“…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
Listed among the "Top 10 Best of the Year" by Metronome Magazine
BIRD MANCINI, Boston's accordion/guitar rock duo, has released their 5th CD, the Latin flavored “Bird Mancini Lounge” on Second Story Records. This acclaimed duo features eclectic and at times a bit psychedelic acoustic rock pop style 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.
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 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."
Virgin airlines featured the Bird Mancini song “Because It’s December” on their in-flight radio station.