Swing - Americana - Rock'n'roll Revival
Born out of a love of the early years of swing, americana and rock 'n 'roll, Birch Pereira & the Gin Joints is a band whose sound transports you to the time of speakeasies, honky-tonks and roadhouses. With upright bassist and vocalist Birch Pereira at its center, the band features skilled and versatile musicians who share the love of the American song traditions and a desire to offer a fresh angle on them.
The band's debut album, Dream Man, was released independently and received the Earshot Jazz Golden Ear Award for "Northwest Jazz Recording of the Year" in 2016. The band has continued to spread their music throughout the West Coast and spent time gigging in the roots and jazz scenes of New York City and New Orleans. Their second album "Western Soul" was released in March 2018 and features western-tinged jazz and soul originals along with reinterpretations of old blues, swing and early rock 'n' roll. Fans, critics and deejays have delighted in Birch Pereira's "old soul," tenor voice, the group's new, stripped-down arrangements of musical gems from the past and Pereira's ever growing repertoire of original, yet period-evoking material.
"I love this album. I love the sound of it. I love the feel of it. I love the idea of it." - Frank Gutch Jr, of No Depression
“A group pulsing with rockabilly, the exploratory sensibilities of jazz, and tender lyricism of country-folk, Birch Pereira and the Gin Joints offer a little something every listener. Pereira thrives in the space between styles, mixing and blending the country, folk, and rock ‘n’ roll music he was raised on with the jazz music he studied at University of Washington as a young adult.” - Alexa Peters - The Seattle Times
Vocalist of the Year Nominee, 2017, Earshot Jazz
Northwest Recording of the Year in 2016 for "Dream Man," Earshot Jazz.
Featured performers at ArtsNW & Far-WEST 2018 with appearances at Upstream, Treefort, Oak Harbor and Juan De Fuca music festivals with tv and radio appearances on Band in Seattle, Art Zone, KNKX, KBCS and King5 New Day Northwest.