"...a cosmopolitan fusion...pop music in the most adventurous, inclusive sense of the term."-BOSTON GLOBE

Bird Mancini, Boston's acclaimed accordion/guitar rock duo, features eclectic and at times a bit psychedelic acoustic/electric rock with lush vocal arrangements, blues-tinged guitar, accordion, harmonica, and a variety of percussion, bells and whistles. If the occasion warrants, the duo also performs as a full band, adding bass and drums to the mix. In recent years they've toured the West Coast and performed for the International Pop Overthrow Festival in Boston, New York City and in Liverpool UK at The Cavern Club. They have opened for many renowned acts including David Crosby, Leon Russell, Joan Osborne, and others. They received New England Music Award nominations in 2017 and 2018 and recently released their 6th CD, "Dreams and Illusions".

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New Bird Mancini CD, "Dreams and Illusions" is available at http://www.cdbaby.com. Digital downloads available there too.

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"...a cosmopolitan fusion...pop music in the most adventurous, inclusive sense of the term." -The Boston Globe

"Bird Mancini is a melange of pop perfection, incorporating virtuoso musicianship, a knowledge of musical forms and the smarts to deliver everything with joy and gusto!" -The Noise

Ruby Bird and Billy Carl Mancini, better known as BIRD MANCINI, Boston's acclaimed accordion/guitar rock duo/band features eclectic and at times a bit psychedelic rock with lush vocal arrangements, blues-tinged guitar, accordion, harmonica, and a variety of percussion, bells and whistles. If the occasion warrants, the duo also performs as a full band, adding Joel White on bass and Joe Jaworski on drums to the mix. In recent years they've toured the West Coast and performed for the International Pop Overthrow Festival in Boston, New York City and in Liverpool UK at The Cavern Club. The band was nominated for a 2017 and 2018 New England Music Award in the "Best in State - Massachusetts" category.

Along with critical acclaim and an ASCAP/Boston Music Award nomination, Bird Mancini were twice named among the Top 10 Year's Best by New England's Metronome Magazine. They've opened for Leon Russell, David Crosby (of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), Joan Osborne, Gregg Allman, Jonathan Edwards, James Montgomery, The Stompers, The Outlaws, Mighty Sam McClain and the Pousette-Dart Band.

Gospel choirs in country churches and Kansas City blues and swing were Ruby Bird's early upbringing, while Billy Carl Mancini cut his guitar-playing teeth on high school rock and roll bands covering songs by 60's greats like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, the Beatles and the Stones. Their recordings have an astonishingly colorful palette--Indie-Music.com says, "It's so refreshing to hear such great variety with consistency and quality." As AllMusic.com puts it, "Bird Mancini is likely to please a wide array of listeners."

Virgin airlines featured the Bird Mancini song "Because It's December" on their in-flight radio station. Their songs have also been featured on many terrestrial and online stations and programs worldwide.

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  • Member Since: 2003
  • Last Login: 1/25/2022

Albums

This Artist has 10 Albums

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Steve April
over 30 days ago to Bird Mancini

kudos for your song "because it's december," a very creative endeavor, melody, lyrics, artistic touches.
in music,
steve april



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Dave Sumner
over 30 days ago to Bird Mancini

Thanks so much for your review of "Conversation." It could certainly very much would benefit from acoustic drums; or at least a bit of variation in the drums. Thanks for reminding me; I've been so busy coming up with new stuff that the old unfinished material sometimes gets neglected.
Really loving your material. You guys have a stellar sound. Looking like you're garnering a supportive following back in Mass. Definitely agree with your reviewers that you deserve to be heard far and wide. Looking forward to keeping track of your new material. All the best. Dave.



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