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Bud Buckley and Jax Resto are BudaRest, a multitalented songwriting/performing duo transplanted from New York to southwest Florida. Comfortably nested in the USA and Global top ten Singer/Songwriter charts on Reverbnation, BudaRest has just released their first 17 track CD, Too Much to Remember. Clips of the 17 songs make their way into Jax’s YA dramedy of the same name, a revolutionary creation that may change the way the world experiences reading.
Jax has performed most of her life in some of the biggest venues nationwide, dancing, acting, aerial acrobatics, and more recently, playing drums in rock bands. She’s appeared in all forms of the media, and currently co-hosts “Artistic Mashup” with Bud Buckley, on KDW Radio. Jax has acted in several music videos, including one she directed for Buckley (Keeping Secrets) that went viral in the first two weeks. Jax loves performing almost as much as writing, so she was ecstatic when Bud proposed they pool their talents into an artistic mashup no one else has done--A novel with its own soundtrack.
Bud’s introduction to performing came in a different arena. Bud was an elementary school teacher in a former life. But, there was nothing elementary about the way Bud captivated his young audiences. A multi award winning journalist/PR director with the teachers’ union in New York, Bud tapped into his more playful side, and he and his Taylor guitar established a unique teaching style which put him on stage everyday for a tough and demanding audience. Since, Bud has entertained slightly more mature audiences nationwide with his finger style acoustic playing, and vocals that run the gamut from crooner to growling rocker.
Both Bud and Jax have led exciting and successful careers, performing, recording, and making a name for themselves in the industry. Both have topped the music charts locally, nationally, and globally. They have written over 50 songs together, some playing on radio stations worldwide, which proves only one thing.: Individually, Jax and Bud are on fire. Together, as BudaRest, they are unstoppable.