The Irish are some of the most musical people on earth, so Brendan Buckley’s paternal Irish heritage might explain his rise from piano and trumpet band geek in Morristown, New Jersey, to an accomplished University of Miami-educated drummer who has backed up a wide variety of performers: Julio Iglesias, Shakira, DMX, Lauryn Hill, Gloria Estefan, Julio Iglesias Jr. After moving to Los Angeles in 2004, Buckley played with Pedestrian, Minnie Driver, Shakira, Popvert, and the Spam Allstars, while also producing records for Fulano (*grammy-nominated), Volumen Cero, and The Kind. He returned to his Irish roots in 2007 playing with Irish folk-rock artist Damien Rice and then Idina Menzel and many many others. Just for grins - and residuals - Buckley produced jingles for Reebok, Pepsi, Hyundai, Marshalls, and I Can't Believe It's Not Butter. Buckley is South Korean on his mother’s side, and that might explain his collaborations with American-Taiwanese pop singer Leehom Wang and Singaporean singer JJ Lin. And then Buckley went country: Shelby Lynne, Miley Cyrus et. al. Buckley is proof positive of where heritage, talent and a music education can take you: Everywhere and back again.