Jon Buckley Guitar

* October 2nd 1970 - September 4th 2017

Born in Birmingham, England, Jon started his career as a professional musician in Pretoria in 1991. While writing and composing pop and rock songs for artistes like Jo Day, The New Academics, Toxic Shame and Saron Gas, Jon embarked on a highly successful career in jingle writing working with clients such as MTN, Coca-Cola, South African Breweries, BMW, Nissan and Nestlé.

Jon's compositions in the ad industry won him numerous awards at the well-known Loerie Awards, Cannes Film Festival and New York Awards. At the same time, Jon wrote, composed and produced music for television programmes like 50/50, Angel's Song, Backstage and Scandal.

In 2009 Jon's first collaboration with Afrikaans folk icon, Jan Blohm on the groundbreaking album, “7 Jaar”, resulted in a SAMA (South African Music Award). A few years later Jon produced Jan Blohm's acclaimed album, “Ruby”.

Since Jon and Jan combined their expansive range of musical and technical talents to produce a new wave of South African music setting higher standards for songwriting and production, while maintaining a unique homegrown sound.

After Blomhuis Studios closed its doors, Jon has emerged with more experience, skills and a better understanding of Afrikaans music as a whole, and has been able to add this knowledge-base to his current and future productions. In between his busy schedule as a composer and producer, Jon also provides library music for the acclaimed publishing house, Sheer Publishing.

In the autumn on 2014, Jon became one of the founding members of .

Unfortunately, Jon passed away on September the 4th 2017.