“A stunning debut album” *****(5 stars)
Martin Townsend, Sunday Express
“smiles like Lulu, sings like Maria Muldaur and has a bit of a way with an audience.”
John Walsh, Columnist, The Independent
“If you like Norah Jones, you’ll love Buchanan’s relaxed, accomplished sound.”
Lorraine Conway, Woman & Home
“A masterclass in mature MOR”
Dominic Wells, Editor, The Times Knowledge
“…gives satisfaction every time – guaranteed.” ****
Pete Whalley, Getreadytorock.com
“She has one of the great voices in this country. I am so delighted by this wonderful CD”
Jools Holland - Later
“album just gets better by each listen. Most don't. As well you know.”
Geoff Baker, Former Publicist, Paul McCartney
“The title says it all”, Bella
Margo Buchanan was born in Lanark, Scotland and when she was twelve moved to Derby, England. She has lived in London since 1982.
She left school and joined her first band at 16. She then moved to Coventry, where she was offered a job with the Specials if she dyed her hair blonde. She declined, and regretted it for years.
She signed a record deal as a solo artist with MCA records and later London Records but didn't enjoy the music she was asked to sing. She wasn’t writing original material at this point, and so she decided she’d better start. To support the learning curve, Margo put herself up for session work, which soon became a substantial part of her career and lasted a lot longer than she intended!
She went on to record and perform with many artists, including Joni Mitchell, Eric Clapton, Billy Idol, Mark Knopfler, Pink Floyd, Seal, Tina Turner, Daryl Hall, Steve Marriot, Phil Collins etc. On one memorable occasion she even sang with Spinal Tap! Recent artists she has supported are David Gilmour, Joe Walsh, Paul Rodgers, Jo Cocker, Van Morrison, Robert Plant, Paul Weller, Corrine Bailey Rae, James Blunt , KT Tunstall, Ward Thomas and Anne-Marie.
She performed at both HM Queen Elizabeth's Golden Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace and the Princess Diana Memorial Concert at Wembley Stadium.
Her first album is entitled "I Should Have Done This Years Ago". Self-penned and recorded with wonderful musicians this album has received excellent reviews.
She has a beautiful daughter and is married to handsome, god-like genius musician Paul ' Wix' Wickens .
Wanting to fit her work around being part of a busy home, she developed her teaching model "Learn to Sing" in 2002.
It is based on her performing experience which included several years' training with Tona Debrett, Mark Maylan and the Speech Level Singing of Seth Riggs. The amalgamation of these three influences, combined with Margo's strong belief in singing being a natural skill available to all, has led to a whole new career which she believes has been the easiest journey she has ever made. "The phone just rings - I didn't push for this career. It just happened. I'm continually amazed by it."
As well as giving masterclasses in London and Brighton, Italy France and Spain, she has worked with BBC Televison on both series of "Just the Two of Us" - a national singing competition for celebrities. Margo's pupils won the competition each time. She has worked with many professional singers, West-end musicals, large corporate team-builds, and various youth-orientated groups.