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|Origin||Portland, Oregon & Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||Indie pop, Wimpycore|
|Labels||indie, Stove Punchin' Records|
|Associated acts||Gary Jules, Ian Ball, Meiko, Duncan Sheik, Joe Purdy|
- Buddy - vocals, guitar
- Will Golden - bass (Gary Jules, Cougar Town)
- Al Sgro - vocals, shakers, tambourine, bells, drums (Gary Jules, Cougar Town)
- Michael Jerome - drums (John Cale, Better than Ezra)
- Fil Krohnengold - vocals, keyboards (Sara Bareilles, Golden Smog, Duncan Sheik, Operation Aloha)
- Percy Haverson aka. Percy Galore - vocals, guitar (Knifeyhead aka Walk Evil Talk)
- Holly Conlan - Vocals, Keys
- Michael Tritter - Analog Sounds
- Oli Krause - Strings (Sia, Gomez, Rachael Yamagata)
Buddy (last name Humberston) grew up in Portland, Oregon, developing an interest in music by the age of 10, and forming his first band by the age of 16.
He left Portland to study English at Providence College in Rhode Island, after which he moved to Austin, Texas where he began again to focus on music. Buddy joined local band Piltdowns, supporting bands such as Spoon, and gaining interest from local record labels.
In 2002, Buddy relocated to Los Angeles, California, continued writing his own songs, and performed his first solo show at the Hotel Café in July 2004. He also played at one of his friend Greg Behrendt's "Bring the Rock" nights at Largo, where he met musician and producer Robbie Rist. Together they produced and recorded Buddy's first EP, self-titled, which was self-released in November 2004.
Local KCRW DJ Tricia Halloran began playing "Salt Point" from the EP and a radio station in Denver picked up on the cover of Kelis's "Milkshake", which helped to boost popularity. Buddy was offered deals with UK record labels, but he chose not to sign and instead continued promoting his material and playing live shows.
Buddy's music has been featured in ABC's Grey's Anatomy, NBC Community The CW shows: One Tree Hill, Smallville, and CBS's Ghost Whisperer. In July 2007 Buddy was featured by iTunes music store's Indie Spotlight and CMJ's Band Spotlight. In October 2007, Buddy played at Carnegie Hall with Aimee Mann and Howard Jones amongst others for a tribute to the songs of Elton John and Bernie Taupin.
Buddy and band began work on their follow-up to Alterations and Repairs release in the winter of 2008 at "the chalet" studios in Los Angeles. Ian Ball of the UK band Gomez came on board as co-producer. Mixed by Brian Deck of The Shins, Iron & Wine, and Mastered by Grammy Award winner Gavin Lurssen. No release date is available.
A new track entitled "Lighthouse" had its debut on an Drop Dead Diva. In 2010, Buddy co-produced Ben Ottewell's of Gomez first solo record Shapes and Shadows out Feb 2011, Buddy will tour solo with Ben through the uk late Feb 2011-March 2011.
After a long 4 year hiatus from new material, 2012 brought and EP and a single. Out now on iTunes.
Buddy and Band are currently at work on their 2013 LP sophomore release.
- "2013 Buddy LP" TBA
- Lighten up Francis' - unreleased
- Alterations and Repairs (2010) · (Moorworks, Japan) - CD/LP
- Alterations and Repairs (2007) · (Stove Punchin') - CD/LP
Released June 26, 2007. Additional musicians/vocalists: Anna-Lynne Williams (Trespassers William), Ben Peeler (Alexi Murdoch), Meiko, Ollie (Sia Furler, Tom McRae). Mixed by Bryan Cook (Inara George, The Bird & The Bee, Gary Jules) and mastered by Roger Siebel (Death Cab for Cutie/Plans). Artwork by PCP (The Postal Service).
- "Say a Lot"
- "Apologize (If You Tried)"
- "Color Patterns"
- "No Heart"
- "Never Timed Just Right"
- "If We Lived Here"
- "Silent Treatment"
- "Regular Time"
- "Last Call Waiting"
- "My Left Your Right (Feat. Meiko)" Japan LP Release only 2010, Single released digitally on iTunes 2012.
Singles and EPs
- "My Left Your Right" (2012) - (Stove Punchin' Records) - Digital/Single
- "campfire" (2012) - Stove Punchin' Records - EP - Featured on iTunes "Discover this", "Indie Spotlight", "New & Noteworthy", the single "campfire" was featured by KCRW in their Song of the Day, and placed in the feature film Waiting for Ophelia and "lighthouse" was featured on Drop Dead Diva. Additional musicians/vocalists: Ian Ball & Ben Ottewell (Gomez), Cary Brothers, Jesse Carmichael (Maroon 5), Laura Jansen, actor/musician Brendan Hines, holly Conlan. Produced by buddy, will golden and Ian ball. Mixed by Brian Deck.
- "Sun" (2011) - Stove Punchin' Records - EP - limited edition hand-painted sleeve EP, no more exist.
- More of the Shame (2005) · (self-released) - Single
- Buddy (2005) · (self-released) - CD EP
- "Make Believe In You"
- "Be Like This"
- "Salt Point"
- "Valentine, Nebraska"
- "Regular Time"
- Side By Side - Duets Vol. 1 (2008) · (Hear Me Sing) - duet performed with AM
Compilations & Covers
- "The Big C" (2011) (Sony Musc) charity album from the Showtime series - Track: "Say a Lot" - CD/LP
- "Indie Translations of Usher" (2005) (Urabon Records/Vitaman Records) - Track: "Bad Girl" - CD/LP
- "Perfect As Cats: A Tribute to the Cure" (2008) (Manimal Vinyl) - Track: "Sugar Girl" - 2Disk LP
Film and Television
- Community (2012) NBC - Comedy TV Show - Song Featured - "11/22"
- What a Man (2011) Fox Searchlight - German Comedy - Song Featured: "Regular Time"
- Tower Prep (2010) Cartoon Network- ep. 10 phone home - song Featured: "11/22"
- The Big C (2010) Showtime - ep. 7, Song Featured: "Say A Lot"
- Waiting for Ophelia (2010) (Feature Film) - IFC - Song Featured: "Campfire".
- Wake (2009) (Feature Film) - E1 Entertainment - Song Featured: "Say A Lot"
- Cougar Town (2009) - ABC - Song Featured: "Campfire".
- Drop Dead Diva (2009) - Lifetime Network - Song Featured: "lighthouse".
- Ghost Whisperer (2009) - CBS - Song featured: "Is It Cold In Silver Lake?".
- Ghost Whisperer (2007) - CBS - Song featured: "Regular Time".
- One Tree Hill (2005, 2006, 2007) - The WB & The CW - Episode No. 304 featured "More Of The Shame"; episode No. 319 featured "Don't Go Home"; episode No. 402 featured "Westgate"; episode No. 408 featured "11/22"; episode No. 415 featured "Blindsides"
- MTV's Road Rules (2007) - ep. 1407 - Aired 03/13/07 - Song featured: "Last Call Waiting"
- Shelter from the Storm: A Concert for the Gulf Coast (2006) - Song featured: "Salt Point"
- "Buddy writes some of the prettiest, catchiest melodic pop songs I've heard in a long time. Be the first of your friends to discover him." Elise from SomaFM's Indie Pop Rock show.
- "But one-named newcomer Buddy made up for it by delivering "I'm Still Standing", as if he were about to crumble into dust. His quiet resolve communicated an entirely different kind of strength. Like the best performances here, this proved a great song can take any makeover." Jim Farber, New York Daily News
- "One of the most beautiful tenors to find my ears. Heart-stopping lyrics and melodies". Tom Morello (Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine)
- "Buddy's sincere, soft, melancholy style is irresistible, infectious, and emotionally powerful." Impact Press
- Los Angeles Times: High on the Buddy List.
- Buddy has covered these songs live or on record: Kelis's "Milkshake", The Lemonheads's "Confetti", ZZ Top's "Legs", "Get Your Hands Off of My Woman" by The Darkness, "Ghost In You" by The Psychedelic Furs, "I'm Still Standing" by Elton John and "Polar Opposites" by Modest Mouse.