The Byrds Collective

The Byrds Collective

 Burbank, California, USA
BandRockCover Band

The Byrds Collective, a five-man band of veteran Los Angeles-area musicians and singers, share a collective passion for the music of The Byrds, the first and greatest folk-rock group of the 1960s and the originator of the “L.A. Sound” that dominated popular music for decades.

Biography

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The Byrds Collective, a five-man band of veteran Los Angeles-area musicians and singers, share a collective passion for the music of The Byrds, the first and greatest folk-rock group of the 1960s and the originator of the “L.A. Sound” that dominated popular music for decades. In addition to playing Byrds’ classics with amazing fidelity to the originals, the Byrds Collective gives a multimedia show that immerses the audience in the heady days of the mid 1960s.

It was an era of incredible innovation and creativity in popular music and in our whole culture. said Dave Michaels, who portrays singer-guitarist David Crosby in the Collective. Along with the Beatles, the Byrds were one of the driving forces of that era. Those heavenly harmonies, that jangly guitar and those fantastic songs sound just as fresh and vital today as when they were first created.

Besides Michaels, the Collective includes Mark Miraglia, who portrays the Jim / Roger McGuinn role and plays the signature Rickenbacker 12-string guitar so vital to the Byrds’ sound; Ken Hearn, who portrays the soulful singer-composer Gene Clark; Pat Hayes, who fills the shoes of the innovative bassist Chris Hillman; and drummer David Denk, who drives the band with the snap and verve of Michael Clarke. All are veterans of the Southern California music scene (see attached band member bios). We’re not the typical tribute band in that we don’t try to exactly copy the look of our counterparts. Miraglia said. But we do try to evoke the Byrds and the times in our dress, our overall manner, and above all in our playing and singing. We use the original instruments and amps to recapture that classic mid-60s sound.

The original Byrds were trailblazers in three distinct pop music genres – Folk Rock, Psychedelic Rock and Country Rock, and the Collective covers each phase of their varied career. Set One covers the Byrds’ Folk Rock years of 1965 to early ’66, including their smash hit debut “Mr. Tambourine Man” and the timeless classic “Turn! Turn! Turn!” Set Two covers the Psychedelic era of 1967-68 as captured in the cutting-edge “Eight Miles High” and the satirical “So You Wanna Be A Rock ‘n’ Roll Star?” The third set covers the Byrd’s country-rock years of 1968-1973, including “Ballad of Easy Rider” and “Hickory Wind.” A final set includes songs by more recent artists who were heavily influenced by the Byrds, including Tom Petty and R.E.M. The Collective also uses video, lighting and sound effects to recreate Los Angeles in the swinging ‘60s.

The Byrds Collective is perfectly suited to performances at medium to large clubs, county fairs and festivals, 60s theme weddings, parties and corporate events, and school assemblies. We enjoy playing for schools in the Los Angeles area. Hayes noted. Our show is pure entertainment, but it’s also educational —we show how the Byrds helped make L.A. the center of the pop music universe.

For more information on The Byrds Collective, visit their website at www.thebyrdscollective.com.

For bookings and rates, contact:

Pat Hayes
(213) 364-0030
pehayes2@TheByrdsCollective.com

Discography

The Byrds Collective - Collective Hits
My Back Pages - The Byrds Collective

Set List

Part 1 Jingle Jangle Morning

Mr. Tambourine Man (single version)
Feel A Whole Lot Better
All I Really Want To Do
Bells of Rhymney
Here Without You
Chimes Of Freedom
She Don't Care About Time
Turn! Turn! Turn!
Set You Free This Time
He Was A Friend Of Mine
It's All Over Now Baby Blue

Part 2 Stranger Than Known

It Won't Be Wrong
Eight Miles High
5D
Mr. Spaceman
So You Wanna Be A Rock N Roll Star
Have You Seen Her Face
Everybody's Been Burned
My Back Pages
You Ain't Goin' Nowhere
Hickory Wind
Ballad Of Easy Rider/Wasn't Born To Follow
Mr. Tambourine Man (3 verse version).

Plus many many more!