Bluebyrd are an alternative folk duo based in the Midlands in the UK. Bluebyrd comprises of songwriter Chris Rowley on guitars and vocals, and Gareth Pask on keyboards.
"If you love music from the soul, played with passion and conviction, then Bluebyrd is the band for you. We’re an alt- folk duo with a unique sound that is both warm, melodic but with an edge. People say they can hear traces of Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Nick Drake, Johnny Cash, Elvis Costello and Paul Simon in our sound. We’re very happy to be placed alongside artists who we love and have a story to tell and we hope that people hear a sincerity and a truth in what we do. Whether we’re singing about errant lovers, refugees, navigating the political and multi media landscape, we hope our music strikes a chord with the listener leaving feet tapping, hearts skipping, heads buzzing and eyes shedding occasional tears."
Since their formation in 2017 they have played extensively in the Midlands and the North West, they have also been prominent players on the UK festival circuit where they have appeared at Audlem Festival, Alsager Music Festival, The Lymelight Festival, Leek Blues and Americana Festival, and Yewstock amongst others.
A lot of media interest has been generated by the band including articles in the Wolverhampton Express and Star, The Shropshire Star, Ryan's Gig Guide, A&R Factory, RGM Magazine, SLAP magazine, Music Underground, Songwall, as well as a regular slot and new singles played on the BBC, together with many regional and community radio live slots and extensive coverage of both albums.
Bluebyrd's debut album 'Uneven Ground' was released to all the main digital platforms in the spring of 2018 to critical acclaim . Described by Ryan's Gig Guide as 'a stunning debut' and by A&R Factory as ‘Uneven Ground, a beautiful slice of modern acoustic folk raises issues in the way that folk music always has done… musically it is powerful…you have everything you need to hammer the point home.’
Bluebyrd's second album 'Find Your Way' was released in 2020 and is out now on all digital/streaming platforms, as well as on CD direct from the merch.page on this site.
"This is a superb album." Ryan's Gig Guide - album of the month April 2020
"This album shows off the masterful songwriting skills Bluebyrd have to offer" Music Underground
"Bluebyrd appear to be masters of creating tunes which glue themselves into your consciousness."