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. Fans, critics and deejays have delighted in frontman Birch Pereira's "old soul," tenor voice, his versatile upright bass playing and the high caliber of musicianship from each member of the Gin Joints.
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," which features western-tinged jazz and soul originals, was released in March 2018 and received enthusiastic reviews (No Depression, PopMatters, JazzIs) and steady airplay on a diverse array of stations in the Northwest (KEXP, KBOO, KNKX, KBCS). The band has toured extensively throughout the Western US/Canada, performing at ArtsNW,Far-WEST, Upstream, Treefort, Oak Harbor and Juan De Fuca Music Festivals,
"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 2016 for "Dream Man," Earshot Jazz.