving to the music. I also have a college degree in Business Administration and hope to one day be able to publish a novel.