Bob (Robert) Buckley was born in Brighton, England – he now divides his time between Vancouver, Montreal and Holland. He has a diverse career as a composer, arranger, performer, producer, recording artist and conductor. In the pop world, he created several albums and hit songs with labels such as CBS and A&M. The number one single Letting Go won him a gold record. He conducted and arranged for major artists such as Michael Bublé, Bryan Adams, Celine Dion, Our Lady Peace, Simple Plan and Aerosmith, to name a few. In the film and television world, he scored numerous award-winning shows for Disney, Alliance, ABC, FOX, CBS, PBS, CBC and the Cartoon Network. In the live stage world, he composed music for contemporary dance, musicals and large-scale worldwide television events including the Calgary Olympics, the Victoria Commonwealth Games, the Vancouver Olympics and the FIFA World Cup Opening Ceremony with Cirque Du Soleil. He composed This Is My Home for the Canadian Pavilion at the World Expo – a song that has been performed at every Canada Day since and has become a Canadian tradition. In the concert world, he has composed and conducted for major symphony orchestras and his symphonic wind band compositions are being performed worldwide. Bob was invited to be composer-in-residence at Troy University in Alabama where a CD of his symphonic wind music was recorded called Continuum. Recently, he had the honour of recording a CD called Undercurrents with the renowned Naden Band of the Canadian Navy. His concert music is published by Hal Leonard.
Bob and his wife, choreographer and show designer Marlise McCormick, are creating live stage shows combining music, dance, circus-arts, magic and story telling. They have created several opening ceremonies and large scale events in Canada, the United States and Europe – working with such major companies as Cirque Du Soleil, Microsoft and Wattsmedia.