The Ruffled Feathers remind you of a time in which you never existed.
It began with the young mandolin playing existentialist Charley Wu singing anthems with a loop pedal in the Gallery Lounge at the University of British Columbia. There he stumbled upon the soft-spoken sparrow Gina Loes. in October of 2008. He invited her travel through the woods with him to sing songs at the piano in his birdhouse. Together they made beautiful music and stretched their wings so wide that in January of 2009 they spotted the gilded melodies of trumpeter Andrew Lee sparkling through the skyscrapers and trees. With a few gathered sticks and battered bows their housemates Alex Leckie and Brian Lerher emerged from their nests on drums and bass and stitched together the heavenly and earthly sounds for the many tuneful evenings that would lay ahead.
From cities, forests, and deserts, the Ruffled Feathers converge in a cacophony of creations about home, the heart, and the seeds of a revolution as a chamber- pop, indie-rock group that has been lighting up Vancouver venues ever since.The Ruffled Feathers played their first show at Vancouver venue Café Monmartre in March of 2009. Together, the band recorded their first self-titled EP release produced by Charley Wu and released the record in September of 2009 at Café Deux Soleil, along with the two music videos, Novy Mir and Ghost Pirates.
In September 2010, with vivacious percussionist Sam MacKinnon and the slick bassist Matty Jeronimo as the newest animals in the pack, the Ruffled Feathers have never had as much momentum. With a new-found spirit and enough velocity to escape the Earth’s gravity, they polished up their tracks from their self-titled EP and re-released in October 2010. They are currently working of a full length album planned for release in April 2011.
Around a small campfire they dance; with the gypsies and the communists, the pirates and their ghosts, and all the bucks and squirrels and sparrows of the forest they have made together.