Brent Buffan & The Ride / Bio

Brent Buffan
"If Billy Corgan & Enrique Iglesias had a love child, it would be William Iglesias the 2nd ;but sound like Brent Buffan".

To define Brent as a person would be impossible in a short article, but one moment in his life defined him as an artist. Born in Toronto, and growing up in Uxbridge, Ontario, music has always been Brent’s passion. From a choir boy to a dj to adding a guitar to his repertoire, he has always explored music from every avenue as a young man. It took a life changing event for Brent to find his identity as a singer/songwriter. April 6, 2008; the day he lost his father to cancer. This was the day he was inspired to enter the music industry for the first time as a recording artist. Following the impactful loss, Brent would spend the next years crafting song lyrics and guitar lines, wrought out of lifetime of pent up emotion. His inner battles and experiences with love were destined to find a home on his debut album "Cupid Wasnt' An Angel"; he would gather his songs and unite with a recent audio engineer student to capture the raw tracks at a little known studio in Virginia Ontario. ‘The Bunky’ as its known, is owned by a mutual friend Morgan Priester; program director of First Nation radio station, 102.7 Nish FM. It was originally a cabin built by Priester’s father, who had passed under similar circumstances to Brent’s dad. This circumstantial connection with the Bunky would help to create the melancholy atmosphere that permeates within the emotions of the tracks. Putting complete trust in the direction he was headed, Brent would begin the groundwork of recording very intimate tracks on the backdrop of a very unique style of production. ....;

"Buffan’s songs charge out of the stereo and into you’re head like a ghost train. A seamless melange of club beats, ambient pads, romantic folk guitars and soaring vocal lines – coupled with his frank, unapologetic lyrics, Brent Buffan’s songs take you with them, they’re not just songs or stories; they’re his memoirs."

.......After the initial tracking Brent would cross paths with 3 time Juno nominee and 2 time winner Producer/Engineer Norm Barker. Having lived only 2 minutes away from each other the two had never cross paths until now. Norm would begin the mixing process and start taking the record to the next level. From here Norm would call on a long time friend to make a guest appearance on one of the tracks. The friend would turn out to be 2 time US Finger-style Champion Don Ross, Don would lend his world famous unique style to the track "Would It Make A Difference (I Belong To You) and give the album some needed momentum, a final crossing of paths with another 2 time juno winner and 2 time Nova Scotia Award winning mixing engineer Laurence Currie. Laurence would complete the album by mixing 2 of the lead singles ; the captured moments in slow motion , caught in the heartfelt track 7 Seas and the straight forward everybody's relationship anthem in the track in Mistakes.With many surprise elements added the anticipated debut album is looking at 2013 release.
"Music is something ive always had an unconditional love for in my life, it just took a bit of life to let me know my place in music." Brent Buffan

General Info

Artist Name
Brent Buffan & The Ride
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Alternative / Electroacoustic / Indie Pop

Contact Info

Los Angeles, CA

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