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To step into the soundscape of Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is to have your fingers on a veritable radio dial. With deep sonic roots in virtually every style of mid-20th century American music - from americana to blues to jazz, soul and vintage rock ’n’ roll - the versatile Seattle-based band offers a rangy dial’s worth of songs for audiences who want to sock-hop in poodle skirts one minute, rock out to hot guitar licks the next and later hug their honeys under the stars as a car stereo plays into the night.

Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints are a popular Northwest band who perform extensively on the West Coasts of the US and Canada with recurring gigs in New York City, New Orleans and Los Angeles as well. In 2016 their first album, Dream Man, won Earshot Jazz Society’s “Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year” and in 2017 & 2018 Birch was nominated as “Vocalist of the Year”. Their second album “Western Soul,” which features western-tinged jazz and soul originals, was released in March 2018 and received enthusiastic reviews from No Depression, PopMatters, JazzIs and steady airplay on a diverse array of stations in the Northwest and beyond, including KEXP, KNKX KBCS, WVPR, KBOO and many others.

Featuring front man Birch Pereira’s “old soul” tenor voice and his skilled bass playing, the Gin Joints offer captivating arrangements of well-crafted originals and well-chosen covers

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”I love this album. I love the sound of it. I love the feel of it. I love the idea of it.” Frank Gutch - No Depression

“Pereira thrives as a lead singer and frontman handling this arrangement, never quite being swallowed by the grand tinges of rock and gospel that they invoke into the song. Instead, the entire band delivers their take on “St.James Infirmary” with a sort of slinkling and dark agency.” Jonathon Frahm of Pop Matters

Birch Pereira is an almost eerily versatile bassist, arranger, and singer, as seemingly at home with the electronic beats and synth textures of his band Theoretics as he is wandering the dusty roads of American vernacular music with The Gin Joints

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Primary Instrument

Voice / vocals

Location

Seattle

Willing to teach

Intermediate to advanced

Credentials/Background

Private Music Teacher: Upright Bass Electric Bass Piano Guitar Ukulele Music Theory Composition Billlings Middle School 2015-present Dusty Strings Music School 2010-present Westside Music Academy 2011-2015 Mills Music 2012-2015

Cab Calloway Cab Calloway
composer/conductor
Louis Jordan Louis Jordan
saxophone, alto
Louis Prima Louis Prima
composer/conductor
Chuck Berry Chuck Berry
guitar, electric

Albums

Album Tu Ne's Jamais Trop Vieux  by Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints

Tu Ne's Jamais Trop...

Self Produced
2019

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Album Western Soul by Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints

Western Soul

Self Produced
2018

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Album Dream Man by Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints

Dream Man

Unknown label
2016

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Tu Ne's Jamais Trop Vieux

Tu Ne's Jamais Trop Vieux

Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints
Tu Ne's Jamais Trop Vieux

St. James Infirmary

St. James Infirmary

Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints
Western Soul

Dream Man

Dream Man

Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints
Dream Man

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