The band pulls from a slew of sonic inspirations, from 70’s rock to Motown, with Savannah’s subtly soulful vocals hinting at alt-country influences. It all comes together in lush arrangements of guitars and vocal harmonies, with crashing drums and droning organs.”
Redbird came to be when singer/songwriter and front-person, Savannah Wellman, went through some major changes in her life. Feeling that it was time to reassess her views on life, music and relationships she formed Redbird alongside John Sponarski (guitar), Jeremy Appleton (bass) and Ben Brown (drums). Although she’s only in her 20’s, Savannah shows much maturity in her lyrics. The words deceivingly portray a whole lifetime of experiences, all compiled into a 6 song EP. After the release of their debut EP, We’re all friends and lovers until it falls apart, Redbird has made appearances at major festivals across Canada including: Rifflandia Festival, Pop Okanagan and Canadian Music Week. Redbird has also shared the stage with many great up and comers such as Library Voices, Yukon Blonde, Treelines and more.
Redbird just released their single, called The Tower, on Bandcamp for a free download. They have embarked on a cross Canada tour, including a showcase at Canadian Music Week.
Photo by Leigh Eldridge.
Quote from Redbird’s bio.