REGGAE, AFRO-FUNK, PSYCHEDELIC WORLD
Fronted by multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Julian “Scotty” Scott (Drums, Lead Vocals), Bird City is an 8-piece band that delivers explosively dynamic and soulful songs reminiscent of the golden era of Dub, Reggae, Afrobeat, Soul, and Psychedelic music from the 60’s and 70’s merged with the modern elements of musical production quality.
Bird City was formed in 2011 by Julian Scott, Larry “Pocket” Thomas (Bass), and Jeremy Saude (Guitar, Dub FX). As veteran band mates in the Atlanta Reggae band I-Tegrity and in the Psychedelic/Atmospheric dub band The Ruination, the three were well acquainted with playing and writing music together.
With the core in place, bird city called on the talents of some good friends. Danny “D-Lab” Labrador (Guitar, Atmospherics), who was a band mate of Scott’s in the Atlanta Space Reggae outfit 3052 Dub Collective, and Ruination band mate and keyboardist Julian Morena (Keys, Melodica, Vocals, Atmospherics) joined the group.
As the band began to explore more and more rhythmic compositions based in Afro-beat, Latin, and funk, the addition of percussion would prove to be inevitable. First call was to Songwriter and band leader of 3052 Dub Collective “Downtown” Eric Brown (Percussion, Dub FX, and Vocals).
With all of the rhythmic pieces in place, all that was needed was the wind for this bird to take flight. Phil Floyd (Tenor Saxophone, Pocket Sax, Melodica, Bird Calls, Vocals, and Percussion),band leader of the Church Basement Band and also a 3052 band mate, joined the group and without hesitation set the feathers a flame.
The latest addition came in the summer of 2016 when Keifer Johnson (Trombone) joined the group.
Label: BeHip Records, Bird City Records Global Groop
Genre: Dub Reggae/Afrobeat/World Psychedelic
Hometown: Atlanta, GA
Influences: Bob Marley, the Gladiators, Fela Kuti
Sounds Like: Budos Band, Midnite, Groundation
Youtube Channel: www.youtube.com/channel/UCI0iZ13wE4QU62zF2vqKWLQ
Julian Scott Birdcityrevolutionaries@gmail.com