Our debut Album, "When Push Comes To Shove" Was produced by two time Grammy nominated, one time recipient, Tim Sonnefeld at Milkboy Studios in Philadelphia. The album features performances on two songs by Co-Founder of New Orleans own Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Kirk Joseph on Sousaphone.
The Bullbuckers penmanship, and accents are from the States but the music's heartbeat at it’s source starts in Jamaica’s roots including elements of Mento Music, Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, and Dub mixed with Soul, Jazz, a splash of rock, and hip-hop.
"An excellent album of thumpers and thinkers in tow."
- Josh Davis, Salisbury Daily Times.
"The Bullbuckers' Ska sound has propelled them to the top of the Delaware music scene."
- Matt Amis, Out & About Magazine, Wilmington 2012
"The show (Trombone Shorty concert at the Bottle & Cork, Dewey Beach, DE) came with local flare thanks to the Bullbuckers, one of Delaware's most revered original bands (who) opened the show with an energetic set that had the whole crowd swaying to their set with a crescendo, performing their upbeat album track, 'Don't You Know'."
-Lauren Frisby, Spark Magazine/Wilmington News Journal
"A fusion of soul-searing and foot-stomping music - ska like you've never heard it (unless you were living in the Islands in the 60s), soul and a tinge of hip-hop. It's a Wilmington sound that has roots - and fans - round the globe."
"Reputed as one of the best live bands around this band has been ripping up shows and gaining considerable respect on the east coast."
"This six-piece group with a horn section is like the ultimate party band. Whether they are playing reggae or another style"
- Tish Michel, The Coconut Times, Ocean City
"Top-notch musicianship is a hallmark of The Bullbuckers."
- Roger Hillis, The Beach Comber, The Delaware News Journal
"The Bullbuckers are the livest band in Delaware."
- DJ Thorru 91.3 WVUD
BEST BAND, BEST LIVE ACT, BEST HORN SECTION, WSTW 93.7 Delaware Valley Hometown Heroes Awards 2012
FINALISTS AT BETA HI-FI EMERGING MUSIC FESTIVAL, THE WORLD CAFE LIVE, PHILADELPHIA 2011
WINNER OF THE SPARK MAGAZINE SUMMER SERIES 2009.
The Bullbuckers have had the opportunity to play with many of their favorite artists and friends such as The Skatalites, Jimmy Cliff, English Beat, Toasters, Slackers, Pietasters, Void Union, Wailers, Midnight, Third World, Luciano, Trombone Shorty, Robert Randolph, Kirk Joseph's Backyard Groove, Soul Rebel, Big Sam's Funky Nation, Bonerama, The Cherry Poppin' Daddies, Vodoo Glow Skulls, and many more.
BULL-BUCKER sb dial; A man who thinks he is strong enough to butt a bull; a belligerent person; bully.
1959, Mr. J.E. Bowen: The word 'bull-bucker' as used in Westmoreland means someone who is assuming power over others... 'bull-bucker' is often used in combination with 'duppy conqueror', thus: "You are a bull-bucker and duppy conqueror but you can't frighten me".
1959, O.P. Cousins Kgn: Bullbucker refers to a notorious Bad man in the area.