Together, as Bucko and Toad, the name of this country-pop duo speaks volumes about their fun-loving spirit, humour, fresh approach and upbeat music. Kenn (Bucko) is drawn to the storytelling aspect of country music. Their original songs were more alt.country at first, but when they started playing live as a country cover band, the hits they pulled out took them in a more mainstream direction.
In the end, just as Kelly’s dad calls her Toad, and Kenn’s mom calls him Bucko, it’s just good-natured fun. “This is about Kenn and I waking up every day and saying, ‘This is really fun. We are having a good time and we like what we are doing.’ When we release our original music, it’s about releasing music that we just want people to enjoy.