Born in Mt. Arlington, New Jersey, Brendan Buckley is probably best known for playing the drums with Shakira.
He learned playing drums from the father/son teaching team of Sonny and Tommy Igoe.
When Brendan Buckley was 18 years old he moved to Florida to study at the Music School of the University of Miami. While living in Miami, Brendan fell in love with the cultural diversity that the city had to offer him. In school he studied mostly classical and jazz music, graduating with a degree in music education.
In 1996, Brendan Buckley was recording and touring with Fulano De Tal, the first Latin Rock band to be signed with a major record label in the United States. A year later he began touring with Julio Iglesias. Since 1998, Brendan has been recording and touring with Colombian superstar, Shakira.
Brendan also found time to record with DMX, Lauryn Hill, Gloria Estefan, Spam All-Stars, Nil Lara, Mariana Ochoa, Julio Iglesias, Alejandra Guzman, Alih Jey, Zach Zisken, The Kind, Popvert, Clambake 2000, Monte Rosa, B.D. Lenz, Diane Ward, Raw B. Jae, Sixo, Pedro Suarez Vertiz, Soledad, Natalia Oriero, Fernando Osorio, Alicastro, Leo Quintero, Gayle Ritt, Pete Masitti, Shalim, and Maria Bestár.
Other artists Brendan Buckley has worked with include Alejandra Guzman, Natalia Oreiro, DMX, Shalim, Peter Masitti, Sixo, Spam Allstars, and Zach Ziskin, Damien Rice, Minnie Driver, Ozomatli, and Wyclef Jean.