...a cosmopolitan fusion...pop music in the most adventurous, inclusive sense of the term." -THE BOSTON GLOBE
"A dynamic duo with wailing vocals and a soul-filled, throw-down, hoe-down, acoustic blue-ness with rocky roots and captivating harmonies." -OASIS COFFEEHOUSE, Waltham
“CD Pick of the Month” by The Noise Magazine
“CD Pick of the Week” by MuzikReviews.com
36 weeks (and counting) on Evolving Artists Engage Interntet Radio Charts
“Every song is superb…”
-Robin Umbley, The Noise
“Mesmerizing guitar…stellar vocals…Bird Mancini is clearly on to something special.”
-Doug Sloan, Metronome Magazine
“Big fun…full of good songs, strong harmonies, and rock solid musicianship.”
-Shaun Dale, Cosmik.com
BIRD MANCINI, Boston's accordion/guitar rock duo released their third CD "Funny Day", (Second Story Records) to great reviews, featuring their eclectic and at times a bit psychedelic acoustic rock pop style with lush vocal arrangements. Back from a recent West Coast Tour, they also performed for the International Pop Overthrow Festival in Boston, New York and in Liverpool UK at The Cavern Club.
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 David Crosby (of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young), Leon Russell, Gregg Allman, Jonathan Edwards, James Montgomery, Mighty Sam McClain and the Pousette-Dart Band. The duo performs occasionally with Boston rock legend, Sal Baglio of The Stompers, and the traveling troubadours known as Urban Caravan in a variety of acoustic venues.
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. Mix it all together and you get two high-spirited lead singers, blues-tinged guitar, accordion, harmonica, a variety of percussion, bells and whistles that is the Bird Mancini duo. Add a plethora of talented musician friends acquired over the years, and you get energetic recordings with an astonishingly colorful palette--Indie-Music.com says, "It's so refreshing to hear such great variety on every single track and with such consistency and quality." As AllMusic.com puts it, "Bird Mancini is likely to please a wide array of listeners."