Feed the Birds

Feed the Birds

 Winnipeg, Manitoba, CAN

Feed the Birds' indie pop songwriting leans on folk traditions and while kicking out a rock and roll swagger. Her lyrical fragility combined with rhythmic sense, creates a dynamic performance which transitions beautifully in all settings.


"Rheanna Melnick still has everything it takes - a lovely voice and an ear for sweet melodies - to churn out an album full of precious acoustic pop tunes in her sleep. But she's better than that. Alive with genuine wit, revolt and yearning, the Manitoban has endowed Catcher's songs with soul. It has all the grit and messiness that come with being real, and that's exactly what makes her music memorable." (Exclaim.ca)

With an autumn Western Canadian tour and a Canadian College radio campaign under her belt, Feed the Birds is finding audiences with "her bright, yet warm falsetto singing style and charismatic folk-pop musings reveal a deeper meaning every listen" (Winnipeg Free Press).

Never one to mince words, Rheanna’s lyrics are poignant and topical, yet all at once ambiguous enough to let you make your own mind up as to what, exactly, that she might be referring. It could be about anyone. It could be about you. It’s simple, catchy music that flows straight from the heart; deeply honest without taking itself too seriously.

Feed the Birds' indie pop songwriting leans on folk traditions all the while kicking out a rock and roll swagger. Lyrical fragility combined with rhythmic sense; creates a dynamic live performance which transitions beautifully in all settings.

Catcher: The Album

It was mid July.
Rheanna Melnick quit her job as a delivery driver/prep cook at a Winnipeg bakery, drove her rusted up car to Minnedosa, Manitoba and spent a week recording music for an intended she had tentatively called “Catcher”.
It was hot in the valley.
With a budget of close to zero, family ties and help from Mom and Dad funded Rheanna’s first ‘Feed the Birds’ album.
Rheanna and Ben, her older brother, began the project with gusto but the neighbours constantly mowing their lawns, trains echoing through the valley shaking the walls of the trailer home recording studio, and small town boys in big trucks spending summer nights roaring through the small town made the lone week of recording “Catcher” trying.
Four days in Rheanna decided to take a breather and drove another two and half hours to her parents place; sat in the quiet for a day and then brought her younger brother, Dustin, back with her to Minnedosa to complete the project.
The siblings recorded eleven songs in seven days and didn’t kill each other. Percussive farm machinery rhythms served as inspiration when the trio decided a washboard, a kazoo and a jar of mismatched coins were a perfect fit on several of the tracks.
After just over a week in the country, Rheanna returned to Winnipeg, jobless and with an almost complete album. One more marathon day of recording followed with Rheanna’s adopted Winnipeg brothers - Neil, Jon and Steve - (fueled by homemade hamburgers as payment) adding gang vocals, drums, trombone and cello as the finishing touches on Catcher.
A November tour followed, sandwiched between opening a sticky bun boutique bakery (JonniesStickyBuns.com).
No longer jobless, baker by early morning musician the rest of the time with a mix of folk pop and punk rock, Feed the Birds is about to take flight.


"Catcher" released to radio September 28, 2010
internet release November 2010

CKXU in Lethbridge at #8
CJSR in Edmonton at #8
CJAM in Windsor at #6
CFBX in Kamloops at #14 and 21
CKUW in Winnipeg #22

Set List

Poetic Farmer
This Time