MVM’s Don and Andy had a drink with Chris Buck and his dad before a Kenny Wayne Shepherd gig last year. We suspect that this wasn’t as big a highlight for Chris as playing with Slash…..
When rising rock and blues guitarist Chris Buck was offered a support slot to Sandi Thom in 2013, he called on a fellow passionate talent on the Welsh music scene, soul singer Sally Ann Evans. The chemistry between the two has led to a smoking melting pot of rock, blues and soul infused with melody that’s been bowling over music fans and media alike. Accompanying Sally Ann and Chris are bassist Dominic Hill and drummer Bob Richards (recently seen filling in on drums for AC/DCmusic videos ‘Play Ball’ and ‘Rock Or Bust’).
Truly something special, news of Buck & Evans stunning rock n’ roll live show is quickly spreading. This word of mouth accelerated when the band were joined onstage by SLASH in Prescott, Arizona for a special live event ‘Rock N 2 Remember’ to raise funds for the survivors of the Yarnell Wild Fire Disaster. Slash, who has a keen ear for developing stars, and who is known to support young talent, had previously had Chris join him on stage at the Birmingham NIA.
Fast forward to February 2015 – Buck & Evans launched their ‘Live at Rockfield’ EP with a SOLD OUT show at Newbridge Memo – becoming the first band to (ever) play the Art Deco cinema since its refurbishment – a theatre unused and left as a virtual time capsule for near half a century until recently reopened by Prince Charles. The Memo was once host to the likes of Dire Straits, Whitesnake, Dr Feelgood and Dave Edmunds.
With successful shows already under their belts this year (Co-headline UK tour with Buffalo Summer, Camden Rocks Festival, Ramblin Man Fair, Jared James Nichols plus special headline shows at The Memo and Olympic Studios) Buck & Evans host a special launch party for their new single ‘Slow Train’ with very special guest (former Whitesnake guitarist) Bernie Marsden at The Half Moon Putney on 6th November 2015.
2015 continues to see the wave of momentum build higher and Buck and Evans realise the promise as ones to watch….And to go see.
Buck & Evans are:
Chris Buck – Guitars / Vocals
Sally Ann Evans – Vocals / Keyboards
Dominic Hill – Bass Guitar
Bob Richards – Drums / Vocals