The Bird Brain is a band that’s been meeting, on the sneak, every few months-ish since 2015 (with a significant pandemic break in there) to compose and practice new music together.
We have created a three-song, 23-minute EP and it’s now on Bandcamp: thebirdbrain.bandcamp.com
The component parts of The Bird Brain are:
myself (whom you know),
Pete Griffin (bassist with ZPZ, Paul Gilbert, Dethklok when Beller is unavailable, and newly a member of ProgJect as well),
Kris Myers (drummer with the celebrated Umphrey’s McGee, and along with Pete the core rhythm unit on Scambot 2),
Jonathan Sindelman (brilliant keyboardist with the Alan White Band [he was just a part of the core band for the Alan White tribute that occurred in Seattle, like, moments ago] as well as the Keith Emerson Band and the marvelous Yes tribute act Parallels), and,
Ben Thomas (vocalist, trombonist-trumpetist-percussionist-guitarist, formerly frontman of ZPZ and also collaborator with Aloe Blacc, Danny Carey and others, as well as another vital ingredient within Scambot 2).
The music we make together is unlike any other music I’ve heard. Fiercely rhythmic, texturally trippy and complex, lyrically a product of Ben’s under-tapped obsessions, and spiritually proudly free and forward-looking.
My hope is that YOU, the sort of person who peruses Keneally.com for a good time, will find The Bird Brain to be a vital part of your musical menu.
I really look forward to doing more with these guys, and am deeply grateful to be able to present this EP (after seven years!) as an outward demonstration of our collaborative energy. There’s more to come, for sure. (We’ve got another four tunes in the works.)
Enough of this yappin’. (I sure can yap, can’t I?) It’s time for you to go to Bandcamp and hear what we sound like!
(And if you are seeing this on Fri. Oct. 7 which is Bandcamp Friday which is when Bandcamp doesn’t take any percentage of any proceeds and all money goes to the artists, well, shucks, all the better! And thanks!)