Bob (Robert) Buckley was born in Brighton, England. He has studios in Vancouver, Montreal and Holland.
Bob has a diverse career as a composer, arranger, performer, producer, recording artist and conductor. In the pop world, he has 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 has 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 has scored many award-winning shows for Disney, Alliance, ABC, FOX, CBS, PBS, CBC and the Cartoon Network. In the live stage world, he has 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 Canada Pavilion at Expo '86 – 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 have been performed worldwide. A recent highlight was an invitation to be composer-in-residence at the 37th annual Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic held at Troy University, Alabama where his composition Continuum was premiered. His concert music is published by Hal Leonard, Alfred Music Publishing and C.L. Barnhouse Company.
Bob and his wife, choreographer and show designer Marlise McCormick, are creating live stage shows together 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.