Emma Buckley

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Emma Buckley is a Singer/Songwriter originally from Derby. She has extensive experience as a session singer & plays in an acoustic duo.

A Derby born singer/songwriter raised on a staple diet of songwriters such as James Taylor, Bob Dylan, and Bonnie Raitt. Influenced by the work of iconic female rock and pop stars such Linda Perry, Alanis Morisette, Pink, Taylor Swift and The Indigo Girls, Emma has honed and mastered a writing style that carries the depth and experience of a soul much older and wiser than her own, with finely crafted lyrics and catchy hooks. Following her success in Nashville's "Bluebird to Bluecoat" songwriting competition whilst studying at LIPA in Liverpool, she continued to stun audiences on her UK headline tour with Charlotte Eriksson (The Glass Child) and went on to support the likes of Lucy Spraggan in 2017. Others spend hours on production to come up with their respective masterpieces, but Emma just has to pick up her guitar and sing with her haunting, soulful voice and we are directly transported to her world. Her debut acoustic EP 'Don't Tell Me' was released in September 2017 but her debut rock/folk anthem "For The Night" graced our ears in November 2018. With over 40,000 streams on Spotify and a growing worldwide fanbase Emma has not neglected nurtured her local fanbase and become the centre of the developing Derby music scene. She has gained media coverage and online recognition for her movements in local music featuring heavily on BBC Radio Derby and BBC Introducing in the East midlands for both her own music and the events she is running locally. Most recently she organised and hosted “Buckley & Friends” where she hosted big name musicians such as Kelsy Karter and Adam Slack from the Struts. Aside from her original projects, Emma takes great pleasure in filling her time performing at corporate and creative events, weddings/parties and private functions. She performs a whole host of covers from across the decades in her own inimitable way as a solo artist, with her acoustic duo partner Chris Baldwin, or as a full band.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Country, Acoustic, Motown, Funk, Covers, Americana, Pop rock, Indie
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Actor, Songwriter, Lyricist, Singing teaching
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Song list

Creep - Radiohead
Issues - Julia Michaels
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Whats Up - The 4 Non-Blondes
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Valerie - Amy Winehouse
Naive - The Kooks
Use Somebody - Kings Of Leon
Ho Hey - The Lumineers
I Wanna Dance With Somebody - Whitney Houston
Come Together - The Beatles
Summer of 69 - Bryan Adams
Teenage Dirtbag - Wheatus
Last Night - The Strokes
Who Knew - Pink
The One That Got Away - Pink
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Cyndi Lauper
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Don't Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Don't Know Why - Norah Jones
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
To Make You Feel My Love - Adele
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Sittin On The Dock - Sara Berrelis
Desperado - The Eagles
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns N Roses
Mr Brightside - The Killers
Three Little Birds - Bob Marley


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£190
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£425
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Available services
3 Additional Songs Learned


From customers:

Stephen A, 4 years ago

“Emma has a unique talent that transcends the actual word itself. Not only does she have amazing writing skills but she can stun an audience with her sensitivity of the material she has written. Queen with "Bohemian Rhapsody", the Beatles with "Sgt Peppers" and the Beach Boys with "Pet Sounds" spent hours on production to come up with their respective masterpieces. Emma just has to pick up her guitar and sing with that haunting soulful voice and the listener is sent directly into her world. She deserves all the recognition she can get if only for the fact that she believes in every word that she sings.”

Adam C, 5 years ago

“I’ve always loved watching Emma perform. Fantastic song-writing, full of catchy choruses carried by a great voice.”

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