Country-pop duo Bucko & Toad are pleased to announce the release of “Summer Girl” (via 604 Records); the sunny new single available digitally everywhere now and at radio tomorrow 5/31. The follow-up to their fun-loving debut single “Any Excuse” and the spirited Christmas track “Frozen In Your Eyes”, “Summer Girl” is an infectious ode to the dog days of summer that everyone longs for.
Bucko & Toad are Kenn and Kelly Coutu, a couple both on and off the stage determined to ensure they take an upbeat and fresh approach to country music, beginning with their band name. The melding of Kenn (Bucko) and Kelly’s (Toad) respective childhood nicknames, Bucko & Toad was a natural choice as they decided to embark on a musical journey together. Having joined the 604 Records family (Dallas Smith, Coleman Hell, Marianas Trench, Small Town Pistols, Carly Rae Jepsen) late last year, Bucko & Toad are all about bringing their own personalities to the forefront when it comes to the song writing process and creating original tracks.
Kenn, a long-time musician, most notably as the front man for the rock band Armchair Cynics, decided that he had enough of the road life following the dissolution of the band and simply wanted to write country songs at home with the goal of having other artists record them. Though Kelly had never expressed musical aspirations of her own, when Kenn asked her to sing background harmonies on the demos, she jumped on board and things just clicked. Songs eventually led to gigs, a fan base soon followed and Bucko & Toad were an item in every sense of the word.
Bucko & Toad will hit the road this summer for a number of notable festival stops including the Sunfest Country Music Festival on July 28th and the Red Tuck Concert Series in Vancouver, BC on August 6th.
BUCKO & TOAD SUMMER TOUR DATES:
July 23 – Surrey, BC – Bill Reid Millennium Amphitheatre Park (4th Annual Gone Country Here For The Cure Festival)
July 28 – Cowichan Valley, BC – Sunfest Country Music Festival
August 6 – Vancouver, BC – Red Truck Concert Series at Red Truck Brewery