Lita and The Bird
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Lita and The Bird

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter

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"Fete De La Musique 2012"

Lita and the Bird captivated the passersby, their sound truly unique, even amongst one of the most diverse festivals in town. Selita Laubaka's voice is mesmerising- it has an edge to it that cuts straight through the air, and her primary 'bird', Jason Czapla, truly astounded the audience with his ability, not only as a guitarist. The moment he brought out the banjo, I was hooked, and the harmonica was an added bonus. The other members of the band were outstanding, and I could easily imagine the group playing far bigger venues than the quiet corner of Central Station. - Samm I Am


"LIVE REVIEW: Foxsmith, Lita and The Bird and Little Planes Land (Black Bear Lodge, Sunday 16th June 2013)"

The second band to take the stage this evening is Lita and The Bird who I’m experiencing for the first time. The band’s laid back folk strum and peppering’s of indie pop sounds powerhouse and fills the room adequately. My first thought is that it reminds me of Mazzy Star with the warmth of Crowded House but communicated musically with the modern flare of a band like The Jezebels and the enthusiastic crowd soak it all in. There are some incredibly interesting moments musically during Lita and The Bird’s set and the diversity and dynamic range of the songs really showcase the talent this band clearly possess. I just loved that there was an amazing soul power dripping from Lita and The Bird’s performance, I believed it and whenever I see a band live for the first time that’s all I want, sincerity. I highly recommend this band and it’s very clear that success awaits this fine collection of songwriters. - Heavy and Wired


"LIVE REVIEW: Foxsmith, Lita and The Bird and Little Planes Land (Black Bear Lodge, Sunday 16th June 2013)"

The second band to take the stage this evening is Lita and The Bird who I’m experiencing for the first time. The band’s laid back folk strum and peppering’s of indie pop sounds powerhouse and fills the room adequately. My first thought is that it reminds me of Mazzy Star with the warmth of Crowded House but communicated musically with the modern flare of a band like The Jezebels and the enthusiastic crowd soak it all in. There are some incredibly interesting moments musically during Lita and The Bird’s set and the diversity and dynamic range of the songs really showcase the talent this band clearly possess. I just loved that there was an amazing soul power dripping from Lita and The Bird’s performance, I believed it and whenever I see a band live for the first time that’s all I want, sincerity. I highly recommend this band and it’s very clear that success awaits this fine collection of songwriters. - Heavy and Wired


Discography

Lita and The Bird released their debut EP in Sept 2012. The EP is available on iTunes and Spotify.

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In 2009 Lita and Jason started playing music together as a duo. Lita on the drums and Jason on guitar and vocals. And then one starry night in the wizards dungeon, Lita said that she would like to try and sing. As soon as she sang Jason said "Whoa, that's really really good. You should be the singer". So from then on Lita began to play guitar and sing and Jason played guitar, banjo, harmonica and backing vocals. The two played as an acoustic duo for two years playing their songs.

They continued writing new songs and playing, and then another starry night at a party Lita met Jeff. Jeff said he was keen to play drums. After the first jam with Jeff the band transformed instantly. His style and skill brought the songs to life and added a new dimension. Lita, Jason and Jeff knew that fate was somehow pulling them together when on a third starry night at practice they all found out they all have the exact same birthday (6th of April). You can't fight the universe so they were destined to be a band.

Adam has since joined on piano which added another layer and continued to grow the sound of the band. Michael has recently joined the band too as the bass player, wonderfully rounding out the band. Both Adam and Michael fit in like peas in a pod.

The band continues to work on new songs, expanding their act and polishing their craft. With the release of their EP they are poised to start playing more venues and to establish a name for themselves. With dreams of playing bigger venues, gigging at festivals, and making more albums, the band stays hard at work practicing, writing, and gigging.

An anonymous person was quoted describing the band;

"They create sound that reminds me of fairy tales and candy floss. Mixed with a warm cup of love and loss, and a hairy monkey that's stolen your banjo into the wilderness of life..."

-Anonymous, 2011