Photo taken by Rachel Clare
At the age of 3, Owen Bucey had his first piano instruction. Moving to Ventura in 1984, he continued with various training in both classical and overall theory. At the age of 12, Owen performed at the Oxnard Civic Auditorium in front of a full house for the Dave and Bob Talent Show. From the age of 13-18 he was instructed by Master teacher Peter Yazbeck (UCSB). While attending Ventura College, Owen married his high school sweetheart and joined Army of Freshmen (AOF) in the late 90's. For 15 years, Owen has been an integral songwriter in the project, releasing 4 full length records and 2 EP's, and has performed all over the world with his best friends. In the early 2000s, the Calamity was born. This piano power pop outfit has released one full length album (Songs From the Gold Coast//2009) a 7"(Dry EP) and is in the process of releasing it's sophmore effort (A Ghost Of These Moments) due out in November 2013. Owen has lent his talent to several recording sessions in vocal arrangement and piano/organ/synth performance. Recently with the legendary Phil Cody (singer-songwriter) and up and comer Adam McDunnough (Rock/Pop).Other acts such as Jeff Hershey and the Heartbeats, Big Band, Night Demon, KHKG have also included Owen in their performances. Currently, Owen is available for solo piano/vocal performances and session work.