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Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints

Born out of a love of the early years of swing, americana and rock 'n 'roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and roadhouses. With upright bassist and vocalist Birch Pereira at its center, the band features skilled and versatile musicians who share the love of the American song traditions and a desire to offer a fresh angle on them.

The band's debut album, Dream Man, was released independently and received the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for “Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year” in 2016. Anticipation is already building for their second album “Western Soul” due out on March 9th which features western- tinged jazz and soul originals along with reinterpretations of old blues, swing and early rock'n'roll.

Fans, critics and deejays have delighted in Birch Pereira's “old soul,” tenor voice, the group's new, stripped-down arrangements of musical gems from the past and Pereira's ever growing repertoire of original, yet period-evoking material. The band has continued to spread their music throughout the Northwest and spent time gigging in the roots and jazz scenes of New York City and New Orleans. Birch Pereira has also been nominated for 2017 Vocalist of the Year in the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear awards.

The Gin Joints perform with a variety of personnel and instruments, which allows the group to play venues as diverse as sit down dinner theaters to clubs, festivals and dances

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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

Vocalist

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

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Discography

Western Soul

Western Soul

Self Produced
2018

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Dream Man

Dream Man

Unknown label
2016

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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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