Byrds of a Feather will make your event unforgettable and thrill the dancers! All-star musicians that have forged a unique and authentic sound over six cd releases. They have carved out this unique sound by building meaningful bridges between jazz,blues.soul and reggae .
Conscious words and wicked rhythms combine to make the body move, and get your creative juices flowing. They are so easy to work with; no ego or attitude; just a whole lot of fun!
Dance music that inspires and uplifts! They have smoked top clubs like Tipitina's (New Orleans), The Wild Hare(Chicago), Tobacco Road(Miami) etc; and will thrill a crowd of any size.
Positive vibrations that will enhance your event!
The nucleus of the band consists of Guitar, Bass, Drum, Alto Saxophone and male vocalist. The band ranges from 4-8 members , depending on your budget. Additional members can include keyboards, 1-2 female vocalists, percussion, and our special addition of San Francisco's own spoken word artist (rapper) Native Son, who we have recorded new material with.
The band plays mostly covers, with a few of their most popular originals. This band will definitely inspire the dancers, but also the lovers of quality music.
This band has an authentic sound, with interesting arrangements on the classics. Their original music are selections of tried and true crowd pleasing inspirational songs.
We can tailor our music to your event, with emphasis placed on your special requests, and mood music for your event.
You will get a band that looks good, sounds great, and conducts themselves in a professional manner at all times.
Positive Vibrations is our mantra, for life is too short for bad manners and ego trips. We select our musicians with that in mind.
Byrds of a Feather was formed through the musical intersection of jazz, blues, soul and reggae,music. Their dynamic stage presence and superb musicianship give a professional sheen to any event they play. You can decide the exact specifications for your event by asking for female vocalist, or well known San Francisco spoken word artist (rapper) Native Son, who the band has recorded with, can also can be a dynamic addition. The additions will of course add to the bottom line remuneration.
David Byrd was born and raised on the musical mecca of 47th street in Chicago, where his uncle, Red Saunders was the drummer and bandleader at the famous Regal Theatre. On the same block of 47th and Drexel Blvd. where he lived, jazz greats like Gene Ammons played at the Southerland hotel. Mr. Byrd went to the jam sessions that were hosted by Sonny Stitt at the Grass Hut on 79th street and then enrolled in Chicago State University to study under the great Bunky Green, forming a jazz band and specializing in a jazz vocal tradition called "vocalese" which originated with Eddie Jefferson.He played sax on the reggae circuit behind Ken Booth, Dennis Brown, Yellowman and other reggae greats.He has also played the Chicago blues circuit, and has been on tours with Little Milton and many other blues greats. He has carved out a unique musical niche with the combination of jazz, blues, soul and reggae , forming "Byrds of a Feather', and spreading his message of love.
Since moving to San Francisco, Byrds of a Feather have played many well know venues such as The Cliffhouse, Amnesia, Grant and Green, Savanna Jazz, Birdland, The Civic Center, and many more.
These Byrd of a Feather flock together in consciousness. All-star musicians that have forged a unique and authentic sound over 30 years and six cd releases. They have carved out this unique sound by building meaningful bridges between jazz,blues.soul and reggae with conscious words and wicked rhythms that make the peoples body move. Original music for the positive mind, it is a life affirming journey to your sacred space. Hardbop Jazz meets mystical reggae in a back alley Chicago blues street and gave birth to this musical hybrid . This music inspires the Massive to dance, and sweat; but never forget their crucial sound. Unique and authentic music that inspires and uplifts.
. The band has played venues across the country such as Mississippi nights in St. Louis, Tobacco Road in Miami, Tipatina's in New Orleans, Club Lingerie in LA and the Wild Hare in Chicago to name a few. Highly original and entertaining, they will take you on a musical journey through their deep catalog of originals, and unique arrangements on covers.
The San Francisco version of Byrds of a Feather features some of the bay areas best musicians, and have recorded new music in the bay area. Their many west coast performances ensures quality, and a commitment to musical excellence.