Blackbirds

Blackbirds

 Byron Bay, New South Wales, AUS
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From the colourful streets of Byron Bay, Blackbirds brings an eloquence and simple elegance to sound which is most likened to a harmonic bath of honey. Guitar, ukulele, male and female vocal harmonies and percussion all combine to create a beautiful Blackbirds sound which we call "Cruisy World Pop".

Biography

From the colourful streets of Byron Bay, Blackbirds brings an eloquence and simple elegance to sound which is most likened to a harmonic bath of honey. Guitar, ukulele, male and female vocal harmonies and percussion all combine to create a beautiful Blackbirds sound which we call "Cruisy World Pop".

Blackbirds guitarist Adi grew up in Lombok, Indonesia, playing pots and pans and anything that would make a sound. Playing the nylon string guitar like it's 3 instruments, he lays down thick and juicy baselines beneath his guitar lines, and incorporates a percussive element.

Benhur, born in Darwin to Indonesian parents, has a passion for ukulele that lines the music with twinkles of magic and has a vocal range comfortably harmonising in his falsetto and crooning with his lower range.

The stunning Mama Renee is of Jamaican (African) descent and has a thick warm tone that soothes the soul and resonates in perfect harmony with her 'brotha to anotha motha' Benhur. Renee is currently featured as a backing vocalist on the latest albums of Xavier Rudd, Raz Bin Sam and Afro Dizzy Act.

Blackbirds music is about making an intimate connection with everyone in their company.

Our Story

Following our appearance as semi finalists on Australia's Got Talent 2010 people around the world started to see our music via You Tube and Facebook. An international Blackbirds community evolved. Blackbirds fans across the globe offered to put up the money to enable us to independently record our first album. These fans are listed on the album cover as 'Premium Fans' and it is thanks to them that we can now announce the release of our debut album titled "Blackbirds".

Whilst busking on the streets of Byron Bay Blackbirds were picked up by Eric Bibbs tour manager to be the opening act for his national tour. As a result we shall be touring Australia in April and May 2011.

Discography

"Blackbirds" Debut Album

Set List

Sample Set list

Set 1
Home
Sound check / 9-5
Want u Bad
Jamaica / chebo
Wait in Vain
Mango tree
Easy
All I need
San Trope
Sunny
Clocks
Swt child a mine
Malaika

Set 2
Sign Your name
Love Cats
At last
Crazy
Nature boy
Poker face
Released
Occupied
All of me
Glory Box
Summertime
Perfect

Set 3
Mack the knife
Gates
World lookin
Just be good to me
Use somebody
No no no
Ring of fire
Wildside
No ordinary love
Boots
Rock n Roll