So what am I listening to at the moment? It’s an album to blow the cobwebs away and wake you up in the morning, it’s the new Whybirds CD Live Recordings Vol 1. The Whybirds are a local band from Bedford and their live performances have always been polished and seamless and hark back to the Anglo / Americana rock band of the 70′s and 80′s. This four piece band take it in turns on lead vocals while all being accomplished musicians and great songwriters too. In fact they write songs you instantly feel you know but with their own unique sound.
For the fans there are some of their favourite tracks from the first two albums and EP as well as the much-loved live only numbers recorded for the first time. I’ve probably seen them five or six times in 2010 as they are favourite of East West Promotions and Esquires venues, but their performance at the very end of last year in Danny’s Bar of Esquires in Bedford for a Birthday bash, in front of an audience of young and young at heart has to be one of their best and really rounded the year off.
Yes we are lucky to have such a great band playing in the area on a regular basis but I’m sure we would all be happy to sacrifice this in return for the recognition of a wider audience they deserve. “Live” rock is here to stay with these guys. Have listen to their Myspace site www.myspace.com/thewhybirds