Bird York's sensual, smoky vocals glide over a delicate weave of textured sounds and rolling groove.
Dark smoky vocals, intimate lyrics, haunting guitars and a rolling groove, singer songwriter, Bird York was voted "one of the top ten Emerging artists" by the music editors of Amazon.com. Her smoky voice and haunting melodies lead Music Biz magazine to coin the term "torch trip hop" when describing her music.
Her self titled debut cd includes collaborations with Grammy Award winning producer Larry Klein, (Madeleine Peyroux, Joni Mitchell, Shawn Colvin) and Grammy Award winning engineer mixer, Thom Russo, (Macy Gray, Juanez), and includes songs heard on Nip Tuck and CBS's Family Law. Musicians on this cd include Tori Amos' long time guitarist Steve Caton, Shawn Colvin producer/bassist Larry Klein, and Seal's keyboardist-programmer, Jamie Muhoberac.
Bird has worked as a vocalist and songwriter with the likes of Deep Forest, members of the acclaimed Scottish band, The Blue Nile, and was the featured vocalist on Peter Buffet's, Mammoth records release, "Sugarbaby".
Bird spent a season as the 'musical voice' for the critically lauded CBS drama Family Law. Her music has also been heard in director Dan Water's Newline feature "Happy Campers", the films "Shelter Island" and "Betrayed" and the television show Jake 2.0.
Doing double duty in film, Bird has gained popularity as liberal left upstart Andy Wyatt on NBC's Emmy Award winning drama, The West Wing.
Bird (Kathleen) York's acting credits include films with Tom Waits, Dianne Keaton, Julianna Margules and Dennis Hopper as well as the HBO hit "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and a recurring role on The O.C.
Bird has been featured on NPRs Weekend Edition and KCRW's New Ground. Interviews (and additional info can be heard at www.birdyork.com