Jeffrey Scott Buckley, raised as Scott Moorhead, was an American singer, songwriter and guitarist. After a decade as a session guitarist in Los Angeles, Buckley amassed a following in the early 1990s by playing cover songs at venues in Manhattan's East Village such as Sin-é, gradually focusing more on his own material. After rebuffing much interest from record labels and Herb Cohen, the manager of his singer father, Tim Buckley, he signed with Columbia, recruited a band, and recorded what would be his only studio album, Grace, in 1994. Over the following three years, the band toured extensively to promote the album, including concerts in the U.S., Europe, Japan, and Australia. In 1996, they stopped touring and made sporadic attempts to record Buckley's second album in New York City with Tom Verlaine as producer.
|Birth name:||Jeffrey Scott Buckley|
|Also known as:||Scott "Scottie" Moorhead|
|Born:||November 17, 1966, Anaheim, California, U.S.|
|Died:||May 29, 1997, Memphis, Tennessee, U.S.|
|Genres:||Alternative rock, folk rock, soul, blues, reggae, jazz|
|Occupation(s):||Singer, songwriter, musician|
|Instruments:||Vocals, guitar, keyboards, piano, dulcimer, percussion, drums|
|Associated acts:||The A.M, Shinehead, Gods and Monsters, Alim Qasimov, Elizabeth Fraser, Gary Lucas, The Jazz Passengers|
|Website:||Jeff Buckley's Official site|
|Facebook:||Jeff Buckley's Facebook profile|
|Youtube:||Jeff Buckley's Youtube channel|
|IMDb:||Jeff Buckley's IMDb|
About Jeff Buckley
Alternative rock musician who drowned in 1997. His only studio album, Grace, was released in 1994.
He played classical cello and piano as a child, later becoming a session musician before striking out on his own.
He was nominated for a Grammy Award in 1998 for "Everybody Here Wants You" and was nominated for an MTV Video Music Award in 1995 for "Last Goodbye."
He was the son of folk singer Tim Buckley.
He is best known for his cover of Leonard Cohen's song "Hallelujah."
Information related to Jeff Buckley
- Musicians from Anaheim, California
- Musicians Institute alumni
- Singers with a four-octave vocal range
- American folk rock musicians
- American tenors
- American soul singers