While on tour in 2019 in Washington D.C., we were interviewed by Andie Judson, with HeartThreads at the time. It was such a fun experience. A few of the details in the video are slightly off, but otherwise, here is our story!
We both grew up in Salt Lake Valley, lived in The Avenues, attended the same church building, Julia’s family had season tickets to the children’s playhouse that Oskar’s family helped run, & even went to the same Junior High (just barely missed each other, because Julia is 2 grades older than Oskar). Even though we crossed paths so often in our lives, we never knew each other or met until we were fresh into adulthood.
Oskar had just turned 19 & Julia was about to turn 21 in 2014 when they met at Oskar’s band’s show in Draper, Utah. Like a movie moment, the crowd parted, Julia saw Oskar’s cool, slicked back hair & immediately knew it was him.
We had such a blast talking to each other that night, asking about each other’s music & songwriting, our dreams, our likes & dislikes, that we kept in touch & eventually started writing together. Our first song: “Between Us” on our Wilshire Royale album. Kind of funny — we wrote a breakup song before we ever started dating.😂
The video above shares even more fun memories. Enjoy!
All of these photos are from when we were just friends but three: the picture in the bathroom is the day we told each other that we had feelings for each other; the picture where we’re arm in arm in our apartment is after we decided we wanted to be together & we started to plan to get married!
We're Oskar & Julia Buie!