Thankful Birds

Thankful Birds

BandJazzRock

Thankful Birds are a modern quartet with influences in indie rock, jazz, blues, and progressive music.

Biography

The Thankful Birds refuse to settle. They can’t be just indie-rock, just jazz or jazz-fusion, just funk, or even just rock. They aspire to do it all, to have it all, and to play it all. This quartet has been described as a modern reinvention of 40’s jazz, a new twist on 70’s funk, as well an accomplished rock band that goes beyond power chords and transcends radio ready repeats.

Whatever style they endeavor to play, they bring a fresh perspective and draw a crowd.

They know how to play their instruments and they are NOT shy.

Their live show is meant to entertain. No sullen, lifeless mannequins here. Be it a small show, a fundraiser, or a venue at capacity, Thankful Birds aim to bring the house down every time. With powerhouse, signature songs that evoke strong emotions and iconic images, there is hardly time to chat. But when a speaker blows or the lights won’t come up, these seasoned professionals know how to keep the crowds’ attention with sharp wit and humor.

They are the kind of musicians that stick around after the show and talk to the fans and thank the club owner. No divas here. They stay late to watch the other acts. They support the local scene.

Thankful Birds take stock in what is most important: the music. They hone their craft, seek new sources of inspiration, stay in tune with what people want, and try to spend as much time making music as is humanly possible.

Their influences include but are not limited to Billie Holiday, PJ Harvey, Karate, Tom Waits, Miles Davis, Kristen Hersh, Archer Prewitt, Tortoise, The Sea and Cake, Faraquet, and Frank Zappa.

Discography

The Coronado Sessions- EP

Set List

Trick Pony

Alta Mira

Climbing the Stairs

Lady Day and the FBI

Northern Lights

Pied Piper

12,000 MPH

Moonjag

Fever Breaks

Suzy Gomez

One Night