'Bluebyrd's gonna sing about what Bluebyrd sees'
If you love music from the soul, delivered with passion and conviction, then Bluebyrd is the band for you. Their music is Indie Folk, spiced with aspects of pop and rock, resulting in Bluebyrd’s unique sound that is both warm and edgy, leaving your feet tapping, heart skipping, head buzzing and your eyes shedding an occasional tear.
“We hope people hear a truth in the music. Whether the songs are about refugees, loved ones slipping away, modern day paranoias, errant spouses or moments of personal angst, we hope that people hear sincerity. We play with an open heart and want people to ultimately become part of the Bluebyrd world.”
Bluebyrd comprises the talents of songwriter Chris Rowley on guitars and vocals, and Gareth Pask on all things keyboard.
Songwriting has been a passion for Chris since his early teens and he has written for bands, for solo projects and works for the stage. He has also written several published youth plays that have been performed both in the UK and abroad.
Gareth honed his craft initially with the covers band Recoil on the Midlands and North West pubs and festival circuit, then played in Stickman Stays, an original rock band based in Stoke-on-Trent, before joining up with Chris in Bluebyrd.
Since their formation in 2017 Bluebyrd have been continuing a tradition of Great British songwriting, with comparisons being made to the likes of Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, Richard Thompson, Nick Drake and Difford & Tilbrook. Influences from across the Atlantic come from Paul Simon, Johnny Cash, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.
They have been in high demand on the live circuit and in the media: as well as extensive gigs across the Midlands, Bluebyrd have appeared at a range of UK festivals, along with numerous live radio slots including the BBC and a wide variety of community stations.
Bluebyrd's debut album 'Uneven Ground' was released to all the main digital platforms in the spring of 2018. It is also available as a CD - order it on our music page and get a free lyric booklet and a download code to get all tracks as mp3s.