My name is Ebony. I write whimsical folk-pop and sing it to anyone who will listen. I also love interpretive dance and playing the tambourine.
How did you get into music?
Like most children, I started playing the recorder at the age of 7. Then I decided I detested the recorder with all my heart and moved on to the violin, piano and singing lessons. Singing became the thing I wanted to do for the rest of my life.
How would you describe your musical style?
Quirky, whimsical and dramatic folk-pop. Or Folk whimsy as we sometimes call it.
What can you tell us about your latest single, “Susan”?
This is my newest single. I wrote it with my Husband Nick Burns whilst wearing a dinosaur onesie. We wanted to write something that made people smile and dance and laugh. The music video was filmed by my brother Finn Buckle who is a very talented filmmaker so it was a real family affair.
This song is dedicated to your alter-ego and imaginary friend Susan The Raptor. Tell us a little bit about this alter-ego.
“Susan” is a love song for my imaginary best friend Susan the Raptor (or Susan le Raptor if you are French). She is the carefree, spontaneous and messy part of me.
You’ve also dabbled in acting. Do you plan on doing both going forward?
Yes! I come from a theatre and musical theatre background so it’s less of a dabble and more of a career choice. I’ve done some TV and theatre and was in my first West End show last year. I definitely want to continue to do both. The two things feed different parts of my creativity and so far I have managed to keep them going at the same time!
What’s next for your career?
I am currently making an album and have decided to use the platform ‘Patreon’ to do so. You can check it out at www.patreon.com/ebonybuckle
I will be releasing a lot of exclusive content on there throughout the year. And also publicly there are a few singles coming out! Oh and also come to my show on the 20th of Feb! It’s at the Camden Chapel and you can get tickets here:
What advice would you have for aspiring singers/songwriters?
Do it! Don’t be afraid! And gig a lot so you get used to it! And only make things that you are really passionate about. Listen to advice but only from people you trust who understand you.
What’s your life like outside of music?
I live in North London. I work Many different jobs and try to stay as freelance as possible. I have auditions I have to go for and sometimes I get the job! I try to go to the park or do exercise as much as I can so that I stay sane. I’m currently trying to ride my bicycle more but I’m really bad at it and I live at the bottom of a hill. So that’s my main challenge right now.